Last time I checked Reason was not still on version 1, so obviously they don't think it was good enough 20 years ago. What version are you on? Why don't you only use version 1 if that's better?
There is no relevant point of comparison between a company not updating its software, and musicians enjoying using classic pieces of gear from the 70's. Also, have you noticed how Yamaha don't make the DX7 any more? That was a classic, so why didn't they just stop doing R&D there?
One of my favorite albums is solo voice only. By your analogy, there is no market for guitars, or synths, or any kind of instrument, right?
EDIT; my reply looks a little aggressive so lemme tone it down a bit - I absolutely agree that old synths and fx can be awesome. And as an exercise it could be interesting for some people to try setting a limit for a piece of music, only use 4 channels, don't use any samples, or whatever. I love Amigas and chiptune and all that jazz, so my issue is not with some kind of "top spec" snobbery, either. My issue is with the promotion of Reason as a dead software museum from 20 years ago, to appeal to people who get nostalgic about 4-track cassettes.
Loque wrote: ↑16 Nov 2020I agree so far. All those old dudes wanting analog synths, retro EQs and compressors, Mic emulations, pre-amps that "humm" and all that crap from the 60s to the 90s are just a bunch of ignorant guys, not liking the clean modern sound of an alias free digital synth with pure digital effects
I think its interesting to try to get something awesome out of old synths and fx. One of my favorite albums was made with only one ("1" !!!) synth of the seventies. Check it out if you like: