rootwheel wrote: ↑
10 Sep 2021
When I bought Reason 11 Suite, I got REs added to my account automatically.
They could have easily used that method with Mimic
Suite was a one-off
product offer that included additional RE's for an additional cost. Not even the same thing here. No one is debating that Mimic was built with the RE SDK and could technically run in Reason 11 - we all know it can. It's clearly a business decision - one that adds value to Reason 12. For the record, Reason 11 is over 2 years old.
Software companies make money by selling new
licenses and upgrades to the latest version. They made the call to make Mimic part of 12, and I completely understand why. Makes total sense to me from a business standpoint - they're not a charity, they're in business to make money selling shit.
rootwheel wrote: ↑
10 Sep 2021
That's all fine but it doesn't mean I have to respect them for it, it's not a great deal for me when all's said and done. I would like them to do better for existing previous model owners too, that's my point. It's just a shame such a request must fall on deaf ears.
If you recently
bought Reason Suite, then sure - maybe not the best deal for you since you literally just upgraded. But if you've had it a while, then 12's value become a bit better - depending on if you see value in the (massively improved - no seriously) Combinator 2, hi-res graphics, faster recursive browser, and Mimic - as well as the other items coming over the next 3-4 months mentioned in the timeline that's planned.
And for 11 owners, they got quite a few updates in 11.x releases that added value to 11 Suite owners - and surprisingly some of them were for the standalone DAW. Isn't this doing better
for 11 Suite owners?
Reason Rack Plugin is now available in AUv2 format
Reason 11.1 and Reason Rack Plugin are now notarized and ready for macOS Catalina
Added keyboard input to Reason Rack Plugin, you can now use Tab, Delete, Enter, cmd/ctrl+z and the arrow keys.
Added Bypass support to Reason Rack Plugin (VST3)
New Player device included in Reason and Reason Suite: Beat Map Algorhythmic Drummer
New MIDI Out Device in Reason Rack Plugin, you can now send MIDI notes and MIDI CC to your host
New MIDI Out Device replacing the External MIDI Instrument in Reason standalone
Drag MIDI notes to track from Redrum, Dr OctoRex and Matrix from Reason Rack Plugin
New version of Authorizer with several improvements
Reason Rack Plugin is now available to Pro Tools users as an AAX plugin
Reason Rack Plugin for AAX is now available as "Effect" as well, under various effect submenus. With RRP Effect, the empty rack shows the most used effect devices, for quick access.
Added Remote files for Novation Launchkey mk3 series.
Browsing for Default Song Template in the Preferences will now open a regular OS file browser.
It's now possible to create a Player in a new rack by dragging and dropping it onto a rack divider.
Skip button at plugin scanning now skips only one plugin instead of all remaining plugins
New “Enable All” button in Manage Plugins to re-enable all failed plugins for scan on restart
Updated version of Beat Map (included in Reason & Reason Suite)
Two brand new maps, Arctic and Tharsis
A number of new device patches and Combinator style patches, using the new maps
Three quick buttons for setting Reset Step to 16, 32 or 64. These are especially useful when the maps play long, complex rhythms. Restrain the beat by selecting 16, and play a variation or fill by briefly selecting 64
Default value for Reset Step changed to 32
Feature: Shift+doubleclick on note in Edit mode selects that note + all following notes until end of clip