sublunar wrote: ↑
14 Jan 2023
DaveyG wrote: ↑
14 Jan 2023
McDSP still exist as a company although last time I looked their site made no mention of Reason or REs. Try emailing them.
I did. They literally told me they had no plans to fix the known issues with their RE's. Which are still for sale in the shop. What better reason can one have for abandoning the RE ecosystem? I say that as a former true believer.
There are many REs currently for sale in the shop that have known bugs that the developer has stated they have no intention of fixing, including devices that were included in the "Rigs" and including bugs that break or partially break the core functionality of the device. A few that spring to mind off the top of my head would be multiple Softube REs, multiple McDSP REs, Flower Audio 4Dyne, Reveal Sound ReSpire, and Project SAM Sampler. I vaguely remember finding issues with both the Korg Synths and the FXSpansion compressors that never got fixed but I can't recall what they were now or if I ever emailed the devs abou them.
Going by circumstantial evidence it seems that Propellerheads pretty thoroughly alienated all the original corporate participants and a bunch of the indie participants in the RE market within a few years of its launch. To the extent that some of them I emailed about RE bugs said they regretted ever building REs and felt zero obligation to support or even provide bug fixes for their RE products despite the fact they were still being sold. From my perspective the talented individual and small shop developers that have kept the RE format (and arguably the company) alive since then have mostly done so in spite of Props/RS, not with their support and collaboration.