Reason 9.5 update introduces VST support

Propellerhead Software has announced Reason 9.5, the latest update for its award-winning Reason music production DAW.

Reason 9.5 is a free upgrade for Reason 9 owners that introduces VST support – the number-one feature request by both Reason and non-Reason owners alike, according to the company.

The update allows users to drag and drop from the browser, use CV and audio connections with their plugins, play in new ways with Players, put them in Combinators with Reason’s own devices or Rack Extensions and generally explore a new workflow and discover new creative ways to use VST plugins.

“Today’s music makers need access to all the great software instruments and effects out there – but without compromising their creative process,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Reason product manager. “Opening your favorite VST plugins in Reason taps into Reason’s legendary workflow, from simply playing your favourite instruments to using the audio and CV connections for a truly modular music-making experience."

Reason 9 was released in June of last year and brought a host of new devices, sounds and creative tools for music makers. Since Reason 9’s release, Propellerhead has released two free updates, bringing Ableton’s Link technology to the Reason rack and improving their Rack Extension SDK with commonly requested features.

Reason 9.5 will be released on May 29, and all owners of Reason 9 will receive the new version for free through the software’s auto update service.