VIDEO: Plug-in developers talk Reason Rack Extensions, VST and more

u-he previewed its first Rack Extensions at Musikmesse 2012.
u-he previewed its first Rack Extensions at Musikmesse 2012.

We've already heard a lot from Propellerhead Software about its new Rack Extensions format, but what's the view from the third-party VST plug-in developers that the Swedish company is relying on to actually support it?

The video above features interviews with developers from companies such as u-he, Softube, Korg, GForce Software, FXpansion, Sonic Charge and Rob Papen, all of whom are signed up to produce Rack Extensions.

This being an official Propellerhead production, it won't surprise you to learn that the tone is on the positive side, but the clip still offers an interesting insight into why Rack Extensions came to be (it features contributions from Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst-Böös, too) and how they differ from standard VST plug-ins.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.