Propellerhead let us know that Reason 10.3 is now available as a beta release.
Here’s what Reason Product Manager Mattias Häggström Gerdt has to say about 10.3:
In Reason 10.3, VST plugins work as expected and Reason’s VST performance is on par with other DAWs on the market. How much of an improvement you’ll get varies depending on which plugins you use and your set-up, but it’s been improvements across the board.
During alpha testing we’ve tested many of the most popular plugins on the market and we’ve seen improvements range from a measly 5% to a staggering 260%, and that’s when using a buffer size of 512.
We found that Reason 10.3 improves performance even when not using VSTs, too! It will differ a bit depending on your setup, but we’ve seen up to a 30% improvement.
Propellerhead is looking for beta testers for Reason 10.3, especially if you have encountered VST-related problems in the past. They are planning on a full release for version 10.3 in April, as a free update for Reason 10 users.