We’re really excited to announce a partnership with Propellerhead Software to bring Rack Extension to hardware! For ELK MusicOS this is a giant leap forward.
Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format, with over 180 developers and more than 530 instruments and effects now available. Rack Extensions integrate seamlessly into the Reason rack, combining excellent sound, smooth workflow, and rock-solid stability with intuitive routing, automation, editing capability, and flexibility.
Using ELK MusicOS to run Rack Extension plugins on instruments and music hardware products with ultra-low latency and an extremely effective CPU usage, provides hardware manufacturers with an incredibly scalable, powerful, and cost-effective way to incorporate Propellerhead’s future-proof Rack Extension using widely available ARM & X86 processors.
“Propellerhead is thrilled to partner with Mind Music Labs to help manufacturers build groundbreaking hardware products in the most cost-effective and scalable way,” said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO, Propellerhead. “We believe that together, we can bridge the gap between music creation software and hardware, and help manufacturers bring the next generation of incredible synths and effects to market.”
“While a key value proposition of the ELK OS is support for all popular plugin formats, we are particularly excited about our close partnership with Propellerhead,” said Michele Benincaso, Founder, MIND Music Labs. “The ‘middleware’ nature of their Rack Extension format means hundreds of titles from dozens of developers become instantly available to ELK customers.”
Supporting this official partnership, MIND Music Labs has produced a proof of concept Eurorack format synth module running the RE-compatible Polysix for Reason — utilising Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) to precisely model the circuitry of an analog polysynth classic from 1982.
“To see and hear the KORG Polysix RE plugin run on the Eurorack synth is very exciting for both us and KORG. We know there are a lot of musicians and producers out there waiting for something like this. Together with MIND Music Labs and their ELK MusicOS, we can bridge the gap between music creation software and hardware, and help manufacturers bring the next generation of incredible synths and effects to market.” – Timothy Self – SVP Products Propellerhead