Propellerhead Software today announced the availability of the ReMote Protocol SDK to manufacturers of control surface hardware. ReMote was introduced with Propellerhead's Reason 3.0 Music Production Instrument software in early 2005 and is a protocol for handling communication between control surfaces (MIDI keyboards, remote control devices, etc.) and software applications (e.g. Reason). It handles everything from delivering MIDI note data from a keyboard to the application, to using knobs, faders and buttons on a control surface, for tweaking synth parameters in the application, controlling transport, etc. Remote also supports two-way communication, in order to make use of motorized faders, dynamic displays and LED indicators.
Now Manufacturers of Control Surfaces are able to create their own Remote codecs. This means manufacturers can add Remote support for their new products without waiting for the next Reason version to be released. Reason 3 comes already with more than 40 supported devices. If the third party wishes Propellerhead Software is happy to include the new third party drivers with the next releases of Reason.
Interested Manufacturers can apply for the SDK and receive further information at: www.propellerheads.se/developer.