Music Gear News
Cubase 5: Using Reason in Cubase via Rewire
Reason will be the Ã¢â‚¬ËœslaveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ application and Cubase will be the Ã¢â‚¬ËœmasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Cubase is the source of synchronisation, and the device for audio output. Rewire is a system developed by Propellerheads to allow precise linking between two audio applications.
In order to use Reason via Rewire successfully in Cubase you will need to do the following:
It is important that you always open Cubase before Reason and wait until it is fully loaded (if Reason is opened before Cubase, the two will not communicate with each other).
It is always important to check that the Ã¢â‚¬ËœRelease Driver when application is in backgroundÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ box is not ticked. If this is ticked, the ASIO driver fails to connect with Reason. You can find this by going into Devices> Device Setup> VST Audio System. Once this has been done once, you will not need to change it every time you open Cubase.
After completing the above, open a new or existing project. You should then click on the Devices menu and click on Reason ReWire Ã¢â‚¬â€œ this will then open a new window.
You will need to click on the Mix L standby button which will activate the audio channels to receive input from Reason. These will highlight blue when they are active as seen above. This will also create a channel in the Cubase mixer which is named Mix L + Mix R.
You are now ready to open Cubase
Upon loading you may encounter a few error messages on the Reason start up screen - these can be ignored and do not indicate to an actual error with setup; the most common one is Reason cannot setup control surfaces properly. You can safely dismiss these error messages.
Once Reason has opened, insert a device into the rack or open up a previously saved project file. You should notice that under the Reason Hardware Device that the application tells you that it is running in ReWire Slave Mode. If you cannot see this device fully, click the triangle icon and it should drop down to full view.
Once you have Reason setup, you should go back to Cubase. Within Cubase you will need to add a MIDI track. You will notice in the track inspector and on the track itself, that you can select the output routing of the MIDI.
When you click on the output section, you should be able to see the availability of any device you have active in Reason. As an example, I have selected the default Reason Hardware Interface, but you can assign any device to the track and add another MIDI track for another device to give you greater control. Using the mixer output gives you playback of all devices.
If you now press play in Cubase, you should hear Reason's audio output follow. You should also see activity in the MIDI track meter and the Main Output Mixer within Cubase.
To insert CubaseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s audio effects plug-ins onto Reason devices, you will need to do this on the Mix L + Mix R channel just as you would do with any other audio track. This can be accessed form the project window by opening the folder icon named ReWire Channels.
Cubase and Reason should now be working in ReWire together. You should be able to press play/record in either application and find that the other follows. A good way to test if the programs are syncing with each other correctly, is to change the tempo in one of the applications. The other applicationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tempo should automatically change to the same value.Posted on 20 Mar 2009 09:00 to category : Tips and advice
Related Music News
Update available to improve performance and fix bugs.
Shure recently discussed how guitarists can achieve great results when recording at home or in a small project studio. We took a look and picked out our favourite points.
Recreate the Brazilian carnival atmosphere at your World Cup party with our Samba instruments.
Many parents want to encourage their child to take up an instrument early on in life. Music can be a fun and rewarding activity for children but knowing where to start can be tricky. Here are our top picks for ideal starter instruments for children under 7.
We take a look at 11 apps you may want to try...
You've spent ages perfecting your sound and now it's time to let others hear it too. Read our 8 Tips for Putting on a Great Live Show.
Recent Music News
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before
A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.
Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone