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Reason Rewire through Pro Tools M-Powered 8

Discussion in 'Reason' started by Dozoy, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Dozoy

    Dozoy Guest

    I'm running a rewired Reason 4 instance through Pro Tools M-Powered 8 to use the Reason 4 instruments. On this current project, I'm only using one Reason instrument (ReDrum) but I want to add more and use the Pro Tool effects on each on the tracks individually. Here's how it's set up currently.

    Pro Tools Aux Track with Reason insert
    Reason Rewire running ReDrum to the "Hardware Interface"
    Instrument Track going out to Redrum
    Instrument Track 2 going out to Redrum

    The problem is, I can only apply Pro Tools VSTI effects to the aux track to make them usable. If I want to use more than one instrument and use Pro Tools effects, I can't apply them to the induvidual Reason instruments. How should I go about correcting this?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    You can't as far as I know. Reason being(pun intended), it' running in rewire, so it's not actually running in ProTools natively. You might be able to apply a plugin to Reason as a whole. Other than that, you can only use the effects within reason. You could render the individual instruments to tracks though. I may be way off here. Installed Reason adapted for about 10 minutes then uninstalled it. I'm not particularly fond of it and Boom has all the pattern based beats I could want.
  3. Dozoy

    Dozoy Guest

    Solved it. I got rid of the aux track and used 2 instrument tracks and used an insert for Reason on both of them. One I left the Rewire as "Mix L - Mix R", the other I used "Channel 3 - Channel 4". Then, I simply created my instruments in Reason, sent them to Pro Tools, and used those instruments as MIDI outs on the original 2 instrument tracks. There's no messing with an aux track involved. That way is very inneficient.

    I understand I could use Boom but I was curious as to how rewire worked with Reason and I liked the drum samples I had setup in Reason.

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