Reason rewired to Audition

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Member Since: Feb 07, 2005

Hello all,

I've been digging into some of the other posts regarding Rewire and I haven't found what I'm looking for. Prolly 'cause it is such a basic question (I almost feel silly asking it).

Background - I have been using Audition for quite some time now and I am pretty fluent with it now. Along comes my new Delta 66 with Reason Adapted. I check out the version and download the full (demo) version since it looks pretty cool. Poking around (for about an hour) I discover that you can re-wire to Audition. Now to my questions;

1) I'm assuming that Reason cannot do everything that Audition can (and visa versa I'm sure) or else why would you rewire? Couldn't I just drop Audition?

2) Reason seems like a huge application to learn. Is it worth the new learning curve? I'm new to recording and new to guitar and I must balance my time between my two passions. I don't want to waste my time with Reason if I'm "barking up the wrong tree".

3) I have a Delta 44 and 66. Am I correct to understand that I would run the inputs to Reason then rewire to Audition and then Audition out of the breakout box to my PA? And I would then record multi-track in Audition... or...?

4) Is the Delta 44/66 > Reason > Rewire > Audition a good way to go? Is there something else I should be looking at instead of Reason?

Sorry, I know that these are basic questions but I can't seem to get my head around why I would want to rewire.


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bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

May 06, 2005 05:47 pm

ok, let's see if I can help with this one.

Well, for starters, I haven't yet seen Reason 3.0, but I'm assuming it is similar to 2.5. If that's the case, you cannot record audio in Reason. And, as far as I can tell, you cannot record midi in Audition. Therefore, if you ReWire Reason with Audition, then you can have the best of both worlds. Reason, also makes it super easy (for me anyways) to sequence drum loops. Plus you get some cool soft synths for more noizes. However, I generally think the effects in Audition are better than those that come with Reason.

For recording, you would want to record your guitar into your delta, and then in Audition choose your delta as the recording input. I've never used Rewire before, but I'm assuming you would have Reason in seperate tracks within Audition. So think of Reason as another instrument your recording within Audition. Outs go from Audition to your breakout box, to PA.

Since you already have Audition, try Reason out with the demo, and see if you like it. I believe you can do similar stuff with Sonar (AA and Reason combined), but I have never tried Sonar, so can't say for sure. Maybe someone else will have some more input here.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

May 06, 2005 06:46 pm

yeah i use reason as a giant plugin for synths, samplers, loops ect...and i love it, it's great for composition.

to answer your questions..

1. basically treat reason as a VST instrument, only it's got it's own "sub-mixer" press 'tab' and you can route audio just about anywhere.

2. are you fimillar with keyboards? have one with a midi output? have a midi input on your computer? if you answered no to all then i wouldn't bother with it (yet)

3. nope, reason will not work with audio from the outside world. IF audition supports re-wire, then you should be able to open reason WITHIN audition, use audition as your HOST application and reason as SLAVE

4. see #3 your audio interface will have nothing to do with reason, unless you're hookin' up midi wires to it.
Since: Feb 07, 2005

May 06, 2005 06:47 pm

ahhh, it's getting clearer. Thanks coolo/WYD.

I've found out a bit more. Apparently a buddy of mine is using Reason rewired to Pro-tools. You can record with Reason 3 but not from audio feeds. Only what is created within Reason (loops etc).

OK, I'm gonna play with it a bit more and invest the time to figure it out. My friend loves it so I think it will be worth the time to figure it out. He was also mentioning that it really isn't that hard to figure out.

One thing that makes it difficult is that the demo times out after 20 minutes. That doesn't leave a lot of time to set it up. This is why I want to make sure (thank you HRC)that I really want to buy it.

Thanks again.

BTW - I have a MIDI keyboard but I can't use it with Audition. I would need to purchase a MIDI IN for my computer though....unless, do you just pump it through a game port?
Since: Feb 07, 2005

May 06, 2005 06:51 pm


the tab thing with animated wiring, PRICELESS.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

May 07, 2005 11:54 am

you can go to comp usa or any other major computer and get a midi I/O cable that pluggs into your soundcards "controller" port for less than $20

ya gotta love the wires jiggling around when ya hit tab!

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