Expand your options with ReWire
OBJECTIVE: Integrate more instrument sounds, or specialized looping applications like Ableton Live, via ReWire.
BACKGROUND: The ReWire protocol allows running at least two applications simultaneously on the same
computer, with one program’s audio outputs feeding the other program’s mixer. Transports are synced as well,
including any looping. For this example, we’ll ReWire Propellerhead’s Reason 5.
1 Click on the Browse tab. In the Browser, click on
the Category tab. Unfold the ReWire folder to see
the list of available ReWire devices.
2 Drag a ReWire device
into the Song, as you
would any virtual
3 A window appears
that lets you open the
application. Open it.
4 Reason’s main
as a channel in
5 To bring individual outputs
from Reason instruments into
Studio One Pro, first patch
them to the desired Reason
6 Then, click on the Expand button to the left of
the Reason label in the Mixer’s Instruments
section. Checking an output automatically creates
a mixer channel for it in Studio One Pro.
• Step 1: You don’t have to click on the Category tab; ReWire devices will also appear in the Flat view.
• You can create MIDI tracks to drive the instruments either in Reason or Studio One Pro (if the MIDI input
is routed to the correct program).