Posts Tagged ‘rewire’

A Reason To Link

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Choosing a DAW can be difficult – from Pro Tools to Reaper, each has its own pros and cons. Although you can try demo versions – and Reaper is actually free – it can take quite a bit of time to get to know a program well enough to really leverage its potential…

Tips and Tricks for Ableton Live (and Rewire)

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Ableton Live is a seqencing instrument which offers a vast array of features to the live performer. Originally devised as a sample sequencer, it now has added support for MIDI, mixing and production as well as some very advanced real-time effect manipulation. It is an immensely popular program, and allows sequencing to be ‘performed’ rather than just programmed. For some useful tips on getting more out of your Live set, have a look at the covert operators site.

Ableton Live is also a perfect partner to Reason, as the two can be run in unison using the ReWire protocol. When the two programs are linked via ReWire, pressing play on the transport control of one will also activate the other – essentially, the programs function as a single entity in sequencing terms. Moving to a different part of Reason’s timeline will move the focus to the corresponding point in the Ableton timeline, and vice versa. Usually you will have to open Ableton first, and then when you open Reason it will automatically detect Live and set itself into Rewire Slave mode. For more details on ReWire, check out the Rewire page at