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Communicating with rewire and multiple audio drivers (OS X)

September 13, 2006 | 12:59 am

I would like to take audio input from an external audio device (M-Audio Transit) and route it to ReWire. I thought I could do so with MaxMSP, but I am finding that only one audio driver may be selected for both input and output, so if I choose ReWire, I cannot accept input from any other source.

Am I misunderstanding something?


September 13, 2006 | 1:53 pm

Quote: Peter Washburn wrote on Tue, 12 September 2006 20:59
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> Am I misunderstanding something?
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i think so. rewire is made so that you can connect 2 differant rewire-capable standalone applications. to route the audio inputs from your audio interface into Max/MSP, use the ADC~ module (or EZADC~ icon).

if you want to route audio in to Max, and send it to another program via rewire, you must have Max in rewire master mode, rewire slave mode should only take input from the master app. if you are trying to use with Reason, i think you’ll be out of luck, the only way to send audio in is via hacking into the ReBirth input module, and that probably takes some serious work. also, you cant render the audio in – someone else made a program that works like this, and that is it’s major drawback (why doesnt reason have audio recording? insane, i can understand no plug-ins, but no audio in and midi out is just stupid).


September 13, 2006 | 5:11 pm

Yeah rewire can be seriously gay sometimes. Audio is unidirectional from the slave into the host. Albeit, if you run max as a slave, you can use hostsync~ which is the mother of cool of all objects if you’re into building stepsequencers.

Other than that, well, if you’re on osX theres JACK, father of all things wonderful and right. Propellerheads’ rewire isn’t that bad I guess.


September 14, 2006 | 12:43 am

Thanks for the responses.

It’s not only specific to rewire. I’m puzzled as to why I can’t use a different audio driver for input than I use for output.


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