Max / Reason


    Sep 13 2010 | 11:01 pm
    Hi,
    I want to play a Reason instrument from Max MIDI messages, but it l can't figure out how.
    I use soundflower and this is my setting:
    MAX: [noteout] to Driver IAC bus1
    Reason: Preferences>Advanced>External Control>Bus A: Driver IAC bus1
    something like this works when i play Logic or Garageband instruments, but Reason does not see incoming MIDI informations.
    Anybody knows why?
    thanks!

    • Sep 14 2010 | 4:57 am
      I used to do a lot of my stuff by sending audio messages from Reason into Max via Rewire. Don't know if Rewire can handle MIDI messages but it might be a better option than Soundflower, if it can.
    • Sep 14 2010 | 10:43 am
      ok, it was supersimple, although i didn't do it in soundflower (still don't know if that's possible).
      [rewire~] was indeed the solution, and yes, it can handle sending MIDI messages to Reason. ;) thanks
    • Sep 14 2010 | 11:34 am
      soundflower is for audio isnt it?
      create a [noteout] object, right-click and select "from Max/Msp"
      open Reason -> Prefrences -> Advanced, select "from Max/Msp" for one or more buses.
      then choose which instrument gets the midi from max by using the advanced midi thingy in the rack...
      ~ Reason can only "see" the "from max" midi channels when max was started first and is still running
    • Sep 14 2010 | 6:17 pm
      I always thought [rewire~] and Soundflower were both just for audio, so I figured if someone was trying to send MIDI with Soundflower... Anyway, looks like there are multiple simple solutions.
      Maybe I should get back into using Reason with Max. Haven't tried it in years. People scoff at Reason but I always thought it sounded great and was very CPU light. I'd be interested to hear from people who have recent experience of using the two together.
    • Sep 22 2010 | 3:17 pm
      "ok, it was supersimple, although i didn't do it in soundflower (still don't know if that's possible).
      [rewire~] was indeed the solution, and yes, it can handle sending MIDI messages to Reason. ;) thanks " - personal_username
      Could you please explain how you were able to accomplish that using [rewire~]. I am passing my midi messages using midiparse. Please help. By the way i have Reason 3.0
    • Sep 26 2010 | 5:39 pm
      @ bhavaye: well, just have a look to the [rewire] help patch. Look at it.
      I'm still trying to figure out out to better handle noteoffs, but i suppose it will be simple, as well:
    • Sep 27 2010 | 5:47 am
      plogue bidule may also be able to hand this routing for you. haven't tried but worth a look: