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Getting real time audio from Reason into Max/MSP

Mar 10 2009 | 3:24 pm


I am trying to route Reason’s audio output into Max/MSP so that it can be manipulated in real time. After giving up with Rewire~ I’ve set up Soundflower and am using it as Reason’s audio output and Max’s audio input on the DSP settings. I am just wondering how I can now hear and process the audio within MSP. Other than adc~ and dac~ what else do I need? I’m probably missing something completely obvious and will greatly appreciate having it pointed out to me!


Mar 10 2009 | 5:42 pm

Any chance you’d feel like trying rewire~ again? Not so familiar with soundflower but when i used it, there were alot more steps to pipe audio than with the simple rewire~ object. You just have to make sure to open Max first with the rewire~ object and then Reason afterwards and always make sure to close Reason first and then Max afterwards(Rewire Master and Slave order of setup and exit is important).

Otherwise, this thread has full steps on how to setup soundflower i think: J-F

(5th message down on that page)

Best of luck!

Mar 10 2009 | 5:54 pm

step by step instructions on using rewire with reason being routed to MaxMSP:

Mar 11 2009 | 6:04 am

Also, if you decide to go with soundflower make sure and use soundflowerbed to route the audio to your speakers so you can hear it. Often I’ve found soundflower defaulting to know output, so even though audio is being passed from one app to another, you can hear it. Soundlowerbed will enable you to route the soundflower I/O to coreaudio or whatever drivers you are using.

I’m not familiar with Reason, but in Logic I often have channels 3-4 sending audio to Max and then returning to Logic on 5-6, I then use soundflowerbed to listen in on 5-6

Apr 13 2009 | 3:42 pm

Thanks for all the info.

Got it all working, yay! Very Happy

Apr 13 2009 | 4:08 pm

Having now read up fully on the rewire object, I have decided it is in fact ideal for what I want. Thanks again.

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