No you don’t have to use rewire~. I don’t know about Ableton but for Cubase
it works like this:
– open max -> set audio driver to ad_rewire (enables max to be identified
as a rewire slave)-> close max
– open cubase -> max shows up in the device list -> enable
– open max again, and send your audio out the dac like you’re used to. Now
it’s supposed to turn up in your rewire mixer.
I was also wondering about this. I’m using Cubase and am trying to figure out how I can record what I’m "playing" in max directly into Cubase. Is this even possible with rewire? It seems this is the kinda stuff it’s intended for. but how?
rewire~, I believe, is for acting as the host. You want to slave it so set the options in the audio window and your audio should go out dac~ 1 2, for example, would be rewire channel 1+2 in on Abletons side.
If you are using mac, the best way would be to use soundflower (you can get it on this site) You could then just set the audio out of Ableton to soundflower 1,2 and the inputs of max to soundflower 1,2. totally bypassing using rewire.Hope this helps.