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Using Reason™ Onstage: Skill Pack by G. W. Childs

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Chapter 7. ReWire Onstage

While Reason does many things, one thing that it does not do is audio... well, at least not on its own. And you may wonder how this could be an obstacle when using Reason onstage.

Where the obstacle occurs would be if you wanted to:

  • Use VST FX onstage for either real-time voice or instrument processing

  • Use any form of backing track—using prerecorded audio for the primary rhythm section and bass

  • Send MIDI to another device onstage, such as a keyboard, a drum machine, or (if you run your own light rig) a dimmer pack that accepts MIDI

Thankfully, the creators of Reason gave it a way to overcome all of these obstacles using another one of their creations, known as ReWire.

This chapter seeks to familiarize you with ReWire and inform ...

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