ReWire Tutorial Article Live - Step 1: Launching and quitting

Starting a ReWire session is as simple as launching the applications in the correct order:

1. First launch Live.

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2. When Live has finished loading, launch Reason. Reason will automatically enter ReWire slave mode, as indicated on the Hardware Interface. This means that all audio now is handled by Live – the ReWire host.

3. Press Play in Live. Reason's playback will automatically start as well. The two programs play, stop, rewind and locate in perfect sync. You can use the transport panel in either program and both programs will respond. Reason will also respond to any tempo changes made in Live. However, as you may have noticed, no audio is being transmitted from Reason to Live at this stage. To hear Reason, we first need to open up a ReWire channel in Live.

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Step 1: Routing Audio