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brownmd 2013-04-02 21:28

Audio In
 
Can I record live from YouTube into reason 6.5?

cpetersus 2013-04-03 03:15

Have you ever set up JACK and it work well? It looks a little involved and it seems that there are several conflicting methods on setting it up. I'd like to use it along with R7 midi out functionality to route audio back into Reason.

wkeever 2013-04-04 20:20

Or you could just setup Windows or OSX to use your audio interface for it's sounds.
Then plug a wire from your audio interface's outputs back to it's inputs.

Jazon 2013-04-05 06:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpetersus (Post 1279712)
Have you ever set up JACK and it work well? It looks a little involved and it seems that there are several conflicting methods on setting it up. I'd like to use it along with R7 midi out functionality to route audio back into Reason.

Yes, in fact I have been running NI standalones into Reason audio for some time now. With MIDI out it should theoretically be possible to control the plugs from the Reason sequencer and like I said, the audio part is easy.

Or yeah, for "sampling" from YouTube, do it the easy way and just run your line out from the computer main board into the inputs of your other audio interface.

littlejam 2013-04-05 07:13

hello, @Jazon:

is it possible for you to comment back with set up instructions
on how to use JACK and possibly some screenshots that show the settings
that would really help the rest of us out who are trying to do the same thing

i've been using virtual audio cable and it's not consistent/dependable

thanks, j

Jazon 2013-04-07 06:21

Sorry I didn't see your message, and sorry I don't have the time/energy to walk you step-by-step through all of this, luckily the info is on the JACK website. It would be easy to miss though, I ended up piecing together how to do it through much research, trial, and error and only seen the documentation when I was searching for someone who had already done the work so...

http://jackaudio.org/jack_on_windows

Just skip all the blah blah at the top and go directly to "Installation and Configuration". Follow it and you should be good to go, just remember to put your ASIO device name into the target link of the jack audio connection. Also after you start the connection you will have to configure the audio drivers on all the software you want to connect to use the jackrouter, THEN open up Jack control program and do all the connection nonsense. Maybe it says that in there somewhere, but there is something about this program and the documentation that just makes people like me want to beat myself about the head and chest.

Anyway, that should work for you.

J.

littlejam 2013-04-07 06:29

hello, @Jazon:

thanks for responding, i know it was asking a lot for a tutorial

can you answer me one more thing:

1.) is JACK good? is it stable, without dropouts, etc.?

2.) and also, is it loud enough?

3.) and is it in stereo? can you pan the sounds that come through it?

Virtual Audio Cable seems to be 10db too low
and all of the audio seems to be 'left channel' oriented to where i can't pan
and then it drops out and gets me mad

so if you can provide me with a quick vote of confidence for JACK
i'll start messing with it tonight

cheers and happy reasoning, j

Jazon 2013-04-07 08:30

Multiquote didn't work so the format of this reply might be annoying - sorry.

hello, @Jazon:

thanks for responding, i know it was asking a lot for a tutorial

Well it doesn't hurt to ask, I am just lazy. lol

can you answer me one more thing:

1.) is JACK good? is it stable, without dropouts, etc.?

For me, it is surprisingly fine. It doesn't seem like a whole lot of people use it so I don't have any other opinion about it. I first started using it a few (maybe less, memory is bad) years ago and between all the trouble trying to set it up and understand what was going on I think I found another way to do what I was trying. Since getting back into it the past few months it has only crashed my system once and I think that is because I tried closing JACK while things were still playing. No drop-outs, as low latency as rewire (from my perspective, not scientifically measured).

2.) and also, is it loud enough?

This seemed like a strange question until your comment about VAC, but there is no noticeable degradation of audio. It sounds the same with or without it. It is possible with certain things to create a positive feedback loop where you will have more loudness than you could ever want, but generally if you stay away from feeding an output of one thing into an input of another that goes back into the input of the first thing you will be fine.

3.) and is it in stereo? can you pan the sounds that come through it?

Again, it is just like rewire and as much stereo as anything if you configure it that way.

Virtual Audio Cable seems to be 10db too low
and all of the audio seems to be 'left channel' oriented to where i can't pan
and then it drops out and gets me mad

I gave up on VAC after about 20 minutes, although JACK is seemingly more complicated it works tremendously better.

so if you can provide me with a quick vote of confidence for JACK
i'll start messing with it tonight

Here is my vote of confidence, and it is free so all you have to lose is time and sleep.

cheers and happy reasoning, j

And to you as well sir/madame!

littlejam 2013-04-07 09:11

hello, @Jazon: you rock, thanks a ton

hopefully i'll have it figured out by morning

cheers, j


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