Posts Tagged ‘Control’


How to ReWire Reason with Ableton Live, and why?

January 27, 2009


Ableton Live is a professional loop-based software music sequencer for Mac OS and Windows by Ableton. The latest major release of  Live is  Version 7.

Unlike other software sequencers, Live is designed around the notion of being as much an instrument for live performances as a tool for composing and arranging. It is also often used for precision mixing of tracks by DJs.

If you have never used Ableton before, it can dratically change your music creation technique nevermind your outlook!.

Using Ableton Live, you can integrate audio recording, loops and samples with your Reason projects. This is done by ReWiring Reason with Live.

This gives you acces to some of the best control AND the best sounds!

  1. Install Live on your computer.
  2. Launch Live so that it can install its ReWire engine in your system.
  3. Go to Live’s In/Out View and select Reason as the “In Type.”
  4. Enable Live’s Monitoring switch.
  5. Launch Reason.
  6. Select the desired ReWire Channels in Live’s In Channel menu if you have devices in Reason routed to channels other than the Mix L & R Channels.

Sending MIDI from Live to Reason:

  1. In a MIDI Track in Live, select Reason as the output type in the in/out chooser.
  2. In the output channel chooser of the same Track, select the desired Reason device.


  • Reason is now in ReWire Slave mode; Live is the ReWire Master.
  • Reason will lock to the Live tempo and transport with sample-accurate synchronization. If you change the tempo in Live, Reason will follow.
  • You can record the Reason ReWire input in Live as you would with any other input in Live. (Please see the recording section of the Live manual).
  • To disconnect the ReWire connection you must always quit Reason first.

NAMM 2009: Serato Research Scratch Live software

January 16, 2009

Sam from Serato Research how gave us an overview of SSL v1.9.

1.9 will be available Sunday, January 18th

Scratch Live

What is Scratch LIVE?

Scratch Live is a DJ solution that comprises of the Serato Scratch Live software, Serato Control and an audio interface from Rane.

Serato Scratch Live lightened the load for the professional traveling DJ.  Heavy crates of records can be exchanged into a huge library of music that can be easily transported on a computer hard drive.

It is the only digital DJ system that stays true to the art of DJing with no auto sync or effects by design.
The DJ is in control of the mix at all times, not the computer.



Serious About Control: Introducing the Euphonix MC CONTROL

December 2, 2008


The Euphonix MC Control control surface combines the functionality of motorized faders, programmable knobs and buttons, and an incredible customizable touchscreen interface for maximum control over your Mac DAW.

Designed as a compact “nerve center” for your studio, the  fits between your keyboard and computer monitor. Its high-resolution touchscreen lets you easily access and set up functions, while four touch-sensitive motorized faders, 12 Smart Keys, and eight programmable rotary encoders make the MC Control a powerful, flexible DAW controller.

The high-resolution 800 x 480 pixel touch-screen interface not only displays all of your project’s top-level information like track names/numbers, metering (from mono to 5.1 surround data), fader/pan values, automation mode, etc., but also lets you quickly access all plug-in and EQ parameters, effortlessly setup macro commands for any function (or sequence of functions), and much more.

Use these Smart Keys to trigger everything from simple keystroke commands to complex custom macros displayed on the touch-screen interface above – use the up/down arrows to scroll through an unlimited number of commands. Touch-sensitive rotary encoders offer direct control over everything from panning and gain to editing your most powerful plug-ins and EQ. These knobs can also be pressed to select/deselect and navigate through parameters. High-quality ALPS 100mm long throw faders offer accurate and smooth mixing; touching a fader will automatically select the corresponding track.


Controls the included Studio Monitor Express software to provide professional monitoring (from stereo up to 5.1 surround) as well as complete talkback controls via any CoreAudio compliant interface. Application Change and Workstation Change functions let you easily cycle through applications and switch between multiple workstations.

The MC Control’s ergonomic layout puts transport controls and data entry wheel at your fingertips, as well as keys to quickly select what parameter the wheel will modify (zoom horizontally/ vertically, jog/shuttle, trimming clip head and tail, setting clip gain, cross fading, and more.

Power Features

Customizable touch-screen interface
12 assignable soft keys
4 touch-sensitive motorized faders
8 touch-sensitive rotary encoders
Jog/shuttle/zoom wheel and transport controls
Control multiple applications & workstations via Ethernet
250X faster and 8X the resolution of MIDI
Supports EuCon, HUI and Mackie Control protocols
Studio Monitor Express software
Slim-line design for easy studio integration and portability