This lesson will show you how to wire the audio outputs of your Re-Wire host (eg. Reason, Ableton Live) into Logic Express and Logic Pro. This lesson can be used alone or in conjunction with the MIDI Rewire lesson in Logic Café
Note: To Rewire in Logic Pro 8 and 9 click the following link:
Logic 7.2 users need only carry out steps 1 - 5 due to its ability to provide stereo ReWire objects.
In the arrangement page select Window>Environment from the top menu bar.
In the environment window, click in the gray parameters box to the left and select Audio from the pull down menu. This will open the Audio Environment
Now you are going to create the channels from which you will receive the audio signal from your Re-Wire programme into Logic. In this lesson we create 2 channels (stereo left and right) but you can create as many as you need to channel from your Re-Wire programme.
Remember: Any stereo instrument will require two separate audio objects to act as a left and a right channel. Logic 7.2 users benefit from stereo Re-Wire support making Re-Wire audio objects act as regular audio objects with a stereo switch at the bottom thus requiring only one audio object per stereo signal.
In the environment window select New>Audio Object from the pull down menu. Repeat this step to create as many Audio Objects as you require. For this lesson I have created 2 rewire objects.
If your Audio Object appear as small icons, double click on each in order to expand them.
In the grey parameters box to the left of the Audio Environment click on the part labelled Channel: and in the resulting menu select Rewire>RW:Mix L.
Logic 7.2 users need not continue from this point as the Re-Wire Audio Objects created have the capacity to be stereo objects. Simply click on the mono/stereo toggle button at the bottom of the audio object to activate its stereo capabilities.
You may now enjoy Re-Wire connectivity between the likes of Ableton Live and Propellerheads Reason with your Logic Pro or Logic Express application.
Click on and drag the Pan Pot all the way to the left (value -64).
Repeat the process for all of the other Audio Objects you have created.
Click and select RW:Mix R from the Channel: option in the grey parameters box on the left of the environment window in this example. Follow on with RW:Channel 3 etc.
Click and drag the Pan Pot all the way to the Right (value +63). Note For mono Re-Wire Channels (such as a bass) you may not wish to pan the channel at all. In this case simply leave the Pan Pot in the Central position (value 0).
The next step is to send the two mono channels RW: Mix L and RW: Mix R to a stereo bus to be used as a stereo output.
Click on the out section of the RW:Mix L audio object created and in the resulting pop up menu select Bus>Bus 1. Repeat the process for the RW:Mix R Audio Object. Use separate busses (eg. Bus 2) for other stereo Re-Wire instruments as desired.
Click on Bus 1 in order to select it.
Click in the grey parameters box to the left of the environment. Click on the part that says Bus 1 and type in and rename the bus Rewire Bus.
Now you are ready to hear your ReWire instruments through Logic Pro or Logic Express.
Note: Your Rewire host MUST be loaded AFTER Logic in order for the Rewire function to be enabled.