dawman wrote:So Scope would see Reason as ASIO, and Reason sees Kontakt/Omni-Keyscape/PianoTeq and Zebra?
It's also a sequencer?
It´s all, tone-generator (synths, sample player, drumsampler) and it does sampling on the fly as well.
Sequencer, yes, but not that "complex" like in other DAWs,- and since v7 it has MIDI-Out too,- before, it didn´t.
It uses ASIO on PC, CoreAudio on Mac.
So, on a PC (desktop or laptop) you can run into any ASIO issues caused by chipsets and Windows like before.
I'd be interested if that's the case.
Bidule is perfect for me, but no more MIDI Audio recording since Z87.
Lost the portaudio x64 recording features with Z97.
there we are,- see "chipsets/Windows" above.
Most pros using Reason for live gigs, use it on an Apple laptop.
Reason works excellent on a laptop, it´s made to do.
I´m still on Reason 6.5 (32Bit) on a Windows XP machine and it runs flawlessly together w/ XITE-1/SCOPE ASIO as well as Presonus Studio One Pro 2 and Reaper, using Rewire in that cases,- or standalone w/ XITE-1.
I concider Reason to be the most stable audio application and I hope it won´t change w/ the introduction of VST support.
I didn´t upgrade because I find SCOPE 5.1 best in 32Bit mode and on a WinXP machine too.
Now w/ VST support, I might pull the trigger for a Reason 10 upgrade next future.
I don´t want 9.5 and being a beta tester.
In fact, w/ Reason, I always waited for the 1st maintenance update when a new version was released, so I´ll wait for v10.1 and then make the change to 64Bits completely.
I expect they´ll do it right since stability and relatively low CPU consumption was their target always.
I guess that VST device will be kind of sandboxed and a VST runs in a dedicated process so plugin´s crashes won´t crash the Reason application.
But the whole thing makes sense only if some latest chipsets and/or Windows version won´t show any ASIO issues with SCOPE drivers.
Propellerhead likes you using the latest greatest stuff,- OSX or Windows,- and they don´t look back.
When something isn´t as you expected and you are outdated w/ your machine(s), they offer downloading a older version and install on your own risk.
Reason already became a great recording application w/ version 6,- and it has the best time-stretch algo out there.
The mixer is good also.
Latest version will do CV modulation thru busses across internal devices, REs and VST,- maybe external too w/ the right hardware connected (and using ExpertSleepers MIDI/CV) !
I think it´s a winner !
I didn´t buy any RE, I don´t need since I own enough hardware gear, SCOPE/XITE, and can choose from NI, Sonic Projects and other´s incl. lots of freeware in VST department.
I don´t use VST too much anyway, but it would be really welcome running Reason devices, some SCOPE devices and a handful assorted VSTis all together on a relatively powerful Windows laptop and together w/ XITE-1.
The hardest might be finding a powerful enough laptop w/ a PCIexpress card slot because also Reason today needs much more CPU cycles than Reason 4 did in the past.
Its always fucking something.
Reaper however works fine.