I am running Reason rewired through Ableton Live. I would like to be able to control one of the parameters of a Subtractor Synthesiser within Reason whilst rewire is active. The actual parameter is a LFO rate.
Currently, the best solution I have come across is to create a different clip for each LFO oscillation rate and set a different envelope automation level to each clip (the clips contain no notes). In this case, I assign a different MIDI trigger to each of the LFO rates I'd like to use live.
However, this is a little cumbersome. First of all, I'd like to avoid having to actually launch my Ableton set, since in my experience, this is when things are most likely to crash (I'm using Ableton in Windows with a bunch of VSTs, and believe me, this is a recipe for disaster on stage if I hit the play button). Secondly, in order to control the LFOs by this method I need several trigger buttons free; ideally I'd be able to use a rotary and adjust it on-the-fly.
Any ideas how I can access the parameter? I know that the 'LFO rate' from Reason is mapped to MIDI CC #26, but I can't seem to control this through direct CC assignment from my MIDI controller either; presumably Ableton hijacks MIDI ports when it is open, so I need to have something that involves Ableton.