I have Reason5 + audioKontrol soundcard +midi device+guitar(with guitarRig)
I want to record Reason output. Tried different DAWs with rewire.
The problem is I don't want rewire to control midi, transport or loop. I want it to record output audio only.
Is it possible? How? With which DAW?

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    I'm curious if you are asking for a specific use? Because Reason has a built-in export audio option. Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 1:15
  • @GuneyOzsan Me and the guitarist are playing simultaneously. I play a 4 bar loop adding/muting tracks. We can't stop the playback to edit. I wan't to record the entire session as it is.
    – lvil
    Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 4:37
  • So you are using Reason in loop mode, rather than the song mode. Is it right? Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 11:02
  • If this is the case I see no other option than using rewire and a DAW. Have you also tried Propellerhead's Record software? Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 11:14
  • @GuneyOzsan That is the problem. When I use reWire in also controls the loop, and I don't want this to happen
    – lvil
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 11:33

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There are two work arounds (rather than solutions) to do that.

  • To use a second PC which records the line-out from Audio Kontrol (and MIDI signals if necessary). You will need another sound card with a line level input for low noise recording.

The next option needs you to spare two line-in's and two line-out's of Audio Kontrol. (This may not work for you since one of the two line-in channels of Audio Kontrol is used for guitar).

  • Make a U-connection with two short 1/4" cables from two of your line-out's to two line-in's of your sound card. Be sure not to hit 0dB on Main Out and putting a limiter to 0dB may be safes.
  • Find a DAW with ReWire support which also saves all takes recorded in loop mode into one single audio file (I know Nuendo 4 does this, there should also be others as well).
  • Prepare a muted stereo channel in the DAW which records line-in's coming from U-connection. Be sure to mute this channel to prevent feedback loops. (Later the single audio file that contains this channel's loop takes will be the recording session output.)
  • Run Reason as a slave of the DAW.
  • Record your session in loop mode.
  • The session will be ready recorded in one single audio file. Each DAW uses a different folder system for recorded files. You may need to look around a little to find that file.

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