It’s my first post here although I’ve been a reader of the board for a long time. After putting aside Rewire while it wasn’t available, I just jumped back into rewiring Reason 6 with Cubase 6.5 and things are working well so far. But I was reminded of a quirk with the rewire audio channels that always bugged me.
I’m in the “Reason Rewire” view from the Devices menu, and want to activate additional audio channels to come into Cubase from Reason. I activate the first two channels, Mix L and Mix R. Those channels now show up in Cubase’s mixer as one single stereo channel strip, with Mix L from Reason feeding left and Mix R feeding Right. Perfect - this is what I want.
However, the additional channels do not behave like this. When I activate the next two channels 3 and 4, they each show up in Cubase’s mixer as a stereo channel, but the signal from Reason’s Audio IO device is obviously mono for output 3 and mono for 4. So a mono output from Reason IO channel 3 comes into Cubase’s mixer onto a new stereo channel panned to center. Same with 4 and all additional channels from Reason when you activate them in Cubase. This just gets clunky really fast and it’s just not useful - a stereo Reason instrument or track ends up in Cubase on two stereo mixer channels and ultimately the stereo-ness is lost because you end up with a mono sum since they are panned center. What I’ve done occasionally to work around is fix the pan to hard L and R and link cubase mixer channels, or bus them to a group channel. And then hide the “send” channels in the mixer. It works, but it is clunky and a bit of extra work.
So what am I missing here? How can I bring channel 3 and 4 from Reason (and any subsequent pairs) into ONE Cubase stereo channel as 3-left and 4-right without resorting to a group channel?