I’m investigating using Reaper as a slave to Cubase so if I need to spread my CPU load around I can put some VST instruments in Reaper and play them from there. It seems a more economical way of doing things than buying VE pro.
I have no trouble setting things up but where I stumble is getting the midi tracks in Cubase to trigger the instruments in Reaper. When you rewire reaper you have the option of sending the midi to Reaper channels 1 through 16, but I’m obviously missing something in Reaper because when I play channel 1 in Cubase nothing happens in Reaper.
If I set up Kontakt in reaper and get Reaper to assign 16 channels to it I can then assign each instrument I load in Kontakt to different channels inside Kontakt. I then assign corresponding channels in Cubase and it works like a charm. But when I try to do the same thing outside Kontakt for various synths etc I have no success. There seems to be no information specific to Reaper and Cubase on the internet. Has anyone had any success and how have you assigned midi channels in Reaper and Cubase?
I have zero problems rewiring Ableton but Ableton won’t let you use third party plugins in Rewire mode. I’ve investigated a few other Rewire slaves but not seriously yet. If someone has more success which a cheap alternative suggestions would be welcome.