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ReWire is a standard created by Propellerhead Software that allows Mixcraft to interface with other popular software.  This powerful tool allows Mixcraft to access sounds, virtual instruments, and other features that are unique to these other music programs.


Mixcraft acts as a host (also known as a ReWire Mixer) and other applications work as clients or slaves (also known as ReWire Devices).  The other applications will synchronize their tempo, loop points, and start and stop times to Mixcraft.  MIDI from Mixcraft can be routed to control virtual instruments inside other applications as well.  Audio from these other applications gets routed to Mixcraft, where it can be mixed, and where effects can be added.


There are two ways to add a ReWire track in Mixcraft.


One method way is to click the "Mix" menu > "Add ReWire Application" and select desired Rewire application. This will add a ReWire track in Mixcraft, and bring up your 3rd party program's interface as a child window of Mixcraft.


The second method is available on Instrument Tracks.  If you select the "<ReWire Devices>" category and choose a ReWire application, a new ReWire track will be created for that application, if such a ReWire track does not already exist.


Add Rewire track


Once a ReWire track has been created, all transport controls such as play, rewind, and stop, as well as tempo changes and loop points, will be sent to the Rewire application allowing you to use any features or that software.  Instrument Tracks can also send live or recorded MIDI data to instrument tracks available in the ReWire application.


All audio generated by the ReWire application will come into Mixcraft on the ReWire track.  Just like other tracks in Mixcraft, you can control the volume, pan, solo, and mute parameters of this audio, and you can easily add effects and automation to ReWire tracks.