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Old 25th January 2018
  #1
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Antelope Orion Studio & Reason

Anyone out there using Reason with the Antelope Orion Studio Interface? If so, how are you routing the AFX plugins to your recorded tracks. I want to run some of my tracks through the compressors in the Orion Studio but I'm getting mixed up on the wire routing. Anyone doing this please share your rack routing application.

Thanks!
Old 26th January 2018
  #2
Gear Head
 

IS THERE ANYONE????
Old 26th January 2018
  #3
Gear Head
 

FYI, I SEARCHED THE FORUM. I'M ASKING BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING OUT ON THE FORUM. THANKS!
Old 29th January 2018
  #4
Gear Head
 

Okay! No responses! I guess there isn’t a way to use the Plugins in the Orion Studio in Reason other than monitoring/printing during tracking. Thanks to the 167 persons that viewed this post. I hope that none of you were experienced Reason users. IJS
Old 21st February 2018
  #5
Gear Head
Hey Mdavidmusic - did you have any luck figuring this out?

I'm a Reason user, but I'm looking to upgrade my interface. I'm still using an old E-MU 1616M. But, the concept of the Orion, or the UA Apollo stuff is very intriguing to me. I saw on the Reason Users forum (or something like that) that some users were having the same issue with the UAD stuff, how to route tracks back and forth to the external proccessors, latency, stuff like that.

Anyways, please post if you figured this out. Like I said, I'm considering the jump into a more advanced interface, but want to make sure Reason works with these types of hardware interfaces before I pony up.

Thanks!
Old 19th July 2018
  #6
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Yes as of now you have to print the mix. I read they are working the VST but it is not release yet to my understanding. I just got the Zen Tour I'm trying to understand the capabilities and how-to of it now.
Old 5th September 2018
  #7
Here for the gear
I have an Orion Studio 2017 and am able to use it in Reason (10) as an insert.

You will need to enable more than two outputs (two outputs is the default install) in Reason.
Go to EDIT | PREFERENCES | AUDIO and update the Active output channels (middle of the page) to include more outputs. For example, I enabled outputs 3+4 in addition to the normal stereo output (1+2). You can then use outputs 3+4 to interact with the Orion.

Route the direct output of the MIX item (guitar for example) that you want to compress to output 3 (or 3+4 if you need stereo).

In your Orion routing screen - (assuming you used Audio output 3+4) route USB or TB PLAY (you didn't indicate which you are using) 3+4 to AFX IN 3+4 - then route AFX OUT 3+4 to USB or TB REC 3+4.

setup your FX in the Orion Effects screen on slots 3+4

In Reason route Audio Inputs 3+4 (which is the return from Orion FX) to a new mix channel and use the new mix channel to adjust how much of the return signal you want.

-S
Old 5th September 2018
  #8
Gear Maniac
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by spreston View Post
I have an Orion Studio 2017 and am able to use it in Reason (10) as an insert.

You will need to enable more than two outputs (two outputs is the default install) in Reason.
Go to EDIT | PREFERENCES | AUDIO and update the Active output channels (middle of the page) to include more outputs. For example, I enabled outputs 3+4 in addition to the normal stereo output (1+2). You can then use outputs 3+4 to interact with the Orion.

Route the direct output of the MIX item (guitar for example) that you want to compress to output 3 (or 3+4 if you need stereo).

In your Orion routing screen - (assuming you used Audio output 3+4) route USB or TB PLAY (you didn't indicate which you are using) 3+4 to AFX IN 3+4 - then route AFX OUT 3+4 to USB or TB REC 3+4.

setup your FX in the Orion Effects screen on slots 3+4

In Reason route Audio Inputs 3+4 (which is the return from Orion FX) to a new mix channel and use the new mix channel to adjust how much of the return signal you want.

-S
I am pretty sure I understand what you are saying and I am going to try it out but a visual would surely be utterly appreciated!!!
Old 8th September 2018
  #9
Gear Head
 

You are the Man!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by spreston View Post
I have an Orion Studio 2017 and am able to use it in Reason (10) as an insert.

You will need to enable more than two outputs (two outputs is the default install) in Reason.
Go to EDIT | PREFERENCES | AUDIO and update the Active output channels (middle of the page) to include more outputs. For example, I enabled outputs 3+4 in addition to the normal stereo output (1+2). You can then use outputs 3+4 to interact with the Orion.

Route the direct output of the MIX item (guitar for example) that you want to compress to output 3 (or 3+4 if you need stereo).

In your Orion routing screen - (assuming you used Audio output 3+4) route USB or TB PLAY (you didn't indicate which you are using) 3+4 to AFX IN 3+4 - then route AFX OUT 3+4 to USB or TB REC 3+4.

setup your FX in the Orion Effects screen on slots 3+4

In Reason route Audio Inputs 3+4 (which is the return from Orion FX) to a new mix channel and use the new mix channel to adjust how much of the return signal you want.

-S
DUDE YOU ARE BLESSING!!!! WORKED LIKE A CHARM! It makes perfect sense! I don't know why I didn't think of this. Thanks!
Old 8th September 2018
  #10
Gear Head
 

How to use Antelope AFX as insert fx's in Reason

Okay! I found a much simpler way of using any Antelope Audio Interface AFX as inserts in Reason. I am a Orion Studio rev. 2017 owner.

In Antelope Audio Control Window:

In the routing tab
(1) route USB Play or TB Play channel TO AFX IN Channel (ex. USB play 3/4 to AFX IN 3/4

(2) route AFX OUT channel TO USB Rec channel (ex. AFX OUT 3/4 to USB Rec channel 3/4

In Reason:
*First make sure you've selected multiple outputs in the preference - audio tab*

In the Rack Window
1. Flip the rack to show cable side
2. Go to the channel you want to route to the Orion AFX channel
3. On the far left side of the rack channel click on "show insert fx". You will see the Insert FX appear
4. Hover the mouse over the insert and right click > go to "Hardware Interface" and select the channel of the Orion Studio you want to route your channel to (ex. Hardware Interface 3)

Note: you will need to do this for all insert points (i.e. Left and Right channel). Perform this step for both "from device" and "to device" entry point.


THAT'S IT! Now In the Orion Studio under the effects tab - select the channel you've routed your Reasons Track Channel to and add the desired fx's.

ex: If you routed Track Channel to 3/4 then in the Orion Studio you want to go to channel 3/4.


If you want to do a Pre-Fader set up:


1. Create a "MIX CHANNEL"

2. Assign the "Direct Out" of your Track Channel TO the desired Hardware Interface Channel. (i.e. see step 4 above)
3. On the MIX CHANNEL, assign the "Inputs" to the corresponding Hardware Interface channel (i.e. see step 4 above)


Now you can control the ratio of fx to dry signal


I hope this is helpful! Keep making music that's bangin!
Old 12th September 2018
  #11
Gear Head
 

How to use Antelope AFX as insert fx's in Reason - The Right Way!

Okay! So, the information I previously gave you was correct but incomplete. Here is the full information straight from one of the product specialist at Propellerhead. If you've applied the steps I previously provided and became frustrated when it was time to bounce your mix to audio file, this is the solution. I'm glad the guys at Propellerhead were gracious enough to walk me through the process. I am so tired of exporting my tracks from Reason and importing them to Pro Tools to mix. Nothing against Pro Tools, I prefer working in Reasons 10.

Hi,

As far as I understand the Orion Studio by Antelope Audio is a hardware device with built-in effects, right?
If that's the case it's not possible to "bounce" the audio - instead you will have to record the audio run through the effect onto a new audio track in Reason in real-time.

Connect the "To Device" connectors of the Insert FX section of the Audio Track/Mix Channel device to an output pair of the Hardware Interface device. Then connect the input pair (that the Orion returns the effect signal to) on the Hardware Interface device and route back to the "From Device" connectors of the Insert FX section of the Audio Track/Mix Channel device.

Then, create a new audio track in Reason.
On the source Audio Track/Mix Channel device in the rack, click the "Rec Source" button.
On the new audio track, select the original Audio Track/Mix Channel device as Inputs in the Input selector.
Adjust the level and hit Rec in Reason's sequencer to record the audio in real-time.

Please have a look in the Reason 10 help for more details about recording from Mix Channels in real-time:
http://docs.propellerheads.se/reason....3.html#581235

Best regards,
Fredrik
Product Support
Propellerhead Software
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