There are many use cases and workflows for each DAW when integrating Sessionwire for remote collaboration. We have created a basic template for each DAW to give an idea of what routing should look like in order to avoid feedback loops between users connected in Sessionwire Studio.

Each user may be using a different DAW or may/may not be using an audio interface - therefore, each user will need to reference the correct signal flow diagram for their particular DAW and setup.

Below are common setups when using Sessionwire alongside Reaper.


Sending Audio from Reaper

(To send audio from Reaper to a peer and listen to their remote audio)

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This workflow is the simplest way to get up and running with Reaper alongside Sessionwire. Simply placing the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Master Fader of a Reaper session will produce the same results as in the downloadable template.

Sessionwire's Talkback Input is set to a webcam (or an audio interface with a microphone plugged into channel 1 or 2) and the Talkback Output is set to the system audio output device - this is identical to how any video conferencing software would be set up.

Sessionwire's HQ Audio Input is set to Sessionwire Plugin - Sessionwire will receive audio from the Send plugin on the Master Fader of the Reaper session. The HQ Audio Output is set to the system audio output device - this way any audio streamed from the remote end of the call is sent straight out of the output device. No need to route incoming audio into Reaper.


Sending and Receiving Audio within Reaper

(To send audio to a peer and receive remote HQ audio in Reaper)

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This workflow will allow the sending of audio from a Reaper session while simultaneously receiving remote HQ audio directly into a Reaper session.

Sessionwire's Talkback Input is set to a webcam (or an audio interface with a microphone plugged into channel 1 or 2) and the Talkback Output is set to the system audio output device - this is identical to how any video conferencing software would be set up.

All high quality (working) audio in the Reaper session is routed to the Master channel which has the Sessionwire Send plugin instantiated, sending high quality audio to Sessionwire's HQ Audio Input. High quality audio being sent by the remote end is routed into Reaper via the Sessionwire Receive plugin, and sent out Outputs 1/2, avoiding the Master channel with the Send plugin. The Master Bus option in the Routing window for the SW HQ Rcv channel should be unchecked.

To record HQ audio from the remote connection, route the output of the SW HQ Rcv track to any unused bus and selecting the input of the destination track as that same bus.


Using an Audio Interface for All Audio

(Users with advanced hardware setups)

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In this workflow, it is assumed that an audio interface is being used as the input and output device of Reaper. A talkback mic is plugged into any channel of an audio interface and the input of the SW TB Send channel is set to the corresponding channel (circled in image above).

Local talkback is routed through the Sessionwire Talkback Send plugin to Sessionwire Studio's Talkback Audio Input. Remote Talkback Audio is returned via the Sessionwire Talkback Receive plugin and routed to hardware Output 1/Output 2, avoiding the Master bus and the Sessionwire Send plugin. The Master Bus option in the Routing window for the talkback channels should be unchecked.

All high quality (working) audio in the Reaper session is routed to the Master bus which has the Sessionwire Send plugin instantiated, sending high quality audio to Sessionwire Studio's HQ Audio Input. High quality audio being sent by the remote end is returned to Reaper via the Sessionwire Receive plugin, and sent out hardware Output1/Output 2, avoiding the "Main" bus and Send plugin.The Master Bus option in the Routing window for the SW HQ Rcv channel should be unchecked.

To record HQ audio from the remote connection, it is possible to route the audio from the SW HQ Rcv track to any other audio track in the Reaper session using Reaper's flexible routing capabilities. Route the audio from the SW HQ Rcv track to the desired track, disable the input of the track being recorded to and set its Record mode to Record: output (stereo) by right click on the record arm button.

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