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.

It is recommended that all recording be done on the performing side of the Sessionwire call - meaning one side needs to have a DAW open to record in, while the other simply monitors the performance through Sessionwire.

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. We recommend working this way unless your system requires using additional Sessionwire plugins and routing.

  1. Set Sessionwire's Talkback Microphone and Talkback Speaker exactly as you would any video conferencing software - in the above image, the input is a webcam microphone and the output is the system's default output (an audio interface in this instance).

  2. Ensure the HQ Audio Source is set to Sessionwire Send Plugin.

  3. Ensure the HQ Audio Destination is the system's default output.

  4. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Main channel in the Reaper Session.


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.

  1. Set Sessionwire's Talkback Microphone and Talkback Speaker exactly as you would any video conferencing software - in the above image, the input is a webcam microphone and the output is the system's default output (an audio interface in this instance).

  2. Ensure Sessionwire's HQ Audio Source is set to Sessionwire Send Plugin.

  3. Set Sessionwire's HQ Audio Destination to Sessionwire Receive Plugin.

  4. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Master channel.

  5. Create a Stereo Audio Track and create a Hardware Output that is set to the system's Output 1/2, and disable the Master Bus output, bypassing the Master channel - label the Aux "SW HQ Receive".

  6. Insert the Sessionwire Receive plugin on the "SW HQ Receive" aux.

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).

  1. Set Sessionwire's Microphone input to Sessionwire Talkback Send Plugin.

  2. Set Sessionwire's Speaker output to Sessionwire Talkback Receive Plugin.

  3. Create a Mono Audio Track whose input is the audio interface channel that the talkback microphone is plugged into, and whose output is a Hardware Output - Stereo Out 1/2. Disable the Master Bus option in the routing window, bypassing the Master channel - label this track "SW TB Send". Input arm this track and mute it to avoid local feedback.

  4. Insert the Sessionwire Talkback Send plugin on the "SW TB Send" track.

  5. Create a Mono Audio Track whose input is No Input and whose output is Hardware Output - Stereo Out 1/2. Disable the Master Bus option in the routing window, bypassing the Master channel - label this channel "SW TB Receive".

  6. Insert the Sessionwire Talkback Receive Plugin on the "SW TB Receive" Audio Track.

  7. Create a Stereo Audio Track whose output is Hardware Output - Stereo Out 1/2. Disable the Master Bus option in the routing window, bypassing the Master channel - label this aux "SW HQ Receive".

  8. Insert the Sessionwire Receive plugin on the "SW HQ Receive" aux.

  9. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Master channel.

The Master Bus option in the Routing window for the talkback channels should be unchecked.

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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