A newer version of Max is available. Click here to access the latest documentation.

ReWire and Standalones

ReWire and standalone applications

When you build a standalone application using Max you can use the ad_rewire driver in your standalone and it will create an ReWire Device that works independently of Max and other Max-created standalone applications.

Using the ReWire driver with a standalone application

  • Launch your standalone application and choose Audio Status from the Options menu to show the Audio Status window. Choose ad_rewire from the driver pop-up menu. A default file called msprewire.config will be created in the support/ad folder for your standalone application’s package (Macintosh) or folder (Windows).

The file msprewire.config contains two lines that specify the name that ReWire will use for the device and the number of audio channels. By default, the ReWire Device will take on the name of your application and will have 16 channels. You can edit this file to change the behavior of Max or your standalone. You can customize this by editing the msprewire.config file in the support/ad folder for your standalone. Note: This file doesn’t exist until the default one is created the first time you launch your standalone and choose ad_rewire in the Audio Status window.

See Also

Name Description
Sharing Max Patchers Sharing Max Patchers