When Reason is Rewired to Cubase, Panorama can be set up to control both DAWs. To switch between mapping for Cubase and mapping for Reason, simply hold the 'Shift' button and press 'Toggle/View'
You will notice that when you are controlling the Rewire Host (Cubase), the Info Bar is Red (image 1).
And when you are controlling the Rewire Client (Reason), the Info Bar is blue (image 2).
First: Setting up MIDI ports in Cubase and Reason.
By default, Panorama's Keyboard is set to act as the Master Keyboard in Reason. It's important to disable this to prevent any conflict between the two applications.
Panorama P1 does not have a keyboard so if this is the Panorama product you own, check your port configuration matches the Cubase Installation instructions (link bottom of page) and move to the Second section of this page.
- Open Reason in stand-alone mode, and navigate to the Control Surfaces tab in the Preferences window.
- Select 'Nektar Panorama' from the list of control surfaces and then click the Edit button (image 3).
- For Keyboard Port , choose 'Not Selected' (image 4). Note: In OS X, the Instrument Mode ports are labeled "Instrument Mode" and should remain unchanged.
- Close Reason and open Cubase. Navigate to the 'Devices' Menu and select 'Device Setup'.
- Configure the MIDI Ports for Panorama as per Cubase installation page (link at bottom of this page)
- Launch Reason.
With Reason open as a ReWire client, we can use Mixer Mode to control Reason's Mixers, Instrument mode to control Reason's Devices and Transport mode will control transport functions for both Reason and the ReWire host. To control Cubase with Panorama's Mixer, Instrument and Transport modes, simple hold the Shift button and press Toggle/View.
Second: Routing Panorama's Keyboard to Reason devices through Cubase
Since the Keyboard port in Reason is set to 'Not Selected', Panorama's keyboard, Pitch Bend wheel, Mod wheel, Expression, Sustain and Aftertouch will not be transmitted directly to Reason devices. However, we can now use Cubase to route the MIDI messages from Panorama's keyboard section to whichever Reason device we want.
With Cubase and Reason open, bring Reason to the front. Create a Subtractor instrument in Reason (image 5).
...then bring Cubase to the front. Create a MIDI Track In Cubase and choose Subtractor or the MIDI Output (image 6).
Now go to the 'Devices' menu and select 'Reason ReWire'. Here you can activate the ReWire audio channels to route audio from Reason into Cubase. For now, just activate the MixL and MixR channels.
When you play the keys on your Panorama, you should be able to hear Reason's Subtractor in Cubase.