Akai MAX25 - Reason Transport and Remote Files

 

akai max25 reason remoteThe Akai MAX25 has the ability to control nearly any parameter in Propellerhead's Reason software. Reason Remote is a protocol developed by Propellerhead to allow the ability for a single control surface to map to each of the modules in Reason, including the Transport Controls.  Akai Professional has developed and included all the files necessary to enable Reason to find the MAX25 and map its controls to whatever module you have selected in the Reason sequencer.  This guide walks through how to set it up.

 

Contents

  1. Download CD Content
  2. On the Akai MAX25
  3. Installing the MAX25 Reason Remote Files
  4. Setting up Reason Preferences
  5. Further Technical Support

 

Download CD Content

Download the files used in this guide from the links below.

MAX25 Reason Remote Files

MAX 25 Program Documentation

 

On the Akai MAX25:

Connect your Akai Professional MAX25 to your computer using the included USB cable.

  1. On your MAX25, Press EDIT then one of the Transport Controls (Play, Stop, Record).
  2. Using the dial wheel, Select Transport Type: MIDI CC. Push to Enter.

    Akai MAX25 reason transport midicc
     

Installing the MAX25 Reason Remote Files.

Note: You must have the following version of Reason:

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP: Version 3.0.4 (or later)
  • Mac OS X: Version 3.0.5 (or later)
 Windows 7 and Windows Vista
  1. Double-click the Computer icon on the desktop, then double-click Local Disk (C:).
  2. Towards the upper-left of the window, select the Organize menu, and choose Folder and Search Options.
  3. At the top of the window that opens, select the View tab.
  4. In the list titled Advanced Settings, double-click he Show Hidden files and folders option.
  5. Click Apply, then click OK. The Folder Options window will close.
  6. The Akai Reason Remote Files folder (on the included CD) contains two folders: Lua Codecs and Maps. Open the Lua Codecs folder.
  7. Copy the folder titled Akai into the following directory on your computer: C:\Program Data\Propellerhead Software\Remote\Codecs\Lua Codecs.
  8. Next, in the Akai Reason Remote Files folder, open the folder titled Maps.
  9. Copy the AkaiMAX25_100 file to the following directory on your computer: C:\Program Data\Propellerhead Software\Remote\Maps.
Windows XP
  1. The Akai Reason Remote Files folder (on the included CD) contains two folders: Lua Codecs and Maps. Open the Lua Codecs folder.
  2. Copy the folder titled Akai into the following directory on your computer. C:\Documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Propellerhead Software\Remote\Codecs\Lua Codecs.
  3. Next, in the Akai Reason Remote Files folder, open the folder titled Maps.
  4. Copy the AkaiMAX25_100 file to the following directory on your computer: C:\Documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Propellerhead Software\Remote\Maps.
Mac OS X
  1. The Akai Reason Remote Files folder contains two folders: Lua Codecs and Maps. Open the Lua Codecs folder.
  2. Copy the folder titled Akai into the following directory on your computer: Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\Propellerhead Software\Remote\CODECS\LUA CODECS.
  3. Next, in the Akai Reason Remote Files folder, open the folder titled Maps.
  4. Copy the AkaiMAX25_100 file to the following directory on your computer: Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\Propellerhead Software\Remote\Maps

 

Setting up Reason Preferences

  1. Open Reason, select Edit from the top menu and then choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, select the Control Surfaces tab. Click Auto-detect surfaces.

    akai max25 Reason Remote
     
  3. Close this window. The Akai MAX25 will now control the transport controls of Reason.

 

 

Technical Support & Warranty Service

Each product has a dedicated support page on the website where you can find manuals, specifications, software updates, drivers and troubleshooting guides: www.akaipro.com

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

www.akaipro.com/support