Old 10-04-2019, 01:25 AM   #1
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I have a softsynth which has a program change-option (within 128 instruments) only in the stand-alone mode, but not in the plugin-mode in Reaper.
But is is possible to change the "program" with the automation in Reaper.

I want to control the instrument program by a midi pedal (Line6 fbV3), but it is not easy to control changes of instrument with the expression pedal (Try to hit value 19 to choose the depending instrument... ;-)). The Line6 fbv also have switches (sending Toggle, Single, Momentary), but the Automation does not react to this (in the way I want it to). Do you have another idea to control the instrument-changes? I listed the 128 Softsynth-instruments at the program list with numbers and only want to change between the first 12.
In Reaper, you can change the scale of the automation, so the expression-pedal only changes between the first 12 instruments of the softsynth, but it nevertheless is not easy to have the pedal at a certain CC-value to have the right instrument. It would be easier to step up and down between the first 12 instruments one by one.
Is there perhaps a possibility to control this with the expression pedal? (For exemple: Pedal up -> Value 128 -> One instrument up; pedal down -> Value 0 -> one instrument down). If you have an idea, how to do this in Reaper - with the expression pedal or the switches of the Line6-pedal, this would be nice...

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Old 10-04-2019, 02:10 AM   #2
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As you already found the automation parameter in the parameter list of the plugin, you can use

[Param] -> FX Parameter List -> Parameter modulation/Midi link -> (the appropriate parameter) and assign the parameter to a CC message by
-> check [x] "Link from Midi or FX Param" -> [none] -> Midi -> CC the CC your pedal sends.

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Old 10-04-2019, 02:29 AM   #3
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That is exactly the way I did it.
But then, you have problem decribed above.
Is it possible to "remap" or "change" the midi-automation with the expression pedal so you only walk through the (first) 12 favorite instruments one by one?

With the actual Reaper-automation, I have this...

Values Instrument...
0 -> +/- 10 -> Synth instrument 1
+/- 11 -> +/-20 instrument 2
...
+/- 120 -> 128 -> instrument 3

It is not easy to control that exactly.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:12 PM   #4
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The plugin ReaPack -> "Midi Convert to CC" or ReaPack -> "Midi CC Mapper X" can scale the CC value. (See the descriptions in the ReaPack database.)

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Old 10-05-2019, 02:19 PM   #5
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Line 6 Pedal sends e.g.:
CC102: Single: B0 Data 1: 66, Data 2: 7F

needed:
- button 1 dec preset #
- button 2 reset to predefined preset #
Makes a lot more sense than using the expression pedal in some odd way.

That should be easily doable by a JSFX plugin.
I suppose the Respire can directly receive Program change Midi messages, so the workaround by Midi CC and VST parameter should not be necessary. Correct ?

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Old 10-05-2019, 09:43 PM   #6
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No, it has not. See above...
„I have a softsynth which has a program change-option (within 128 instruments) only in the stand-alone mode, but not in the plugin-mode in Reaper.“
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