Old 01-24-2020, 04:20 AM   #1
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Using RealGuitar in Reaper, how can I create a track of various chord patterns from the RealGuitar patterns?

I have searched the forums and online and found a few links but didn't help in my case.

I was able to do this in Sonar with ease simply by dragging a pattern onto my MIDI track I had prepared with a basic chord sequence. This approach doesn't work for me in Reaper.

I have RealGuitar open in Reaper and it does play a pattern from my chords MIDI track but only one pattern at a time. I would really appreciate any help with setting up tracks to play a selection of patterns.

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Old 01-24-2020, 06:50 AM   #2
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Ok, I have a workaround using multiple instances of RealGuitar.

Each instance has it's own rhythm patern so I can mix and match the patterns as I want.

I still believe there must be a way to use just one instance of RealGuitar but having spent hours of searching and trying different things it still evades me.

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Old 01-24-2020, 09:17 AM   #3
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You can definitely do what you want with one instance of RealGuitar.

I personally don't use chord mode, so I'm probably not the best one to debug your problem. (I prefer Solo mode, and write all the MIDI events explicitly, even if it's just strumming chords.)

But I recall from my early days playing around with RealGuitar that I was able to drag/drop chord patterns from the pattern player/manager into a Reaper MIDI track. Not sure why it's giving you a problem, but I can test it when I get home from work tonight.

As an alternative, you can drag/drop the patterns from the directory on disk (I think it is called "Loops", and is in the RealGuitar installation directory). I know that works, because I was just playing with it last weekend (even though I don't use Chord mode, I sometimes load a pattern to dissect/translate it into Solo mode). I have that directory set up as a shortcut in a Reaper project bay so that I can get to it quickly, but I think you should also be able to drag/drop pattern files directly from the Windows Explorer (or whatever the equivalent is if you're not using Windows).
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:02 AM   #4
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Thanks for replying Lunker.


I am able to drag the patterns from the RealGuitar interface onto a track.


The problem is that RealGuitar will only play the pattern showing in its interface and not the selection I have in a track.


I've spent hours on this and it seems that I've tried everything but I know there one thing I'm missing somewhewre.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:16 AM   #5
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Oh ... sorry ... I misunderstood.

Does unloading the pattern from the pattern player make it work?

I know RealGuitar can do what you want ... but I haven't used Chord mode in years.

You might get a better answer over at the RealGuitar forum.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:04 PM   #6
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I believe you need to enable the "Track" button in the "Pattern" tab of RealGuitar when you are working with a DAW like Reaper.

I don't have RealGuitar but I am using RealLPC v5.0.0.7465 and others and I can drag and drop patterns to Reaper. Then enable the Track button.
I believe it is the same for the Song tab that you enable the "Track" button to have the DAW play.

Let me know if this helps or if it does not help.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:25 PM   #7
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I forgot to mention it but I assume you have a pattern and a trigger note for the pattern.
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I believe you need to enable the "Track" button in the "Pattern" tab of RealGuitar when you are working with a DAW like Reaper.

I don't have RealGuitar but I am using RealLPC v5.0.0.7465 and others and I can drag and drop patterns to Reaper. Then enable the Track button.
I believe it is the same for the Song tab that you enable the "Track" button to have the DAW play.

Let me know if this helps or if it does not help.
Thanks for replying Rhea. Enabling that 'Track' button did the job .. that was the missing link.

RealGuitar is playing beautifully with Reaper now, much better and easier than it ever was in sonar.
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:15 PM   #9
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Here's a video showing RealGuitar following the Chord track in Reaper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKFQ0c2K1Ss

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