Old 09-10-2020, 12:37 AM   #1
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I've got my Alesis VI-61 working with REAPER. Knobs controlling track volumes using soft take-over which I think is a great feature; buttons controlling track arm mute and solo; group 15 controlling selected tracks, group 16 controlling last touched track.

Because there is no feedback, if I leave some tracks armed, muted or solo'd when I save a project, when I fire the whole rig up again, all the button LEDs on the keyboard/controller are off, so do not match the state of the controls in REAPER.

No big deal, I can toggle the controls off using the mouse, but it makes me smack my forehead and say "D'oh!". I could be very disciplined and toggle them all off before saving (unlikely),or.....

I have a cunning plan, my Lord. What if I had a script that turned off all track arms, mutes and solos and got it to run on project close?

Anyone done this, or anyone got an even more cunning plan?
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:49 AM   #2
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I have a cunning plan, my Lord. What if I had a script that turned off all track arms, mutes and solos and got it to run on project close?
actions (you could make a custom action with these):
- Track: Unarm all tracks for recording
- Track: Unmute all tracks
- Track: Unsolo all tracks

Run an action/script on project close is currently not possible afaik but if you have SWS extension installed, you can set a project or global startup action, maybe that'd help too?
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, a global start up action would do the trick. I know nothing of this SWS extension of which you speak, but I will check it out.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:04 PM   #4
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OK, SWS extension looks like a really useful addition (for another day).

My interim solution, implemented and tested is 3 new buttons on the toolbar for
Track: Unarm all tracks for recording
Track: Unmute all tracks
Track: Unsolo all tracks
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:21 PM   #5
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A work around I use for running an action on project close is to always close with a keyboard shortcut (rather than clicking the red X). The shortcut runs a custom action containing the actions I need, with the last action of course being Close.

(btw, no need to wait on installing SWS, its very easy to install and provides a lot of nearly essential actions. Also, Reapack is very useful also. https://reapack.com/)
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:07 AM   #6
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A cunning plan indeed!
Now that I have it all set up with learn, I will have to learn ReaLearn.
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