Old 11-29-2018, 07:23 AM   #1
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Default Automation with Qu16 and Reaper

Hey folks,
I'm looking for a way to control my Qu16 mixing desk through Reaper. I want to be able to write automations in Reaper that, e.g. mute/unmute or use fx on certain channels on my mixing desk. So no audio is getting processed in Reaper itself, that's not the purpose. I already tried to send MIDI data to the desk on MIDI channel 1, which is the preferred channel for that (channel 2 is reserved for DAW control, which I don't need for live performances); unfortunately without success.
Is anyone out there who tried something similar or who actually knows how to do that with the Qu16?
Any help is much appreciated.

Best wishes,
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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First check your MIDI settings (p. 68 in the manual: https://www.allen-heath.com/media/Qu...-AP9372_10.pdf ).
The protocol itself: https://www.allen-heath.com/media/Qu...tocol_V1.9.pdf

Before attempting to send something, I recommend record changes from Qu. So use it as input for some track, start recording and do something on the mixer. That activity should produce MIDI events.

Note that REAPER does not interpret NRPNs as such, so you will get a series of CC events. Also start with USB connected MIDI, Ethernet it sticky.

Once you have success, you already can "record automations". You can also separate specific actions as use them to "compose" automations.

If you have some programming skills, you can make simpler/advanced processing with JS and/or CtrLr.

PS. I have operated Qu in another direction (Qu controlling DAW) and only remotely.
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