Old Yesterday, 03:50 AM   #1
mdejoode
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Default Using loops in midi slave mode

Hi, in my normal workflow I make a lot of use of loops (select a few bars and make it loop). But sometimes me and my friends come together to jam with computers with reaper, but also a lot of hardware synths, which are synced with a midi clock coming from a Arturia Keystep Pro. My reaper is mostly in midi Slave mode (MTC or SPP) on these jam sessions. This works, but the problem is, in midi Slave mode I can't use loops anymore, it just goes further on the timeline. The workaround is to copy my short midi files on the tracks for 3 hours or something, but that's not a creative way of making music, while working with loops is supercreative (in my opinion). Another workaround is to use other sequencers, but I find the midi editor is reaper really good as sequencer.

So my question: is there a way to make use of loops in reaper while in midi Slave mode?

I've searched the forum but couldn't find an answer.
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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM   #2
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Why not making Reaper master instead?
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Old Today, 03:02 PM   #3
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Why not making Reaper master instead?
Hi TonE, thanks for your reply. Most of the time we use hardware to send the master clock. We could use Reaper as master clock, but we plan to use multiple laptops with Reaper, so in that case we still have one or more Reaper laptops in slave mode. So that's why we search for a solution to use loops in midi slave mode.
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