Old 05-24-2018, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Remote control for Reaper transport bar ?

Sorry I know this may sound a trivial question to many but I simply had not enough time for a throughful Internet search...

To remotely operate Reaper from within my recording room when I am alone, at least to have some control over the most basic transport commands (start, stop, rewind, record,...) I was wondering whether a suitable remote panel existed, either via USB or MIDI, and which is compatible with Reaper. Of course, if there are even more sophisticated ones allowing extensive control over the transport features that's even better.

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Old 05-24-2018, 04:55 AM   #2
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I was looking for the same thing this morning.
I found this thread. Maybe it will help you find what you are looking for.
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=202071

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https://www.reaper.fm/videos.php#CkMAj8CpvIU

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Old 05-24-2018, 05:55 AM   #3
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I use a 2nd wireless keyboard most of the time.

If I'm too far (in another room) I use my cell phone with the web interface (works great if PC and cell phone are on the same wifi). The 'more me' web page even allows you to tweak the headphone monitor mix remotely.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:17 AM   #4
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Thanks all !

So Reaper can act as web server ? Great I didn't know of that... Well, in theory this sounds like the most technological solution... Just, I have always been quite reluctant to use phones/WIFI in my recording studio for fear of audio interference... but thinking of it better, WIFI should use much higher frequency than audio and should not cause audio noise or interference... or it can ?

Using a second (wired or wireless) keyboard could be a viable option aswell, by using Reaper's shortcuts...

Alternatively, I just found this one (and other similar MIDI control stations):
https://www.jlcooper.com/_php/family.php?fam=mcs2series
I wonder whether Reaper supports all the needed MIDI control codes to be operated thru such devices.... so that I can choose better
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:58 AM   #5
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I'm confident 2-5 Gigahertz frequencies won't generally be an issue in the audio band. Now if you had a phone sitting too close to a live electric guitar, and it say tried to sync email, then the guitar pickups may hear EMF from the phone. However, my studio is lit up like the sun with wireless signals, never a problem.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:24 AM   #6
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+1^ Same here. I have a wifi router for my solar panel array, another wifi router for general internet use, and a USB wifi dongle on my studio PC, all within 20 feet of the studio. Never had any interference issues.
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:10 AM   #7
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Ok yeah I was thinking the same but asking never harms
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