Old 10-07-2015, 07:46 AM   #1
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Question Control Reaper with Midi-Floorboard and switch Patches

Hi!
I would appreciate some help with my live-setup (Midi/ Loop-playback from Reaper / switching Patches an my Zoom G3)

Setup:
12 button Midi-Footcontroller that can send PC or Midi-Notes on a chosen channel > Reaper running on a laptop (playback audio) > Zoom G3 guitar multi-fx.

So far:
I´d like to switch patches on the G3 with buttons 1-5 (accepts Program changes) and start/stop loop-playback in Reaper with buttons 6-9.

Right now I filter/and convert the PC-messages with "insert piz" multiProgramChange vst as an Input-FX. That enables me to switch Patches on the G3 with Buttons 1-5. Buttons 6-7 trigger Custom Actions that Select a predefined region in Reaper and toggles play.

The configuration works so far but is kind of complex and unfortunately the piz midi vst doesnt recall the settings on project load... I have to load the Preset-bank manually.

Question:
Im a Midi noob and dont know much about PCs, CCs and stuff - perhaps someone has a Repaer-only solution that is more practical for live scenarios?
Right now Im digging into SWS Live Configs but the question remains wether to go with Program Changes or Note On/Offs in the first place.

Thanks and regards, sas
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:45 AM   #2
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Default to be more precise:

I have some custom actions bound to PC-messages 6-9 on Midi Channel 16 that control loop selection and playback in Reaper - that works.
I am also able to switch project tabs to jump through the setlist.

To access the different patches on my Zoom G3 I have the insert piz midiMultiProgramChange Plugin that converts i.e. a PC 2 on Channel 16 to PC 15 on Channel 2 (see attached screenshot). That way I have access to all 127 G3-Patches but remain on Patchgroup 1-8 on the Pedalboard.

Problem is that I can save this settings to a .fxb-file but Reaper/the Plugin doesnt recall the configuration when the project is initially loaded.

I know that could be a glitch in the pizmidi-plugin but perhaps someone could point me to an alternative solution without the hassle to manually load up the bank/patch files for each song?

THX and regards, sas
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:26 AM   #3
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Did you tried to save track with piz plugin as track template?
When you load this template, it should load your settings too.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:08 AM   #4
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Hi!

Thank you for your input and sorry for the late reply.

Yes, I tried to save it as track template - doesnt matter. I think it is a glitch in the plugin. Nevertheless I succeeded to accomplish the task with the piz midi converter, which loads the presets when the projects opens.

br, sas
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:05 PM   #5
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Bome's Midi Translator might be an option, but it's not Reaper-only.
The other one is Bidule and it can bs standalone or VST.
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