Old 08-01-2019, 06:43 AM   #1
Human being with feelings
GameAudioRvlzzr's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 42
Default Deactivate note midi channels?

The feature that, within one midi item, i can have notes targeting different midi channels, has only disadvantages to me. Can i deactivate it?

I would prefer to have any midi item only edit and play notes on the midi channel that i have set as output for the track (which i usually set to "Input: MIDI"/My Keyboard/"All Channels" and "Map input to channel:"/"Channel 1" (for expample)).

Example of the behaviour i would prefer:
If i have a midi item on track 1 (mapped to channel 1), it always only plays on midi channel 1, whatever the notes. If i mouse draw additional notes into that item, they, too, play on channel 1.
If i then move that midi item to track 2 (mapped to channel 8), all the notes play on channel 8.

I am aware i can change the midi channels of the notes to what i want them to be, but having to do that all the time is a major nuisance for me.

Can somebody tell me how i get reaper to ignore note midi channels and only use track midi channels?

Thank you!
GameAudioRvlzzr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2019, 05:03 PM   #2
Human being with feelings
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 45

Originally Posted by GameAudioRvlzzr View Post
Can somebody tell me how i get reaper to ignore note midi channels and only use track midi channels?
Hey Micha:

This might not be the best workaround, so maybe someone else will respond with a better alternative, but here is one way that seems to work:

Check out the [JS: MIDI MPE to single channel] plugin.
It's more of a workaround to achieve what you're wanting, but here's a quick test to verify that it does work in a simple example:

[Track 1]: With the FX enabled and a media item with midi notes and CC data on channel 1. Keep the default parameters but change the output midi channel to 2 as an example.

Routing this into another [Track 2] and recording the midi output verifies that it does indeed switch the notes and cc events into the user-specified channel (channel 2). So it seems you could enable this plug-in on every track that you wanted to force a specific midi channel onto, disregarding the midi data as to what actual channels were in the midi information, but again, maybe there's a better way to do this.

Good luck
worldwideweary is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.