Old 05-13-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default MIDI plug and play (v1.0 - May 13 2019)

The "MIDI plug and play" script adds automatic MIDI controller initialization to REAPER.

It means when you plug a controller while REAPER is already running you will not have to manually reset your MIDI devices anymore to use the said controller.

It comes in handy in every situation where your peripherals are not connected to your computer all the time.

How to use it
This is a background (super light-weight) script and you have two options:
1. Add it to either your global startup action (SWS) or __startup.lua (SWS independent). This way the script will run automatically every time you open REAPER.
2. Run it manually whenever you need it.

Once it is run, it may seem as if nothing happened but the script is listening now.



There is also a notification feature in the script - you will get a hint in the help corner when and which controller gets connected / disconnected.



I have been using it for more than a year now and hope you will enjoy it as well!

The script is free, but donations are appreciated.

Direct download link (Right-click --> Save As...)

My repository index for ReaPack:
https://github.com/Neutronic/ReaScripts/raw/master/index.xml

Last edited by Neutronic; 07-20-2019 at 06:06 PM.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:10 AM   #2
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Intersting way to solve this !


This kind of feature should really be native IMHO.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:16 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Yeah, though the second best is still better than nothing. Plus, once a user takes a moment to set the script run automatically - it will feel just like a native feature would. I've been using the script for more than a year and can't imagine REAPER any other way now.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing this, you seem to develop only genius universal solutions. Great.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:45 AM   #5
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Thanks TonE! I'm glad it is useful to you.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:16 PM   #6
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A little PSA for Mac users: thanks to the automatically rescan MIDI hardware on device change notifications fix in REAPER v5.982, the script now properly operates on macOS.

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