Old 03-29-2019, 01:13 PM   #1
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I have a workflow that involves taking midi files that are generated by a comnputer (i.e., not a live player). I then insert these as media items, routed to a number of vsts, mostly samplers. This is a compositional workflow rather than a recording one.

When I audition the result, I then go back to the computer and tweak the algorithm to generate new midi files, re-import them etc. I'm manually adding cc automation to each track in Reaper.

So In the mixer view, I have dozens of these midi tracks, and no audio tracks. Each one has a level meter and a fader that don't do anything. It would be very useful to me if they did do something.

In a perfect world, I'd like to be able to cause the fader to control some midi value such as velocity or a CC. Not the same for each track, so I would want to be able to select what it does for each one. Similarly, I would like to be able to have the fader display some midi value, instead of audio that's never going to be there.

So, my question: Is there a way to do this? I don't want to hide these tracks, I want to be able to manipulate them as they play. These channel strips have some useable controls, e.g. mute and solo buttons, but I can't see how to make use of the fader and level meter.
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:35 PM   #2
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if you right click on the track you should be able to select "link track volume to MIDI channel" under "MIDI track controls" this will allow you to link the fader to MIDI volume and will display a value from 0-127. Perhaps you could link this to the cc of your choice with parameter modulation or ReaLearn or something?
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:57 PM   #3
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what is Kewl to me, is once you have that linkage, you can then also add a Vol envelope, and enter points, when don't to taste set the envelope to read and watch it all run
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:39 AM   #4
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if you right click on the track you should be able to select "link track volume to MIDI channel" under "MIDI track controls" this will allow you to link the fader to MIDI volume and will display a value from 0-127. Perhaps you could link this to the cc of your choice with parameter modulation or ReaLearn or something?
Thanks, I found this option for assigning the fader. But I don't see anything about displaying values fro 0-127. The level meter still shows nothing (except the tiny pixel that blinks when there is midi activity). Not quite sure what you meant there.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:08 AM   #5
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Thanks, I found this option for assigning the fader. But I don't see anything about displaying values fro 0-127. The level meter still shows nothing (except the tiny pixel that blinks when there is midi activity). Not quite sure what you meant there.
Ah never mind. Once I moved the fader, then the meter started showing the volume from the track. Thanks for the help.
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