Old 07-14-2019, 11:36 AM   #1
route66
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 12
Default Transpose Midi

This seems like it should be easy so I assume I must just be a dummy.
I've got 8 midi tracks (no drums) in the key of D which I would like to change to the key of G. Is there a way to do them all at once? In the time I've spent screwing around trying to figure this out I could have done it track by track, but for future reference......
Thank you!
route66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 11:53 AM   #2
Rims
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Default

Not exactly what you asked but it's pretty quick to select the midi item, press T and enter 5 in the semitone box

https://youtu.be/6t9A_PEioH4?t=119
Rims is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 01:29 PM   #3
dug dog
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,033
Default

OR, in the track control panel, right drag to lasso select the MIDI items, hit F2 to open the media item properties dialogue and enter a number in the pitch adjust box in the upper right.
dug dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 03:31 PM   #4
hopi
Human being with feelings
 
hopi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Right Hear
Posts: 14,770
Default

or you could drop the JS Midi Transpose FX on each item with it set to 2 semitones up

or in the MIDI Editor, you can make all the items editable, hit Control + A to select all note and move them all up 2 semitones
__________________
...should be fixed for the next build... http://tinyurl.com/cr7o7yl
https://soundcloud.com/hopikiva/angel-rain
hopi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 05:12 AM   #5
garyo
Human being with feelings
 
garyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sebring Fla
Posts: 129
Default

Maybe i missed it........but was or is there a way to do ALL tracks at same time?
garyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 06:41 AM   #6
cstooch
Human being with feelings
 
cstooch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posts: 119
Default

I do this somewhat often, so I ended up creating 4 buttons on my toolbar: Octave Up, Octave Down, Semitone Up, Semitone Down. If you go in the actions list and filter for Transpose, you'll see each of those actions. You can either call those actions manually, or use the T key like someone else said, or set up buttons for them like I did.

From the main window where you see all your tracks / midi items, etc., you just select the midi items that you want to transpose. You can right click/drag to select them, or ctrl-click, or shift click... probably ctrl-A to select everything (haven't tried that yet though), then transpose will transpose all the midi items that are highlighted.


This video describes how to modify the toolbar, if you go that route: http://reaper.fm/videos.php#LzesiU5_Blk


It's funny, but I find that this is something that is quite a fundamental piece of functionality in a DAW, but I'm also fairly new to Reaper and I didn't find this very obvious at first. I'm starting to get more use to how Reaper works. I like it a lot, but it's definitely not the most intuitive software I've used.
cstooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 06:45 AM   #7
Glennbo
Human being with feelings
 
Glennbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 3,580
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dug dog View Post
OR, in the track control panel, right drag to lasso select the MIDI items, hit F2 to open the media item properties dialogue and enter a number in the pitch adjust box in the upper right.
I always lasso the items I want to transpose, and then hold CTRL and use the up/down arrow keys to move the block of selected notes.
__________________
Glennbo
Hear My Music - Click Me!!!
--
Glennbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 08:51 AM   #8
Dr Bob
Human being with feelings
 
Dr Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 1,070
Default

If you do transpose ALL tracks at the same time, be careful not to change the drums on channel 10, if it's a General MIDI (GM) midifile! Else you will get a weird drum track!!!

dB
Dr Bob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 04:23 AM   #9
garyo
Human being with feelings
 
garyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sebring Fla
Posts: 129
Default

Dont mean to belabor this topic, but.......once more.......is there some method\option that lets you make the desired changes on MULTIPLE tracks AT THE SAME TIME.

I.E. change say......three separate instrument tracks, moving the recording Key up or down to the new key

Maybe some way to select all three tracks, and them move the notes all at same times.
garyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 04:49 AM   #10
Rims
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 15
Default

See dug dog method
Rims is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 06:22 AM   #11
melillo
Human being with feelings
 
melillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 16
Default

It would be nice if there was a parameter in the item's settings called "Untransposable". You'd enable this parameter for drum and percussion tracks, so you could transpose a whole song easily. And it would be useful to have a dialog box in which you enter the number of semitones you want to transpose, and then the selected midi tracks/items would be transposed by that number.

Marc
__________________
The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. -Woody Allen
Duo Azura
Soundcloud Bandcamp
melillo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 06:24 AM   #12
route66
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 12
Default

Really appreciate the help. I tried Dug Dog's method and it's what I was looking for. I didn't realize that if you right click drag over any part of multiple tracks it will select everything, not just the part you dragged on. Also, I'm used to actually seeing the notes move to the new pitch so I got thrown off there too.

Works great.
route66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 11:31 AM   #13
zookthespook
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 550
Default

select all the items you wan't to transpose and

then hit
SHIFT+) for transposing up one semitone
SHIFT+( for transposing down semitone

pretty quick

cheers
zook
zookthespook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.