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Old 05-09-2019, 03:51 AM   #99
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Default Choices for bank selection customisation

Various forum users have over time asked how to modify or change how track selection is highlighted to a Reaper user on banking across groups of eight tracks with the MIDIMIX.
This post aims to give advice so that a user can set things up how they wish.

The possible appearance and function on banking is affected by all of
• Reaper version
• whether the user is using the default or other themes,
• customised layouts
• using SWS extensions or not
• their preferred bank identification technique.
The choice is also influenced by whether unvarying track icons or colour selections identifying tracks are already considered important for the Reaper project or workflow, since these are changed when the selected track bank is identified with colour or track icons.

The following list summarises the bank identification techniques possible and the associated actions that make the technique work, to help experimentation and customisation choice.

1. Track icon
Actions to use
40899 - Track: Set track icon
40900 - Track: Remove track icon
Overrides previously selected track presentation? Yes (icons)

2. Track colour (default-white)
Actions to use
_SWS_WHITETRACK
40359 - Track: Set to default color (i.e. reset)
Overrides previously selected track presentation? Yes (colours)

3. Track colour (default-random) - This is the technique used in the supplied MIDIMIX script
Actions to use
40360 - Track: Set to one random color
40359 - Track: Set to default color (i.e. reset)
Overrides previously selected track presentation? Yes (colours)

4. Track colour (default-preset)
Actions to use
_SWS_TRACKCUSTCOL1 - SWS: Set selected track(s) to custom color 1 (NB custom color needs to be defined)
40359 - Track: Set to default color (i.e. reset)
Overrides previously selected track presentation? Yes (colours)

5. Mixer layout and/or Track layout
Actions to use
41698 Layout: apply custom layout #03
41700 Layout: apply custom layout #05
41696 Layout: apply custom layout #01 (to reset)
48500 Layout: default layout (equivalent to 41696: perhaps does not work as desired?)
Overrides previously selected track presentation? No

To use this method, assign custom layouts to a selectable number by selecting in the menu View->Screensets/Layout ->Layouts tab in Reaper 5. The custom layouts available or changeable will depend on your Reaper theme.

6. Track height
Actions to use
970 - View: Adjust selected track heights a little bit (MIDI CC relative/mousewheel)
or
_XENAKIOS_SELTRAXHEIGHTA - Xenakios/SWS: Set selected tracks heights to A
_XENAKIOS_SELTRAXHEIGHTB - Xenakios/SWS: Set selected tracks heights to B
_XENAKIOS_STORETRACKHEIGHTS - Xenakios/SWS: Store selected tracks heights
_XENAKIOS_RECALLTRACKHEIGHTS - Xenakios/SWS: Recall selected tracks heights
Overrides previously selected track presentation? SWS actions: No. Reaper 970: probably No.

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