Old 11-11-2019, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Reload Tempo map from external midi file

When utilizing midi files as external .mid rather than in-project data, I haven't found the ability to "re-check" or "update" what happens when first importing a .midi file, i.e., "Import MIDI tempo map to project tempo map @ tt:tt:tt".

This means that after importing a midi file, if that midi file happen to be changed externally in such a way that there is more or different bpm information, not only is that new bpm information not loaded into Reaper upon refocus, but there doesn't seem to be a function/action for a clip like: "Re-import MIDI tempo map from .mid file to project @ tt:tt:tt" where the time would of course be at the beginning of the clip.

If there is such a function, can anyone share how to do so? If not, this seems to be a decent future feature request.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:23 AM   #2
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You should be able to do it through the same dialog again.
You could script it to get the original filename and location then it will re-import it when updated.

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Old 11-12-2019, 02:16 AM   #3
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You should be able to do it through the same dialog again.
You could script it to get the original filename and location then it will re-import it when updated.

You made a video manually re-importing a midi file?
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:16 PM   #4
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You made a video manually re-importing a midi file?
Observation: If the only available option here is to re-import the file which will, of course, show the MIDI Import File dialogue containing the option to "Import MIDI Tempo Map to project tempo map" at the beginning position, then it seems appropriate to request a feature for some how "reloading" the tempo information from an external midi file instead of re-importing.

But a script does make sense also as a work-around. Not privy with it, but it seems that one would need to
1) Select the currently imported midi item
2) Set cursor to the beginning of the item
3) Get the filename some how of the item
4) Delete the selected item
5) Access the filename and place it at said cursor position

One bigger problem here with this is that the user would have to re-choose to get multiple tracks again with a multi-channel midi file, and then new tracks would be formed, so it would get messy if not done properly.

Sounds like an option should be given to Reaper so that "BPM Tempo is automatically updated upon refocus if different" and/or at least have a manual action to "Reload Tempo information from external midi source file"
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