Old 08-01-2019, 06:43 AM   #1
GameAudioRvlzzr
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Default Deactivate note midi channels?

Hi!
The feature that, within one midi item, i can have notes targeting different midi channels, has only disadvantages to me. Can i deactivate it?

I would prefer to have any midi item only edit and play notes on the midi channel that i have set as output for the track (which i usually set to "Input: MIDI"/My Keyboard/"All Channels" and "Map input to channel:"/"Channel 1" (for expample)).

Example of the behaviour i would prefer:
If i have a midi item on track 1 (mapped to channel 1), it always only plays on midi channel 1, whatever the notes. If i mouse draw additional notes into that item, they, too, play on channel 1.
If i then move that midi item to track 2 (mapped to channel 8), all the notes play on channel 8.

I am aware i can change the midi channels of the notes to what i want them to be, but having to do that all the time is a major nuisance for me.

Can somebody tell me how i get reaper to ignore note midi channels and only use track midi channels?

Thank you!
Micha
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:03 PM   #2
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Hi!
Can somebody tell me how i get reaper to ignore note midi channels and only use track midi channels?
Hey Micha:

This might not be the best workaround, so maybe someone else will respond with a better alternative, but here is one way that seems to work:

Check out the [JS: MIDI MPE to single channel] plugin.
It's more of a workaround to achieve what you're wanting, but here's a quick test to verify that it does work in a simple example:

[Track 1]: With the FX enabled and a media item with midi notes and CC data on channel 1. Keep the default parameters but change the output midi channel to 2 as an example.

Routing this into another [Track 2] and recording the midi output verifies that it does indeed switch the notes and cc events into the user-specified channel (channel 2). So it seems you could enable this plug-in on every track that you wanted to force a specific midi channel onto, disregarding the midi data as to what actual channels were in the midi information, but again, maybe there's a better way to do this.

Good luck
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