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Old 09-08-2019, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Toggle option for tuplets/dotted note grid?

Hello!

Been using Reaper for about a 1,5 years and been absolutely loving the program. Lately I've been trying to get the grid change shortcuts to work in a way that would be easy and logical for me. During this process I noticed that I just couldn't find a way to set triplets (or any grid value) to be a toggle option.

So what I would precisely want to do is set toggle buttons for triplets and dotted notes (and maybe some other tuplets), so that when for example I have a grid value of a quarter note, I could swap back and forth between quarter or eight note triplets and normal quarter notes with just one toolbar button/keyboard shortcut/midi button.

I've tried searching for how to do this, but couldn't find a way. I wonder if this is this even possible with Reaper (obviously it has to be, there hasn't been anything I've wanted to do, that Reaper couldn't do so far). If somebody could help me with setting this up, I would be super grateful! Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:38 AM   #2
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yeah, it's possible, but i think you need SWS extensions.
There are grid toggle options in the action list "MIDI editor" section.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:53 PM   #3
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I don't think you can do exactly what you want with just one button, because the "triplet" and "dotted" actions are not toggles (and they shouldn't be, since you probably don't want both to be on at once).

You can have separate buttons, set to the following MIDI Editor actions:

Code:
Grid: Set grid type to triplet
Grid: Set grid type to straight
Grid: Set grid type to dotted
Grid: Set grid type to swing

If you're adventurous, you can set up the following two custom actions.

With successive clicks, this one turns the grid from dotted to straight to triplet (you can keep going beyond that, but the numbers start to get weird):

Code:
Grid: Multiply grid size by 2
Grid: Multiply grid size by 1/3
And this one does the opposite (turns the grid from triplet to straight to dotted):

Code:
Grid: Multiply grid size by 3
Grid: Multiply grid size by 1/2

I set those two actions up with shortcut keys, and most of the time, I just need to run one action, and then the opposite action to reset the grid.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:04 AM   #4
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I don't think you can do exactly what you want with just one button, because the "triplet" and "dotted" actions are not toggles (and they shouldn't be, since you probably don't want both to be on at once).
i think you can.
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
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OK. I didn't look into the SWS actions, even though you alluded to them. I was just thinking of the native actions.
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