Old 09-12-2017, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default Chord track/s ?

Any possibility to create "chord track" in reaper? I mean super simple functionality of display the chord name regardless of zoom level, arranger/editor/notator etc. Notation view somewhat has thos function, but what if it could be overlayed with 50% opacity ON ANY track, not just the one where text (chord name) been input.
Right now I use markers, but its really painful as editing names is hover mouse / click+click/ type > do again, as with native function it could be as simple as type / tab (½ note forward)> do again
Using Markers means transport is messed up (was chorus/ verse, now ½ of the bar.).
Again, all this is just for visual reference. Right now I either use pencil and paper (and fkn eraser all over the place) or markers... Would be invaluable for writing parts. I mean scenario, where memory not really works as everything changes with one or two playthroughs/overdubs.
This and scrolling notation (as in arrange view) would mean a world to me
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:58 AM   #2
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You can use empty items and item notes to do that.

https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=12
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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You can use empty items and item notes to do that.
Nice idea.

But a dedicated chord lane above/below the marke lane would be nice. The benefit of a chord lane is that it won't disappear when you start vertical scrolling the tracks.

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Old 09-13-2017, 01:41 PM   #4
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Might as well use regions for that, then.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:24 AM   #5
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The benefit of a chord lane is that it won't disappear when you start vertical scrolling the tracks.
I think there has been a request for spreadsheet-style screen splitting so that you could scroll one part while the other remains fixed. Better yet, there could be a "scroll pin" on a track which would prevent it from moving off the screen. In fact, I like this idea so much that I'll probably make a separate request for it now.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:41 AM   #6
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I currently use a "Progressions" Track with the chords and the midi editor (layered midi editing) to fix notes to flow with the chords.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:28 PM   #7
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+1 please add a chord track or plugin like the one in cubase
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:28 AM   #8
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Better yet, there could be a "scroll pin" on a track which would prevent it from moving off the screen.
Ah yes, that sounds cool.

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Old 09-16-2017, 06:34 AM   #9
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Might as well use regions for that, then.
Actually I like it that you provide suggestions for workaraounds, but both markers and regions have disadvantages if used for chords. Both feature an id which is not needed and clutters up the lane.

And if you use regions for chords then you'll end up with ugly overlapping regions. That is until Reaper gets multiple region lanes

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Old 09-26-2017, 08:41 AM   #10
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Update:

I use HeDa scripts now. Note reader is fine for my needs, though paid version allows "karaoke notes" But for displaying chord and anticipating next one - its great! I just dock it under the arranger, and when I don't need it , just close it, perfect!
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