Old 08-31-2018, 01:14 AM   #1
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Hi,

Very new Reaper user here. I have been able to take 4 bar midi sequences and extend them over parts of my composition by dragging the end bar. If I drag across 20 additional bars I get 6 sets of the sequence, counting the first. I have just made a 1 bar sequence and cannot get it to exhibit the same behavior. When I drag the end of the sequence I just get blank midi. Is there some minimum number of bars that must be created before you can get the duplication process to work?

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Old 08-31-2018, 03:42 AM   #2
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No, one bar is fine. But right click on it and check Item Settings/Loop item source is ticked.

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Old 08-31-2018, 03:46 AM   #3
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Hello joebataz and welcome to these forums. You'll find many helpful people here and a lot of useful information. Make sure that you:
Nope, the looping does not depend on the initial length of the MIDI item. The behaviour is driven by one of the item's properties - "loop source". For that 4-bar sequence it is set so that dragging out the length loops the content. For the 1-bar sequence it is not set so dragging out the length just adds empty space.

You can change the setting by right-clicking the item, selecting "Item settings" the "Loop item source". Or by right-clicking the item, selecting "Item properties" and changing it there.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:05 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for the replies!
It is much appreciated.

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