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Default Can Reaper Send Values to Controller?

Considering getting a midi controller with endless encoders with the led lights round the outside to display the position.

Is there functionality in Reaper to send the current value out to the controller so that if I change the value using the mouse, or load a preset/project, the led on the controller will be updated accordingly?

Or would the led only ever be correct if both the encoder and the value in Reaper both start at 0 and is only changed with the encoder?
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Many controllers receive Midi messages to display values via LEDs, but they might use very different protocols for this.

Reaper can send Midi, so of course it can send "something" to these LEDs.

But I suppose your question is about automatically sending sensible data do drive the LED display.

Here you very likely will need additional software that allows to define the workflow you want to see.

The "Control Surface" subforum is the location to discuss these issues, so you should ask any questions over there.

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Many controllers receive Midi messages to display values via LEDs, but they might use very different protocols for this.

Reaper can send Midi, so of course it can send "something" to these LEDs.

But I suppose your question is about automatically sending sensible data do drive the LED display.

Here you very likely will need additional software that allows to define the workflow you want to see.

The "Control Surface" subforum is the location to discuss these issues, so you should ask any questions over there.

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Thanks for the reply.

Your supposition is correct, I didn't really mean is it technically possible, more asking if Reaper would do this automatically which you say it doesn't. So that answers that.

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it doesn't.
Yep. (In most cases) it doesn't, but in the said subforum you'll find multiple free tools to accomplish exactly this.
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ReaLearn is pretty cool. I found this video useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0LBdXXcg7g
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ReaLearn is pretty cool. I found this video useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0LBdXXcg7g
Wow nice one thanks.

To be honest I had kind of assumed it would take a lot of faffing about and wasn't going to bother but it looks relatively easy, definitely makes an endless encoder controller more appealing.

That one used in the video looks great too but it's pretty pricey.
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