Old 09-11-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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Every time I add a track, I need to go in and set it up for MIDI. I need to select the Record>Merge settings and monitoring prefs that I like. Aside from copying other MIDI tracks already in a project... and aside from importing tracks from a template, is there a way to add MIDI tracks with specified settings?

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Old 09-11-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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Every time I add a track, I need to go in and set it up for MIDI. I need to select the Record>Merge settings and monitoring prefs that I like. Aside from copying other MIDI tracks already in a project... and aside from importing tracks from a template, is there a way to add MIDI tracks.
It's been a while since I used it, but a while back I setup "SWS/S&M: Resources" to do this, you can find "Resources" in the "Extensions" menu. I forget exactly how I did it but I remember it was a little tricky.

If I remember correctly, I first saved a few track templates, and then set up "Resources" with the exact "Path" to import the saved template.

In the actions list you can type "SWS/S&M: Resources" in the filter box to see what's all there.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:16 AM   #3
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aside from importing tracks from a template ...
I can't tell from your message if you meant loading a track template, or creating a project template and extracting a track from that.

I would think that setting up the MIDI track as desired and saving it as a track template is the most efficient way to do what you are asking for. You can either load the template using native Reaper functions, or through SWS as Tod suggested.

Have you tried using a track template, and found that it didn't allow you to save all of the setting you want?
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:28 PM   #4
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It's been a while since I used it, but a while back I setup "SWS/S&M: Resources" to do this, you can find "Resources" in the "Extensions" menu. I forget exactly how I did it but I remember it was a little tricky.

If I remember correctly, I first saved a few track templates, and then set up "Resources" with the exact "Path" to import the saved template.

In the actions list you can type "SWS/S&M: Resources" in the filter box to see what's all there.
Great!! Thanks Todd... will give that a shot.
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I can't tell from your message if you meant loading a track template, or creating a project template and extracting a track from that.

I would think that setting up the MIDI track as desired and saving it as a track template is the most efficient way to do what you are asking for. You can either load the template using native Reaper functions, or through SWS as Tod suggested.

Have you tried using a track template, and found that it didn't allow you to save all of the setting you want?
Hi lunker,

Yeah... I use track templates but usually for larger track-count stuff... and it always wrks perfectly. I was more interested in a single track default state. I think what both you and Todd are saying is to use a template (of 1 track) and bind it to an action using the resources command.

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Old 09-11-2019, 06:15 PM   #6
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I have a set of personal basic track templates, each one uses one of my own matching theme layouts for both TCP and MCP and is ready for midi input...

I edit the S&M.ini file like this:

[TrackTemplates]
Max_slot=20
Slot1="01 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc1="Pastel 01"
Slot2="02 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc2="Pastel 02"
Slot3="03 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc3="Pastel 03"
Slot4="04 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc4="Pastel 04"
Slot5="05 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc5="Pastel 05"
Slot6="06 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc6="Pastel 06"
Slot7="07 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc7="Pastel 07"
Slot8="08 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc8="Pastel 08"
Slot9="09 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc9="Pastel 09"
Slot10="10 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc10="Pastel 10"
Slot11="11 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc11="Pastel 11"
Slot12="12 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc12="Pastel 12"
Slot13="13 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc13="Pastel 13"
Slot14="14 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc14="Pastel 14"
Slot15="15 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc15="Pastel 15"
Slot16="16 Circus Pastel.RTrackTemplate"
Desc16="Pastel 16"
Slot17="17 Circus TCP Empty Gray Track.RTrackTemplate"
Desc17="TCP-MCP Blank Empty"
Slot18="18 Circus TCP Separtor WIDE MCP.RTrackTemplate"
Desc18="MCP Wide"
Slot19="19 Circus TCP Separtor NARROW MCP.RTrackTemplate"
Desc19="MCP Narrow"

Each of the first 16 numbers matches one of the custom colors, 17 is default gray, the the rest are separators...

So you first have to save the track templates you create and give them numbers like that...

When S&M.ini is done that way, those templates will show up in the action list... and I have them added to the empty TCP context menu.
So to insert any one is right there...
Or you could add them to a toolbar... whatever
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:14 PM   #7
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Wow... thanks hopi!

I'll have to re-read that again... slowly

I knew about the 1-16 SWS color numbering... but I didn't know about 17 being default gray! Very good to know.

Thanks man!
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:38 PM   #8
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well careful... those are my own set sws colors... they have no meaning generally... they would be different for anyone else...

so you would not just copy what I posted into your S&M.ini, but would find that section of the ini and add to it whatever you have saved as your own track templates

you file name templates should start at 01,02,03, etc...
I have mine set to 20 but you could have more of less...
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