Old 08-13-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Default nanokontrol 2, reaper, vb3, midi learn

I got nanokontrol 2 working as a controller for faders in reaper using the action list thing and that's all fine and dandy, but what I really want to use it for is to control parameters on the vb3 hammond vsti by our friend Guido S.

This plug in has a midi learn function that will learn when I use the nano set to preferences midi device enabled + control. I can then select that device as midi input and use midi learn on the plugin to get the controller to control the plug in. so far so good, but this is all without sound, so to get sound I have to select babyface or ALL as the midi input, and with this setup it is apparent that whatever learning took placed is not now applied.

The nano still controls track and transport settings in reaper however.

Can someone 'splain this to me or offer some words of wisdom?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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The way it works is the plugin offering its own MIDI learn system means that MIDI has got to be routed to it in a standard "I'm going to play it" type way. Reaper's Learn system is separate from that, so when you enable Control for a MIDI device in Preferences you don't need to do any routing apart from that.

The easiest thing to do would be to Learn the controls on the plugin using the Reaper Learn system.... wiggle control, click Param (in FX window) and Learn.

If you really want to use the plugin's built-in MIDI learn, you would want to..

- Create Track
- Rec enable, select Nano as input, set monitor/audition on.
- In i/o window create a send with MIDI to the track with the B3 on it.

Now you have two tracks controlling the B3.

To record your Nano twiddling on the track with the B3 instead of its own track, you'd need to right-click on the Rec button of the B3 track and select Record Output: MIDI. You'd probably want to right click on the Nano track too and select "Record disable: input monitoring only".
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #3
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thx very much . . . will try in the next day or two and report back.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=captain caveman;794253]The way it works is the plugin offering its own MIDI learn system means that MIDI has got to be routed to it in a standard "I'm going to play it" type way. Reaper's Learn system is separate from that, so when you enable Control for a MIDI device in Preferences you don't need to do any routing apart from that.

The easiest thing to do would be to Learn the controls on the plugin using the Reaper Learn system.... wiggle control, click Param (in FX window) and Learn

thx that worked great. The only thing I needed to do was wiggle one of the controls and all the controls on the plug-in were automatically assigned to the nano(maybe because in my earlier semi futile explorations I checked the mackie control in control surfaces?)

The only problem now is that one fader on the nano is (in only one case) controlling two parameters on the plug in . . . so if you have any advice on how to sort this out, great. thx again for the primer and solution.
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