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MIDI Integration with a DAW like Reaper?
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I use the popular DAW "Reaper" (and Jamulus, with a Focusrite sound card) to play in real time with people over the Internet.  On the whole this works very well and we have good regular sessions despite the impact of COVID restrictions, with low enough latency to not affect us.

Before COVID I would just play Piano, and occasionally pick up other instruments.  But with COVID I've discovered the wonderful world of MIDI keyboards and virtual instruments - so now I fill in with a variety of "virtual" sampled instruments when needed, from the keyboard.  I am often switching between sets of virtual instruments during or between songs.  I do this manually by arranging the instruments as different tracks in Reaper, and arming them for Record as I need them.

This works, but is a bit clunky - I've explored MIDI Smart Buttons in Mobile Sheets but I can't find a way to send e.g. control commands from MS to Reaper to automate virtual instrument selection.  The MIDI Smart Button function appears to be designed to send control commands to a MIDI device, not act as a MIDI device in the eyes of the DAW (which is what I think I need).

Has anyone managed to implement this sort of automation?  Thanks.

--Andrew
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MIDI Integration with a DAW like Reaper? - by Andrew9999 - 11-05-2020, 10:46 PM

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