Up and Running: A REAPER User Guide v 5.12
track display. In its default gray state, the track will be displayed, when red it will be hidden. After making your
selection, again select Choose which tracks appear in track list from the context menu to implement your
selection. You can also choose whether Media item selection is to be mirrored so that selecting an item in
either the MIDI Editor or Arrange view automatically causes it to be also selected in the other.
Finally, you can choose whether to Show tooltips in MIDI track list.
In the example on the left three tracks are displayed, containing in total
five MIDI items. The Acoustic Guitar track holds three items. Guitar break
1 is the active item: it is therefore also editable and visible. guitar break 2
is editable and visible, guitar break 3 is visible but not editable. The
acoustic bass item is both editable and visible. The electric guitar is not
visible and therefore not editable.
The diamond shaped symbol to the left of each track name opens and
closes a list of MIDI items on that track.
Click on any item name to select it, or on any track name to select all
items on a track. You can use control+click to build a selection. In automatic mode, the first item in a built
selection will be made active, but you can change this by clicking on the “make active” icon of any other item.
You can then use the various other icons to set qualities such as icon color or editability for the entire selection.
The small colored square to the right of an item name opens the color picker: this can be used to select a
different color to be used for this item in the Media Item Lane.
The column to the right of the color picker is the “make active” column. Click here to make any item the current
item for inserting events (shown by the green arrow). It will automatically also be made editable and visible.
Click in the next column to the right of this to make any item visible and editable, indicated by the green
unlocked padlock icon. If contents do not appear visible, check 1) the scroll settings for the MIDI editor window,
and 2) the channel filter, to ensure that the required channel is included in the filter. This same green icon can
then be used to toggle editability.
The eye symbol to the right of this toggles the visibility of any item (or item selection) in the MIDI Editor.
The gray/red circle to the right of this (for tracks) toggles record arm status for that track. This is used in
conjunction with the Record button on the Arrange view Transport Bar.
Use the M button to the right of this to toggle mute status for individual tracks or items.
Use the S button to the right of this to toggle solo status for any track.
You can also use the Contents menu (from the MIDI Editor main menu) to override and change your current
MIDI Editor preference settings. For example, you can:
Use the One MIDI editor per command and select Media item, Track, or Project.
Use the Options when using one media item per project command and change the setting for
Behavior for “open items in built-in MIDI editor” to any of clicked MIDI item only, all selected
MIDI items, all MIDI items on same track as clicked item or all MIDI items in project.
The Contents menu also makes available a number of toggle options to be applied when all MIDI items in
project is selected. These are Only MIDI items on same track as active item are editable, Clear editor
when changing active MIDI item (shift toggles) and Close editor when active item is deleted in
Arrange view. For more about MIDI preferences and options, see Chapter 21.
There is also a toggle option Active MIDI item follows selection changes in Arrange view. This enables
you to make any MIDI item active by selecting it in Arrange view.
The Media Item Lane
This displays the MIDI items and their position in the arrangement. In automatic mode, clicking on any item
highlights, selects it and makes it active. As with the track list, you can use control+click to build a selection.
The individual media item right-click context
menu offers you various options for setting
items to custom colors or random colors.
13.28 Editing Multiple MIDI Items
In order to be able to edit different MIDI items at the same time you will first need to select those items that
you wish to make available for editing, as explained in the previous section. You can then perform normal
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