How do you configure a Code 49 in Reaper?

I just got a Code 49. I'm trying to figure out how to set that up with Reaper. So far, I can just get it to work as a standard MIDI keyboard (i.e. it controls VSTi's perfectly), but I can't get it to also control transport, track solo/mute, faders, etc. The faders on this controller can also switch into Mackie Control/HUI mode, but I just can't find a way to make it do anything in Reaper. Curious to see if anybody has done this. Thanks!
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting.

    You'll need to setup a Mackie control surface in Reaper that utilizes the Mackie control from the keyboard.

    - On the Code, hit Edit
    - Hold Shift and hit the "MACKIE/HUI" key until the screen reads "MACKIE"

    - In Reaper, navigate to Options > Preferences > Control Surfaces
    - Add a new control surface
    - Select Mackie Control Universal from the list
    - Assign the input and output ports to Code port 3 (may appear as MIDIIN 3 or Mackie input depending on your OS)
    - Hit OK to exit



    And that's it!

    Just make sure all of your parameters are in Mackie mode and you should be goof to go.

    Hope this helps!
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Code 61 "Setup with Reaper" inquiry.

    Hi,

    Would you consider making a "Setup with Reaper" to put in the Support Knowledge Base ?

    I guess that Reaper is not the most used DAW but it is underestimate and it would be worthwhile.

    Is there someone interested ?

    Best,

    Juilan
    • Hi Julian,

      Check out the post above and it should walk you through the whole process.

      It's important to understand that most DAWs operate in the same general fashion, and setting up a Mackie device or anything that uses the Mackie protocol is pretty straightforward as long as you know what you are looking for. For example, this guide shows you how to set up a Mackie device in some of the most popular DAWs:

      http://www.harmonycentral.com/article...

      Reaper is missing from this, but it's still the same general idea. I was actually meaning to put together a guide for Reaper but then Christmas and the busy season happened!

      I'll make sure to put it on the top of my to-do-list :) Let me know if you have any questions!
    • Ok, will check that.
      Thanks Corey!
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  • I tried this for at least an hour and it didn't want to work until I restarted the ode 61. Just for some of you who also have problems with this issue.
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  • The only problem is if you are in Mackie mode, you can't use one of Reaper's most powerful features - the learn function. If you do the following, you can have both midi send and mackie control at the same time on this midi controller:

    1-Enable input+control on the "code##" device in preferences->MIDI Devices.
    This should give you keyboard midi input and fader/pot control when the control buttons (fader mode, button mode, encoder mode) are RED (ie, in midi mode).

    2-Go to preferences ->Control/OSC/web and press "add".
    3-In control surface mode, select "Mackie control extender"
    4-For Midi Input, select MIDIIN3 (Code##).
    5-Apply your settings

    Now when your control lights are RED (in midi mode) you can use the learn function of Reaper to automate. You can also use the "Actions" menu on top, find your action, add a shortcut, and assign that shortcut to midi.

    When the control lights are GREEN (in Mackie mode) you get transport controls and absolute control over tracks 1-8 volume and pan. You have 16 channels of fully assignable buttons to use in midi mode. In Mackie mode, holding the "shift" button and pressing the master track button (b1) will cycle through the record (red), solo (yellow), mute (blue), and track select (green) functions for all tracks.

    Note that you can also use M-Audio's preset editor to make and send your presets to the keyboard.

    https://m-audio.com/support/download/...
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