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Automating patch changes in Helix Native via MIDI in a DAW (Reaper or other)

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Hi all, I have the latest version of Helix Native and am trying to get it to change patches and snapshots for me automatically based on time; i.e. I play to a backing track and know where the changes will occur; and want to automate changing patches so that I can use Helix Native plus an interface plus DAW as a practice setup against backing tracks, or just to noodle around.

 

I've tried so far to get it to work in Pro Tools First and Reaper, and I have seen videos of it changing correctly on EXTERNAL devices, but can't get it to change Helix Native.

 

Anyone get this to work, or suggest a DAW where you have automated this?  

 

PS - I can live with snapshot changes only if I need to!  

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Figured it out in Reaper for the snapshot change.  It's not perfect, but it'll do.  Also figured out other automations as well.  

 

Cannot change patch yet, and I have to have it start in the first snapshot to make it work, but just wanted you all to know.   

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If anyone wants to know how to automate changing snapshots in reaper, let me know.  I don't believe there is a way to change presets yet, at least not easily.  I was also able to automate the change of things like Drive inside of a snapshot as well.

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In Helix Native, there is currently support for snapshot changes and parameters and block switch changes (via CC MIDI), but no support for preset changes. How this is done varies between DAWs, but it's usually via the automation features of the DAW.

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" Figured it out in Reaper for the snapshot change.  It's not perfect, but it'll do.  Also figured out other automations as well. "

 

For those of us who haven't figured out how to automate snapshot changes in Reaper, it would be greatly appreciated if you listed it here.

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