Digitakt, Overbridge, and REAPER

Hi all !

The elements involved are : Digitakt, Overbridge, and REAPER (DOR)

There is an issue I’ve been facing for a week now and I haven’t found anything online that addresses this. My guess is that this is a DOR specific problem.

I managed to split each track of my song from Digitakt to Reaper. I did this by adding a VST track to Reaper. However, the tracks come in mono ( or rather its stereo characteristics disappear ). Reaper still indicates it as stereo (by not indicating it as mono).

For example, lets say Digitakt TRACK 1 gets plopped into TRACK 3 of Reaper. Fine. All good.
Reaper creates a dedicated track to Digitakt VST and then routes the separate Digitakt tracks to their dedicated Reaper tracks.

However, Digitakt TRACK 1 is a delay guitar sample that ping pongs left to right. If you listen to TRACK 3 of Reaper, that ping pong effect is gone. This happens to all tracks coming from Digitakt.

What is interesting is that the original Reaper VST track created does contain the ping pong effect AND all other stereo effects from DIGITAKT, but its all on one Reaper track.

Until I can get this sorted out, I’ve been recording my songs track by track ( the pre-Overbridge way! ) because I have a lot of stereo effects, especially percussive, that really benefit from the stereo. This is not the end of the world, but this was the only reason why I installed Overbridge so that my recording method would be less painstaking.

Anybody out there solved this in DOR ?

Sorry for the repetition in terms but I just wanted to make this post understandable.

FX are send-only, this means all tracks are sent to the same FX path. In other words, you don’t have one FX chain per track. So it makes sense that you can’t record FX for each track through OB.

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Thanks LyingDalai !

I think I understand now.

I guess I have to stick to my way of working (record track by track) to preserve FX per track or apply them in Reaper after tracks get moved from OB.


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