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Duplicate tracks with no items in REAPER

December 23, 2022

Here’s a handy script that allows you to duplicate a track while preserving its routing and effects, but not its content.

This is useful if you want to create a new track with the same setup as an existing track, but don't want to copy over the audio or MIDI data.

Install the script

To set this up, you need Reapack installed and make sure you have the me2beats scripts repository imported:

https://github.com/me2beats/reapack/raw/master/index.xml
If you don’t have Reapack, no worries! – I made a short tutorial on how to install it and use it: How to install Reapack

To use the script, open the Actions menu (shortcut: ?) and search for "me2beats_Duplicate tracks without items.lua".

Done! I recommend setting a shortcut to this like alt+D.

This script has some useful variations you can also use:

• Script: me2beats_Duplicate tracks without envelopes and items.lua