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How to strum MIDI notes

January 18, 2023

Here is a simple mouse modifier you can set in REAPER to give your MIDI chords a strumming feel 🎹

This is super useful if you are dealing with pianos, guitars, or any other instrument that could be strummed. Adds lots of realism and a can change a lot of the vibe.

Setup

  1. Open Preferences → Mouse Modifiers → context: MIDI note left drag
  2. Double click the modifier you want to use (I have it set to Ctrl).
  3. Choose Stretch notes (arpeggiate/chordize) > Just stretch

That’s it!

Now every time you hold the modifier you selected, the mouse cursor will change letting you know that you are in “chordize” mode.

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