Nothing beats how easy it is to create MIDI items in REAPER! 💪
Let me show you my two favorite ways to go about it:
1. The simple way
Press ctrl/cmd while clicking and dragging anywhere in your timeline to create a new empty MIDI item.
By the way, if you have another item selected as you perform the above, it will start creating a copy of the selected item. Which is very handy in some cases as well!
2. The custom way
One other way that I like is double clicking to insert a MIDI item based on my selection or grid size.
It looks like this:
How to set it up:
- Go to Preferences > Mouse Modifiers > Context: Track | Double click
- Double click the default action and select “Action list…”
- Search for “Insert new MIDI item…” and select it. Hit apply.
Now you should be able to double click anywhere in the arrange view and create a MIDI item 🚀