I’m trialing Olga and trying to map the pitch wheel to a controller wheel with REAPER’s Learn feature to perform a bend in a recording. After I try to map it, the modulation wheel moves, not the Pitch wheel. So it’s picking up the input from the controller, set to channel 1 (and all channels are being allowed by REAPER), but it’s mapping to something to which I didn’t intend for it to be mapped. This is after clicking the Olga Pitch wheel and, in the top right of the REAPER window that contains the plugin, clicking Param > Learn, and setting it to the MIDI controller’s pitch wheel (called “MIDI Chan 1 Pitch”) which is the way I’m aware of to do this in REAPER.
I wonder if there is a way to work around this. If I go to the top right of the REAPER window that contains the plugin, Param > FX parameter list > Learn, the closest things I see in the list of synth parameters that can be mapped are options for pitch bend range 1 and 2, but those are the settings for the pitch wheel range, not the wheel itself. I’ve yet to try everything in the list, though, but the names all look like they would point to other parameters.
How do I map Olga’s pitch wheel to a MIDI controller wheel in REAPER?
I’m using Olga unregistered v3.00.03
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (Version 10.0.22621 Build 22621)
Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen)
Sample Rate: 48000
Buffer Size: 128
Clock Source: USB Internal
Clock Status: SYNCED
P.S. If I record the performance using the mouse to alter the pitch wheel, it does not save the bends to the MIDI item in REAPER, so simple as the synth part I wanted to meld into this beat was, I can’t work around it with the mouse in the meanwhile, but hot damn, I don’t simply get this tone with another synth.
Edit: I am now aware that a per-take pitch envelope can be used essentially to step-program the pitch on a render of the synth part (and of course, there is the possibility of automating pitch-shifting plug-ins); still stumped on playing Olga’s pitch wheel with a controller and saving the performance, though.
Edit 2: Drawing MIDI pitch information into the MIDI item does not seem to affect the pitch.