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#1 MaybeTowelie

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 09:05 AM

I'm currently creating my first custom song. I have everything charted, but when I try shift+L to copy my lyrics from a text file into the vocal part track in reaper, I just get the "cling" sound. I have installed the rbn2-install file (multiple times), and everything else I can find on this site, but it is still not letting me Shift+L. I had the 3.78 version of Reaper, so I updated to 4.5, and that did not help.

Any advice would be appreciated!

#2 Farottone

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 11:16 AM

I'm currently creating my first custom song. I have everything charted, but when I try shift+L to copy my lyrics from a text file into the vocal part track in reaper, I just get the "cling" sound. I have installed the rbn2-install file (multiple times), and everything else I can find on this site, but it is still not letting me Shift+L. I had the 3.78 version of Reaper, so I updated to 4.5, and that did not help.

Any advice would be appreciated!


I don't remember how this is fixed, sorry, but do NOT go over Reaper 4.22. Maybe, just maybe, 4.25 is still safe, but 4.5 will definitely break a number of things for Rock Band. Also, it will prevent you from taking advantage of a couple of very cool things we're working on.

#3 AddyMilldike

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 04:18 PM

In order to get the shortcut to work, you have to add it yourself (I never could get this shortcut to work when I used the RBN plug-in).

Go into the MIDI editor, click on Actions at the top and look for the action "Import lyrics for selected notes from file." Then click on Add in the lower left corner and set it to Shift+L (or whatever you'd like)

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#4 Sideshow

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Posted February 24, 2014 - 06:43 PM

I always wondered why I couldnt get this shortcut to work either. I am using Reaper 3.78. Good to know I wasnt the only one having this problem.

#5 MaybeTowelie

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Posted February 25, 2014 - 12:23 AM

I don't remember how this is fixed, sorry, but do NOT go over Reaper 4.22. Maybe, just maybe, 4.25 is still safe, but 4.5 will definitely break a number of things for Rock Band. Also, it will prevent you from taking advantage of a couple of very cool things we're working on.


Ok, I uninstalled and am now back to v3.78,


In order to get the shortcut to work, you have to add it yourself (I never could get this shortcut to work when I used the RBN plug-in).

Go into the MIDI editor, click on Actions at the top and look for the action "Import lyrics for selected notes from file." Then click on Add in the lower left corner and set it to Shift+L (or whatever you'd like)



Awesome! That totally did the trick! Thanks!!

#6 LordMiyagi

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Posted May 8, 2020 - 06:15 PM

In order to get the shortcut to work, you have to add it yourself (I never could get this shortcut to work when I used the RBN plug-in).

Go into the MIDI editor, click on Actions at the top and look for the action "Import lyrics for selected notes from file." Then click on Add in the lower left corner and set it to Shift+L (or whatever you'd like)

 

Hi, 

 

5 years later from this forum, i m a new beginner on chart, watching the tutorial from Nyxyxylyth about Charting Vocals and couldn't find Shift + L. Went through this forum, down grading from 4.22 to 3.78, did not work. Tried doing Action "Import lyrics for selected notes from file," and that is not there. Any help on making this work for me? may they removed it completely.



#7 rubydanger

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Posted May 8, 2020 - 06:39 PM

Be sure you are in the Midi action list, it is different than the main action list.  To be sure you are in the midi list, double click on any of the charts, guitar, bass, drums.  This should open the midi editor, then undock it - this will put it in a separate window.  From there, check that action list.

 

And I would stick with 4.22  works the best for me at least 


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#8 LordMiyagi

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Posted May 11, 2020 - 04:54 PM

Be sure you are in the Midi action list, it is different than the main action list.  To be sure you are in the midi list, double click on any of the charts, guitar, bass, drums.  This should open the midi editor, then undock it - this will put it in a separate window.  From there, check that action list.

 

And I would stick with 4.22  works the best for me at least 

 

Thank you RubyDanger, and sorry for the late reply. I upgraded back to 4.22, then followed your instruction by opening the Actions tab from the MIDI Editor, the pop -up window showed, in the filter's box, i typed in "lyric," boom it showed up and has no shortcut, then i followed username AddyMillDike rest of instructions. Success!






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