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REAPER 4.

How to Setup a Simple

~ Symphonic Template ~
Using Plogue Bidule And
Reapers ReWire

2005-2014 Cockos Incorporated

By Dave Martinez
Version 1.0
[Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Plogue Bidule or Cockos Reaper]

Table of Contents
About This Tutorial
Install Bidule
IN REAPER: Setting up Bidule as a ReWire
IN BIDULE: Adding Kontakt and Configuring the Outputs
Midi Setup
Setting up the First Kontakts Outputs
Saving Kontakts Output Configuration
Setting up the First Kontakt Instruments
Setting up the Second Kontakt Output
Setting up the Second Kontakt Instruments
Setting up the Second Kontakt Midi Channels
Connecting Kontakts Outputs to Bidule Rewire
Saving Bidules Layout
IN REAPER: Adding Multiple Tracks

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Naming the Tracks


Configure the First Midi Track
Configure the First Audio Track
Testing the First Midi Track Setup
Setup Recording of first Audio Track Output
Configure the Second Midi Track
Configure the Second Audio Track
Testing the Second Midi Track Setup
Setup Recording of Second Audio Track Output
Setup Remaining Midi and Audio Tracks
Creating Track Folders and Grouping Tracks
Hiding the Audio Tracks
Showing the Audio Tracks
Saving everything as a Track Template
Loading the Track Template

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IN BIDULE: Loading the Bidule Layout


Advanced Orchestral Template Setup
In Bidule: Changing Bidules ReWire MIDI ports and Output Channels

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Connecting Both Midi Ports to two Kontakt Instances


In Reaper: Assign a Midi Bus
Midi Bus 1 setup for the First Kontakt
Midi Bus 2 setup for the Second Kontakt

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ADDITIONAL NOTES

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About using Automatic Record-Arm when Track Selected


About Closing Reaper

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About This Tutorial


Purpose:
The purpose of this tutorial is to take you step-by-step on how to load two separate instances of Kontakt
into Bidule running as a standalone program, and then using Reapers ReWire function to access those
Kontakt instances. Well use a total of 8 midi channels and 16 stereo outputs. You could do this all with
one instance of Kontakt, but I wanted to show how adding a second Kontakt needed to be configured.
Why this guide:
I have an interest in Film Scoring, so I scoured the web looking for any information I could find on the
subject. In my quest, I came across a few videos of composers using Bidule to setup large Orchestration
templates with all their sounds loaded and ready to go in an instant.
The problem was they didnt give any details of how they setup Bidule or in creating there templates. I
decided to figure it out on my own. After piecing together little bits of information I found here and
there, with a lot of trial and error, I was finally able to get a similar template setup in Reaper, using
Bidule. So, to help others from this headache, I decided to write this tutorial.
Who should use this Tutorial
The tutorial is for those who have Bidule and are not sure how to use it with Reaper.
Method Used:
ReWire (runs as a separate program outside of Reaper, but allows Reaper to control it)
Note:
I attempted using Bidule 64 bit version, but I kept getting a Runtime C++ error that locked up
both Reaper and Bidule. I could not find a fix on-line or from Plogue. I ended up using the Bidule
32 bit. This version worked without errors.
Why use Bidule?
Bidule allows you to setup one or more VSTs Instruments and/or effects within itself, separate from
Reaper. You can then control Bidule, in Reaper, using Reapers ReWire option. This enables you to run
process intensive VST Instruments and/or effects separate from Reaper, giving you more resources free
to use for other purposes within Reaper.
Used:
Windows 7 Professional
Reaper DAW:
Plogue Bidule:
VST Used:

Version:
64 bit (service pack 1)
4.54 (64 bit)
0.9721 (x86 32 bit)-Standalone/Plug-in
2 Separate Instances of Kontakt 5 (multiple outputs)

Install Bidule
First install Plogue Bidule standalone with both 32bit and 64 bit plug-ins. The install is straight forward. Just make
sure the Bidule plugins are installed into your VST plug-ins folder. The standalone version will have a shortcut
created on your desktop.
http://www.plogue.com/products/bidule/

IN REAPER: Setting Up Bidule as a ReWire


1.
2.

Open Reaper.
From the top menu, click on Insert -> Virtual Instrument on New track.

3.
4.

On the left panel, click on ReWire.


On the right panel, select Plogue Bidule Device/32, then click the Ok button.

5.

Bidule will open in a separate window.


(The first time it runs, it will scan and load all VSTs in the plug-in directory).

6.

You may see the following windows open all at once.


1.
2.
3.
4.

7.
8.

Reapers routing control for Bidules Audio and Midi interfaces between the two programs.
Bidule (Standalone) ReWire Program.
Bidule Palette (where the VSTs are located and all Bidule options)
Reaper Build Routing Confirmation (Reaper asking if you want it to automatically build out all 16
audio channels that Bidule has as a default).

Click on the Minimize button on the Bidule window to hide it.


You wont need this just yet.
(Important: Do NOT click the X and close Bidule. This will close the ReWire session completely. Bidule
needs to always remain open for it to work in Reaper.)

9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

Click on the No button to close the Build Routing Confirmation window (4).
We will do everything manually in this tutorial to learn how the routing works.
Lastly, close the ReWire manger (1). Well come back to this later.
You should now see the Plogue Bidule Device/32 track added into Reaper.
Notice the Record button and the Record Monitoring are both active. These needs to remain active for
Reaper to communicate with Bidule.

14. We still have some additional configuration to do.

15. Click with the Right-Mouse button on the Record


button to display the menu list.
16. Click on the Record: disable (input monitoring only) to add a checkmark.
17. This will allow the record button to remain active, but not record anything.

18. Now, with the left-mouse button click on the drop down arrow next to monitoring, record disabled:
19. Select from the drop down menu, Input: None.

20. Last, click on the I/O


button to open the Send/Receive window.
21. Click on the Master/parent send box to un-check the box. We dont want any audio routing to the
Master track. Close the window.

22. Reaper and Bidule are now ReWired (linked) together and ready to be configured.

IN BIDULE: Adding Kontakt and Configuring the Outputs


23. Click on the Bidule icon at the bottom of the screen to show the Bidule program.

24. You may see Bidules default layout showing the following:
a. Bidule ReWire (one midi out port)
b. Midi Splitter (with 16 midi out ports)
c. Bidule ReWire (16 input channels and one midi input port

25. We wont use the MIDI Splitter, so well remove it.


26. Click with the right-mouse button on the MIDI Splitter bar and select Delete from the menu list.

27. Click on the Palette button, if the Palette window is not already showing.

28. From the Palette window, click on VST Instruments -> Native Instruments

29. Now hold the left-mouse button down on the Kontakt 5 (Kontakt 5 8outs) and drag it over to the Bidule
window, in between the Bidule ReWire bars, then let go of the mouse button.
30. Repeat this once more. You should now have two Kontakt 5 8outs bars.

31. Close the Palette window by clicking on the Palette button

again in Bidule.

Midi Setup
32. Now we are going to connect the Midi ports.
33. Click and hold the left-mouse button down on the small square located on the top Bidule ReWire bar.

34. Drag the mouse down to the small square on top of the first Kontakt 5 bar. This will create a cable
connecting the Midi OUT of Bidule to the Midi IN of Kontakt 5.

35. Repeat for the second Kontakt 5 instance.


36. Should now look like this.

Setting up the First Kontakts Outputs


37. Double-click with the left-mouse button on the first Kontakt 5 bar to open Kontakt.

38. When Kontakt opens, click on the Output button from the top menu.

39. You should see something similar to this.

40. Click on the Add Channels button.

41. The Outputs window will open.

42. Change the Quantity: to 4


43. Leave the Number of channels: to 2

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44. Click the box next to Delete existing channels before creating new ones: so it has a check mark.

45. Click the OK button.


46. You should now see four channels added. Ignore the aux1 aux4 channels. These are not used.

47. On the first channel, click on the

to open the configuration window

48. Click in the Channel name: area and rename the channel to ST 1/2 (which means Stereo 1 & 2).

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49. Next, click with the left mouse on the 01 --not connected line to display the menu then click on
Kt. ST 1/2 (1) from the list.

50. Click on the 02 not connected line and click on Kt. ST 1/2 (2) from the menu list.

51. It should look like this when youre done.

52. Click on the right arrow button to setup the next channel.

53. Name the next channel ST 3/4" and select Kt. ST 3/4 (1) for the 01 line and Kt. ST 3/4 (2) for the
02 line.

54. Continue this process with the next two channels, which should be 5/6 and 7/8.

55. Click the Ok button

to close the channel settings window.

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56. The Outputs should now look like this.

Saving Kontakts Output Configuration


57. To save this configuration, click on the Outputs Presets/Batch Configuration drop down menu.
58. Click on the Save output section preset as

59. Name the preset and then click the Save button. Well need this for the second Kontakt.

60. We are done configuring the outputs. Click the Output button

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to hide the outputs section.

Setting up the First Kontakt Instruments


61. Time to load the instruments into the first Kontakt.
62. Browse your Kontakt library and load four different instruments.
63. I have Strings, Brass, Wood Winds and a Flute.

64. Kontakt automatically assigns each instrument with a MIDI channel of 1 through 4.
65. These are correct, so they can stay as they are.
66. Next, notice how each instrument has the same output assigned. We need to change that.

67. We can leave the first instrument as it is set correctly to ST 1/2'.


68. On the second instrument click on the word ST 1/2' and select ST 3/4 [2 ch. Routed 3|4].

69. Repeat this step for the third instrument picking (ST 5/6) and the fourth instrument (ST 7/8).

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70. You should end up with each instruments output matching with each of the Output Channels you
configured earlier.

71. We are now done configuring the first Kontakt.


72. You can close Kontakt by clicking the

in the upper corner.

Setting up the Second Kontakt Output


73. Now double click on the Second Kontakt to open it.

74. When Kontakt opens, click on the Output button from the top menu.

75. Should look something similar to this.

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76. Now click on the Outputs Presets/Batch Configuration drop down menu and click on the Reset Output
Section (to Targets Default).

77. This resets the outputs and adds the new preset you just created to the list.
78. Again, click on the Outputs Presets/Batch Configuration drop down menu.
79. You should now see the preset at the bottom of the list. Click on the preset name that you created.

80. You should now have all the same output configurations as the first Kontakt.

81. We need to change the channel names, so its not confusing with the first Kontakt.
82. Click on the 1/2 button on the first channel to open the Channel Configuration window.

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83. Click in the Channel name: area and change the name to ST 9/10.

84. Click on the forward arrow button to move to the next channel.

85. Change the name to ST 11/12 then click the forward arrow button.

86. Name the last two channels ST 13/14 and ST 15/16.


87. It should now look like this.
(The Red is the name you just changed and the Orange is the actual stereo channel.)

88. Click on the Output

button from the top menu to hide the output channels.

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Setting up the Second Kontakt Instruments


89. Look through the second Kontakt Library and add four different instruments.
90. I added a Cello, Violin, Choir, and a full Orchestra.
91. Notice that each of the Outputs are pointing to ST 9/10.

92. The first one is correct, but we need to change the last three.
93. On the second instrument click on the word ST 9/10' and select ST 11/12 [2 ch. Routed 3|4].

94. For the third instrument select ST 13/14 and for the fourth instrument select ST 15/16
95. It should now look like this.

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Setting up the Second Kontakt Midi Channels


96. Now we need to change second Kontakt MIDI Channels.
97. Since the first Kontakt already has Midi Channel 1 through 4, we need to change these to 5 through 8.
98. Click on the first Midi Ch: [A] 1 drop down menu and select Port A [from host] > 5.

99. For the next three instruments, change the Midi Channels to Port A [from host] > (6, 7, & 8).
100. When finished, it should look like this.

101. We are now done configuring the second Kontakt.


102. You can now close Kontakt by clicking the

in the upper corner.

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Connecting Kontakts Outputs to Bidule Rewire


103. Lets connect the audio cables from the First and Second Kontakt outputs to the Bidule ReWire bar.
104. On the First Kontakt 5 bar hold the left mouse button down on the first small square and drag the mouse
to the first small square on the Bidule ReWire bar at the bottom.

105. Repeat this step for each of the small boxes, (except the last white box), until all are connected to the
Bidule ReWire bar.
106. It should look like this.

107. Now continue with the Second Kontakt.


108. Connect each of the small squares to the rest of the small squares on the Bidule Rewire bar.

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109. Should look like this. (I added the routing details so you can see how it all fits together.)

110. We are now finished configuring Bidule.

Saving Bidules Layout


111. This is good time to save all the configurations we just setup as a Bidule Layout.
112. Click on File -> Save As from the top menu.

113. Rename the file to KONTAKT_8_OUTPUTS.bidule or to what you want.

114. Click the

button.

115. You can now Minimize Bidule.

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IN REAPER: Adding Multiple Tracks


116. Since the First Kontakt is configured with Midi channels 1-4 with four stereo outputs and the Second
Kontakt is configured with Midi Channels 5-8 with four outputs, we need to add a total of sixteen tracks to
Reaper. Eight for the Midi and Eight for the Audio.
117. So lets add the sixteen tracks.
118. With the right mouse button click in the blank track area and select Insert multiple tracks

119. Type the number 16 into the Insert how many tracks: and then click the OK button.

120. Should see something like this.


(Note: I shrunk the tracks for the screen shot. Your tracks will be fully expanded)

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Naming the Tracks


121. On the track just below the Plogue Bidule Device/32 track, double click in the blank area next to the
record button to name the track.

122. Type in MIDI-1 then press the enter key.

123. On the next track, type in Audio-1 [1/2]".

124. Continue naming each track alternating Midi and Audio.


MIDI-2 | AUDIO-2 [3/4]
MIDI-3 | AUDIO-3 [5/6]
MIDI-4 | AUDIO-4 [7/8]
MIDI-5 | AUDIO-2 [9/10]
MIDI-6 | AUDIO-3 [11/12]
MIDI-7 | AUDIO-4 [13/14]
MIDI-8 | AUDIO-2 [15/16]

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125. This is what you should end up with.

Configure the First Midi Track

126. Lets setup each of the MIDI Tracks.


127. On the MIDI-1 track click on the I/O button to open the Routing for track window.

128. Click on the Add new send drop down and select Plogue Bidule Device/32

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129. Click on the first Audio: 1/2' drop down arrow and select None.

130. Click on the second MIDI: All drop down and select 1 for the Midi Channel.

131. Un-check the Master/parent send box by clicking on it.


132. Should look like this when finished.

133. Close the routing window.


134. Click on the In 1 (Input)

drop down arrow to display the input menu.

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135. Select Input: MIDI > All MIDI Inputs and then click on the All Channels from the list.

136. Again click the input


channel and click on Channel 1.

drop down arrow and select Input: MIDI > Map input to

137. The Midi Track is now configured.

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Configure the First Audio Track


138. Now that the Midi track is setup, lets configure the Audio track to go with it.
139. On the AUDIO-1 [1/2] track, click on the I/O button to open the Routing for track window.

140. Click on the Receives drop down menu and select Plogue Bidule Device/32.

141. Click on the first MIDI: All drop down and select None.

142. Your settings should look like this.

143. You can close the Routing window.

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Testing the First Midi Track Setup


144. The Midi-1 track should now play the first Instrument in the First Kontakt, with the audio routing to the
Audio-1 track.
145. To test it, click the Record Arm/Disarm button to activate the record button.
146. Click on the Record Monitoring button to turn it green (ON) and then play the keyboard.
147. Should look like this.

Setup Recording of first Audio Track Output


148. To setup the AUDIO-1 *1/2+ track to be able to record its output, we need change a few settings.
149. Click with the right-mouse button on the IN 1+IN 2 drop down area to open the menu.

150. Click on Record: output > Record: output (stereo) or Record: output (mono).

151. Click on the Record button when youre ready to record the audio on the track.

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152. With both the Midi and Audio tracks Record buttons active, you can record both at the same time.

Configure the Second Midi Track


153. Click on the MIDI-2 Track.
154. Click on the I/O button to open the Routing for track window.

155. Click on the Add new send drop down and select Plogue Bidule Device/32

156. Click on the first Audio: 1/2 drop down arrow and select None.

157. Click on the second MIDI: All drop down and select 2 for the midi channel.
158. Un-check the Master/parent send box.

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159. Should look like this when finished.

160. Click on the In 1 (Input) drop down arrow.


161. Select Input: MIDI > All MIDI Inputs and click on All Channels from the list.

162. We need to assign the track to Midi Channel 2.


163. Click on the In 1 (Input) drop down arrow.
164. Select Input: MIDI -> Map input to channel and click on click on Channel 2.

165. The MIDI-2 Track is now configured.

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Configure the Second Audio Track


166. Lets configure the AUDIO-2 [3/4] track to go with the Midi-2 track.
167. Click on the I/O button on AUDIO-2 [3/4+ track to open the Routing for track window.
168. Click on the Add new receives drop down menu and select Plogue Bidule Device/32.

169. Click on the first Audio: 1/2 drop down arrow and select (New channels on receiving track) -> 3/4".

170. Click on the first MIDI: All drop down and select None.
171. It should now look like this.

172. If all looks correct, then close the Routing window.


173. You have now configured the MIDI-2 track and the AUDIO-2 [3/4] track for the second Instrument
loaded in Kontakt.

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Testing the Second Midi Track Setup


174. To test the Midi setup for the MIDI-2 track, click on the Record Arm/Disarm button to activate the
record button.
175. Click on the Record Monitoring button to activate (Green) the monitoring.
176. Should look like this.

177. Play your Midi keyboard. You should hear the second instrument you loaded in Kontakt-1.

Setup Recording of Second Audio Track Output


178. Now lets setup the AUDIO-2 *3/4+ track so its output can be recorded, if you choose.
179. Click with the right-mouse button on the IN 1+IN 2 drop down area to open the menu.

180. Click on Record: output > Record: output (stereo) or Record: output (mono).

181. Now when you click the Record button the Audio output will record on that track.

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Setup Remaining Midi and Audio Tracks


182. Now repeat the above Midi and Audio configuration for all the remaining tracks.
183. Heres what each of the Midi tracks should look like.
184. MIDI-5 through MIDI-8 - I/O routing.

185. Heres what each of the audio tracks should look like.
186. AUDIO-5 [9/10] through AUDIO-8 [15/16] - I/O Routing.

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187. Now configure each of the Midi Channel to All Channels.


188. Click on the In 1 (Input) drop down arrow.

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189. Select Input: MIDI > All MIDI Inputs and click on All Channels from the list.

190. Configure each of the Midi Input channels to its appropriate midi channel.
191. Click on the In 1 (Input) drop down arrow.

192. Select Input: MIDI > Map input to channels > Midi Channel (5, 6, 7, 8).
193. And finally, configure each of the Audio tracks to be set to record its output.
194. Click with the right-mouse button on the IN 1+IN 2 drop down area to open the menu.

195. Click on Record: output > Record: output (stereo) or Record: output (mono).

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Creating Track Folders and Grouping Tracks


196. Now lets put all these tracks into a Track Folder to keep things organized.
197. Click on the ReWire track Plogue Bidule Device/32 to select the track.
198. From the top menu, click on Insert > Track.

199. This should add an empty track just below the ReWire track.

200. Lets add one-more empty track.


201. Click on the AUDIO-4 *7/8+ track to highlight just that track.
202. Again, click on Insert > Track from the top menu.
203. You should now have an empty track below the AUDIO-4 [7/8] track.

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204. Name the first empty track KONTAKT-1 by double clicking on the blank bar next to the record button.

205. Repeat for the second empty track and name it KONTAKT-2.
206. Now lets disable recording on both of the empty tracks.
207. On the first KONTAKT-1 track, click with the right-mouse button on the Record button and then click the
Record: disable (input monitoring only).

208. Repeat for the second empty KONTAKT-2 track.


209. Now lets group the tracks under the KONTAKT-1 and KONTAKT-2 tracks.
210. First, click with the left mouse button on the MIDI-1 track to select it.
211. Hold the SHIFT KEY down and click with the left mouse button on the AUDIO-4 *7/8+ track.

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212. This should select all the tracks in between and highlight them.

213. Place your mouse pointer on the little folder


track folder. The folder will change to a plus symbol.

214. Click on the Plus symbol with the left mouse button.

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in the lower-right corner of the KONTAKT-1

215. This will group all the selected tracks under the KONTAK-1 track.

216. Lets collapse the tracks to create more room.


217. On the KONTAKT-1 track folder, click on the upside-down triangle in the upper-right corner.

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218. This will collapse all the tracks under the KONTAKT-1 track, like this.

219. Now repeat the process for the second KONTAK-2 track.
220. Select all the remaining tracks MIDI-5 through AUDIO-8 *15/16+.
221. Place your mouse pointer on the little folder in the lower-right corner of the KONTAKT-2 track.
222. Click on the
symbol that appears.
223. All the remaining tracks should now be grouped under the KONTAK-2 track.

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224. Collapse the tracks by clicking on the upside-down triangle in the upper-right corner on the KONTAK-2
track.
225. Everything should now look like this.

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Hiding the Audio Tracks


226. You can hide all the audio tracks, until you are ready to uses them, if you choose.
227. From the top menu, click on View > Track Manager or press CTRL+SHIFT+M on the keyboard.

228. This will display the Track Manger window.

229. Now find the AUDIO-1 [1/2 name and click on the dot under the TCP heading.

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230. This will remove the dot and hide that track from view.

231. Repeat removing the dot for each of the Audio tracks.

232. All the Audio tracks will now be hidden, leaving only the Midi tracks.

233. You can now close the Track Manger window.

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Showing the Audio Tracks


234. To show the Audio tracks, open the Track Manger window again and re-add the dot by clicking on the
blank box next to the Audio name under the TCP column.

Saving everything as a Track Template


235. You should now save this setup as a Track Template, so you dont have to repeat this process every time.
236. Click with the right-mouse button on a blank area of the KONTAKT-1 track and click on the
Save tracks as track template

237. Name the Template to what you want.

238. Click the


button.
239. All your hard work has now been saved.

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Loading the Track Template


240. To load the Track Template, click with the right mouse button in a blank area and select from the list
Insert track from template > (Template name).

241. Once the Template loads in Reaper and Bidule ReWire opens, youll need to load the Bidule Layout that
you saved at the beginning of this tutorial. (It will not automatically load).

IN BIDULE: Loading the Bidule Layout


242. In Bidule, click on File > Open

243. Click on the layout name that you saved and then click Open.

244. To play an instrument, click the Record button on the MIDI track you would like to hear to activate it.
245. This completes the Tutorial.
246. Hope you find this helpful.

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Advanced Orchestral Template Setup


The advanced orchestral template is the same as the above tutorial, except a few changes will be made. Youll add
an additional Midi Ports and more ReWire Outputs in to Bidule. Youll use Kontakts highest multiple output plugins, which allows you to load more instruments into each of the Kontakts. Youll then add more Midi and Audio
tracks into Reaper.
These instructions will only show the changes needed to make an advanced template setup. It is recommended to
go through this tutorial from the beginning, before starting with the advanced setup. This will help you better
understand how the Midi and Audio routing work in Reaper and help you better understand the advanced
template changes.

In Bidule: Changing Bidules ReWire MIDI ports and Output Channels


First, youll need to setup two Midi Ports in Bidule and add more ReWire Outputs. If you open Bidule as a
standalone from your desktop and not as a rewire, you can configure the amount of Midi ports and audio channel
ports you have available when you add Bidule as a ReWire in Reaper.
1.
2.

Open Bidule as a standalone. (not in Reaper)


Click on Edit > Preferences from the menu list.

3.
4.
5.

Click on the ReWire tab.


Change the ReWire MIDI Ports: to 2 and the ReWire Channels: to 64.
Click on the Apply button.

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6.
7.

Close Bidule and then open it in Reaper as a ReWire to see the changes.
Youll see two Midi ports now added to the top Bidule ReWire bar and 64 Channels on the bottom ReWire
bar.

Connecting Both Midi Ports to two Kontakts


8.
9.

First load two instances of Kontakt, using the highest Kontakt output plug-in you have. I have 16 outputs
shown here.
Connect the first Midi Port to the First Kontakt and the second Midi Port to the second Kontakt.

Now refer to the instructions in this tutorial called IN REAPER: Adding Multiple Tracks on how to add and
configure each of the Midi and Audio tracks. This will need to be done first before continuing.

In Reaper: Assign a Midi Bus


Since we have two different Midi Ports in Bidule, youll need to use the Midi Bus Channels in Reaper, instead of
the standard Midi Channels to communicate with both Kontakts.

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Midi Bus 1 setup for the First Kontakt


1.

To assign the Midi Bus, click on the I/O routing button on the first MIDI-1 PORT-1 (Renamed) Midi
track.

2.

In the Routing window, click on the second MIDI: ALL drop down arrow (refer to above tutorial on how
to configure this) and then select Bus 1 > 1/1 (Midi Port 1 / Midi Channel 1).

3.

Should look like this.

4.

Continue with each MIDI track in Reaper, changing the MIDI: All to Bus 1 > (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, to1/16) for
each of the sixteen Midi channels, matching with the first Kontakt.

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Midi Bus 2 setup for the Second Kontakt


5.

Click on the I/O routing on the MIDI-1 PORT-2 (renamed) midi track going to the second Kontakt.

6.

Click on the second MIDI: ALL drop down arrow and then select Bus 2 > 2/1
(Midi Port 2 / Midi Channel 1).

7.

It should look like this.

8.

Continue with each MIDI track in Reaper changing the MIDI to Bus 2 > (2/2, 2/3, 2/4, to2/16) for each
of the sixteen Midi channels.
9. So the first group of sixteen Midi tracks will use Midi Port 1 connected to the first Kontakt and the second
group of sixteen Midi tracks will use Midi Port 2 connected to the second Kontakt.
10. The audio Outputs for each Midi track will remain the same as configured earlier in this tutorial.

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ADDITIONAL NOTES
About Automatic Record-Arm when Track Selected
Be careful when setting each track to Automatic record-arm when track selected. This may cause the Bidule
ReWire track to turn off the record button, which can cause Bidule or Reaper to hang or lockup.

About Closing Reaper


When closing Reaper, Bidule may cause your system to hang or lockup if its not closed properly. The correct way
to exit out of Reaper and Bidule is by doing the following.
1.

In Bidule, click once on the On button to change it to Off.

2.

In Reaper, click once on the Record button to turn it off. Now you can exit out of Reaper.

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