Setting up Touché/Lié in Reaper

This article explains how to set up Touché or Touché SE to work within Cockos Reaper.

Scanning Lié inside Reaper

Reaper scans its plug-in database on every launch. In macOS, Studio One will scan the default folder for VST plug-ins and AU components, which contain Lié in both versions.

In Windows, our Lié installer will always place Lie.dll (the plug-in file in VST2 format) in C:\Program Files\Vstplugins. Please confirm that this folder is added in the VST plug-in paths of Reaper:

Options -> Preferences -> Plug-ins -> VST

Alternatively, with Windows Explorer, you could manually move the Lie.dll to a folder that is already listed in Reaper.

Enabling MIDI Input from Touché (SE)

  1. Go to Options -> Preferences -> Audio -> MIDI Devices
  2. In the MIDI inputs field, double-click on TOUCHE.
  3. Tick the box for 'Enable input from this device'.
  4. If you want, you can enter an Alias name.
  5. Hit 'OK'.

Loading Lié in a track

  1. Click on Insert -> Virtual instrument on new track...
  2. Search for Lié and double-click on it. It is listed under developer 'Expressive', Category 'Synth', Plug-in format 'VSTi' (or AU on a Mac).
  3. Select 'All MIDI inputs' as Input: MIDI for the track.
  4. Double-click on a preset in Lié's browser.
  5. You can now play notes on your keyboard and change the sound with Touché (SE).

Accessing automations recorded with Touché (SE)

The controller data coming from Touché (SE) and controlling the parameters in Lié will always be written inside a MIDI item.

Here is how to access the automation lanes:

  1. Double-click on the MIDI item that you recorded. The item editor will open as a new window.
  2. Below the piano roll, you will find an automation lane.
  3. If you want to edit/view several automation lanes at the same time, click on the "+" icon.
  4. Choose the parameter you want to display from the drop-down menu for each automation lane. Lanes that already have data written into are marked with a dot in front of their name. Touché (SE)'s axes will be available as:
    • 16 GP Slider 1
    • 17 GP Slider 2
    • 18 GP Slider 3
    • 19 GP Slider 4

Mapping parameters without Lié

Mapping directly with Reaper's MIDI Learn function

In order to control other parameters than those of VST instruments hosted inside Lié, you could still use Touché (SE) as a MIDI class compliant controller in Reaper.

Enable Touché (SE)'s input for control messages

To be able to use Touché (SE) for MIDI Learning, you will have to enable its input for control messages.

  1. Go to Options -> Preferences -> Audio -> MIDI Devices
  2. In the MIDI inputs field, double-click on TOUCHE.
  3. Tick the box for 'Enable input from this device'.
  4. Hit 'OK'.

Mapping Parameters

  1. Inside the plug-in's interface, move the parameter you want to remote-control with Touché (SE). 
  2. Click on the 'Param' button. It will show the last touched parameter greyed out.
  3. Click on 'Learn' in the drop-down menu
  4. Move the axis on Touché (SE) that you want to map to the parameter. The axis and parameter are now readily mapped.
  5. To delete the link you just created, click on 'Learn' again, then on 'Remove'.


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