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Installing Xpand!2 for Reaper DAW By: David Rader II on December 30, 2016 @ 11:37 PM
Below lists the steps I had to take to get it working.
• Download Xpand!2
• Install (select proper VST directory (take note of where it is!))
• Open VST directory, remove exclamation ! from "Xpand!2.dll" (I tried without doing this and reaper couldn't see the file for some reason (using Windows 7))
• Open DAW
> You will have a pop-up to activate Xpand!2.
(If it doesn't auto-scan for new VSTs, double check VST directory, then click scan)
> Enter your CD Key (do NOT use iLok if you don't have it, or you may assign your license to an iLok USB dongle that you don't have by mistake)
• Click Insert
> Insert Virtual Instrument on New Track
> Click Instruments > Xpand!2 (AIR Music Technology)
> Change Input on the instrument panel on the left to "Input: MIDI > Virtual MIDI Keyboard > All" or "All MIDI Inputs > All" if you have an external MIDI controller.
• Click Insert > New MIDI Item
• Double click the new MIDI track to edit it by hand
Notes: I notice that after changing some settings, I had to stop the loop and play it again to notice the difference.