Up and Running with REAPER 4
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Up and Running with REAPER 4

with Garrick Chow

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(MUSIC). Hello, I'm Garrick Chow, and welcome to up and running with Reaper 4. In this course, I'm going to cover the basic knowledge and skills you'll need under your belt in order to this incredibly powerful and customizable digital audio workstation. We'll start with a tour around the Reaper interface to get our bearings, and I'll show you how to set up your projects and workspace, so you can follow along with me throughout the course. From there, we'll see how to set up Reaper, so you can record live audio from instruments or microphones, as well as how to import prerecorded audio files into your projects. I'll also show you how to connect (MUSIC), play, and edit midi performances in Reaper. And once we have some recordings made, I'll show you how to use Reaper's powerful editing tools so you can quickly and easily split, trim, and cross fade items.

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2h 36m Beginner Jun 04, 2013

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REAPER stands out among other digital audio workstations for its customization options and the fact that it integrates with almost any hardware. Join author Garrick Chow as he shows you how to get around the interface and get started capturing your music. He shows how to set up a new project, record live audio and MIDI, and import prerecorded tracks, and demonstrates the record modes, input settings, and auto-punch features. Then learn how to perform common editing techniques in REAPER, including trimming, ripple editing, creating fades, and looping. Finally, Garrick dives into the REAPER mixing features, showing how to apply effects, use sends, add automation, and mix down and export the final track.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the REAPER menu and toolbar
  • Creating a new project
  • Recording
  • Comping multiple takes
  • Importing audio files
  • Managing media
  • Editing tracks
  • Applying effects
  • Mixing down a song
Subject:
Audio + Music
Software:
REAPER
Author:
Garrick Chow

Welcome

(MUSIC). Hello, I'm Garrick Chow, and welcome to up and running with Reaper 4. In this course, I'm going to cover the basic knowledge and skills you'll need under your belt in order to this incredibly powerful and customizable digital audio workstation. We'll start with a tour around the Reaper interface to get our bearings, and I'll show you how to set up your projects and workspace, so you can follow along with me throughout the course. From there, we'll see how to set up Reaper, so you can record live audio from instruments or microphones, as well as how to import prerecorded audio files into your projects. I'll also show you how to connect (MUSIC), play, and edit midi performances in Reaper. And once we have some recordings made, I'll show you how to use Reaper's powerful editing tools so you can quickly and easily split, trim, and cross fade items.

As well as perform several other types of edits and changes to your tracks. From there we'll progress to mixing our project, and see how to use some of Reaper's unique tools for organizing your tracks, applying effects. And automating changes during playback (SOUND). And lastly, we'll see how to export your final mix, as well as how to export individual tracks, that you might want to use in other projects. So, let's get started with up and running with Reaper 4.

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