Category Archives: Reaper

What’s all this then?
Reaper is a digital audio workstation. At the time of this writing I am a very new user to Reaper. I wanted to document my discoveries and use this site as a reference for myself and anyone else interested in using the program.

I am not new to the DAW world. I have used Sony Acid for many years, but I tried Reaper and like it, so I am transitioning, so to speak.

Reaper :: create a MIDI track

MIDI track Go to: Track / Insert virtual instrument on new track Insert / New MIDI item Double-click on new MIDI item to bring up “Piano Roll”. You can select the MIDI itme and click “e” to bring up the … Continue reading

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Default Track FX

Default Track FX Click on the FX of any track. In the FX window, go to the FX tab. Choose “Save chain as default for new tracks”.

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Item Notes

Item Notes You can add notes to an item by right-clicking on an item and choosing “Item settings / Item notes”.

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Reaper – Envelopes

Envelopes You can add an envelope to a track where you will see a horizontal line that represents the volume level. You can move the line up and down to increase and decrease the volume. Right-click on the track and … Continue reading

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Getting started with Reaper audio

Getting Started Download and install Reaper FYI – Keyboard shortcuts, file structure, etc. references are from a Windows perspective. You Mac folks are smart and will figure out how to apply it to your system. First things first, go get … Continue reading

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