Old 05-12-2018, 04:02 AM   #1
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Hi,

Can anybody recommend a good tutorial for audio drums editing? I am going to have a lot of this to do in the future and I need to get better (faster) at it. I have found some good YT videos but not with Reaper, I need to learn how to optimize this specifically in Reaper.
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:12 AM   #2
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Here's a couple from Kenny:





And tempo mapping, if you need that:

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Old 05-14-2018, 08:56 PM   #3
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Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:33 AM   #4
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You're welcome
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:04 AM   #5
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Not a tutorial but a tip :

Let's say you track / record drums with six mics.

You end up with six tracks of mono wave files.

Before anything else, it makes sense to use Reaper's superpowers and combine the six tracks' wave files into a single 6 channel wav file.

Then further using Reaper superpowers, route each of the six channels , to six tracks , which act as the mix /volume and fx tracks for those channels. Mostly , for 6 channels , you will probably end up with something like 2 mono tracks (close mics) and 2 stereo channels (left-right overheads and rooms). Most people do something more like 12 mics (with a close mic for each drum component).

This way you can edit the timing / tempo / drummer fukups with impunity, without having to worry about manipulating six wave files / tracks, while using the vol faders on the routed tracks to mix in stuff and apply effects on.

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:53 AM   #6
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Before anything else, it makes sense to use Reaper's superpowers and combine the six tracks' wave files into a single 6 channel wav file.
This makes life SO MUCH simpler. I use this method even if I am recording only 2 mics on an acoustic guitar. I will never record multi-mic'd sources any other way.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:56 AM   #7
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Before anything else, it makes sense to use Reaper's superpowers and combine the six tracks' wave files into a single 6 channel wav file.
I'm not sure what a 6-channel wav file is. I use folder tracks myself: I am recording drums with 7 mics (2 OH, kick, snare, 3 toms and 1 mono room). I will start by creating a drums bus (folder track in Reaper), and if I'm editing I am simply grouping the audio files together.

Is this different from what you are describing, and how so?
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Very different. Here's the Kenny Vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu9n5AQetfI
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Indeed! For my this doesn't work though, but his other video named Multi-Channel Recording Using Multiple Tracks (https://youtu.be/HIF8vx-dJJI) was really useful for my workflow. Thanks for the link.
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