Old 08-12-2015, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default REAPER 5 Highlights Guide

Below is a summary list of the main new features of REAPER 5. For a full list, see the REAPER changelog.

All the features listed below are documented in the new REAPER 5 User Guide, which is now available.
- VST3 plug-ins now supported.
- Transport Bar layout changed.
- Metronome: beat patterns can be configured by the user. Option to play Metronome thru Monitor FX.
- Preserve PDC delayed monitoring in recorded items.
- Media Explorer: New chapter added. New features include buttons added to navigate browsing history; new option to play previewed item thru selected track; options to show selected file in explorer/finder; option to toggle search in subfolders/current folders only; option to toggle search in folder names/supported media only.
- Auto naming multiple new tracks.
- VCA track parameter grouping.
- Creating smart FX folders.
- JS FX display options.
- Propagate items to similar items on same track/all tracks.
- Time/tempo signature markers: more settings, including metronome pattern.
- Propagate takes to similar takes on same track/all tracks.
- New default theme: theme element customization now moved to Action List.
- Parameter learn available for per-take FX, record input FX and monitoring FX.
- MIDI editor: Option to assign note names to all channels or channel 1 only.
- Options to show/hide markers, regions and/or tempo/time sig markers in piano roll.
- Scripts can now be written and imported in EEL or Lua as well as Python.
- User created toolbars: up to 16 general and 8 MIDI now available.
- The Toolbar docker.
- Adding FX comments.
- Automation: Option to use amplitude scaling or fader scaling on volume envelopes.
- Automation of item take FX parameters.
- Phase setting for LFO parameter modulation can now be user defined.
- Managing FX parameters from the Project Bay
- New chapter: Using REAPER with Video. Many new features including video FX.
- Rendering a video project.
- New vertical envelope editing options.
- More information about VST compatibility preferences.
- Slaving REAPER to a software MIDI sequencer.

You can download the free full PDF User Guide here:
http://www.reaper.fm/userguide.php

And/or purchase a spiral bound hard copy here:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/geoffrey-fr...-23334310.html

(Until the end of August, the price will be frozen at the old price )

Enjoy! (I do )
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:11 AM   #2
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Many thanks as always for your hard work nicholas.

Hope it's not off topic, but couple of questions, as I need to renew lic this time...

1. Will my REAPER config from v4 remain after update and purchase a new lic?

2. I am mid project, will I have any major surprises between v4 and v5?
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:14 AM   #3
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I'm so inspired! Thanks! Can't wait to dig in.
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Many thanks as always for your hard work nicholas.

Hope it's not off topic, but couple of questions, as I need to renew lic this time...

1. Will my REAPER config from v4 remain after update and purchase a new lic?

2. I am mid project, will I have any major surprises between v4 and v5?
Well I'll do my best ...

1. Config should transition seamlessly,
2. Well I haven't, you shouldn't.

If you're nervous about this, make it a portable install until you're happy that all is well
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Many thanks again nicholas. Off to spend some $$$.

Great job and helpful forum as always.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:27 AM   #7
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Nicholas, thanks for all the work. Much appreciated.
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So pleased with the new look. The new metronome. Everything really. I cannot wait to try the video stuff!

Damnit- there is no DAVW better than Reaper.
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Last month I shelled out $125 for Kenny Gioia REAPER videos from Groove3. I'm digging into the 111 individual lessons to really be able to improve my facility with the program. Unfortunately, a great deal of the "button-ology" has changed in REAPER 5, so I can't really follow along with Kenny and use the information in my recording. For examples, we now have track knobs instead of sliders, access to automation/envelopes is through a different path, and those screens have changed quite a bit. The concepts are basically the same, the program has a lot of new menus, screens, and controls that don't line up with the 4.0 way of doing things. I've downloaded the 5.0 manual and ordered a paper copy, but now it's a "compare the guides" drill to learn/re-learn it all. Guess I should have held off on the videos - my bad. Live and learn...
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Last month I shelled out $125 for Kenny Gioia REAPER videos from Groove3. I'm digging into the 111 individual lessons to really be able to improve my facility with the program. Unfortunately, a great deal of the "button-ology" has changed in REAPER 5, so I can't really follow along with Kenny and use the information in my recording.
If it helps, you can go Options, Themes, REAPER 4 Default to use the old GUI, this should be the same s in the videos.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:52 PM   #11
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This and the new user guide are excellent as usual. Thanks for all you do, Geoff!
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:57 PM   #12
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Wow!

Something I've never expected!

D/loaded R5, backup my portable version and installed port version to original folder which was backed up.

Loaded last song, was listed and in lovely default theme started to play with all my plugins working as usual.

I love portable s/ware and I always backup them if I can.

Loaded Auto Tune vst 3 and... works like a charm.

Levels could be not only green but I love that theme - so clear and easy on my olde eyes. I was using so far NotMyFault but I will switch to default now, more clear and easy.

Of course I do expect some problems - the software is never perfect but so far I love it.

looking forward to check ENHANCED Folders and grouping. It didn't work for me so far.

With vst 3 Reaper is fantastic! Nice surprise.

Thanks for great product!
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If it helps, you can go Options, Themes, REAPER 4 Default to use the old GUI, this should be the same s in the videos.
Thanks Nicholas! And as I've been going through Kenny's lessons in "Reaper 4 Explained" I have to say it's really not that tough to translate in the R5 screens. Easier than I thought it would be; just got discouraged after the first few problems, but being able to use the R4 GUI make rather simple. Nice job!
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Looking forward to giving 5 a tryout very soon.
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To help get you started, I have also knocked up a 35 page introduction to most of these changes. It's a bit rough and ready and doesn't always put things in their context – but that's covered in the main User Guide. Anyway, you can grab the intro here:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ightsGuide.pdf
Thank you so muck Nicholas!

Some seriously good graphics and throughout explanation of the new features here.

I've had problems with the pdf.-format before, but this is doable to get through
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Thank you very much Nicholas, much appreciated as usual!

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Thanks everyone for your generous comments, and a special "thank you" to G-Sun! Those graphics took absolutely ages to do!
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:06 AM   #18
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I just wanna say thanks to all who were involved with the new version, I've only been using it a couple days & it's really, really nice...

FWIW, I'm not into complicated stuff like some of you guys are, & I know I'm not using the daw to it's full potential, but it's still very, very nice guys...

Thanks!!!
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Nicholas, you are a hero !

Thank you so much for the v500 user guide.

Reaper v500 rocks !!
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:03 AM   #20
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Creating smart FX folders.
New vertical envelope editing options.
User created toolbars: up to 16 general and 8 MIDI now available.
New default theme: theme element customization now moved to Action List

These sound most intriging to me. Can't wait to get off work and download.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:02 AM   #21
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Are the JS filter plugs new to R5 (e.g., Chebyshev, Moog, Butterworth, etc.)? Don't remember them being there before, feel pretty sure I would've noticed them... Anyway they're great and a very useful addition.
Edit: or am I just an idiot who somehow didn't see them before? It's OK, you can say it.

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Thanks much. Very useful read.
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