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Hi all,

I'm in the process of creating a range of Reaper tutorials covering some techniques that help speed up your workflow.

The first 2 have been uploaded today and cover the following:

1. Project Templates
2. Track / instrument templates.

Both are available on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...lvmUFuF8lWX-o8)

Lots more to come over the next few weeks, along with a range of other tips, tricks & guides.

Please check them out and if you have any suggestions for future tutorials, please let me know

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Old 02-02-2015, 02:10 AM   #2
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Hi Paul & Welcome

Tutorial's are pretty well covered in Reaper but you're on the right track I think with showing some basic 'How's

Just saw this thread= http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=154705

& it's quite common, there's a lot to take in when first starting' also using the gtr tuner & setting a high-pass on the EQ,,things like that?

Just suggestions you might consider?
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:47 AM   #3
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Cheers Jiff (and hello to another Welshie)

Good suggestions, and areas I will more than likely cover. My aim is to offer regular tips and tricks along with longer and more detailed tutorials on specifics (like recording, mixing, etc) over time.

I found that during my early stages of working with Reaper that other than the Groove3 tutorials by Kenny Gioia that the tutorials were kind of sporadic and disjointed, so took a fair bit of digging around to find the gems

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Thank you - this is one thing I am very very interested in

I will check out your youtube video's a little today!
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No problem Calvin, let me know your thoughts on the videos so far
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Just a little heads up to say that the latest in my series of Reaper tutorials has been uploaded tonight.

This one covers the basics of parenting, and offers some examples of parenting in practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gidy2SlPHig

Lots more basics as well as some more advanced topics coming over the following weeks / months.

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a bit of South Walian accent beats kenny's any day.


am sure folk will find the vids handy like <
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a bit of South Walian accent beats kenny's any day.

am sure folk will find the vids handy like <
Ha ha! Cheers Ben
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:38 AM   #9
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Hey all,

I've just added a new tutorial to my YouTube channel. This one covers the use of the free SWS Extensions add-on for working with Snapshots - This great facility allows you to quickly make various mixes /edits and easily switch between them without having to save multiple versions of the same file.

Check it out and let me know if you found it useful: http://youtu.be/hmGx79WFlWg

Please subscribe to my channel to be kept up to date with all the free tutorials as soon as they are added.

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edit: never mind. just found i could request the html5 player on youtube and your files play fine. oops. tuts much appreciated, btw.

psmeg, are you encoding to flash or is that youtube doing that? if you have a choice, please use html5. i get frequent notices to update flash when i try to use it and adobe has deceptive practices which install mcafee software along with flash. search their forums for LOTS of upset users. flash is incredibly annoying and should no longer be used.

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Glad you got it sorted
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:59 PM   #13
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Thanks for doing these and sharing !

The snapshot features was something I knew about ... I just forgot all about them :|

Thanks for the reminder
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No problem, I'm glad it's proved useful

Lots more videos to come, so please subscribe
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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Thanks to Jon at ReaperBlog for a suggestion on another way to use the SWS Extension - Snapshots between projects and here's the video on just that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jds85zNPiJg

Let me know if you find it useful

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Cheers.
watching it now.
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Cool, cheers Jon
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:35 AM   #18
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Hi all,

I've just uploaded the latest free Reaper tutorial on the following:

"In this video on Cockos Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) we cover the uses of Regions and Markers to help improve your project workflow. We also look at the Region Matrix and the Render Matrix and how these work alongside Regions and Markers."

Check it out here: http://youtu.be/xsIGRYAV0bo?list=PLh...lvmUFuF8lWX-o8

If you like the tutorial, please Subscribe and share :0)

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Old 04-03-2015, 11:35 AM   #19
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Hi All,

It's been a few weeks since I posted my last Reaper tutorial, but I've just put together a tutorial on creating a custom action to copy a take to a new track. This is a quick an easy way to promote your best take to its own track ready for editing without the distraction of the other takes on a track.

Check it out here and please subscribe to my channel to be kept up to date with all future free Reaper video tutorials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK0iJrFVUTA

You can also download the custom action from my website for free.

http://www.psmegtv.co.uk/reaper-tuto...custom-action/

I hope you enjoy the tutorials :0)

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Old 04-05-2015, 05:28 AM   #20
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Hey, hey!

After the previous video covering the creation of custom actions, I thought I'd put a part 2 up that expands on this by adding your custom actions to your toolbars to customize your workflow.

You can check out this quick tip here: http://youtu.be/VSAyY7IRJKA

And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to be kept up to date with all the latest new videos as they are added

All the best.

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Hey all,

I've just added a new tutorial to my YouTube channel. This one covers the use of the free SWS Extensions add-on for working with Snapshots...
I have to tell you Paul, that's a great tutorial vid.

Clear, concise and straight to the point!

Great work!



I'm looking forward to seeing more.

One question: what theme are you using?

I like those mixer strips with the pan control at the bottom.
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Thanks Andy, glad you enjoyed the tutorial. I've got loads more in the pipeline, so if you haven't already, please subscribe to the channel to be kept up to date 😊

The theme is Default Commala 4 and is a great theme to work with. 😊
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Thanks for those! As a relative newbie, I'm learning some new stuff from the videos (indeed I was especially pleased to see the one on sws snapshots since I was about to post a forum question asking whether one could have multiple project states for comparison purposes.)
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Thanks for those! As a relative newbie, I'm learning some new stuff from the videos (indeed I was especially pleased to see the one on sws snapshots since I was about to post a forum question asking whether one could have multiple project states for comparison purposes.)
Great to hear you're finding them useful. If you have any requests, please let me know and I'll see about recording some tutorials covering them 😊
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Hi all,

It's been a busy evening working on 2 new Reaper tutorials for you.

The first one is all about creating Screen Sets to configure your working environment exactly how you like it for multiple uses.

Reaper Screen Sets: https://youtu.be/CFMYL13_M2c

Use these in conjunction with customised toolbars to create a completely personalised working environment.

Custom Action Toolbars Tutorial: https://youtu.be/VSAyY7IRJKA

Finally, the second tutorial takes you through the important aspect of Gain Staging your recordings to give you the perfect opportunity for mixing and mastering your creations.

The Basics of Gain Staging: https://youtu.be/pcvJFpkhFqY

I hope you enjoy them. Please share and subscribe to my YouTube Channel to be kept up to date with all future Reaper Tutorials. :0)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMU...MsdtvkaJpU3KXw

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Great great great , thanx !!!
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My pleasure, I hope you enjoy them and find them useful. Don't forget to subscribe! 😉
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:14 AM   #28
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Morning all,

I've just put the finishing touches to 2 new Reaper video tutorials. These new tutorials focus on the advanced recording modes offered by Reaper, specifically:

Time Selection Auto Punch Recording: Learn the benefits of Cockos Reapers various recording modes to make your editing and overdubs quick and easy.

This video focuses on the Time Selection Auto Punch record mode where you can quickly punch in and out on a specific time selection without affecting the rest of your track.

https://youtu.be/arWONKQ1NvE

Auto Punch Selected Items: Learn the benefits of Cockos Reapers various recording modes to make your editing and overdubs quick and easy.

This video focuses on the Auto Punch Selected Items record mode where you can quickly punch in and out of one or more sections of a track without affecting the rest of it.

Combine this with a loop and you can edit multiple parts of a track with multiple takes quickly and intuitively.

http://youtu.be/2OuQ07DaNh8

I hope you enjoy and please subscribe to my channel to be kept up to date with all the new tutorials as they are released
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It's been a little while since my last Reaper Tutorial / Tip video so I thought it was about time I uploaded a new one.

Cleaning Up Project Folders: In this quick 5 minute tip for Cockos Reaper DAW I show you how to quickly clean up and remove excess files in your project folders without the worry of deleting used files.

https://youtu.be/ZSePJoL6t9g

If you enjoy this or any of the other free Reaper tutorials, please Subscribe, Like & Share - It really does help

Until next time ;0)
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It's Reaper Friday and the latest tutorial has been uploaded today :0)

The Basics of Gain Staging Part 2

In part 2 of the Gain Staging Basics series I look at a simple method of dealing with Direct Input (DI) instruments or mics. How to reduce the volume (using the JS Utility Volume Plug-in) prior to hitting the faders to ensure that you signal isn't too hot and you have plenty of headroom for the mixing stage.

I also cover setting up a track template to save time when creating future tracks.

https://youtu.be/qj0oJqBYu3Q
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I keep meaning to watch all of these and never seem to find the time!

Since I am now in France for a month with no english language telly to watch after a day of speaking and listening to nothing but french, I am ready to hear a Brit!

Thanks for doing these tutorials.

I always find something that presses the "i knew that!" button on all of them. Amazing how quickly you forget stuff when you are entering that wonderful fourth age... senile decay!

P.S. I think mine is brain arthritis.... It hurts to think.
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I keep meaning to watch all of these and never seem to find the time!

Since I am now in France for a month with no english language telly to watch after a day of speaking and listening to nothing but french, I am ready to hear a Brit!

Thanks for doing these tutorials.

I always find something that presses the "i knew that!" button on all of them. Amazing how quickly you forget stuff when you are entering that wonderful fourth age... senile decay!

P.S. I think mine is brain arthritis.... It hurts to think.
I can empathise with that..

I hope you do find them useful, even if just a refresher in things that the 'senile decay' has helped you forget ;0)

P.S. Senile Decay sounds like an 80's death metal band. lol
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...P.S. Senile Decay sounds like an 80's death metal band. lol
or a contemporary old-fart band covering 80s death metal. ;-)
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or a contemporary old-fart band covering 80s death metal. ;-)
Lol, or that :0)
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Afternoon all,

There are 2 new video series added to the channel today:

1. Sequencing midi drums with Reaper (part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn6JuXZ2nE4

Sequencing Drums Part 1 for Cockos Reaper DAW shows you how to set up the virtual instrument, route it through multi-channel and parent the tracks.

Utilizing Toontrack's EZ Drummer 2, Paul guides you through the process of creating your first simple drum beat. He also touches upon the use of velocity to add more dynamics to the beat as well as increasing the complexity of the beat.

Although this series uses Reaper and EZ Drummer 2, the principals should translate to any DAW without too much of a problem.

2. Reaper Quick Tips: Hide Inactive Takes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfKezLUJ2vE

Cockos Reaper Quick Tips: This short video tip shows you how to quickly and easily show or hide your inactive takes in a recording / mixing session.

A great way to de-clutter your session without losing the ability to go back and swap takes later.

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Please feel free to comment, like and Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and be kept up to date when the next video is added :0)
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Hi all,

It's Reaper tutorial day again, and today's release is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAr6n4_jSW0

Reaper Tutorial: Midi Drum Sequencing Part 2

Sequencing Drums Part 2 for Cockos Reaper DAW shows you how to start adding more of a human touch by adding groove, velocity and timing changes.

Utilizing Toontrack's EZ Drummer 2, I guide you through the process of creating more complex drum beats and utilise a range of techniques to add a human feel. I cover the use of velocity, ghost notes and the Humanize functions.

Although this series uses Reaper and EZ Drummer 2, the principals should translate to any DAW without too much of a problem.

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Happy Monday folks,

Just thought I'd pop by and let you all know that the latest free video tutorial on Reaper has been uploaded to my YouTube Channel.

Reaper Tutorial: Stretch Markers - The Basics

In this tutorial for Reaper DAW I show you the basics of time aligning and stretch editing your audio quickly and easily with Reaper's powerful Stretch Marker tools. Fully non-destructive audio editing without any special tools or 3rd party add-ons.

https://youtu.be/OkEAa_m1IZk

If you like this or any of my other free tutorials for Reaper, please take the time to subscribe to the channel to be kept up to date as soon as new tutorials and videos are added.

Until next time, keep creating great music!
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It's Monday again, so it's time for a new tutorial.

Today's Quick Tip is:

Reaper Quick Tips: Colour Coding Your Media

One of the most commonly asked questions on my YouTube Channel is 'How do I make my media colour coded like yours?'

This quick tip for Cockos Reaper DAW will show you how to achieve this colour coding quickly and easily.

https://youtu.be/Akil6MYIMew

Until next time, keep creating great music.
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Hi all,

I hope you're all having a great day.

I just wanted to share 2 things with you today. The first is the latest addition to my YouTube Channel.

Introduction to Mixing - Part 1

Introduction to Mixing with Reaper DAW - Part 1 - Guitars.

This video introduces this short series on the basics of mixing using Cockos Reaper and concentrates on the basics of mixing rock / metal / distorted guitars.

Using stock Reaper plug-ins, the video looks at the usage of ReaEQ and ReaComp.

The video also briefly explains the purpose of EQ'ing and the purpose behind removing unwanted frequencies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMhnej81JKY

The second, is the launch of my new website for all of my Reaper and Audio Production videos and tutorials - Reaper TV - www.reapertv.co.uk

Please subscribe to the YouTube Channel and check out the new website, it is much appreciated as is your feedback and support. :0)
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Hey Psmeg have you seen this?
http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=164871

Might be just up your alley ....
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