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Reaper 4 Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    9:27

    Kenny introduces Reaper 4 and gives you a general overview of how things work and what he'll be going over in the coming videos.

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    Tutorial 2

    New Project & Templates

    14:14

    Learn how to create new projects in Reaper and to also take advantage of Reaper's Project Template features.

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    Tutorial 3

    Tracks & The Track Manager

    15:18

    Explore making new tracks, adding colors, and the functions of the Track Control Panel are all fully described, as well as managing tracks in the Track Manager.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Routing Matrix

    16:33

    Learn all about the Routing Matrix and how it behaves like a virtual patch bay for your projects in Reaper.

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    Tutorial 5

    The Media Explorer

    9:56

    Explore the Media Explorer and how to import media into our Project using it's functions.

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    Tutorial 6

    The Project Media Bay

    19:06

    Discover managing your projects using the Project Bay, which includes Source Media and Media Items used in our Project.

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    Tutorial 7

    Recording in Reaper

    11:19

    Learn all about Recording directly into Reaper 4. All recording modes, monitoring options and input settings are covered, including auto-punch.

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    Tutorial 8

    Editing in Reaper

    13:31

    See how to edit Media Items in Reaper 4. Duplicating, Copying, Pasting and Looping are all covered extensively.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Grid & Snapping

    18:04

    Explore working with a grid and snapping your Media Items, Cursors, and Time Selections to that Grid along with Markers and Regions.

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    Tutorial 10

    Fades & Crossfades

    14:34

    Discover how to create Fades and Crossfades in Reaper 4, including all shapes, sizes and automatic applications.

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    Tutorial 11

    Using Sends

    16:18

    Learn how to use Sends to create busses for separate mixes, effect configurations and multiple destinations.

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    Tutorial 12

    Plug-Ins & Effects

    13:17

    See how to use plug-ins and effects in Reaper 4. From creating and saving Chains, to using Input FX and the Project Bay, it's all in here.

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    Tutorial 13

    Using Folders

    9:54

    Explore using Folders to combine similar tracks for bussing, FX and organization purposes.

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    Tutorial 14

    Track Grouping

    18:46

    Discover how to take advantage of Track Grouping in Reaper 4. From masters, to slaves and everything in between, including creating special groups that feature specific parameters.

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    Tutorial 15

    Track Templates

    5:03

    Learn how to use the Track Template features in Reaper to add pre-set up tracks with and without audio into other established Projects.

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    Tutorial 16

    Ripple Editing

    7:38

    Explore the use and uses of Ripple Editing for both 'track at a time', and 'all tracks'.

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    Tutorial 17

    Item Grouping

    8:36

    See how to group many media items and treating them as one item, including managing them in the Project Bay.

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    Tutorial 18

    Media Item Properties

    25:22

    Discover the many extended features of the Media Item Properties window. Every parameter is covered and uncovered.

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    Tutorial 19

    Item (Take) FX

    8:38

    One of the most powerful features in Reaper 4 is its ability to apply FX directly to specific Media Items. In this video, we show you how and why.

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    Tutorial 20

    Locking

    11:33

    See the importance of Locking elements in Reaper and how to do it on a parameter by parameter basis.

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    Tutorial 21

    Using MIDI

    32:45

    Learn to explore and create instrument tracks as well as edit and transform MIDI data into a finished product.

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    Tutorial 22

    Using Automation

    27:57

    Reaper's Automation features are extensive. Discover the uses of Envelopes and the many modes used in automating our music.

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    Tutorial 23

    Using Toolbars

    18:25

    Explore the power of using Toolbars. From customizing the main toolbar to creating special job specific Toolbars are all covered.

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    Tutorial 24

    Consolidate & Export

    6:31

    Learn how to consolidate your Reaper 4 files so they can be exported into any other DAW program for complete compatibility.

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    Tutorial 25

    Mixing Down & Stems

    22:22

    Discover how to create final mixes and render stems for finished output and final product purposes.

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    Tutorial 26

    Markers & Regions

    12:28

    Explore markers and regions and uncover the power of re-arranging our productions with their features. Managing regions with the Region Manager is also featured.

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    Tutorial 27

    Using Dockers

    10:14

    One of the newest features in Reaper 4 is the ability to have multiple Dockers which surround our screen and allow us to work the way we want. Learn how to use them here.

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    Tutorial 28

    Shortcuts, Menus & Actions

    22:26

    The true power of Reaper is its ability to customize almost everything in the program. See how to take advantage of that almost infinite power, here.

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    Tutorial 29

    Takes & Comping

    14:14

    Watch how to record many takes of a performance, organize those takes and compile Comps of the best pieces. Reaper's newest features are explored here.

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    Tutorial 30

    Mouse Modifiers

    11:21

    Going along with the idea that we can customize anything, Reaper 4 allows us to decide what every single mouse click, drag or double click does. See how to make the most of it.

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    Tutorial 31

    Themes & Layouts

    9:10

    Learn how to switch the many Reaper themes, tweak them to your heart's delight, and take advantage of the power of WALTER! See how to use different track layouts for specific purposes and to further customize your work environment.

Kenny Gioia is back covering Cockos latest revision of Reaper! Reaper 4 has many new features and functions, as well as workflows. Don't worry though, "Reaper 4 Explained" covers it all from top to bottom, teaching you what you need to know to use Reaper 4 like a pro.

Kenny starts his in-depth coverage off with an introduction, project creation, templates, track management and window overviews. He then goes deeper covering recording, routing, editing, using folders, plug-ins, automation, rendering and exporting, MIDI, markers, mixing down and much, much more.

Reaper is now a full featured DAW being used by more and more people everyday. If you use Reaper 4 or want to start using it, this is the series to watch... Get "Reaper 4 Explained" today!

Holzter
Submitted 2 weeks ago

great stuff

whether I'm skipping around watching videos about specific topics or just going through one by one I always learn something when I watch these videos. Kenny is a great teacher!

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ehjhone
Submitted 4 months ago

Reaper - much more than I thought.

Reaper is explained is done so well. The pace of the tutorial is slow enough to absorb but (just as important) fast enough not to be plodding. The voice over and the clicks on screen are performed by someone who is masterful.. great speaking cadence.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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PeterCtunes
Submitted 7 months ago

Excellent, very thorough

Whiles I already had the basics of Reaper. This gave me a lot of knowledge on editing, comping, using FX and all the keyboard shortcuts that go hand in hand. The videos are also well labelled and quite specific. I also found the teacher very easy to understand and he obviously knows reaper inside out.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician

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Gaudi
Submitted 10 months ago

Reaper&Kenny Gioia = Super!

E like Reaper end Kenny!!!! i em compouser) Recoment its produkt!

I am a: Professional, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beginner, Musician, Mastering Facility

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Deanc2000
Submitted 11 months ago

Excellent Course on the Basics of REAPER

It goes in good detail over the basic functionality of Reaper. Valuable knowledge gained.

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
LFO
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Bayside
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
FTSK
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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Reaper 4 Explained is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great stuff whether I'm skipping around watching videos about specific topics or just going through one by one I always learn something when I watch these videos. Kenny is a great teacher!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Reaper - much more than I thought. Reaper is explained is done so well. The pace of the tutorial is slow enough to absorb but (just as important) fast enough not to be plodding. The voice over and the clicks on screen are performed by someone who is masterful.. great speaking cadence.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent, very thorough Whiles I already had the basics of Reaper. This gave me a lot of knowledge on editing, comping, using FX and all the keyboard shortcuts that go hand in hand. The videos are also well labelled and quite specific. I also found the teacher very easy to understand and he obviously knows reaper inside out.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Reaper&Kenny Gioia = Super! E like Reaper end Kenny!!!! i em compouser) Recoment its produkt!
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Course on the Basics of REAPER It goes in good detail over the basic functionality of Reaper. Valuable knowledge gained.
Date published: 2016-05-04