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Reaper Advanced - SWS Extensions

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    Tutorial 1

    Installation & the Basics

    8:18

    In this tutorial, Kenny runs through the installation and basics of using the SWS Extensions with Reaper.

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    Tutorial 2

    SWS Zooming

    16:43

    Learn how to take advantage of the powerful zooming actions and workflow using the SWS Extensions with Reaper.

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    Tutorial 3

    Command Parameters

    16:01

    The Command Parameters dialog box adds features to Reaper that's easy to overlook. Learn the power of this device in this tutorial.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Label Processor

    9:18

    While naming our media items seems like a pretty inane task, using the Label Processor to re-name for organizational purposes can really speed up your workflow as it can be done simply and automatically.

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    Tutorial 5

    The ReaConsole

    13:43

    The ReaConsole can be one of the more intimidating features of the SWS Extensions but after watching this video, you'll be using its powerful feature set on a daily basis like a pro.

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    Tutorial 6

    Color Management

    16:15

    Using colors in Reaper gets a lot more powerful when combined with the SWS Extensions. The ability to Auto-Color our tracks based on name or function can prove to be invaluable.

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    Tutorial 7

    Snapshots Pt. 1

    13:28

    Snapshots are clearly the most powerful feature in this set. Learn how to create and use these for mixing, importing and sharing all of your favorite settings. This is a must watch.

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    Tutorial 8

    Snapshots Pt. 2

    14:21

    The Snapshots feature set was a bit too big to be contained in one tutorial. Watch Kenny continue to show you all about this great addition to Reaper.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Cue Buss Generator

    18:22

    While the Cue Buss Generator seems like a one trick pony, it can do more than you might realize. In this tutorial you'll learn how to use this function for making Effects Returns, Parallel Processing, Headphone Mixes and Submixes.

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    Tutorial 10

    Multiple Project Management

    17:02

    In this tutorial Kenny shows us how to manage multiple projects at once for trying out alternate arrangements, versions and relating similar projects to each other for sharing tracks, media items, FX settings and mix parameters.

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    Tutorial 11

    Fill Gaps

    20:48

    Drum Editing - In this video you'll learn how to quantize and time-stretch multiple mic'd drum kits using the Fill Gaps feature for making seamless edits in your productions.

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    Tutorial 12

    LFO Generator & Envelope Processor

    23:10

    One of the missing features in Reaper has always been the ability to modulate and dynamically alter our envelopes. The LFO Generator changes all that and you'll learn how powerful this feature really is.

Do you want to supercharge Reaper? Well, Reaper master Kenny Gioia shows you how in this awesome series on adding and using the powerful and free, SWS Extension set. You'll be able to do things faster and more efficient as well as things you could never do before!

Kenny begins by demystifying this sometimes hard to understand and setup feature set. He then shows you the enhancements such as SWS Zooming, the Command Parameters dialog box and the ReaConsole feature. Then he moves onto cool Color Management options, the powerful Snapshots feature and Cue Buss Generator. He wraps up the series with Multiple Project Management options, the "Fill Gaps" drum editing feature and finally the new LFO Generator & Envelope Processor features.

If you use Reaper, this excellent extension set by Standing Water Studios is a no brainer. Install it today and then watch Kenny explain it all to you so you get the most from it... Checkout "Reaper Advanced-SWS Extensions" today!

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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    Mixing in Reaper

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