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Mixing in Reaper

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Introduction (8:37)


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    The Rough Mix (20:54)


Chapter 2: Organize the Session

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    Markers (4:13)


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    Track Re-Naming (3:45)


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    Color Coding (4:24)


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    Track Clean Up (5:43)


Chapter 3: Groups, Busses and FX

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    Folders (13:24)


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    Master Buss FX (10:24)


Chapter 4: Basic Vocal / Drum Mix

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    Basic Vocal Sound (15:47)


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    Basic Drum Mix (14:21)


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    The Overheads (7:41)


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    The Room Mics (6:17)


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    The Kick Drum (16:22)


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    The Snare Drum (14:03)


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    The Tom Sound (8:48)


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    Electronic Drums & Filter (7:18)


Chapter 5: Bass and Keys

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    The Bass Guitar (10:05)


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    Bass Synths (6:51)


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    Synths (9:14)


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    Piano & Massive Chords (8:53)


Chapter 6: Guitars

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    Main Guitars (14:38)


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    Chorus Guitars (7:38)


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    The Harmony Guitars (9:11)


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    Bridge Guitars (4:49)


Chapter 7: Final Vocal Mix

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    Verse Vocal (7:25)


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    The Hook Vocals (5:00)


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    The Chorus Vocal (7:01)


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    The Distortion Vocal (6:31)


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    The Background Vocals (9:35)


Chapter 8: Automation and Final Mix

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    Automating the Toms (6:08)


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    The Final Mix (9:05)


Multi-Platinum Engineer and Producer Kenny Gioia is back with an in-depth series on mixing in Reaper! This collection allows you watch a pro as he takes a multi-tracked production and mixes it from the ground up, from beginning to end. If you use Reaper and want to see how a professional mixer crafts a mix, this series is a must see.

Kenny starts off the series with an overview of all the tracks used in the song. Next, after doing a quick rough mix of the song to get an idea of what will be needed, Kenny organizes the project with the use of markers, color coding and the renaming of tracks. After the organization, Kenny gets down to business on all the vocals, drums, bass, synths, keys & rest of the tracks and goes through each one meticulously, getting the best possible sound with the use of EQs, compressors and more.

If you use Reaper for your productions and want to see how a veteran producer / engineer sculpts his mix from beginning to end, this is the product for you. Unleash the power of Reaper on your mix... Get "Mixing in Reaper" today.


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drscholl
Submitted 2 months ago

Fun to watch

Kenny's tutorials are fun to watch, he talks a mile a minute and covers a lot of info!

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Reaper

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SteveJBailey
Submitted 3 months ago

Respect

I have a lot of respect for Kenny Gioia due to the tremendous amount of free YouTube tutorials he has put out about Reaper - Reaper Mania. We cant all afford the luxury of buying tutorials, that being said, my subscription to Groove3 came courtesy of iZotope. and apart from their own software instruction of RX6, I was able to watch this set by Kenny. I wasn't disappointed, as these videos show the same attention to detail as his YouTube ones. His choice of music was cool and I didn't find myself reluctant to return because I hated the music. The arrangement was interesting enough for Kenny to show us how he approached the mix, which I thought was brilliantly minimalist, yet sophisticated enough to enhance. I don't think this is a beginners course because there are steps missing, so probably aimed at intermediate users. one thing is for certain, Reaper owe Kenny Gioia some serious kudos for showing us the real power of the program. Reaper is fast becoming a contender for the Pro-Tools crown.

I am a: Student, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar, Reaper

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PapaTango
Submitted 8 months ago

Clear and Precise Tutorial

Very well made tutorial for Reaper. Just brilliant. Well done Kenny.

I am a: Hobbyist, Reaper

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dasegi
Submitted 9 months ago

Kenny Gioia as usual!

Very helpful, interesting, very understandable!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Reaper

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JulianFlor
Submitted 11 months ago

Super helpful.

Kenny Gioia - I like his way of teaching.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer

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KenM
Submitted 1 year ago

Fantastic, as usual

Another Fantastic tutorial by Kenny. Looking over the shoulder of a master and following along while running Reaper at the same time is a great way to learn. I find that having two monitors is almost a must while doing this. My only, ah, complaint, is that it's for Reaper 4 and recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio. I'm not dinging the tutorial in any way for this but it would be nice to get a Reaper 5 edition in 720p or 1080p.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Reaper

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rgb
Submitted 1 year ago

Great, As Usual

Kenny never makes a bad tutorial.

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DoglessPlanet
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful!

Great mixing tips and workflow, plus Reaper training.

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Tomtom234
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful very informative

Very very detailed a lot of step by step information

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alc0
Submitted 2 years ago

Watching over the shoulder of a master at work!

Kenny's an excellent teacher who demonstrates not only his complete mastery of reaper, but breaks it down so lucidly that you can make it yours and know you're with him every step of the way. I find myself pausing the video and repeating the functions he's demonstrating quite a bit, because he covers a lot of complex material quickly and otherwise you might miss a step.

I am a: Musician, 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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Mixing in Reaper is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fun to watch Kenny's tutorials are fun to watch, he talks a mile a minute and covers a lot of info!
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Respect I have a lot of respect for Kenny Gioia due to the tremendous amount of free YouTube tutorials he has put out about Reaper - Reaper Mania. We cant all afford the luxury of buying tutorials, that being said, my subscription to Groove3 came courtesy of iZotope. and apart from their own software instruction of RX6, I was able to watch this set by Kenny. I wasn't disappointed, as these videos show the same attention to detail as his YouTube ones. His choice of music was cool and I didn't find myself reluctant to return because I hated the music. The arrangement was interesting enough for Kenny to show us how he approached the mix, which I thought was brilliantly minimalist, yet sophisticated enough to enhance. I don't think this is a beginners course because there are steps missing, so probably aimed at intermediate users. one thing is for certain, Reaper owe Kenny Gioia some serious kudos for showing us the real power of the program. Reaper is fast becoming a contender for the Pro-Tools crown.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and Precise Tutorial Very well made tutorial for Reaper. Just brilliant. Well done Kenny.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Kenny Gioia as usual! Very helpful, interesting, very understandable!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super helpful. Kenny Gioia - I like his way of teaching.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic, as usual Another Fantastic tutorial by Kenny. Looking over the shoulder of a master and following along while running Reaper at the same time is a great way to learn. I find that having two monitors is almost a must while doing this. My only, ah, complaint, is that it's for Reaper 4 and recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio. I'm not dinging the tutorial in any way for this but it would be nice to get a Reaper 5 edition in 720p or 1080p.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great, As Usual Kenny never makes a bad tutorial.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Great mixing tips and workflow, plus Reaper training.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful very informative Very very detailed a lot of step by step information
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Watching over the shoulder of a master at work! Kenny's an excellent teacher who demonstrates not only his complete mastery of reaper, but breaks it down so lucidly that you can make it yours and know you're with him every step of the way. I find myself pausing the video and repeating the functions he's demonstrating quite a bit, because he covers a lot of complex material quickly and otherwise you might miss a step.
Date published: 2016-08-13
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