Course: Reaper Ⅱ (Microsoft Windows)

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Session 1 - Further exploration and customization of reaper:

  • The actions list
  • finding actions and mapping them to hotkeys
  • Creating custom actions
  • Themes, what they are, and where to find them.
  • Have reaper tweaked out perfectly?† Back up those settings!

Session 2 - More on sends and folders:

  • The difference between folders and sends.
  • Reviewing the multiple ways of setting up a send.
  • Demonstrating an example of adjusting send volume to achieve different perspectives.
  • Explaining and showing examples of parallel effects processing.

Session 3 - Side chaining:

  • Intro to the concept.
  • Setting up a multi-channel track.
  • Using reacomp to duck music to accommodate a voice-over.
  • Using another signal to key reagate to create stutter effects,or trigger a low sign wave to add to the base in otherwise thin sounding kick drums.

Session 4 - Envelopes and automation:

  • Intro to the concept with demos.
  • making changes in realtime which are stored and played back thanks to automation types of automation
  • using a control surface to perform the† automation
  • using the keyboard and osara actions to perform automation making volume and pan changes
  • deleting the automation if you do something you don't like.

Session 5 - Envelopes and automation continued:

  • Inserting envelope points.
  • Moving them Deleting them
  • Configuring their values.
  • Shaping the curve.
  • assigning effects parameters to envelopes The envelopes on the master track.
  • Making parameters visible for manually adding envelope points.

Session 6 - Review and latch preview:

  • Review of automation and latch preview (writing to selection or end of project)

Session 7 - Manipulating bits of audio:

  • Stretching items with different algorithms Stretch markers, what they are and how they work

Session 8 - Midi:

  • History, importance of midi
  • Set up a midi device if present
  • The concept of virtual midi keyboard Record your first musical idea

Session 9 - Manipulating midi:

  • Grid concept
  • Music theory at a glance
  • Quantizing

Session 10 - Midi editor commands and step input:

  • Midi editing
  • Step recording Midi event list

Session 11 - Manipulating Tempo:

  • Tempo markers in audio and midi
  • Snapping stretch markers to grid

Session 12 - Putting your idea to midi:

  • Using rea-tune as an audio to midi converter
  • Using ReaSamplomatic 5000
  • Drum trigger