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How To Record Fader In REAPER (A Guide To Envelope Automation)

To automate parameters using the faders/knobs in REAPER, open the ‘Track Envelopes’ menu on the track you want to control, set the ‘Automation mode’ to ‘Latch,’ and locate/arm the envelope that you want to automate. Now, you will automate this parameter by turning the correlating knob/fader. Envelope Automation In REAPER Here’s a scenario, you are …

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How To Quantize Velocity In REAPER (A MIDI Velocity Control Guide)

To quantize the velocity of MIDI notes in REAPER, open up the ‘MIDI Editor’ by double-clicking the MIDI track that you want to work on, select the MIDI notes that you want to quantize, right-click one of the notes, choose the ‘Note velocity’ dropdown menu, and select your desired velocity. Controlling MIDI Velocity In REAPER …

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How To Increase Waveform Size In REAPER (Quick and Easy!)

To increase your waveform size in REAPER, all you need to do is hold down the ‘Shift’ key and press the ‘Up Arrow’ key until you have achieved your desired waveform size. Keep in mind that this does not affect the volume of your tracks, just their appearance.  Waveform Size In REAPER If you record …

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REAPER Quantize Not Working? (You Need Our Troubleshooting Guide!)

If the REAPER quantize features aren’t working, you probably need to change some settings. Whether you are trying to quantize an audio file or MIDI data, there are settings that you must adjust based on the timing of the track (¼ notes, ⅛ notes, etc.) as well as other parameters.  REAPER Quantize Troubleshooting Nowadays, there …

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REAPER VU Meter (A Detailed Look)

REAPER has a VU Meter plugin called ‘JS: VU Meter’ that you can use to measure an audio track’s average loudness. JS: VU Meter features the classic VU Meter appearance and displays RMS (Root-Mean-Square) loudness and the peak of whatever audio signal you route through it. VU Metering In REAPER The process of gain staging …

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REAPER Transpose MIDI (Both Before And After Recording)

Double-click your MIDI item to open the MIDI editor and select Edit>Transpose to transpose MIDI in REAPER. Depending on the box you have checked, you can transpose based on semitone or scale. You can even transpose from a major scale to any minor scale. Transposing MIDI Parts In REAPER If you do not know how …

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REAPER Audio System (A Close Look)

To change the audio system you use in REAPER, click Options>Preferences>Device and select the audio system you want to use from the audio system dropdown menu. The audio system dropdown menu will show any audio device or driver your computer recognizes. Selecting An Audio System In REAPER Not knowing how to designate an audio system/audio …

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REAPER Web Interface (How-To Guide)

To use the REAPER web interface, go to Options>Preferences>Control/OSC/Web>Add>Web Browser Interface. From here, check the box for ‘Use rc.reaper.fm’, enter an ID word, go to ‘rc.reaper.fm’ on the device you want to use as a controller, and enter your keyword. Using The REAPER Web Interface As A Controller There is nothing more frustrating than recording …

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REAPER Multiband Compressor (In-Depth Guide)

REAPER has a multiband compression plugin called ‘ReaXcomp.’ You can use this multiband compressor to compress different frequency ranges at different levels and amounts. To use ReaXcomp, click the ‘Show Track FX Window’ button on the desired track, search for ReaXcomp, and double click to insert it onto your track. Does REAPER Have A Multiband …

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REAPER Presets (A Complete Guide)

The REAPER DAW includes a reasonably extensive plugin collection. Many of the plugins within the REAPER plugin collection also include various presets that you can use to get you started. To use REAPER presets, insert a REAPER plugin that has presets available and select one from the dropdown menu.  Using REAPER Presets Mixing with plugins …

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REAPER Performance Meter (A Deep Dive)

The performance meter is a menu within REAPER that you can use to view your CPU usage, RAM usage, etc. To open up the REAPER Performance Meter, click ‘View>Performance Meter.’ From there, you can monitor REAPER’s stress on your computer’s processing.   Metering Performance In REAPER Music production has nothing more frustrating than your computer’s performance …

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