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REAPER Vocal Effects (An In-Depth Look)

REAPER has several plugins that you can use as vocal effects, such as autotune, pitch correction, reverb, etc. To use a vocal effects plugin in REAPER, click the ‘FX’ button on your vocal track, find your desired plugin, and double click it to insert it.  Vocal Effects For REAPER Not only is vocal mixing a …

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REAPER MIDI Keyboard No Sound (Simple Fixes!)

If you are having issues hearing anything when using a MIDI keyboard in REAPER, there could be several things causing this. Check that your MIDI keyboard is connected to your system, your MIDI keyboard is enabled in your preferences, and you have the correct input selected. MIDI Keyboard Or MIDI Controller Not Working In REAPER …

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REAPER Playback Issues (Troubleshooting Guide)

Several different things could be causing you to experience audio playback issues in the REAPER DAW. REAPER playback issues can be due to incorrect routing in your track, not having the correct ‘Audio system’ selected, running too many plugins, etc. Playback Problems In REAPER If you are experiencing issues with playback in REAPER, you will …

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REAPER Detect Tempo (Step-By-Step Tutorial)

REAPER can only detect a tempo if you insert an audio file with a tempo embedded. Otherwise, in order to find the tempo of a track, open up your ‘Project Settings’ and change your ‘Timebase for items/envelopes/markers’ to ‘Time’ and then use the tap tempo feature. Finding A Tempo In REAPER If you cannot find …

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Gain Staging REAPER (Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide)

To perform gain staging on your track in REAPER, you should use a combination of volume automation, volume faders, plugin output, and BUS tracks to group and control certain items together. If you correctly implement these different techniques, you will achieve proper gain staging in REAPER. REAPER Gain Staging And You Gain staging is one …

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REAPER Remove Vocals (Step-By-Step Guide)

To remove vocals from a song using REAPER, load in the song and duplicate it, pan your tracks hard left and hard right, invert the phase of track one using the ‘Phase’ toggle, and then switch from stereo to mono on the ‘MASTER’ track and press play.  Removing Vocals In REAPER Removing vocals from a …

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REAPER Metronome (Step-By-Step Walkthrough)

To enable the metronome in REAPER, click the ‘Metronome’ button located on the top right of your toolbar. You can find the toolbar to the top left in the REAPER DAW. You can also right-click the metronome button to change specific metronome settings that affect how it plays. Metronome In REAPER The metronome is a …

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REAPER Tone Generator (Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide)

REAPER has a tone generator plugin called ‘JS: Tone Generator.’ You can use the REAPER tone generator to create an audio signal of any note to help you tune an instrument, add low frequencies to increase sub presence in a kick drum, or make sound effects. Tone Generator For REAPER A tone generator is a …

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REAPER Render Sounds Different (Step-By-Step Fix)

If you render a track that you have been working on in REAPER and it sounds different, chances are you rendered it to mono instead of stereo, you rendered it through something other than the ‘Master mix,’ you rendered the wrong ‘Bounds,’ or you rendered it with low audio quality. Rendering In REAPER One of …

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REAPER Delay Compensation (Comprehensive Guide)

PDC (Plugin Delay Compensation) is automatically included with REAPER. Plugin delay compensation is a function that almost every modern DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) has that measures the amount of audio delay introduced by one or more plugins on your track. PDC automatically compensates for this by adjusting the output. Plugin Delay Compensation In REAPER Using …

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REAPER Could Not Import 1 Of 1 Items (Step-By-Step Fix)

If you are having trouble importing media items into REAPER, there is either something wrong with the file you are trying to import, or it is an invalid file format. Although REAPER is compatible with a long list of file types, there are a few that it does not support. Trouble Importing A Media Item …

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REAPER Spectrum Analyzer (Comprehensive Guide)

REAPER has a spectrum analyzer plugin called ‘JS: Frequency Spectrum Analyzer Meter (Cockos)’ that you can use to look at the frequency spectrums of different parts of your track. This REAPER plugin gives you a more detailed look at EQ spectrums than your typical visual equalizer plugin.  Spectral Analysis In REAPER Spectral analysis is a …

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REAPER No Sound – How To Fix It! (Step-By-Step Guide)

If you are not hearing any audio output from REAPER, you can fix this by first checking all of your hardware, gear, and cable connections. If you are still having the issue, select Options>Preferences>Device in REAPER and select/adjust the settings of the desired audio system. No Sound In REAPER Producing music without being able to …

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