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4 Simple Steps To Moving Your REAPER Project To A New Computer

KEY TAKEAWAYS: Save the project through “save project as” in the file menu. Check the options for the subdirectory and copy the media files. Now you can open that project using the folder we created on a new computer with REAPER on it without any issues. New Computer and REAPER How exciting! You have a …

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REAPER Can’t Write To Recording Files Error (Quick Fix!)

KEY TAKEAWAYS: Find the default recording path in preferences and then check this directory. Is the folder there? If not, then create it or change the default recording path. If it is there, then see if your antivirus is blocking REAPER. You should also ensure that the directory is not in a protected folder.  REAPER …

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Master The Art Of Crossfading In REAPER (Three Simple Steps)

KEY TAKEAWAYS To crossfade in REAPER, start by ensuring that you have ‘Auto-crossfade media items when editing’ enabled, then drag the edges of two audio items together. Because you have enabled auto-crossfade, REAPER will automatically create a crossfade between the two items, resulting in smooth playback between tracks.  Crossfading In REAPER Crossfading is an essential …

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How To Move Everything In REAPER (Quick 2-Step Guide!)

Select all items using CTRL+A/CMD+A. Click on one of the items and drag it to move it around. To move everything, including the markers, press ALT+P twice. Then drag one of the items to drag everything. This is the ripple editing mode for all tracks. REAPER Move Everything The ability to edit different elements of …

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How To Stop REAPER Crackling During Recording (Simple Fix!)

Crackling happens when the CPU load is too high for your computer setup. You don’t want to decrease your buffer size, resulting in delay. Instead, get rid of the plugins that are CPU intensive during recording. An example of a CPU-intensive plugin is reverb and some tape emulations. REAPER And Crackling This issue used to …

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How To Normalize In REAPER (Like A PRO!)

Normalization in REAPER is achieved by selecting the audio item and pressing Ctrl+Shift+N. To normalize multiple audio items, select the audio items you want and press Ctrl+Shift+N. To normalize multiple audio items in the same track using a common gain, select the items and press Ctrl+N. Normalization Normalization is an audio process you hear thrown …

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Importing WAV Files Into REAPER (Quick And Simple Guide!)

Importing a WAV file into REAPER is as simple as dragging and dropping the WAV file(s) into a REAPER project. REAPER will automatically create a track for it from there. You can also press Insert>Media file and import a WAV file.  REAPER Importing WAV Files If you don’t know how to import WAV files into …

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How To Record Arm a Track In REAPER (Simple 2 Step Guide)

Record arming a track in REAPER is as simple as clicking the ‘Record Arm’ button (circular red button with a white ring inside) on the track you want to record with. From here, you can also select the desired input from the drop-down input menu. Record Arming In REAPER If you don’t know how to …

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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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