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REAPER is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer

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Change hardware output for Reaper

I'm using an USB audio interface (Roland Rubix 22) and its ASIO driver in Reaper (it's selected in Preferences > Audio > Device). I wanted to have Reaper's output sent to the Realtek card from my ...
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MIDI noise and latency problems

I have just bought a Roland A49 MIDI controller. I'm using Reaper as my DAW. I've installed the drivers, and I know that my controller is talking to my DAW, as I am getting a correct red signal ...
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Recording from Behringer X32 into Reaper captures only inputs, not channel outputs

I'm currently tasked with recording our school's musicals using a Behringer X32 digital mixer and Reaper as my recording software. However, I've encountered an issue where the recordings only capture ...
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Linux Audio Headphone Output (Jack, Pulse, Alsa) Configuration

I'm currently using AV Linux on a MacBook Pro, and am using Reaper for my DAW. I'm trying to output the sound from my DAW through the headphones output into a mixer. I currently don't have an audio ...
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Cannot get REAPER on Linux to record from PipeWire via EasyEffects

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (version 3, if I recall correctly). I'm running: Pop! OS 22.04 LTS ("Jammy") -- approximately = Ubuntu 22.04 pipewire (-jack, -pulse, -alsa, et al) 0.3.71~...
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How do you get "midi through" to work on Focusrite USB interface with Reaper?

I've a midi keyboard going to 'midi in' on a Focusrite 18i20 USB'd to Reaper on a PC. I can record a midi track using Reaper with this keyboard. I can also play back the track on an external midi ...
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Need help with separating piano track by note/frequency

Preface First off, I am an absolute beginner when it comes to audio software and processing in general, so apologies in advance for any misused or incorrect terminology. Intro I would like to take a ...
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Can I automatically select / remove clipping / peaks above -3dB in Reaper?

I have a long recording that I took on a windy day. The wind was intermittent and I was trying to isolate the sound of the snow. I expected there to be some clipping or unwanted loud sections that ...
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Playback of Reaper and other applications simultaeously

I am using Reaper on an HP laptop running Windows 7. The soundcard is integrated with the motherboard and I am using Asio4All to avoid latency issues. On my old PC running Windows XP, I would often ...
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Reaper: Convert split items to regions?

Is it possible to convert split items/sections in timeline to regions or markers so they can be rendered as marker points inside a wav file? This would be a huge time saver for me because I use Sony ...
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Reaper for Sound to Picture

Hey guys, I'm most experienced using Avid's ProTools and Sony products (Vegas, Forge, & Acid) for sound designing, mixing, and mastering. I'll be in a pickle for the next few months designing 5 ...
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Time-align perceived onsets of vocal samples

I have a homemade library of sung-word samples that I need to time align, such that the onset of the first vowel (i.e. the pitched part) is a fixed time distance from the beginning of the sample. As a ...
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Reaper auto panning based on conditions

I am currently evaluating Reaper v6.08 and I wonder if it's possible to pan based on certain conditions. Detailed explanation: I have two tracks, A and B. A is panned 100% Left B is panned 100% ...
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Weird pops and cracks in my Reaper input?

I am trying to record some simple guitar into a track on Reaper and I keep getting weird pops and cracks, but not all the time (see bottom). I recorded a sample of what's going on at the end of this ...
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WAV files sound high pitched - how do I bulk fix the sample rate in the metadata?

For stupid reasons, I think I recorded a bunch of stuff through a USB microphone that reported to the OS as a 48.0 kHz input device while it was actually 44.1 kHz. Oddly enough it worked normally ...
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Rendering Microsoft wavetable output with Reaper

I've recorded a part-audio part-midi project in Reaper on a PC. The midi goes to the MS wavetable synth on the PC. I'm using a Focusrite 18i20 USB unit. I can hear the wavetable output in monitoring, ...
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Understanding what equipment I need for my Specific Needs

I hope this doesn't appear to be a shopping recommendation question because I already have a starting basis for what I need from having taken an audio fundamentals and DAW course. But I'm wondering ...
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How can I replicate the ratchet and clank bolt sound?

I can't figure it out for the life of me. That godly bolt collection sound in the original Ratchet and Clank game just feels so good, even though it doesn't sound as good on its own. Can anyone help? ...
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Reaper 5.23 One Track Controls All others

I have a simple project--4 tracks. The mute button on the first track controls all the other tracks. In other words, if Track 1 is unmuted, I can mute/unmute tracks 2-4. But, if Track 1 is muted--all ...
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Would a "opto-isolator" help in reducing EMI/RFI from recording guitar?

I am using Reaper with the guitar plugged directly into my interface (Scarlet 2-i2), and I get a decent sound with the TSE 808 -> TSE x50 -> Poulin LeCab -> ReEq. However, I have a high noise threhold ...
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Batch Processing Files In RX7 from Reaper

Put simply: I'm looking for a way to select multiple items(audio clips) in Reaper and open them all in Izotope RX's Batch processing window. It is easy enough to open (up to 16) items in the normal ...
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Notes not played by Kontakt virtual instrument

I have a midi clip with 1/16 notes. Certain virtual instruments do not have problems playing it, however Kontakt basses do not play these notes. I added longer notes and they are played. Is there a ...
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Multiband Compressor or Octave-Band Filter plugin

I am looking for an octave-band filter which will allow me to adjust the individual gains of each octave band in the range 63 Hz - 8 kHz (8 bands) with as close to a brickwall response as possible (i....
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How does Reaper interpret timecode?

I'm trying to export audio out of Reaper but the timecode I see inside vs outside of the application are different. I have a tool that can align audio to video automatically using timecode but the ...
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What approach can I use to replicate the sound texture of the vocals in this song?

I am trying to record some vocals for a song right now, and am trying to replicate the texture that the vocals in a certain song have. The song is called "Not Myself" by Sister Grotto (https://...
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Fixing FM8 to a given pitch OR filter MIDI notes and transpose to a given value

I'd like to make some percussive sounds with FM8, which I really love. I couldn't find where can I "fix" the pitch to a given value - in other synths I can switch off the "key follow" and set it to a ...
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Speed up a selection in reaper

I have a track recorded in reaper which I want to variably speed up and slow down as an effect behind my other tracks. Is this an option? Do I need a plugin?
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How can I enable snap functionality in Reaper?

I just bought reaper and I would love to have when I use the cursor to drag/select items for it to snap to the edges. Sony has a really clear snapping when selecting. I put up a video to show what I ...
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How to Change the "BPM" of a recorded drum in DAW? is that possible?

This is weird because I did not know how to ask this question. Let's say I want to remix a song. I have pre-record of the drums I want to use and I loop them... they are fixed of course of BPM (This ...
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Drag select time range in Reaper not working

I am using Reaper 3.75 and normally I click and drag in the time-bar at the top to select an area, but suddenly it is not working anymore. Have I activated some kind of strange mode, and how do I get ...
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Highlight peaking parts on a waveform?

When I edit voiceovers I normalize several times: First I normalize the entire track then search for peaking parts and isolate them, normalize again and find more peaking parts until I'm satisfied. ...
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VSTi Issue with REAPER and Superior Drummer

I've installed Superior Drummer and REAPER; but when I go to click on "Insert virtual instrument on new track", Superior Drummer isn't available. Am I missing a step?
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Cannot hear sound through the VSTi in Reaper

I am running Reaper through Wine on Ubuntu. I can import a music file and it plays normally. I then close that track. Then I do: Insert -> Virtual instrument on new track... -> choose VSTi: ReaSynth (...
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Best and simple way to dub a film for a newbie

I think there should be some software designed especially for dubbing (i.e. rerecording). It's a while i'm playing with Reaper to dub a film but it sounds a time-consuming process. Is there any ...
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Reaper DAW and OMF files

Hi guys, I want to do some final sound mixing in Reaper but it cannot open the OMF files! Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
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Reaper : midi configuration problem

I have a computer with a keyboard synthesizer. I created 2 MIDI tracks. On each of them I added a virtual instrument, and I assigned a channel number to each of them (track one, channel 1 of my device,...
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Using Akai LPD8 as drumkit, controller

I have an Akai LPD8 pad controller. But it's not doing me any good. Does anyone have any advice on using this neat little thing? I have been evaluating Reaper, and I have Tracktion3 (which is less ...
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How do I configure MIDI in Reaper

I have a keyboard (set to MIDI channel 1) plugged into the MIDI In on my M-Audio Profire 2626. I have added a track to my project and selected MIDI Input->Profire 2626 MIDI->All Channels as my input. ...
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No sound from Superior Drummer in Reaper

I have been scouring the web for an answer to this. I am trying to use Superior Drummer 2 in Reaper to replace my MIDI drums with real drums, however I am not getting any playback from my VST. When ...
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How to use signal from one midi track to transpose another midi track in Reaper?

I want to create 2 midi tracks: First track plays some simple pattern and loops it. In a second track I want to specify a note, which should indicate how to transpose first midi track (basically a ...
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Recording Multiple Kinds Of Microphones In Reaper

I've had a AT2020 USB mic for a while but I recently bought a Scarlett 2i2 and a MXL 990. Is it possible for me to record both microphones in Reaper? If so how? I know it'd be ideal to just get ...
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Reaper Post Production

Do you guys know how to snap fades on one region in relation to another region on a seperate track, aligning the two for a precise cross fade? Snapping length of regions compared to other tracks, ...
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Stereo sound design to surround mix

Hi, I'm an independent sound designer and I've worked on several projects with other sound mixers already but all these projects had stereo soundtracks. I'm kind of a newbie when it come to surround ...
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Midi Keyboard connected but no sound

I recently installed Reaper and have bought an Roland Um-One Midi cable to connect my Nord to the program. I've installed the drivers, and now upon entering Reaper I've found that my midi keyboard ...
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How do I examine controller data such as for the Sustain Pedal in Reaper?

I have Reaper 4.261 and am trying to view the controller data (specifically for the sustain pedal). I've tried reading the manual, but it didn't help much. How do I view the controller data in ...
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What could cause a project not be transported in Reaper when using Asio4All with Zoom H2?

(Feel free to edit the title if you find a better way of describing the "transport" aspect of this problem.) The problem is this: I'm trying to set up my Zoom H2 in Reaper via the Asio4All driver, so ...
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Reaper and iZotope RX --> workflow issue

Hi there, I use a combination of Reaper and Izotope RX to clean some audio tracks of a bunch of video clips. I need both the the spectral tools of izotope of and the multitrack sequencing and the ...
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Recording multiple applications (on different VAC lines) to multiple tracks

I have set up a PC (Windows 7x64) with 3 Lines in Virtual Audio Cable. Each line has one program using it as it's output device (total of 3 programs running) the physical device is just on-board ...
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How to setup one instance of Kontakt to use more than one virtual instruments to their own outputs

So as far as using one MIDI channel per instruments, I understand that (somewhat). But how to route their output to individual channels in Reaper is a bit beyond me. Is there any way to achieve this? ...
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Reaper and Native Instruments Studio Drummer

I've installed Studio Drummer and Reaper. I've done the basic setup in Reaper for the VST plugin and can pull the pre-recorded tracks from Studio Drummer into Reaper and it appears in the track as a ...