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Latest Videos

  • NEW: General Dynamics
  • NEW: General Dynamics - Multiband Compressor
  • NEW: Saving and Recalling Time Selections
  • NEW: Top Down Mixing
  • NEW: Create Smooth Endings from Finished Tracks
  • NEW: Splitting Audio Based on Volume
  • NEW: Upwards Compression
  • NEW: Manually Input Automation Points

First MIDI Song

  • Intro - Piano Melody, Chords & Pad
  • Recording the Drums
  • The Bass & Chorus Synth
  • The Song Arrangement
  • The Verse, Pre & Verse 2 Synth
  • Fade In Synth, Slap FX & Reverse
  • Finger Cymbal, Noise & Splash
  • Mixing Down the Song - Rendering

Recording Your Band

  1. Intro - Setting Up Tracks & Inputs
  2. Plugging in the Drum Mics
  3. Getting The Drum Levels
  4. Getting Kick & Snare Sounds
  5. Getting Toms & Overheads Sounds
  6. Recording the Bass Guitar
  7. Recording the Acoustic Guitar
  8. Recording the Electric Guitar
  9. Recording the Vocal
  10. Setting up Reverb FX
  11. Setting up Delay & Echo FX
  12. The Click Track & Headphone Mixes
  13. Recording the Basic Track
  14. Recording Overdubs - Part I
  15. Recording Overdubs - Part II
  16. Rendering a Rough Mix

Loop Based Production

  1. Intro & First Loop
  2. Drum Loops
  3. Percussion Loops
  4. Bass, E. Piano 1 & Synth 1
  5. Synth 2 & Flute
  6. E. Piano 2 & FX Transitions
  7. Reverb & Delay FX
  8. Vocals & Vocal FX
  9. Arrangement - Part I
  10. Arrangement - Part II
  11. The Final Mix - Rendering

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This is REAPER 6

  1. Intro
  2. Starting a New Project
  3. The Tracks
  4. Recording Audio
  5. MIDI
  6. Editing - Basics
  7. FX & Plugins
  8. Sends & Busses
  9. Folders
  10. Track Grouping
  11. Markers & Regions
  12. Envelopes & Automation
  13. Video
  14. Actions
  15. Rendering

FREE Virtual Instrument Plugins

  • Sitala
  • Separate Outputs for Sitala
  • Spitfire Labs
  • Komplete Start - Komplete Kontrol
  • Piano One
  • MT Power Drum Kit 2
  • SSD 5.5 FREE
  • UHE Synths (Zebralette & Podolski)
  • Vital Synth
  • Stochas VST Sequencer
  • Free Samples & Loops
  • Free Ample Bass P Lite II
  • Free Ample Guitar M II Lite

Setting Up Shop

Set Up
  • Using a Computer Audio Interface
  • Adjusting Recording Latency
  • Using a MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • Aggregate Devices (for Mac)
  • Audio Device and Channel Mapping
  • Keeping Project Folders Organized
  • Naming Inputs & Outputs
  • Project Templates
  • Track Templates
  • Import & Export Configurations
  • Controlling Rewind and Fast Forward
  • Printing Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Pre-Fader Metering
  • Creating a Portable Install
  • Using the Docker
  • One Channel Side Mixer
  • Show FX and Sends in Track Control Panel
  • Show in Track Controls
  • Insert Multiple New Default Tracks (Menu)
  • Remove (Filtering) Plugins from the FX List
  • The Search Filters
  • Song Length and Bar Numbers
  • Adding Space (Measures) to the Song Start
  • Media Cues
The Default Keyboard Shortcuts
  • File Menu Actions
  • Edit Menu Actions
  • Other Editing Actions
  • View Menu Actions - Part A
  • View Menu Actions - Part B
  • Insert Menu Actions
  • Item Menu Actions - Part A
  • Item Menu Actions - Part B
Views
  • The Media Explorer - Part I
  • The Media Explorer - Part II
  • The Track Manager
  • Track Wiring
  • The Routing Matrix
  • Default Toolbar Buttons
  • Preference Toolbars
  • The Master Track
  • Viewing the Master 2 Buss Meter
  • The Mixer
  • The Transport
  • Solos and Soloing
  • Mute and Solo Preferences
  • Display Item Rulers
  • Multiple Zero Points or Timestamps
The Project Media-FX Bay
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
Themes & Colors
  • REAPER 6 - Theme Introduction
  • Themes & Track Colors
  • The Theme Adjuster - Track Control Panel
  • The Theme Adjuster - Mixer Control Panel
  • Global Theme Color Controls
Media Items
  • Media Item Defaults - Fade In/Out
  • Media Item Defaults - Looping
  • Media Item Buttons
  • Media Item Labels
  • Peak Files Storage
  • Using Pan Law
  • Using Pan Modes
  • Track Timebase - Tempo
  • Pitch-Time Shifting Algorithms
Features
  • Trim Content Behind Media Items When Editing
  • Looping
  • Free Item Positioning
  • Web Interface
  • Screensets - Window
  • Screensets - Track Views
  • Spectral Peaks in v5.32
  • Colors
  • Track Icons
  • Folders vs. Busses vs. Groups vs. VCAs
  • MusicXML Files
Preferences
  • Track Defaults
  • Send & Hardware Output Defaults
  • Seeking Preferences
  • Recording Preferences
  • Mouse Preferences
  • Save Preferences & Auto Save
  • MIDI Editor Preferences
  • Automation Preferences
  • Mute and Solo Preferences
  • Video Preferences
Editing Preferences
  • Moving the Edit Cursor
  • Linking Loop Point and Time Selection
  • Zoom Centers
  • Locked Items and Ripple Editing
  • Misc. Preferences
Customizing
  • Custom Actions
  • Switching Layouts Quickly
  • Editing the Default 5.0 Theme
  • Customizing Menus
  • Customizing Toolbars
Mouse Modifiers
  • Introduction
  • Media Item
  • Media Item - Others
  • Ruler
  • Track
  • Arrange View
  • Envelope Point
  • Envelope Segment
  • Midi Ruler
  • Midi Piano Roll
  • Midi Notes (Part 1)
  • Midi Notes (Part 2)

Recording

  • Recording Your First Vocal Track
  • Direct Monitoring (Zero Latency)
  • Adjusting Recording Latency
  • Auto-Arming Tracks
  • Proper Recording Levels
  • The Monitoring Modes
  • Stop and Delete all Recorded Media
  • Recording Modes (Punching)
  • Hands-Free Punching
  • Audio Track - Recording Modes
  • Main (alt recording) Actions Section
  • Recording The Output of a Track
  • Recording from One Track to Another
  • New Recordings That Overlap Existing Items
  • New Recordings That Overlap Existing MIDI Items
  • Recording Bk Vox - Stacking
  • Multi-Channel Recording Using One Track
  • Multi-Channel Recording Using Multiple Tracks
  • Headphone Mixes
  • Talkback Mic
  • Metronome - Click Track
  • Custom Click Track with ReaSynth
  • Custom Click Track Sounds
  • Visual Click & Big Clock
  • Drum Machine Style MIDI Recording
  • Recording the Output of a Track

Editing

  • Razor Editing
  • Razor Editing Within Envelopes
  • Razor Editing with Left Drag
  • How I use Grid and Snapping
  • Saving and Recalling Time Selections
  • Ripple Editing
  • Custom Actions for Ripple Editing
  • Ripple Editing - Remove Equal (Correct) Space
  • Zooming
  • Marquee Zoom
  • Zoom Presets
  • Scrolling
  • Reversed Navigation (Scroll and Zoom)
  • Modify Mousewheel Sensitivity
  • Automatic and Continuous Scrolling
  • Jogging and Scrubbing
  • Using Modifiers
  • Moving the Edit Cursor without Losing Selections
  • Editing Without Affecting Playback
  • Select Track Under Mouse
  • Area Selection Editing
  • Locking
  • The Phase (Polarity) Button
  • Edit Audio File (New Tabs) While Recording
  • Time Selection Editing
Media Item Properties
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
Items
  • Solo and Mute Items
  • Fades & Crossfades
  • Item or Take Markers
  • Item Grouping
  • Quickly Trim Audio
  • Nudge - Set Items Window
  • Glue Items
  • Normalize Audio Files
  • Item Channel Mode & Channel Mapping
  • Finding & Replacing Lost Files
  • Move Item Contents with Snap
  • Move Edge without Changing Fade
  • Copy Loop of Selected Area of Items
  • Selection Sets
  • Spectral Editing
  • Using an External Editor
  • Item Fades Affect Video
  • Editing While Recording Audio
  • Adjust Item Volume With Your Mousewheel
Takes
  • Takes
  • Comping Takes
  • Editing Voiceover (Choosing Takes) While Recording
  • Choosing Takes by Number
Transients
  • Tab to Transient Sensitivity
  • Dynamic Split
  • Dynamic Split - Equally Spaced Items
  • Stretch Markers
  • Drum Editing - Stretch Markers
  • Drum Editing - without Stretch Markers
  • Stretch Marker - Transient Guides
Grid
  • The Grid & Snapping
  • How I use Grid and Snapping
  • Changing the Grid Settings - On the Fly
  • Swing Grid
  • Relative Grid & Snap Offset Editing
Tracks
  • Render Tracks
  • Freeze Tracks
  • Freezing Parts of an FX Chain
  • Track Height Locking
Volume
  • Media Item Volume Control v6.14
  • Media Item Volume Control v5.30 - v6.13
  • Media Item - Volume Control
  • Controlling Volume
  • Vocal Dynamic Processing
Time & Tempo
  • Finding the Song Tempo
  • Finding the Song Tempo - MIDI
  • Time Signature Changes
  • Tempo Mapping
  • Tempo Mapping a Full Song
  • Increase/Decrease the Project Tempo Globally
  • Matching a MIDI Performance to a Click
  • Song Length and Bar Numbers
  • Adding Space (Measures) to the Song Start
Tools
  • The Hand Tool
  • The Marquee Tool
  • Armed Actions
  • Jogging and Scrubbing
Editing Preferences
  • Moving the Edit Cursor
  • Linking Loop Point and Time Selection
  • Zoom Centers
  • Locked Items and Ripple Editing
  • Misc. Preferences

Why and How to Use

  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • EQ
  • Compression
  • Noise Gates

Useful Techniques

  • Top Down Mixing
  • Convert Samples into Tracks
  • Create Smooth Endings from Finished Tracks
  • Avoid Clipping Your Mixes
  • How to Make Your Mixes Louder
  • Adjusting Narration or Voiceover Timing
  • Splitting Audio Based on Volume
  • Retrospective Record
  • How to Tell if a Sound is Mono or Stereo
  • Align Vocal Tracks
  • Import Settings from Tracks for Mixing
  • Matching a MIDI Performance to a Tempo/Click
  • Matching an Audio Performance to a Tempo/Click
  • Creating a Lyric Video
  • Replacing Updated Media or Mixes
  • Opening a File or Location
  • Ripple Recording
  • Perfect Eighth Note Guitar Parts
  • Chopping Up Sustained Notes
  • NINJAM
  • How I Adjust Volume Automation
  • Smooth Automation Envelope Adjustments
  • Switching Guitar Sounds Quickly
  • Dock Your Master Track (with Metering)
  • Creating a Mixing Template
  • Audio to MIDI Converter
  • Layering Guitar with MIDI Instruments
  • Playing MIDI Chords with your Guitar
  • Recording MIDI Notes with your Voice
  • Creating Instrument Presets (FX Chains - Track Templates)
  • Gain Reduction Meter
  • Matching Audio File Volumes
  • Cutting Up and Record Start-Stop Vocal Samples
  • Podcasting
  • Recording the Mac Computer Audio
  • Creating a Looper with One Track (Layers)
  • Multi-Track Looper
  • Multi-Track Looper - MIDI
  • Replacing Audio - Drag & Drop
  • Adding a Pitch to a Kick Drum
  • Mid Side Processing
  • Mono and Stereo Sends
  • Working With YouTube Tracks
  • Cleaning Up Voiceover
  • De-Essing Vocals
  • De-Essing Vocals with Automation Items
  • De-Essing Vocals with Dynamic EQ (ReaEQ)
  • Removing P Pops or Plosives from Vocals
  • Gain Staging
  • Avoiding Clipping
  • Text and Pictures
  • Comping Vocals as Tracks
  • Splitting Stereo Tracks to Mono/Combine Mono Tracks to Stereo
  • Exploding and Imploding Takes
  • Replacing Sounds
  • Drum Sound Replacement
  • Drum Sound Replacement - MIDI
  • Trigger a Drum Sample using ReaGate
  • Adding White Noise to a Snare
  • Separating Multiple Song Projects
  • Copying Sends
  • Grouping Sends
  • Creating Sends with Real Faders
  • Headphone Mixes Real Faders
  • Sub Projects
  • Creating a Channel or Band Splitter
  • Creating Pumping Synths
  • Folders vs. Busses vs. Groups vs. VCAs
  • Fading Out A Mix
  • Hide Tracks
  • Propagate Items & Takes
  • Pencil Mode & Pooling MIDI
  • Removing Background Noise
  • Removing Clicks and Pops
  • Stop Playback at Stop Point
  • Checking for True Stereo Tracks
FX Techniques
  • Upwards Compression
  • Parallel Processing
  • Apply FX Destructively
  • Printing FX
  • Drum Crush Buss
  • Vocal Dynamic Processing
  • Stuttering Vocal Effect
  • Triggering Audio Patterns with a Sequencer
  • Reverse Reverb
  • Gated Reverb
  • Stuttering or Cut Up Reverb FX
  • Bypassing Master Buss FX - Reference Mixes
  • Automating the Playrate - Start & Stop Tape FX
  • Reverse FX
  • Frequency Specific Compression
  • Linking Master Limiter Parameters

MIDI & Virtual Inst.

First Drum Machine Beat
  • Sequencer
  • MIDI Controller
  • Creating a Hip Hop Beat
Creating a Live Drum Kit
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III - Separate Outputs
Creating a Bass Guitar Track
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First Synth Part
  • Sequencer
  • MIDI Controller
Creating
  • Simple EDM Chords
  • The Chord Gun
  • MIDI Rhythmic Patterns
  • Playing MIDI Chords with One Key
  • Drum Machine (ReaSamplOmatic5000)
  • Individual Outputs for the Drum Machine
  • Program Drums with Swing
  • Programming Ghost Notes
  • Programming a Track - Free Style
  • Creating 808 Basses
  • Creating MIDI Sends
  • MIDI Choke Plugin
  • Instrument Presets (FX Chains - Track Templates
  • MIDI Sequencer for Drums
  • MIDI Sequencer for Synths
  • MIDI Arpeggiator
  • MIDI Chords - Painting
  • MIDI Legato Notes
  • Drum Sample Library
  • Musical Instrument Multi-Sampling
  • Multi-Velocity Based Sampling
  • Keyboard Zone Splits
  • Logic X as Sound Module
  • Multi-Channel Routing and MIDI Tracks
  • External Keyboard
  • Syncing a Drum Machine
Tools
  • Using a MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • The Virtual MIDI Keyboard
  • ReaSynth
Recording
  • MIDI Track Recording Modes
  • Step Sequencer with the MIDI Editor
  • Input Quantize
  • MIDI Step Recording
  • Drum Machine Style MIDI Recording
  • Recording MIDI Drums to Separate Tracks
  • Recording Multiple MIDI Drum Parts on One Track (Layers)
  • Controlling MIDI Input Velocity
  • MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) Input Filter
  • New Recordings That Overlap Existing MIDI Items
  • Multi-Track Looper - MIDI
Editing
  • Quantizing MIDI
  • Strength Quantize
  • Transpose MIDI
  • Compress the MIDI Velocities of a Performance
  • Re-Adjusting MIDI Item Looping
  • Randomize MIDI Notes
  • MIDI Track Offset
  • Humanize MIDI
  • The MIDI Modes (Editors)
  • MIDI - Filter Events - Part I
  • MIDI - Filter Events - Part II
  • The Notation Editor
  • The In-Line MIDI Editor
  • MIDI Editor Preferences
  • MIDI Note Properties
  • MIDI Note Colors
  • Custom MIDI Note Names
  • Snap to Key - MIDI
  • Linear Ramp Continuous Controller Events
  • Separate and Merge MIDI
  • Fading in and Out MIDI
  • Creating MIDI Beat Slices from Loops
  • Invert Voicings - MIDI
  • Matching a MIDI Performance to a Click
  • Separate Drum Software Outputs
  • Re-Mapping MIDI Notes - Drum Pads
  • Exploding MIDI Items By Note
  • Pencil Mode & Pooling MIDI
MIDI Control
  • Arturia BeatStep Pad Controller
  • Using a MIDI Controller to Control Functions
  • ReaControlMIDI Plugin
  • MIDI Transport Control
  • MIDI Control Surface
  • MIDI Plugin Control
  • Setting up an FX PlugIn Controller
  • Re-Assign MIDI Controllers (Learn)

Automation

  • Automation Preferences
  • VCAs or VCA Lead & Follow Tracks
  • Audition Mode
  • Grouping Automation Envelopes
  • Inverse Volume Grouping
  • Vocal Dynamic Processing
  • Automating Sends
  • Automating FX Parameters
  • Quickly Finding an FX Parameter - Automation
  • Ducking with Latch Preview
  • Take Envelopes
  • The Pitch Envelope
  • Moving Envelope Points with Media Items
  • Snapshot Automation
  • Using Track Faders to Control Parameters
  • Using Track Faders to Control Synth Parameters
  • Linking FX Parameters on Multiple Tracks
  • Griffin Powermate Controller
Automation Modes
  • Toggle Touch and Trim Automation Mode
  • Latch Preview Mode
  • Switching the Automation Modes - Quickly
  • Trim Envelopes
  • Advanced Automation - Actively-Writing Envelopes Actions
  • Trim Automation - VCAs
Automation Items
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Creating Automation Patterns
  • Creating LFOs with Automation Items
  • Layering Automation
  • Linking FX Parameters with Automation Items
  • De-Essing Vocals with Automation Items
  • Automating Repeating Sections with Automation Items
Envelope Editing
  • Manually Input Automation Points
  • Adjusting Envelope Segments
  • Smooth Automation Envelope Adjustments
  • Reduce Number of Points (Envelope)
  • Invert Envelope Points
  • 4 Point Envelope Action
Parameter Modulation
  • Audio Control
  • LFO
  • Link from FX Parameter
  • MIDI
  • Sidechain Parameter Modulation
  • Recording Parameter Modulation

FX and Plugins

Using FX
  • The FX Window
  • How & Where to add FX
  • Item or Take FX
  • Open One FX Window at a Time
  • Floating FX Windows
  • Embedded FX
  • Input FX
  • Insert FX using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Opening FX With Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Adding FX to Multiple Tracks
  • Drag & Drop FX from FX Browser
  • Creating FX Slots for Plugins
  • Adding FX (Chains) with Toolbars
  • Creating a Multi-FX Rack
  • FX List on the Track Control Panel
  • Bypass FX on Multiple Tracks (Same FX)
  • The Plugin Pin Connector
  • Focus (Solo Frequency) with ReaEQ
  • Creating a Custom Multiband Compressor
  • Frequency Specific Compression
  • Adding FX Quickly
  • Quickly Adding FX to Items
  • Default FX Presets
  • Default FX on New Tracks
  • Apply FX Destructively
  • Creating FX Sends & Returns
  • Using Folders for FX Sharing
  • Rename FX & FX Instances
  • Monitoring FX
  • Bypassing Master Buss FX - Reference Mixes
  • Show FX in Track Controls
  • Rename Plugins and Instances
  • FX Chains
  • A-B or Comparing Settings
  • Quickly Finding an FX Parameter - Automation
  • Preset Specific FX (FX Chains)
  • Editing JS Plugins
FX & Plugins
  • Guitar Amp Simulators
  • EQ with ReaEQ
  • ReaEQ - Advanced Controls
  • Dynamic EQ (ReaEQ)
  • Plugins & FX Order - EQ & Compression
  • Multiband Dynamic EQ
  • De-Essing Vocals with Dynamic EQ (ReaEQ)
  • The Tilt EQ
  • ReaComp Compressor
  • General Dynamics
  • General Dynamics - Multiband Compressor
  • JS - 1175 Compressor
  • ReaXComp Multi-Band Compressor
  • Linking ReaXComp Parameters
  • JS - Transient Controller
  • ReaVerb Part I - Drums
  • ReaVerb Part II - Vocals
  • ReaVerbate - Reverb
  • Layering Reverbs
  • Lo Fi Reverbs & Delays
  • Gated Reverb
  • Stuttering or Cut Up Reverb FX
  • ReaDelay - Delay Part I - Slapback Delay
  • ReaDelay - Delay Part II - Musical Delays
  • Filtered Delays
  • Regenerating Feedback Delays
  • Delay Throws - Automated Delays
  • Dynamic Delay
  • Dynamic Reverb
  • Tuning Vocals with ReaTune
  • Telephone or Transistor Radio Vocal FX
  • Chorus & Flange FX
  • Phaser FX (4-Tap Phaser)
  • Tremolo FX
  • Vibrato FX
  • Panning FX and Auto-Panning
  • Exciter FX
  • Auto Wah & Dynamic Filter FX
  • Rotary Speaker (Leslie Effect)
  • ReaGate - Gate
  • Creating a Side-Chain Gate
  • Ducking Using a Side-Chain Compressor
  • Ducking using ReaGate
  • Ducking with Latch Preview
  • Audio to MIDI Drum Trigger
  • ReaVocode
  • ReaPitch
  • ReaVoice
  • Transient Controller
  • Super 8 Looper
  • The Channel Time Delayer

Video

Video Presets
  • Transitions
  • Basic Helpers
  • FX
  • Overlay - Picture in Picture & Text
  • Item Fades Affect Video
  • How to Separate Video & Audio
  • Using Takes For Video
  • Creating a Lyric Video

Rendering & Exporting

Exporting
  • Save Live Output to Disk (Bounce)
  • Setting the LUFS Level
  • Consolidate & Export Tracks
  • Send a Project to a Mixing Engineer
  • Batch File/Item Converter
  • Quickly Batch Convert a File
  • Multitrack Audio Files vs Stems
Rendering
  • Creating a Master Mix
  • Creating Stems
  • Adjusting the Render Bounds
  • Selected Media Items
  • Render Razor Edit Areas
  • Rendering - Presets
  • The Render Queue

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