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PositiveFuturist / Maia KK 3mo+5dy ago
Hey Kompies, Noobie across the board I be, clueless with DAW, muddling my way through! I'd really appreciate knowing why when I used a VST plugin for vocal reverb, it sounds just right as I listen while playing with the settings of the plugin, but once I record it and listen back it's exaggerated and over the top. Have tried it with ReaVerbate and also OldSkool. Re Output, totally clueless and guessing (after I Googled without success), I have tried output multi-channel (with and without latency reduced) as I have 4 tracks of vocals, and tried stereo and mono. I figured if I kept trying different ones I would eventually work it out ... then I thought, hey, I could always ask on the forum! I'm guessing that's where the main issue is (using logic...?) Also, I would like to brighten the vocal - it sound a bit thick (recorded with a quality Shure headset mic). After playing with various settings I haven't been able to crisp it up. Any suggestions uber-appreciated. Thanks, Maia :)

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LeRoc / Bert Smit 4mo+4dy ago
I've been using Reaper for about two years now, and I'm still learning on the go :) For a Kompoz song, I wanted an analogue synthesizer sound, so I downloaded this one: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=44_S&id=398 It has a nice fat sound, just what I needed for this song. I basically turned all the knobs at random until I got the sound I liked. Now to get the notes, I am entering them in Reaper's piano roll. So I'm not using a midi keyboard or anything like that. But here's the thing: I want to play a note, and then it goes smoothly down an octave. Like a trombone player extending his slide. I hope you understand what I mean. How would I do that? Can the synth I downloaded do that? Or do I need another plugin to get this slide? Or can Reaper do it itself? Thank you.

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harperjohn / John Rogers 6mo+25dy ago
I did not see an easy (or any way) to "search" through this forum so at the risk of asking a FAQ... here goes :) I am using Reaper with my Zoom R16 as the audio interface. Reaper sees all input channels, and the faders/transport/etc controls work nicely, but the playback is not good. I "googled" this and I followed the suggestion to max the buffer size to the maximum setting... but playback still has lots of pops and clicks. Incidentally, when I play the same audio file back through Audacity and other mp3 players on the computer, the sound is fine... Any ideas? Thanks!! :)

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enabler / Scott Thomson 1yr+2mo ago
Hi folks, I wonder if any of you have come across this issue before on Reaper? I have recently bought a basic laptop (Still a Pentium and running Windows 10) for travelling with and downloaded and installed Reaper. On my old laptop I had no issues. With this new one, every time I move the cursor over tracks, all tracks flash up OFFLINE for a few seconds. This has got hugely frustrating very quickly. I have tried closing all background apps but it's not helping. I have also tried both 64 bit and 32 bit versions. Any ideas?

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jjt / JJ Thiele 1yr+3mo ago
Hi! I am experiencing some frustration getting a particular plugin to work in REAPER (latest version, downloaded and installed today). The plugin is the Hypersynth Miniak-editor. It's supposed to communicate with an external Akai Miniak synth via MIDI to make programming it easier. Obviously for this a MIDI interface is needed, and mine is an Akai EIE. The Miniak does not have a USB interface, so it's connected to the EIE with MIDI cables. The EIE is connected to the computer using a USB cable. So first of all, I had all of this working on an old MacBook: REAPER, Miniak-editor, the whole thing. Also, there is a standalone version of the editor which works fine in my new environment. And now I've moved to a Windows 10 PC. The problem is that when REAPER is configured to send and receive MIDI via the EIE, opening the Miniak-editor plugin and attempting to set its MIDI OUT to the EIE results in an error message stating that the device is already in use by this or another application. Strangely, I am able to set the EIE to be the MIDI IN device in the plugin, just not the MIDI OUT device. If I go into REAPER's MIDI setup and disable the EIE as a MIDI device, then the Miniak-editor is able to use the EIE for MIDI OUT. This is less than ideal, though, since I would like to also send regular MIDI data to the devices (including to the Miniak) connected to the EIE interface. A really strange thing is that if I open REAPER and open the Miniak-editor plugin, I am not able to set the MIDI OUT device but I *am* able to open the standalone editor and configure *it's* MIDI OUT device successfully, even with REAPER and the plugin running. So it seems to be something inside of REAPER that is preventing access to that device from within the plugin. I also have a Novation MiniNova and similar plugin for that. I'm using those over USB, which comes up as a different MIDI interface altogether, and I am not having similar problems there. I'm able to play a MIDI loop to the synth and, while that's going, open the editor, make changes, and hear the changes applied in real-time. So the concept is possible, but for some reason it's not working with the Miniak-editor. For testing purposes, I've disconnected the MiniNova from the system. I do not have any control surfaces attached or configured. I have tried both the 32- and 64-bit versions of REAPER with the same results. The Miniak-editor plugin is a 32-bit VST. For my attempts to get this to work, I have been using an empty project with a single track using the Miniak-editor plugin. It does not seem to make any difference with regard to this problem what the inputs and outputs are for that track. Setting up the EIE as a MIDI input/output device within REAPER and playing or recording MIDI tracks to/from the Miniak without using the plugin works fine. Any ideas? Thanks! JJ.

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StratCas / Tony Cas 1yr+8mo ago
Any suggestions on how to use ReaTune to auto tune vocals? It doesn't seem to make any difference whether I turn the fx's on or off? Looking for a very simple way to make a few minor vocal pitch adjustments, that's not very noticeable or over the top. Also, open to any other approaches that work?

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jjt / JJ Thiele 1yr+9mo ago
Hi, Is anyone running Reaper on a Mac with multiple devices that can act as audio interfaces (actual audio if, synth, guitar processor, bass processor, etc.)?

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g4greg / Greg Emond 1yr+10mo ago
There is one really annoying feature in REAPER, and I think it needs to be addressed. If a file, any kind of file (would it be audio, MIDI, or even video) , has BPM info embedded in it, and it doesn't match the current BPM of your project, reaper will automatically stretch it to match your project. THis may be a life saver for people working with MIDI based music and loops, but it can become a nightmare for us commoners who just import stuff in reaper without noticing the BPMs don't match.... THen nothing lines up and yuou just want to scream in despair. To make things worse, if you have a couple tempo changes in your project, and just drag and drop files in REAPER to later re-position them, reaper will stretch them to different rates, because they hit the tempo change markers at different positions. MADNESS! BUT, DO NOT DESPAIR, there's an easy fix: click file-->project settings. Then, there are many options, but the two you want to change are: Timebase for items/envelopes/envelopes: ----beats----- Timebase for tempo/time signature markers ----beats---- Just change -----beats--- to -----time-----, and everything will always be set in stone. Reaper won't stretch anything automatically. and don't forget to click "save as default". Voila. no more nightmares. you can always switch back if you need it for some applications.

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g4greg / Greg Emond 1yr+10mo ago
ever wanted to read a "reaper for dummies" article, covering the basics in an intuitive, fun and very easy to understand way? Then please read this: http://www.extremraym.com/en/reaper-5-review/ I just read that little gem from x-raym, a reaper guru. I learnt quite a bit, even if I've been messing around with reaper for longer than I can remember *)

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g4greg / Greg Emond 2 years ago
groove quantizing audio in reaper? It's now a reality in reaper 5, thanks to the LUA implementation. You can now select a bunch of files (sloppy drums... or less than stellar bass.. or loose back vocals... sky is the limit), dynamic split them, and then use THIS wonderful little tool to groove quantize them: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=165672 this means you can snap them to the grid with a swing (how much quantization should be applied, and with what kind of groove).. Finished are the days where the only way to quantize audio is to make it sound like a robot. yeah baby, take that studio one!

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