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Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:54:06 PM »

Reaper Audio
http://reaper.fm/download.php

If you have not checked out Cockos Reaper - you may be missing out on a supurb affordabe DAW tool

http://www.cockos.com/reaper/

Its targeted as an "every man's" Protools type application by Justin Frankel the developer of WinAmp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Frankel

Mac version is in Beta - Due soon - Here is the link

http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4220

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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 07:03:51 PM »

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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 02:08:02 PM »

Newer Mac Version - pretty nice for the $$

http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4220

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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 04:11:20 PM »

Yep, Reaper is a great DAW. I've been using it since it was in the beta 0.953 stage.
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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008, 06:58:01 PM »

All I can say is WOW! I D/L'ed Reaper to my laptop a few days ago and am very very impressed. I have two Roland hard-drive recorders synced together, a VS-1680 and a VS-880, both VS-Expanded. I had 10 tracks recorded between both machines and very easily converted them to Reaper. They sounded quite good out the headphone jack on the laptop on my crappy headphones. So far, so good.

Next, hooked up the VG-99 USB to the laptop and was able to route the Reaper tracks into the VG-99 USB-IN and straight out the Sub L&R connections directly into the balanced inputs of my powered Roland near-field studio monitors.  I couldn't believe how good it sounded, and this was without any EQ or effects turned on in Reaper yet. Even better, the VG-99 USB IN connects to the Sub Outs AFTER the Sub Out's EQ and Volume controls, so I didn't have to change any of my Global settings that I use for playing live. I think this was a smart decision on Roland's part.

Sometime next week I am going to try to add an 11th track (VG-99 lead guitar part) to the tracks I have on the laptop.

The VG-99 seems to be an excellent & versatile USB interface between many things.

Wish List: I would like to see the USB into the VG-99 connect directly to the Digital Output. The powered Roland studio speakers I have can take a coax digital signal, which I think would be ideal.

(Anybody want to buy either a VS-1680 or a VS-880?)  ;D
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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 07:57:53 AM »

Reaper Mix Docs

Keyboard Shortcuts


ReaRead - Training Manuals and Reaper books
ReaMix - Breaking the Barriers with Reaper
http://www.lulu.com/content/2539885
Up and Running - A REAPER User Guide
http://www.lulu.com/content/1295509

.. and free Reaper Keyboard Shortcuts Guide here:
http://www.cockos.com/~glazfolk/Reap...dShortcuts.pdf
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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 08:01:33 AM »

Thanks, I stumbled onto lulu.com about a week ago. The ReaMix book looks amazing and I am going to order it. I am waiting for the new version of the Reaper op manual to come out, then will order both books at once.

I must say that I am having a blast with the VG-99 and Reaper. Using a "bare" VG-99 patch, I put down a rhythm electric (Classic Strat) track with no FX; only used a COSM JC-120 Bright Amp. Then I very quickly inserted a new track in Reaper, switched the VG-99 to play a Rick 12-String electric fill-in part on the song's chorus, and voila, done! This was accomplished in literally minutes.

Question: With the Roland VS recorders, I got into the habit of putting guitar tracks down clean, then adding any needed distortion, chorus, delay, etc., using the COSM stuff in the VS recorders when mixing. I haven't had much of a chance yet to play with the JS guitar effects in Reaper. What is your opinion of the Reaper JS guitar effects compared to the VG-99's, and would you agree that it is still a good idea to record guitars with no effects at first, and add effects during the mixing?
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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 09:10:02 AM »

Order the LuLu book ReaMix - Breaking the Barriers with Reaper
http://www.lulu.com/content/2539885


Covers wonderful concepts useful for any DAW.


The "Up and Running with Reaper" manual is the same as the free one downloadable here:
http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6107
they sell it at Lulu for those who cant print out a 400+ page manual - but I prefer the PDF - for topic searching !!
I'm lucky I have a duplex printer - its over 400 pages. Its ok to order the Lulu one now and print the supplements to stay up to date.


They sell a $5 PDF version  at Lulu  -  for the author (Nicholas) to recoup $$ for his wonderful effort. I ordered the pdf at LulU - but download the free supplements as they are released - every 6 weeks.   

BTW - We have a thread on VG-99 Reamping here
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=93.0

I have not tried the Reaper JS Guitar Amp sims.




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Re: Reaper Audio - Affordable High End DAW
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 05:32:10 AM »

Resurrecting an old topic here but yea.  Reaper is awesome.  It's like the missing link for most ASIO and MIDI hardware.  I installed it on my laptop and now I have a nice little midi song writing workstation using the SonicCell and a midi controller. 

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