Old 08-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default REAPER User Guide: massive update for 4.5

Congratulations to J, C, S and the beta crew for an amazing update ... surely the biggest and best dot release ever!

Great software needs good documentation, and I hope the latest upgrade to the User Guide will deliver this. This release does wonderful things for REAPER's MIDI capabilities (especially the MIDI Editor), but there's stacks of goodies for non-MIDI users too!

In addition to numerous tweaks, twiddles, fixes and minor updates, the main additions to the new User Guide are:

Improvements in/additions to Performance Monitor.
Project Tabs: Option to show on left.
Autosave: new options.
Summary table of supported media formats (now includes .WMA).
New option: Set grid to frame (rather than beat).
New section: Hardware FX monitoring.
New section: Insert space at time selection.
Dynamic splitting: Action to perform list added.
Option to replace stretch markers with dynamic splits.
Changes to MIDI Filter Events dialog. New Snap to Grid Options.
MIDI Editor: 14-bit CC messages/lanes.
MIDI Editor Options menu: new multiple media items options.
MIDI Editor Options menu: new Note preview options.
MIDI Editor Options menu: Allow MIDI item edit to extend media item.
MIDI Editor Options menu: CC events in multiple MIDI media items options.
MIDI Editor Contents menu: various changes for working with multiple items.
MIDI Editor: 14-bit MSB/LSB CC data display options.
Working with multiple MIDI items: new features.
New sections: Managing multiple MIDI tracks and items.
New MIDI track list and MIDI item lane.
New section: Editing multiple MIDI items.
MIDI Editor Actions list and editor.
New section: Feedback routing with MIDI tracks.
New section: Working with MIDI editor synced to project.
Audio Settings: Specify output for metronome.
Changes to MIDI Editor preferences.

More details in the "What's New" page of the user guide itself!

I've made several mostly subtle changes to document layout to stop the document length from getting ridiculous: these shouldn't impact on clarity or readability (I hope!).

You can grab the PDF here:
http://www.cockos.com/reaper/userguide.php

Or better still (of coursed!) a smart spiral bound hard copy here:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/geoffrey-fr...-21180933.html

Please enjoy!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Awesome, thanks. Can't wait to figure what the hell everybody's so exited about...
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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@ Geoffrey...Would be lost in reaper without your awesome user guide. Any way to donate something without having to kill a tree, or give lulu a cut?
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Cheers, thanks a lot!
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Very appreciated Nicholas. Where would we be without you.

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Thanks very much for all you give us!
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Thanks for providing the quick turnaround of the v4.5 update!

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Old 08-30-2013, 04:49 AM   #8
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Big update, big thanks!
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Thanks Geoff! So awesome
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Five llamas for Geoff!
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Just totally blown away by how well coordinated this whole release was - and to have the user guide as well - just perfect!!!!!!

Bravo to everyone on this! Fantastic!
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As always, Thank you for your time and knowledge put into this amazing manual!
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Thanks!
As always you're on top of everything..
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Thank you Geoff !! You are great !
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Five llamas for Geoff!
Everything you always wanted to know about llamas but were afraid to ask:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBaUmx5s6iE


Ole!!


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Old 08-30-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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Yes, thank you much Geoff, you even managed to make a little smaller than the last one.
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Thanks Geoff, gonna need this.
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Thanks as always Geoff.
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Thank you everyone for your kind words, believe it or not I actually enjoy doing this enormously, especially this latest upgrade which was quite a challenge!'

All goes to show you're never too old to be a nerd.
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Now where's the v4.51 manual, Geoff!?! Shame on you!!!


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Now where's the v4.51 manual, Geoff!?! Shame on you!!!
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More software should have manuals as clear as this! Thanks
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Great job as always, Geoff!

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Thanks Susan, and apologies for not having been in touch with you for ages ... time slips by ...
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Thank you so much Geoff
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Thanks a lot Geoff, I appreciate all the hard work you put in.
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you guys are life savers!

When we all make it big, we're going to continue to preach the gospel of Reaper!!
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