Old 04-25-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Hi, Group-

This is my first time playing with Reaper, and I am floored by how powerful and customizable it is!

I'm evaluating it as a replacement for Adobe Audition, which I use primarily for voiceover recording and editing. Every task I've thrown at Reaper in the last 2 hours, it has handled with ease... but there's one thing I can't figure out how to do.

Is there a way to save a selected group of items as a new audio file? I see how to "render items as new take" but it doesn't seem to create a new audio file that I can save with a new name.

I also tried doing it by rendering a time selection (under File -> Render...), but I need the new .wav file to be tightly trimmed at the top and bottom, and couldn't figure out how to get the time selection to snap to the edges of the first and last item. Since some of my VO projects involve delivering hundreds of individual files, manually dragging to select the top and tail without snapping to the items would be too inefficient.

Any ideas on how to get this done with the slickness I've seen so far from Reaper?

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed!

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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if I get your drift...

have all the traks that you want to hear
mute any others

make a time selection as long as just what you want to hear

in the render menu [dialog] select 'render time selection'
set your format as desired and then look down at the bottom and see the check box to 'add to project' ... this will put the rendered output into your project as a new track... which you can solo

...and you can rename it as you wish [item properties]
...and you can hold cntrol and Alt, and left mouse to simpley drag that wav file into any folder on your HD... and then rename it again if you like...

Is that what you wanted to do???
...should be fixed for the next build... http://tinyurl.com/cr7o7yl
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:36 AM   #3
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To position the time selection edges to your item edges you can select the item(s) you want inside the time selection and use the action "Time selection: Set time selection to items"
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:10 AM   #4
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@hopi- That's what I want to do, but without having to manually drag across the items to precisely select them.

@gofer- Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for! This thing is an impressive piece of software. I now have a custom keyboard shortcut for it.

Thanks, all!

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