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Old 06-30-2010, 07:09 AM   #1
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Default Reaper Explained - Don't Fear Reaper - Video Tutorials!!!

Just wanted to announce the release of my new Reaper Tutorials.

Reaper Explained - Don't Fear Reaper

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Reaper Explained - DON'T FEAR THE REAPER!

Reaper is fast becoming a truly powerful and efficient DAW, are you up to speed on it? The amazing Kenny Gioia breaks it all down for you in this awesome, in-depth series of video tutorials focusing on Cockos Reaper.

You'll learn about project creation, templates, routing, editing, using plug-ins, automation, rendering and exporting, MIDI, markers and regions and so much more. After viewing this collection, you'll be able to work and navigate Reaper like a seasoned pro. More and more people are switching to Reaper everyday, don't get left behind, and don't fear the Reaper!

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• 26 Tutorials / Over 4 Hours Total Runtime
• For all beginner to intermediate Cockos Reaper users
• Tutorials written by multi-platinum selling producer Kenny Gioia
• Simple to use video control interface for Mac & PC
I want to thank everyone and this forum for their support.

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Old 06-30-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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Congrats, man!


This will prove useful for many new users, I hope!
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May I quote from extracts from your text ?

...AMAZING...

Good job, Kenny !

Will have a look at them tonite.

...and btw, you gonna have to change your signature, it´s outdatedEdit: Done
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wow...thanks

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I really think it will.

This isn't a sales pitch. I really believe that Reaper is hands down the best composing and editing DAW out there. It's just different enough from the others, that a lot of people try it and just go back to their previous DAW. The learning curve is surprisingly steep for such a simple program.

But the beauty of it is that once you get past that initial step, you're golden. It's fast. Simple. And you're hooked. I know I am. Editing in any other DAW (not mentioning names) is brutal for me now.

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I really think it will.

This isn't a sales pitch. I really believe that Reaper is hands down the best composing and editing DAW out there. It's just different enough from the others, that a lot of people try it and just go back to their previous DAW. The learning curve is surprisingly steep for such a simple program.

But the beauty of it is that once you get past that initial step, you're golden. It's fast. Simple. And you're hooked. I know I am. Editing in any other DAW (not mentioning names) is brutal for me now.

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Wow.

Have you discussed this with your peers over at GS?




P.S. - Can you please convince ChrisJ to port his NC-17 plugin over to PC? I've offered him a free PC to develop it on, but he's still refusing. Maybe you could make him an offer that he cannot refuse ....so to speak.

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Old 06-30-2010, 07:30 AM   #7
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I watched the free preview, it looks great.

I am also impressed that the 10 minute preview appears to be a single take! Even if it's not a single take, it speaks well for your editing skills that it seems like one

(OK, I re watched, it's more than one take. Still, nice performance!)
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:33 AM   #8
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Thanks Kenny. Downloading.
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I watched the free preview, it looks great.

I am also impressed that the 10 minute preview appears to be a single take! Even if it's not a single take, it speaks well for your editing skills that it seems like one

(OK, I re watched, it's more than one take. Still, nice performance!)
If you saw how many takes it was you'd run me out of town. lol

My video editing skills far outweigh my ability to run a video tutorial in one pass.
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Thanks for sharing your experiences, I'm pretty sure many many people will gain tons of knowledge with these tutorials. Ill try to watch the preview tonight
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Nice preview Kenny. Without looking at your details while I write this, are you from the East Coast? Your voice has that NY / Jersey tone.
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Kenny,

Nice job! The preview looks great. In the past there have been alot people asking for Reaper video tutorials... their wait is over!

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Nice preview Kenny. Without looking at your details while I write this, are you from the East Coast? Your voice has that NY / Jersey tone.
It's called Long Island (pronounced Lawn Guyland) Not a pretty accent. My apologies. :heh:
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Great work.

IMO this can and should be linked to in the resources section as well.
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Great work.

IMO this can and should be linked to in the resources section as well.
One can hope.
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Not a pretty accent.
Hey come on, where's that home town pride! My grandmother lived her whole life in Queens, one of her favorite stories was when she visited Oklahoma and somebody told her "yer accent sands funny!"
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Hey come on, where's that home town pride! My grandmother lived her whole life in Queens, one of her favorite stories was when she visited Oklahoma and somebody told her "yer accent sands funny!"
Those "east coast" accents vary from the NY area to like Boston or some of those other kinda Northeastern areas but they are very recognizable. OTOH, southern accents seem to kinda all blend in together (to me anyway) until you get down into Texas or Louisiana or similar.

When I hear someone who sounds like the Kennedy's I think "east coast". Kenny's voice has more of a "concrete jungle" tone as opposed to that upper crust Mass. sailboat tone... so NY or thereabouts.

Great looking video series Kenny.
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Kenny,

Your voice sounds just fine.


I just watched a few of the tutorials... Damn!! These are freakin' excellent!!

You explain things very clearly without making complex issues complex (ie the routing window).

Get ready for your large dose of Reaper 'love' (once the word spreads on these videos).

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Hey come on, where's that home town pride! My grandmother lived her whole life in Queens, one of her favorite stories was when she visited Oklahoma and somebody told her "yer accent sands funny!"
LOL.

Whereabout in Queens?

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Those "east coast" accents vary from the NY area to like Boston or some of those other kinda Northeastern areas but they are very recognizable. OTOH, southern accents seem to kinda all blend in together (to me anyway) until you get down into Texas or Louisiana or similar.

When I hear someone who sounds like the Kennedy's I think "east coast". Kenny's voice has more of a "concrete jungle" tone as opposed to that upper crust Mass. sailboat tone... so NY or thereabouts.

Great looking video series Kenny.
Thanks.

It actually gets more narrow than that. My wife is from the North Shore of Long Island and no one talks (tawks) like me there.

We now live in Charleston, SC and people will just ask me to say things so they can laugh.

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Kenny,

Your voice sounds just fine.


I just watched a few of the tutorials... Damn!! These are freakin' excellent!!

You explain things very clearly without making complex issues complex (ie the routing window).

Get ready for your large dose of Reaper 'love' (once the word spreads on these videos).

Thank you soo very much.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:33 AM   #20
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I will be buying the download and boxed disc and I think I will have a t-shirt made that will say I love Kenny Gioia and New York Pizza. Oh,... and Reaper too.

Is the Mac version of Reaper the same as the PC version in every way?

Obviously the right click of the mouse on a Mac must have been incorporated at some point but I wouldn't know, I prefer to build my own computers thank you very much ;-)
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I will be buying the download and boxed disc and I think I will have a t-shirt made that will say I love Kenny Gioia and New York Pizza. Oh,... and Reaper too.

Is the Mac version of Reaper the same as the PC version in every way?

Obviously the right click of the mouse on a Mac must have been incorporated at some point but I wouldn't know, I prefer to build my own computers thank you very much ;-)
Pretty much the same. The Manual is from a PC perspective (I think) and everything worked on my Mac.

Just switch Alt for Option. Control for Command and Start for Control.
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Wow.

Have you discussed this with your peers over at GS?




P.S. - Can you please convince ChrisJ to port his NC-17 plugin over to PC? I've offered him a free PC to develop it on, but he's still refusing. Maybe you could make him an offer that he cannot refuse ....so to speak.

BTW, I meant no ill-will or anything in my comments, I just know that GS has a group of folks who are pretty committed to their own methodologies (in regards to anything) and are pretty inflexible in trying out/embracing newer options when they are presented ...unless of course it's some kind of uber-expensive nibnob that's in favor at the moment.



Anywho, the intro tutorial looks great and I'll probably purchase the set to help extend my knowledge base, which tends to remain rather inflexibly fixed (funny how that worked out, no?) to how I learned to do things through blood sweat and tears ...and the REAPER forum, or course.
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I watched the intro video, excellent job. I even picked up a new trick I didn't know about yet.
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BTW, I meant no ill-will or anything in my comments, I just know that GS has a group of folks who are pretty committed to their own methodologies (in regards to anything) and are pretty inflexible in trying out/embracing newer options when they are presented ...unless of course it's some kind of uber-expensive nibnob that's in favor at the moment.



Anywho, the intro tutorial looks great and I'll probably purchase the set to help extend my knowledge base, which tends to remain rather inflexibly fixed (funny how that worked out, no?) to how I learned to do things through blood sweat and tears ...and the REAPER forum, or course.
No offense taken. I'm actually more interested to see how my loyal Pro Tools fan base is going to take it.

I'm really digging both at the moment. Starting a song in Reaper and staying there until mixing time. Then over to Pro Tools. Reaper just makes it so easy to go back and forth. I can actually do vocals in hotel rooms if I want.

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I watched the intro video, excellent job. I even picked up a new trick I didn't know about yet.
Hey. These are not supposed to be Tips and Tricks. That's next.

Seriously, I'm surprised you picked up any in that video. You'll probably find a few in each of the others.
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Hey Kenny, have you any insights on running Reaper rewired with PT. I only get good results running at 1024 latency - do you find the same, or have any suggestions for better performance?

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Hey Kenny, have you any insights on running Reaper rewired with PT. I only get good results running at 1024 latency - do you find the same, or have any suggestions for better performance?

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I'm actually getting awful performance running in ReWire right now.

I have to play with it more but I might just buy a digital interface to run sound to my Pro Tools interface.

Reason works fine with either though. I'll try running higher latency to see if that helps.

It just doesn't make sense considering how well they work separately.
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I might just buy a digital interface to run sound to my Pro Tools interface.
this is what im doing, it's working beautifully

let me know if you get some good results

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I'm actually more interested to see how my loyal Pro Tools fan base is going to take it.
Your Loyal Pro tools fan base is using REAPER too!
I'll watch any of your videos.

It's great to have a more formal training for REAPER, because reading the manual sucks. amirite?
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better watch it partner, them fighting words around these parts

Just kidding
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The manual is very well written. Especially considering how fast things change.

Although I prefer not to have to read anything.
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The manual is very well written. Especially considering how fast things change.

Although I prefer not to have to read anything.
The manual is exemplary but it is nice to have a somewhat comprehensive video tutorial as well. Reaper needed this. Reaper is big,... no huge. Reaper is my friend. Thank you Cockos, and I only hope someday soon I will make you proud. ;-)
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kenny, I watched the free Video.

While I really liked it, one thing made it difficult for me to follow.

You speak very fast, at least for me as a non-native English speaker, I found it a little difficult to follow at times.

The rest is really cool, I enjoyed it and I think it's done in a very good manner

I hope you don't mind this kind of feedback.
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Just wanted to announce the release of my new Reaper Tutorials.

Reaper Explained - Don't Fear Reaper



I want to thank everyone and this forum for their support.

Thank you.

Thanks!
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kenny, I watched the free Video.

While I really liked it, one thing made it difficult for me to follow.

You speak very fast, at least for me as a non-native English speaker, I found it a little difficult to follow at times.

The rest is really cool, I enjoyed it and I think it's done in a very good manner

I hope you don't mind this kind of feedback.
Don't mind at all. I do tend to talk really fast.

Keep in mind: This particular video is an introduction. So I jump all over the place. The other videos are all focused on one thing so it's easier to follow along.
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I remember watching your initial PT tutorials you posted on the DUC. Very easy to follow, well laid out & packed with useful info.

Looking forward to these...downloading now.
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sorry Kenny, gotta bust your balls on video # 2

FLAC = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Lossless_Audio_Codec
I believe you said "Fruity loops file"

I hope it's not too hard to get that changed in the V/O.
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Hi Kenny,

Hey, just purchased and downloaded the file. Took less than 1 minute on my Gb desktop connection. Thanks for creating this and posting it on a fast server!

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Hi Kenny,

Hey, just purchased and downloaded the file. Took less than 1 minute on my Gb desktop connection. Thanks for creating this and posting it on a fast server!

Yeah, just downloaded the 600 MB plus file as well and I am watching the vids as I type this. Back to the vids I go,...ta..ta.
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Took less than 1 minute on my Gb desktop connection.
Lucky bastard!
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sorry Kenny, gotta bust your balls on video # 2

FLAC = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Lossless_Audio_Codec
I believe you said "Fruity loops file"

I hope it's not too hard to get that changed in the V/O.
Oh Snap. I think I say that a few times throughout.

I never heard of Free Lossless Audio Codec.

I had a bunch of people asking me about Fruity Loops that week and assumed.



It's actually easy for to change. Might be harder on their end.
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