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Old 06-11-2020, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default REALIVE: A live configuration for Reaper



GREAT NEWS!!! There's now a website!!!
https://forums.cockos.com/showthread...29#post2780629
Current release: 7.054 (April 2024)


I'm leaving this post for posterity, but keep in mind that REALIVE has now been updated to version 7 with SEVERAL improvements. Go on the website to see it all.

A 50$ donation is needed. You can contribute on my website at this address:
https://www.realive.fm/products/realive-configuration

After years of development, here's a complete "Multi-Project" Environnement I've built.
It is based on:
  1. Reaper's tab feature
  2. Rearoute Loopback Feature
  3. SWS' RPL feature.

For those familiar with Digital Performer's Chunks functions, it pretty much behaves the same way but with REAPER's solid engine.
Disclaimer: It has not been extensively used on Windows but from what I've heard, it behaves the same way.

YouTube Demo Video

Description:
The goal of this is to provide a live backing track environment that is very flexible. To easily be able to have the computer follow the band instead of having confined to a rigid sequence.

You can easily:
  1. Make a full list of songs that are independent: No huge timeline of 10000 measures that can easily be broken by a tempo change somewhere and that makes the whole set loading "A long and painful task". Each list can obviously be saved, duplicated, renamed, savedAs, etc...
  2. Presets song switching: Using action markers one can preset switching from one song to the other in three ways:
    • 1- Go to the Next song and wait
    • 2- Go to the Next and play immediately
    • 3- Smooth seek to the next song
      (Each of these switching actions can be performed with or without stopping the currently playing song. This allows for an easy seem-less segway between songs.)
  3. Reroute everything to any output of the audio interface: Each project relies on a template that separate your songs in busses (Click, Cues, Percs, SFX, Keyboards, Vocals, etc...)
  4. Every project makes use of Reaper's markers/region and empty items features: You first create all your markers for the song, then you hit the "generate structure track" button and all your regions and empty items are automatically created.
  5. Navigate through and pre-cue different sections of the songs while ALWAYS staying on the beat.
  6. Loop sections of songs
  7. Loop and solo the click (1 bar or only the last beat of the previous bar): This even makes it possible to skip beats and turn the whole thing around if somebody in the band missed a beat.
  8. Stop Markers: To preset a song's ending, one doesn't need to go into the project settings. You simply enable "Project Ending" Blue marker and move it to where you want the song to stop.
  9. Change the song's tempo on the fly: Using the tempo editing mode, one can alter the tempo by:
    • +/- 1BPM increments
    • Entering a tempo amount or offset
    • Tap Tempo
  10. Change the song's master pitch on the fly: Using the pitch editing mode, one can alter the pitch by:
    • +/- 1BPM increments
    • Entering a pitch amount or offset
    These tracks are not affected by the pitch edits:
    • SFX
    • Percs
    • SMPTE timecode
    • Click
    • Cues
  11. Imported new tracks are automatically sorted in their right folders: so that they are routed at the right place

  12. Cues guide track are generated automatically in three language (English/French/Spanish) according to the regions:
    Several other cues samples are available in a toolbar ready to be entered.
  13. Click track is generated automatically and several click sounds are available:

I must give A LOT of credits to
Justin For the hidden Loopback function which is the backbone of everything.
MPL For the initial idea of the Playlist window
CFillion for many many many scripting concepts and explanations
Mespotine: I spend every day in your API documentation
X-Raym: For several scripting ideas and concepts
Lokasenna: For gmem related infos, and the gui post on this forum.
Blankfile : For the great "ILogic Next" theme.


This is a full configuration that will change your whole setup. I strongly advise to use this as a portable install that won't interfere with your regular install. It is not a DAW for recording and extensive editing but rather a live playback engine.

Main View:



Audio Routing Tab:



Project Tab List Menu:




Action Markers:



Change Tempo/Pitch:




Auto-Stop Marker:



Switch To Next Song Marker:



Project Title Window:



Large Region Window:



Smooth Seeking With Large Region Window:



CMD(CTL on Windows)-Click to play/Stop: (If other project is playing then smooth seek)



Change Order Of Tabs: (When Saving with CMD-S, The list is updated)

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Old 06-12-2020, 03:53 AM   #2
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Looks great (to me as someone who does not even exactly know what it can be used for.)

Is there a detailed documentation on what it can do and hot it is to be used and configured ?

If such is available I'd like to edit the sticky thread here and add some description and links.

Thank,
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:00 AM   #3
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Just added a full description to the first post.
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:00 PM   #4
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GREAT !
OK a description / feature list, so I can include it in the sticky thread-

To allow anybody to use it a manual would be necessary.

Thanks.
-Michael

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Old 06-16-2020, 08:46 AM   #5
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Eager to see it on windows.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:00 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing my friend, one day I might try it and see how and where it can be useful. Thanks for all efforts, the great presentation here and the youtube video.

Having all kind of different workflow styles for reaper is great, even if someone would not use it now, it might change in future. Great having all these options.

Now the looped recording workflow can be shared, if not done already.
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Eager to see it on windows.
Actually, I'd be curious to see what works and what doesn't. Have you tried to install it on window in a portable install?
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Old 04-15-2023, 03:11 PM   #8
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Alrighty, I sent a donation and I'm looking forward to using this for my Live solo shows.
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Old 04-15-2023, 06:45 PM   #9
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Alrighty, I sent a donation and I'm looking forward to using this for my Live solo shows.

Thanks for your interest in REALIVE. I just sent you the link.
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Old 08-07-2023, 06:19 AM   #10
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Hi, I'm wondering what's the best way to wire live channels with autotune I have 15 songs etch one has autotune, I wired them into an audio routing project Each song has a separate autotune with different key then the audio routing project has the process (eq compression) The problem is that when I switch to audio routing view the singer are in mute as long as the song is not playing even when I change the settings that inputs will work even when the project is not playing I would be happy at all if there was an option so that when I'm not playing, the inputs will be heard, but the automation won't work at the moment, it's in my automation

Also how i can cancelled that if i do a mute on the click evrey time that i change to live view the mute on the click opens?

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Hi, I'm wondering what's the best way to wire live channels with autotune I have 15 songs etch one has autotune, I wired them into an audio routing project Each song has a separate autotune with different key then the audio routing project has the process (eq compression) The problem is that when I switch to audio routing view the singer are in mute as long as the song is not playing even when I change the settings that inputs will work even when the project is not playing I would be happy at all if there was an option so that when I'm not playing, the inputs will be heard, but the automation won't work at the moment, it's in my automation

Also how i can cancelled that if i do a mute on the click evrey time that i change to live view the mute on the click opens?
1- you can enable run background projects. But that will enable all projects all the time. I’m not sure I understand why you need to stay in routing tab while the singer is singing though? I’ll be happy to help if I fully understand the request.

2- you can mute the click media items directly. (Select the item and hit the [X] key. The muting/unmuting of the click is needed when you Segway from one song to another so that both click are not heard.
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Old 08-08-2023, 12:56 AM   #12
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Hi thanks for the quick answer and of course for all your amazing work 🙏
I need to be able to navigate to the audio routing project for my process and my balance
When the singer is talking between the songs if i open the audio routing its make him muted
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Also I dont know if its a bug but when i change the preference auto/menual enable in audio routing i need to deactivate and then activate the audio routing project to make it work
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Were is the preference to run background project?
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Hi thanks for the quick answer and of course for all your amazing work 🙏
I need to be able to navigate to the audio routing project for my process and my balance
When the singer is talking between the songs if i open the audio routing its make him muted
I would advise to keep the mic channel in the audio routing. If you need to automate the key, you could do so using MIDI and the iac driver.
"Reaper’s pre-release allows inter tabs midi communication but it’s not in the official build yet."

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Also I dont know if its a bug but when i change the preference auto/menual enable in audio routing i need to deactivate and then activate the audio routing project to make it work
I may have not understood your request but it works for me. I've put a noise generator on a channel and If I toggle it it works?


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Where is the preference to run background project?
The preference is in the action list. "Project tabs: Run background projects"

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Old 08-08-2023, 10:56 AM   #16
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I’m not using the pre release because i am afraid from crashing
So i doesn’t know how it possible to automate it…

Thanks allot for the help and everything
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Old 08-08-2023, 11:03 AM   #17
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ok thanks
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Old 08-14-2023, 06:50 AM   #18
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Hi thanks for the quick answer and of course for all your amazing work 🙏
I need to be able to navigate to the audio routing project for my process and my balance
When the singer is talking between the songs if i open the audio routing its make him muted
Hey, I just thought about this, and if you leave a blank space at the end of your song and let it play, you’ll be able to achieve what you want I think. Playing tabs are always enabled.

You can move the blue STOP marker at the end of the song to keep it playing.
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Old 08-19-2023, 01:13 PM   #19
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Default Just found this ReaLive post ...

Where do I find/download ReaLive? I've been using another app for live shows and would like to give this a try.

Is it free or a purchase?

Thanks,
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A 50$ donation is needed.
This makes is a payment, not a donation. Donation is voluntary.
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Old 11-08-2023, 04:29 PM   #21
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Is a copy of the user manual available without paying the donation? I would be much more inclined to pay if I was more certain of ReaLives suitability to my needs...

Thanks!

(Also looking forward to version 7 upgrade)
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Old 11-08-2023, 06:21 PM   #22
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Sure.
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Old 01-07-2024, 10:49 AM   #23
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Hi

It's been a while since the last post and there's not much going on here anymore...
What does it look like now with the MAJOR update and Reaper 7?
I read through the manual and it sounds very interesting to me, great job!
Will the announced videos ever be available?
Since I'm a complete career changer, it would really, really help any beginner and make it much more interesting!
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Old 01-07-2024, 11:52 AM   #24
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Version 7 is already out for beta testing. If you want to try it, you must get the current version and I’ll send it to you.

Hopefully by the end of this month, some video stuff will be out.
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