Old 11-11-2017, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Who is using a Wacom with Reaper?

Searching “Wacom” in the forum brings up very little regarding Wacom tablets and Reaper. I made the switch about 6 months ago due to too much rsi / wrist pain from mousing. Does anyone else use one? I only have one small issue with it that I was wanting to pin down with any fellow users out there.
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:57 PM   #2
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I use a windows tablet with a stylus, especially for notation editor, although it could use some optimization but I'm getting used to it. I'm planning to upgrade to a bigger pen input screen (when my work space is ready)
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I’ve been using wacom for years. For design, digital imaging or any visual related work which involves a lot of drawing gestures.

REAPER is more fun using a mouse. A normal mouse with buttons and scrolwheel.
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Still using a Wacom for graphics stuff. Had a period there where I forced myself to use it for DAWs (not yet Reaper) and it didn't take. Too much picking up and putting down the stylus for one thing : /
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:17 AM   #6
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Thanks for all of your input. I ended up trying a Wacom in the first place from watching Stimming using a Cintiq, but its quite old now. Still a good watch and of course Reaper is a lot more configurable than Cubase which is his DAW.

https://youtu.be/_qCoMYk1NbE

I tried various ergonomic mice but sent them all back as there was always something that I didn't like about the various designs on the market. I settled on the Intuos Pro Medium. The only thing I miss from a mouse is the mouse wheel, but I've got zoom shortcuts and a scrub cursor setup on the Faderport for that. You can use the jog wheel also. Overall the Wacom is a lot better for me personally, my wrists aren't nearly as bad, even when I'd swap mousing hands to try and even the workload.

The only thing I find a bit strange is when using reaper in the main arrangement area, it doesn't register every click (pen nib tap) which is a little annoying to move the cursor to the click point. All other features of reaper like clicking buttons all work correctly. If I click directly over the time ruler section just above the main arrange, it registers every click so something is stopping it from receiving when using it just in the main arrange area. Its not the end of the world but its annoying that is isn't quite getting all of the clicks. I've been using the right click setup on my pen button to get around this problem which saves having to move up to the time ruler area just to move cursor. Double clicks work all the time in the arrange area. Its working fine in Ableton Live.

I asked Justin about it with this response:

Question: Sorry to ask Reaper question... in the arrange area, clicking with a Wacom pen to move cursor doesn’t always register single (left) clicks. Do you have any idea why? It always registers when clicking on the time / ruler area above without fail. I find this odd. Ive tried all different Pen settings, no luck. Thanks [permalink]
Asked by NGF (213.205.252.x) on November 11 2017, 9:45pm

Reply on November 11 2017, 11:44pm:
If I had to guess it would be because the arrange area has scrollbars, the Wacom driver probably looks at it and decides to handle things differently.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:27 AM   #7
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I also had a problem of clicks not registering, especially when I tried to move inputs to another note but I found a workaround to just double click the note (delete it) and insert a new one in the right place.
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Just as an update, I've moved to a new mac with High Sierra (from El Capitan before). The Wacom pen click does now register every left click in the arrangement area in Reaper (to click to move cursor). I think it was some issue with El Capitan.
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