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Old 03-02-2021, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Reaper DAW OK Reaper Manual is CRIMINALLY BADReaper DAW is ok...

Reaper DAW is ok but if you need help and try to find info from the manual.... god help you. The REAPER MANUAL IS AN INSULT. And the videos are only "helpful" if you already have familiarity.

"name a track or channel" find the reference in the pdf manual and do EXACTLY AND .....O...N...L...Y.... what is proscribed...
"Click ib=n the track name area:....where in the HELL....is that?

Add an icon to a track.... I tried...... NOTHING

what does clicking the little speaker icon in the mixer track do?...... please reference the page in the manual...... NO....REFERENCE.

How about a "Live Picture" of a mixer where, when you hover you mouse over an icon, a pop-up provide basic info and a page reference in the manual !!!

NONE OF THE ABOVE HAS BEEN PROVIDED.

Here's how you land a plane...
be on speed and properly configged not later than IAF
Intercept LOC and within 10nm -15nm.
Confirm Loc ID and perform final cks
Final config a dot above
not later than 1000 agl in imc or 500 agl in vmc
appch spd = 1.3x vso in landg config
Idle power transition starts at approx 50'

GA execute if lndg envor not confirmed at min

all of the above is correct.
but NONE or the above id useful without additional info

the reaper help file..... is....useless
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:33 PM   #2
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wow. That was.. special.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:09 PM   #3
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"Click the track name area:....where in the HELL....is that?
If you take a good look at the pictures of different tracks in the user guide, it should be fairly obvious where the "track name area” is (it’s the area of the track where the track name is).
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:38 AM   #4
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How about a "Live Picture" of a mixer where, when you hover you mouse over an icon, a pop-up provide basic info and a page reference in the manual !!!
Sounds great, you should definitely do that. If you need any help with it, the kind people on these forums will be happy to chip in, I'm sure.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:22 AM   #5
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Wow!

Er... welcome to the forums. For future reference, starting off with a rant is unllikely to win you a lot of friends on here.... lighten up.
However, since you have made it clear what you need, how about doing what we always suggest to newcomers? Combine the User Guide with watching some of the free video tutorials at reaper.fm, where you found the user guide download.
Between the two of those you`ll soon get used to what things are called in Reaper.

FWIW it took me a while to figure out what TCP stood for - I thought it was referring to a household disinfectant that we have in the UK>

The difficulty with any user guide is finding a balance between making instructions understandable to someone who has zero experience with a DAW (digital audion workstation) and someone who is transferring from a different DAW and so has the basic knowledge needed to follow the user guide.

P.S. The author of the User Guide is a regular contributor to these forums & happily has a relatively thick skin.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:50 AM   #6
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Well, the instruction and technical manuals for a given plane don’t actually teach you to fly. So you are being a little unfair here OP.

Hover your mouse pointer over a control to see tool tips

To name a track, double left click the dark strip between the red ‘Record Arm/Disarm’ button and the ‘Volume’ knob in the track control panel.

To add an icon: right click the track - Track icon - Set track icon.

Speaker icon in the mixer: hover your pointer over it and it will display the tool tip ‘Record Monitoring:OFF’ unless you click it, in which case it will say ‘Record Monitoring:ON’ or if you click it again, ‘Record Monitoring:AUTO’
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:50 AM   #8
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:20 PM   #9
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Default thanks for the mostly polite responses

But ...
1) Users Guide Fail
i did finally find "track name".... but NOT via
users guide
search too
"track name"
for me.... the pdf search failed

2) Forum
no
although there are many well meaning posts
there are also trolls and very unenlightened posts
and its not your job

3) A better user guide platform
should/could start with the
" with your mouse cursor, hover over a region of the interface and right click to activate level 1 info and info in the manual...."

4)..... no.....
I have no patience for snipe hunts
And no time to waste

But to those who offered constructive input ... thank you
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:39 AM   #10
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"Click ib=n the track name area:....where in the HELL....is that?
An horrendous typo and a crime against humanity, I agree.

However, my search attempts have been unable to locate the scene of this crime in the User Guide. If you would care to be so good as to give section and page reference, I will see that it is corrected, and flagellate myself 50 times as my penance.

Incidentally, section 1.11 shows an example of a track. An area of that picture is labeled "Track name." If you study this very carefully and closely, it might help you.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:20 AM   #11
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Here's a flower for you!



Hopefully it can calm you down some!









Once you've calmed down, can you tell us what you need help with?

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