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Reaper Videos: Jackpot!

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 7 - 2009

Hey all how are you? It’s so rainy on the eastcoast ..but work must go on…


I’ve been having a productive week. I had a vocal session with 43 tracks, not including the tracked out beat! I feel very good about engineering this project. I am using Reaper to record the vocals.

When I got to the mix, I really had to figure out the fx sends so I could add the same audio effects to main vocals. What this does is allow me to route several tracks to one single track. If I’m working with lots of tracks, this will help me to save cpu and time. I’ll explain…

Let’s say I have ten main vocals all needing eq,reverb and compression. With out sending them to one track for effects, I would have to insert 10 eq, 10 reverb and 10 compressor plugins. I have a pretty decent pc..but I know that would cause problems. Using the sends and returns I can add 1 eq, 1 reverb, and 1 compressor for all ten main vocals.

Here is a video that explains how to do this in Reaper. I was so excited to find this youtube channel. It is a Reaper Tutorial Jackpot, actually a production tutorial Jackpot! The guys from: have videos on a lot of things I cover here on the site as well. I don’t have time today, but I’ll surely check more out over the weekend. Let them know sent ya!

Limitless Studios Youtube Channel

Limitless Studios : Reaper fx, sends, and returns

I know everyone doesn’t use Reaper, but try to use a DAW that allows you to use fx, send, and returns. If you are not mixing yet, you’ll need this option for advanced mixes. Later this spring, I will add more videos on other programs like Pro-Tools as well.

Happy Mixing To All
Pz Til Later!~

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2 Responses to “Reaper Videos: Jackpot!”

  1. Duga says:

    Hey, once again good post. Does Adobe Audition offer these options?

    Everyday you wake up is a good day!

  2. Ms.Tris says:

    Hey Duga, I’m gonna look into this. I am sure Adobe does it but I don’t know how to set it up.. give me a few days and I’ll see if I can find some info…pz til later

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