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Tips for increasing my Reaper productivity?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Tupac, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    I don't know any keyboard shortcuts, hell, I barely know how to do anything. Any tips for going faster?
  2. There are plenty of free tutorial videos plus other resources.

    You have to do a little work.
  3. Google my friend....
    I searched "reader keyboard shortcuts"
    First thing listed was a 6 page .pdf of shortcuts
  4. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    The only ones I use regularly are ctrl+t for new tracks and S for splitting items. Other than that, find a Presonus FaderPort and get comfortable with it. Mine is way more useful than any keyboard stuff.
  5. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire

    Jun 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    Source Audio BETA tester
    Project templates.
  6. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Seriously, take this to the official Reaper forum and you'll get more advice than you can possibly stand.
  7. Chromer


    Nov 28, 2012
    The nice thing about reaper is that it lets you define your own shortcut keys, including a macro of several actions.
    The stock one I use most is 's' to split an item at the mouse cursor. And then I created one for Ctrl-Shift-s to drop a stretch marker at the mouse cursor. With one hand on the mouse and one on the keyboard I can comp a group of takes and tweak the timing pretty quickly now.
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Reaper really needs to be customized by you. That's one of it's strongest points, actually...you can tweak it to work exactly how you want but it takes time to do so. :help:

    I didn't have the patience, went back to Ableton Live :bag:
  9. That right there. My interface has four mic/line ins, so I set up a four-track template w/basic settings already config'd. Now, all I need do is pull up the template and get on with it.