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Learn the basic techniques to edit and record voiceovers, narrations, live music and ambient sounds in your computer, from the beginning. Solve your audio production problems with this introductory course.
Begin to Make Great Audio Content with Reaper
Your Intro to Audio Production
Learning audio editing and recording is a life-time art, but you don't have time to waste. With this basics course, you can be in charge of your audio content and quality from day one. Reaper is a fully professional software, but so intuitive and easy that my students enjoy working with it from the first minute. I have removed the technical side of audio production to make the basics as easy as possible.
This is an introductory course for musicians, actors, teachers and anyone who needs to record his own audio. Aimed at non technical users, you will learn the basics of Reaper, an all-pourpose audio editor that you can use for free with no time limit.
Content and Overview
In just ten lessons you will download, configure and use Reaper to make and edit your own recordings, improve the audio quality using effects, etc. Audio materials and links will be available for practise and to extend your learning.
The course is divided in four sections, following the natural order of your learning. In the first section you will learn how to download and install Reaper in your computer, depending if you are in Windows or Mac. You will perform a sound check and learn how to solve the possible problems that could arise during configuration. I will be available in the comments section and also in office hours to respond to your doubts. The first section ends with an overview of Reaper's User Interface, so you can get familiar with it.
The second section is about Audio Editing. You will learn how to import audio, cut, copy, paste, etc, mass-edit operations and shortcuts. Also how to organize your projects and the best formats to render your audio sessions.
Then during the third section you will setup your computer and other hardware ready to record audio into Reaper. Depending on your system, some techniques are described to improve the audio quality and performance of the computer.
In the fourth section you will learn what Audio Effects are, the most common plugin formats and how to use them in the recordings you just made. You will learn to remove background noise or change it's tonal colour through EQ, and also to add some Reverb to improve the acoustics.
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|Section 1: The Basics|
Why choose Reaper for audio editing and recording?
This video guides you installing Reaper in your computer
Check your computer audio settings for better audio playback, editing and recording. Learn to solve any problems that could arise during Reaper setup.
This video describes the main components of Reaper user interface, and key concepts like:
|Section 2: Editing|
Learn the basic and most audio editing functions in Reaper:
Download live recording of Brahms Cello Sonata nr1 used in the video to practice editing.
Learn the best workflow to keep your projects organized and clean for later use. Best way to save your editings and recordings
Do you want to listen to your music in your car, home audio or send it via internet? You need to 'render' your project. Learn how to do it in this video.
|Section 3: Recording|
Start recording with Reaper right now! Make simple recordings and properly configure your audio settings, depending on your hardware and equipment.
Go to this website to download Asio4All.
|Section 4: Effects|
Audio effects are essential to improve the quality of your recordings. Learn to use them in Reaper and start using the most common audio effect of all: EQ
Finish your audio recording with a subtle touch of reverberation to make it more natural and alive. Learn the different types of reverberation used in audio production and how to use them. To follow this Lecture you will need to download some impulse responses, go grab them:
I have been a music teacher for the last 20 years. I got a Degree in Music Performance and a Master in Music Education. I have worked as a trombonist in a symphonic orchestra, as a wind band and jazz big band conductor, composer and arranger, as session keyboardist, and also music technology clinician. I teach music theory and software at the Professional Music School of Almoradi, in Spain. My tutorials are first designed to help my own students, but I hope they will be useful to you too. What (and how) I will teach you about music and software is the result of my experience with students of all levels and ages. I intend to make working with audio and music scores an easy task for everyone. Whether you need to record and edit audio, midi, make scores or transcriptions, learn music theory or how to listen to a symphony, you found the right place. Let's go!