Beginners guide to editing sound in Reaper.
What you'll learn
- How to edit audio from recorded speech, interviews and music.
- A working knowledge of a great program called 'Reaper' for editing pre-recorded sound files.
- Insight into tips and techniques to stand out from the crowd.
- Produce a final mixed down audio file ready for distribution and sharing.
- Basic computer skills (Windows or Mac platform), and be ready to go on a sound adventure.
The nuts and bolts of editing audio using a fantastic software programme called 'Reaper'*.
We'll be covering everything from downloading and setting up the programme, getting sound files in, editing out sections, how to make that sound good, saving everything, and then exporting your work to produce a final audio file to use.
While there are many courses on the concepts, marketing and logistics of podcasts - this course is specifically focused on sound. Mission simple: make you, and your content sound as on-point as possible.
With the whole world seeming to be jumping into podcasts and sharing audio - these essential lessons will be an important step in standing out. Why invest so hard in your time and brand only to be let down by substandard sound?
Please note: for speed and efficiency - these lessons don't cover recording of audio into Reaper; that's set for a future course. Also, you will be given a fully working template with settings that are bespoke. Designed with radio/podcast work in mind, less so for music composition-based projects. This is a very basic, short, complete beginner's course to get you up and running fast.
Taught by Chris Bailey (The Boy in the Corner) who has over 25 years of professional radio and podcast production to bring to your table. He's worked with the likes of MSN, Ministry of Sound, SONY, the world no.1 DJ Martin Garrix, and UEFA, plus been featured on BBC Radio One, BBC Radio Two (Romesh Ranganathan's - 'For The Love of Hip-Hop' through 'Folded Wing'), BBC Sounds, 1Xtra, KISS, Capital, South America's 'Dance Paradise', and Sirius XM to name a but a few platforms. Literally, millions of people hear his productions every single week.
New addition - a fresh additional video looking at the 'Preferences' and deeper setup of Reaper.
*A 60-day free trial of the software which works across Mac/PC. The trial comes as standard with or without this course (plus you'll receive a template that is bespoke and set up by Chris). After 60 days, there is an option to keep trialling or a very reasonable $60 starting licence at the time of writing this, no monthly or yearly subscriptions.
**This isn't affiliated in any way to Reaper or marketing of the programme (it happens to be useful as a free trial and for teaching).
***The suggested 'Configuration' set-up file, will over-write any existing preferences you may have put in place if you already use Reaper. If you're familiar with Reaper already, you may want to skip this import or make a backup of your existing configuration first.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in producing a podcast, editing sound and gaining invaluable real world insight from an industry professional.
- Anyone wanting to learn the basics of an app called Reaper for editing sound.
- A beginner who wants to be able to cut out or edit certain sections of existing sound files for use online, marketing or to go towards creating a longer audio programme.
Chris's work has been heard across the globe and includes an obscene amount of broadcast hours. Shows and projects have aired on BBC Radio One, BBC Radio Two, BBC Sounds, and 1Xtra. KISS, Capital FM, Sirius XM (USA), and many more platforms and networks all over the planet.
He has made over 425 radio shows with the current World No.1 DJ Martin Garrix, worked for many years with major record labels like Axtone and STMPD/Sony, and topped genre charts on Mixcloud. All that alongside producing podcasts for MSN and launching his own Vi4YL brand (don't get started on vinyl/records). In addition, he has taught radio production at the leading 'Point Blank' college and The 'Roundhouse' in London; plus somehow got 'GQ' to recommend his podcasts in their top guide to what to listen to, not one but two years on the bounce.
A wide range of audio adventures continue into 2023. Proudly global in outlook and ethos, Chris is focused on developing new ways of pushing the boundaries of audio through all mediums, especially podcasts and radio.