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Postby ghettosynth; Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 am Re: General questions on Reaper

fluffy_little_something wrote:What is that Rearoute ASIO driver which is the only item not selected for installation?
Is it a normal ASIO driver as an alternative to the ASIO4ALL that I am using? Does it work better or worse? Or should I simply not install Rearoute as the default setting suggests?


Rearoute is a Reaper/Windows specific driver that allows routing from other applications into Reaper. You choose your hardware interface in Reaper and then choose the Rearoute driver in your other application. You now have an audio conduit between the two applications.

Does ASIO4All do this? If it does, I don't know, I don't use it that often.

In my experience Rearoute is very stable and I always install it, but, I have more than a few uses for it because of the kinds of things that I like to do. Usually this involves the use of other standalone applications that support ASIO but that I don't want to mix from, or, Reaper has some advantage, e.g., as a ninjam client.

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/route-master
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Postby ghettosynth; Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:21 pm Re: General questions on Reaper

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There's something missing though, I can't quite put my finger on it.
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Postby Chris-S; Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:43 am Re: General questions on Reaper

digitalboytn wrote:Like someone else said,check out Kenny Gioia's videos...

The Reaper Blog is very good also:

https://www.youtube.com/user/audiogeekzine/videos
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Postby fluffy_little_something; Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:24 am Re: General questions on Reaper

Why are synths considered FX? 8)
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Postby enroe; Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:05 am Re: General questions on Reaper

fluffy_little_something wrote:Why are synths considered FX? 8)


Haayeah, that might be confusing. :)

Reaper is the DAW of abstraction. Because in Reaper
every term gets "abstracted".

So a track is always both: An audio-track and a midi-track.
An item can be both: An audio-Item and a midi-Item.
The same with FX: Everything that can be inserted in
a track or into an item is just "FX".

So "FX" can be VST, VSTi (which are synthesizers or
samplers), JS, DX, ...

So also synthesizer are summed up to the generalized
term "FX". "FX" doesn't mean only "effect". Instead it
is an abstract name for anything that can be inserted.
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Postby fluffy_little_something; Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:15 am Re: General questions on Reaper

Weird, well, I will get used to it :hihi:
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Postby chk071; Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:20 am Re: General questions on Reaper

enroe wrote:
fluffy_little_something wrote:Why are synths considered FX? 8)


Haayeah, that might be confusing. :)

Reaper is the DAW of abstraction. Because in Reaper
every term gets "abstracted".

So a track is always both: An audio-track and a midi-track.
An item can be both: An audio-Item and a midi-Item.
The same with FX: Everything that can be inserted in
a track or into an item is just "FX".

So "FX" can be VST, VSTi (which are synthesizers or
samplers), JS, DX, ...

So also synthesizer are summed up to the generalized
term "FX". "FX" doesn't mean only "effect". Instead it
is an abstract name for anything that can be inserted.

I really don't want to rant about Reaper, but... this is rather typical. Instead of going with well defined terms, Reaper is "abstracting". Makes switching to, or migrating from the DAW really difficult. Developers should really consider that, when changing, or mish-mash-ing terms, which have a specific meaning.
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Postby swatwork; Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:19 am Re: General questions on Reaper

chk071 wrote:I really don't want to rant about Reaper, but... this is rather typical. Instead of going with well defined terms, Reaper is "abstracting". Makes switching to, or migrating from the DAW really difficult. Developers should really consider that, when changing, or mish-mash-ing terms, which have a specific meaning.

It's really not that complicated...
reaper_instruments.png
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Postby BMoore; Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:25 am Re: General questions on Reaper

swatwork wrote:
chk071 wrote:I really don't want to rant about Reaper, but... this is rather typical. Instead of going with well defined terms, Reaper is "abstracting". Makes switching to, or migrating from the DAW really difficult. Developers should really consider that, when changing, or mish-mash-ing terms, which have a specific meaning.

It's really not that complicated...
reaper_instruments.png

Yeah. But no one uses that menu, unless you’re a noob.
Everything else is referred to as «fx».
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fluffy_little_something
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Postby fluffy_little_something; Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:55 am Re: General questions on Reaper

Actually, I do use that menu in order to add new tracks.
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Postby eluherlu; Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:26 pm Re: General questions on Reaper

The best thing of Reaper is its customization.. It makes me want to build my 'own' daw. I even started to think what if I learn about software development. But it's all too late anyway :hihi:
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Postby Rockatansky; Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:03 pm Re: General questions on Reaper

chk071 wrote:I really don't want to rant about Reaper, but... this is rather typical. Instead of going with well defined terms, Reaper is "abstracting". Makes switching to, or migrating from the DAW really difficult. Developers should really consider that, when changing, or mish-mash-ing terms, which have a specific meaning.

It's the thing I love most about Reaper. I don't have to get lost in specifics. I need a new track, I add a new track. Who cares what it's for. I can use it to record audio and copy the recorded audio items to other tracks, I can use it to do the same with MIDI, I can use it to store text items... call my workflow messy if you must, but I'd rather have one track that does it all, instead of 25 tracks that all do something super specific. And if I want to use the track for something else for a few minutes, I don't have to replace it or add new tracks temporarily. Instrument hosting track, MIDI track, AUX track, folder track, send track, return track, automation track, who the hell has time to think about all those things when you're in a creative mood. Just add a darn track and be done with it. I truly have a hard time understanding why just about any other DAW software would insist on such unnecessary overcomplication. Or why any user would want to distract their creativity with track type handling.
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Postby Rockatansky; Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:09 pm Re: General questions on Reaper

fluffy_little_something wrote:Actually, I do use that menu in order to add new tracks.

Add new empty track: double-click the empty area in the arranger track list. (The dark part on the left, under "2. here" in the screenshot)

Add a new track with an instrument, MIDI routing and recording automatically enabled:
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Postby AdvancedFollower; Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:43 am Re: General questions on Reaper

swatwork wrote:
chk071 wrote:I really don't want to rant about Reaper, but... this is rather typical. Instead of going with well defined terms, Reaper is "abstracting". Makes switching to, or migrating from the DAW really difficult. Developers should really consider that, when changing, or mish-mash-ing terms, which have a specific meaning.

It's really not that complicated...
reaper_instruments.png


Actually this complicates it further, because in one place (this menu), a VST instrument is referred to as a "virtual instrument", but everywhere else it's still called "FX". So now there's a lack of consistency, in addition to the "abstraction" :) For consistency, this menu item should be called "Insert FX on new track", but that would be even more confusing...
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Postby swatwork; Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:57 am Re: General questions on Reaper

AdvancedFollower wrote:Actually this complicates it further, because in one place (this menu), a VST instrument is referred to as a "virtual instrument", but everywhere else it's still called "FX". So now there's a lack of consistency, in addition to the "abstraction" :) For consistency, this menu item should be called "Insert FX on new track", but that would be even more confusing...

It's not inconsistent at all - this menu option does exactly what it says, insert a virtual instrument. It's specifically dealing with the instrument subset of the available 'FX'.

I guess I don't find this 'FX' thing confusing because I just think 'plugin' when I see it. It might be a little odd at first but I don't think it takes too long to get used to.
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