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What's New in REAPER v6.0
by Geoffrey Francis - A concise summary and explanation of the new functionality available in REAPER v6.0. (1MB PDF, 20 pages)
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The REAPER User Guide
by Geoffrey Francis - the essential guide to recording, editing and mixing with REAPER.
Updated for version 6.08. (23MB PDF, over 400 pages)

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Topic Specific Guides
Quick Start
Download (100KB PDF)
A list of about 75 common things you might want to do in REAPER, and how to do them.

REAPER Troubleshooting Guide
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The troubleshooting appendix from the REAPER User Guide, for those times where something isn't right.

ReaEffects Guide
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A user guide for a selection of the audio and MIDI processing ReaEffects that are included with REAPER.

Multiple Recording Paths
Download (170KB PDF)
An illustrated guide to using multiple disk recording paths in REAPER.

Download (550KB PDF) (updated Dec 22 2017)
A short guide to REAPER for SONAR users.

Additional Reading
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REAPER 4 Unleashed
REAPER 4 Unleashed picks up where The REAPER User Guide leaves off. It lifts the lid off REAPER's most powerful features, including custom actions, menus and toolbars, FX chains, screensets, snapshots, templates, mouse modifiers and more.

Many resources are supplied, including files with sample mouse modifiers, track templates, custom toolbars and much more. Its sample work files and dozens of step by step tutorials will lead you to an undersatnding of how you can use these features in combination with each other to make REAPER behave for you the way you want it to.

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REAPER Power!: The Comprehensive Guide
REAPER Power!: The Comprehensive Guide opens the lid on REAPER and helps you discover the real power of this incredible DAW software for recording, editing and mixing audio and MIDI. This book shows you how to get the best out of REAPER and really make the program work for you, the way you want it to, from setting it up through recording audio and MIDI, project building, editing, routing and mixing, all the way to rendering your work ready for distribution via the Internet or on CD.

The book's companion CD includes more than 100 REAPER project files that demonstrate real-life examples of the many techniques explained in the book so you can test your skills right away as you learn them.

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ReaMix: Breaking the Barriers with REAPER
ReaMix: Breaking the Barriers with REAPER does much more than just teaching you how to use basic tools (such as volume, panning, EQ, gates, compressors, delay, reverb, etc.) to get an OK mix. It also guides you through the relationships, some simple, some complex, that exist between the dimensions of sound and the dimensions of space. It gives you the confidence to use this knowledge to transform your OK mixes into great mixes.

Although not light on theory, it has a definite practical emphasis, with links to archives containing some 40 or so project files, with step by step examples. These help you put your knowledge into practice.

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Home Recording for Beginners
Home Recording for Beginners guides beginners step-by-step, through the fundamentals of home recording, using the computer as the recording medium. The emphasis is on practical instruction, delivered over the course of 30 lessons in easy-to-understand language and logical sequence and with real examples for the reader to try out. Essential technical knowledge and theory are introduced and explained along the way as it becomes relevant and necessary. It also takes the reader through what they will need (equipment and cost) if they wish to progress to creating a serious home studio. The book is not software-based, but examples are shown using REAPER, a low-cost Digital Audio Workstation.

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