This week’s gear spotlight is on Reaper digital audio workstation! An acronym for Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording, Reaper is a complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. Available for Microsoft Windows and macOS, Reaper acts as a host to most industry-standard plug-in formats and can import all commonly used media formats, including video.
Reaper is a highly customizable DAW, and can use user-built themes, keybinds, and advanced functionality macros. Reaper comes with a variety of commonly used audio production effects, such as EQs, reverbs, gates, delays, pitch adjusters, and compressors. Additionally, Reaper includes no third-party software, but is fully compatible with all versions of the VST standard (currently VST3) and thus works with the vast majority of both free and commercial plug-ins available.
Reaper provides a free, fully functional 60-day evaluation period. For further use two licenses are available – a commercial and a discounted one – at very reasonable pricing. The Reaper website also offers free in-depth video tutorials and courses on almost all of its features.
Check below for an official video intro to Reaper!
What digital audio workstation do you use for your home or professional recording? Have you used Reaper before? We’ve returned to in-home lessons and are also offering Video Conference lessons if you’d like to learn about gear from a professional!
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