How to Use Reaper: Step-by-Step Tutorials

Here is a beginner’s guide on how to use Reaper, the popular affordable music production software. These Reaper tutorials will show you how to record audio, use MIDI instruments, and understand the many available tools.

Reaper is a popular digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The Reaper music software starts at $60.

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How to Use Reaper ( Reaper Tutorials )

Reaper Tutorials

1. Reaper Introduction

Here is an introduction to the Reaper music software. Learn how to customize the app, add tracks, and more. Reaper User Guide


2. Starting a New Project

Learn how to create your first music project.


3. Understanding Tracks

This video breaks down tracks. Tracks can be used for audio, MIDI, instruments, and more.


4. The Track Manager

The track manager is used to help organize multiple tracks easier.


5. Recording Audio

Learn how to record instruments and vocals in Reaper DAW software.


6. Basic Audio Editing

Learn how to edit audio in Reaper. You can time-stretch, add fades, and chop up samples.


7. The Grid and Snapping

Here you will learn how to customize the snap and grid settings.


8. Fades & Crossfades

This tutorial will show you to use fades and crossfades in your music project.


9. Plugins & Effects

Here you will learn more about the many track effects available in Reaper.


10. Folders

Folders is another great way to organize your project better.


11. Track Grouping

In Reaper you can group tracks, and edit the settings for multiple tracks at once.


12. Track & Project Templates

You can create a project and track template to help speed up your music making process.


13. Takes & Comping

Learn how to take multiple takes of audio and select the best option.


14. Markers & Regions

Markers allow you to mark different sections of your song.


15. Ripple Editing

The ripple editing feature gives you different modes to edit audio and tracks.


16. Envelopes & Automation

Understand how to us envelopes and automation in Reaper.


17. MIDI Instruments

Learn how to record and edit MIDI instruments in Reaper.


18. Media Explorer

The media explorer is used to add audio, MIDI, and even video files into your project.


19. The Project Media FX Bay

The Project Media FX Bay displays all the files are in your current project.


20. How to Render & Export

Learn how to export your final music project to a audio file.


21. Themes & Layouts

In Reaper you can change the theme color and layout of the software.


22. Connect Audio Interface ( Mac )

Learn how to connect an audio interface to Reaper on your Mac.


23. Connect Audio Interface ( Windows )

Learn how to connect an audio interface to Reaper on your Windows computer.


Additional Beginner Guides

We hope you found these free Reaper tutorials to be helpful.

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Mark V. at Hip Hop Makers

Written By Mark V.

Hip Hop Makers is a music production website that launched in 2008 to teach music lovers how to make music, sell beats, and make money from music.

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