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Audio VST plug-ins Configure MIDI devices Control surface Click on audio info at right side of menu bar, or Options ► Preferences [Ctrl+P] ► Audio ► Device Options ► Preferences [Ctrl+P] ►Plug-ins ► VST Options ► Prefs [Ctrl+P] ►Audio ► MIDI Devices Options ► Preferences [Ctrl+P] ► Control Surfaces

Render Audio to File
Render project to file Render selected tracks Consolidate media for export Render items with FX Render items for use by another application Click timeline Click and drag timeline, [Esc] clears Click and drag empty track area, [Esc] clears Options ► Loop points linked to time sel [R] or use Transport Bar [Shift]+double-click on item [Shift] drag with mouse, [Shift+Ctrl] ignores snap Magnet button on toolbar, right-click for settings File ► Render [Ctrl+Alt+R] ► Master Mix File ► Render [Ctrl+Alt+R] ► Stems File ► Consolidate/export tracks Right-click item ► Apply track FX as new take [Ctrl+Alt]+drag item to render new item, [Shift+Ctrl+Alt]+drag to export existing file

Set edit cursor Define loop selection Define time selection Link loop/time sel Toggle loop playback Set time sel to item Move time selection Snap to grid

Show/hide mixer Insert FX, envelopes Create sends Create submix Save/load track template View ► Mixer, or [Ctrl+M] Track control buttons, right-click for options Drag/drop from track I/O button to destination track Insert track above submix tracks, click folder button Track ► Save/insert track template

Recording and Playback
Create / save file Insert track(s) Name tracks Insert click source Insert synth track Arm for recording Assign track input(s) Monitor track input Record start/stop Play/stop project Pause project Record new take(s) Overdub time/items Tape style recording File ► New Project [Ctrl+N] / Save [Ctrl+S] Insert ► Track [Ctrl+T] or double-click below last track Double-click track name area Select track, Insert ► Click Source Insert ► Virtual instrument on new track Click on track(s) record arm button Right-click track(s) record arm button Right-click track(s) record arm button [Ctrl+R]/[Space], or use transport bar [Space], or use transport bar [Enter], or use transport bar Record on track with existing take, [Ctrl+L] for lanes Options ► Record mode Options ► Trim content behind items when recording

Extended Mixer
Show extended mixer (sends, FX inserts, more) Customize mixer view Drag top edge of mixer upwards Right-click empty mixer space, or MASTER label

Go project start Go project end Go next/prev track Zoom in horizontal Zoom out horizontal Zoom in vertical Zoom out vertical Zoom to time sel Zoom to project Scroll horizontal Scroll vertical [W] or [Home] or use transport bar [End] or use transport bar [Ctrl+Alt+Down] / [Ctrl+Alt+Up] [-] minus key or mousewheel [+] plus key or mousewheel [PageUp] or [Ctrl]+mousewheel [PageDown] or [Ctrl]+mousewheel [Ctrl+PageUp] [Ctrl+PageDown] or double-click scroll bar [Alt]+mousewheel [Ctrl+Alt]+mousewheel

Quick Start Guide
For more information, see the PDF User Guide, the REAPER Power book, or visit

or Insert ► Media Crop to active take Explode takes Select next/prev take Play all takes Add FX to take Create take envelope Free Item Positioning .. [Shift]+right-click for crossfades Enable auto-crossfades (toolbar) and drag items. track knobs Automation Envelopes Create track envelopes Track env button. or select items and time ► [X] [Shift]+drag crossfade edge Select item and place edit cursor ► [S] Drag shared edge between items Select item and time ► [Ctrl+Delete] Drag down from top edge of item Select items. the REAPER Power book. right-click ►Glue selected items [Alt]+drag item edge [Alt]+drag item Options ► Trim content behind items when editing Track and Item FX Change FX order Float individual FX Save/load FX chain Adjust wet/dry FX mix Bypass one FX Bypass track FX Bypass all FX Drag and drop up/down FX chain Double click FX name in FX chain FX chain window ► FX ► Save/load FX Chain Wet/dry control. Right-click item ►Item properties. top right of FX window (Wet %) Uncheck box in FX chain or FX window Click track FX bypass button (next to FX button) [Ctrl]+click any track FX bypass button FX parameter envelopes.cockos. etc Edit item start/end Loop item Edit item fadein/out Change fade shape Crossfade items Move crossfade Split items Move splits Delete part of Item Edit item volume Glue items (as new file) Timestretch item Slip item contents Tape style editing Drag item left or right edge Drag item right edge further right Drag item fade handle Right-click fade. [Shift] ignores snap [Ctrl]+drag item. [P] for pan Drag segment [Alt]+drag segment Track env button Create/delete env points [Shift]+click / [Alt]+click envelope Takes and Comping Display takes in lanes Split at edit cursor Select take Next/previous take [Ctrl+L] Select item. or visit forum. click Param button MIDI learn.. see the PDF User Guide.Item Editing Import media item Marquee select items Move Item Copy Item View ► Media Explorer. [Shift] ignores snap MIDI Devices and Editing Assign MIDI controls to REAPER actions MIDI panic Reset MIDI hardware Add MIDI track control Open MIDI editor Open in-line editor Explode pitch/channel Actions ► Show action list [?] Actions ► Send all notes off [F3] Actions ►Reset all MIDI devices Right-click track number ► Show MIDI control Double-click MIDI item Select MIDI item ►[E] Right-click MIDI item ► Item processing ► Explode Edit item position. [Shift+T] [Alt+Shift+T] Right-click item ► Take ► Explode. or [V] for volume. or copy+paste. Split Items [S] Click take [T]. or [F2] fades. or drag+drop into REAPER Right-drag Drag item. or cut+paste. pitch. Move FX knob. [T] / [Shift+T] [F2] ► Play all takes Right-click item ► Take ► Show FX chain Right-click item ► Take ►Take envelope Right-click track number ► Enable free item pos Edit env segments Edit segment curvature Set automation mode Freehand draw envelope [Ctrl]+drag in envelope lape Quick Start Guide For more information. then right-click. loop.

edit Shortcuts for Selected Action Options ► Customize menus/toolbars Tempo and Time Signature Set project tempo Tap tempo Set project time signature Show project tempo/ time signature map Create timeline tempo/ time signature changes Create tempo map from recorded material Edit BPM field in transport Click BPM button on transport Click current tempo/time signature display on transport View ► Master Track [Ctrl+Shift+M]. click Tempo Map Visible Right-click timeline ► Insert time signature marker Make time selection.cockos. [Shift+R] [Shift]+double-click marker or region number [Marker Number]. click Env Right-click everything to find out what it does Use the Actions list See REAPER tips by right-clicking the area just above the transport is a valuable resource Have fun! . see the PDF User Guide.cockos. the REAPER Power book. or visit forum. or [Ctrl+J] Drag / [Ctrl]+drag [Alt]+click marker or region number General Advice Quick Start Guide For more information. or [Shift+M] for named marker Select time. right-click timeline ► Create measure from time selection Markers and Regions Create marker at cursor Create region Name marker or region Go to marker Move/copy region Delete marker or region [M].Actions Open Actions list Search for action Assign or change action keyboard/MIDI shortcut Assign actions to menus or toolbar buttons Actions ► Show Action list [?] Enter search words in Action list filter box Select action.