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The REAPER User Guide
by Geoffrey Francis - the essential guide to recording, editing and mixing with REAPER.
Updated for version 7.18 (25MB PDF, over 400 pages)

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Download What's New in REAPER 7.0, 1.2MB PDF, 33 pages
What's New in REAPER v7.0
by Geoffrey Francis - A concise summary and explanation of the new functionality available in REAPER v7.0. (1.2MB PDF, 33 pages)
Topic Specific Guides
Quick Start
Download Quick Start (100KB PDF)
A list of about 75 common things you might want to do in REAPER, and how to do them.

REAPER Troubleshooting Guide
Download Troubleshooting Guide (168KB PDF)
The troubleshooting appendix from the REAPER User Guide, for those times where something isn't right.

ReaEffects Guide
Download ReaEffects Guide (2.6MB PDF)
A user guide for a selection of the audio and MIDI processing ReaEffects that are included with REAPER, now updated for REAPER v6.x.

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

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

Legacy Resources
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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 understanding 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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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.

v4 User Guide Alternate Language Versions
Polish language edition
(v4.16, 12MB PDF)
German language edition
(v4.76, 13 MB PDF)

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