The Reaper Blog is well known as the go-to source for information about the popular editing app, Reaper. Reaper is complex software. It has a lot of power. Like any other sophisticated app, it takes a bit of time to understand well. I’ll admit being a bit overwhelmed when I first opened the app myself.
Thankfully, Jon Tidey is here to help. Through his independent The Reaper Blog website, he has produced many videos and courses on how to use the app. Most recently, he created a video about a favourite subject of mine: sound fx metadata.
Introduction to Reaper and Metadata
Here’s the video:
What’s covered in the video?
- An introduction to metadata.
- How to video and search for metadata in Reaper.
- How to write metadata using BWF MetaEdit and Soundly.
- Metadata basics (thank you to Tidey for mentioning the website!).
- Using a thesaurus to help write metadata.
Tidey explains things very well. If you like editing with Reaper, this video helps understand how Reaper uses metadata. That’s useful for editors. It’s also helpful for sound library publishers. Why? Knowing how your sound library fans use sound fx metadata ensures you write it so they can use it more simply and effectively.
Tidey has helped the community a lot. If you feel you would like to support his work, he also has a Patreon page.