A few weeks ago I linked to an article from The Reaper Blog about using metadata in the Reaper editing app. Of course, adding metadata is one of the last steps before publishing field recordings. There are many steps before that, including sound effects mastering.
That is why I was intrigued when reader Carlos tipped me off to another cool video on the blog: Sound Effects Editing Workflow.
Do you have some field recordings you’d like to clean and share? Are you a Pro Tools veteran and want to try an alternative editing app? The video shares ideas for using Reaper and helping to prepare a sound fx library.
Mastering Sound Clips in Reaper
Here is the video:
The video guides you through the steps of making a sound fx library:
- Editing technique.
- Grouping performances onto different tracks.
- Using scripts to bulk process repositioning and fades.
- Plug-in processing ideas such as limiting, equalization, de-noising.
- Organizing similar clips into final regions.
- Using a script to create markers/media cues for each performance within a file.
- Rendering (i.e., Pro Tools “Bouncing”) the final files.
- Automatically dividing the takes from a rendered final file.
Many of you may be Pro Tools veterans. This video highlights a few differences between Avid’s editing app and Reaper:
- Reaper has scripts that can automate finicky tasks.
- Bouncing or rendering files has extensive, customizable options.
Check out the blog post on The Reaper Blog.