Useful Links and Resources
- 1 Useful Links and Resources
- 1.1 User Groups
- 1.2 Tutorials
- 1.3 Scripts
- 1.4 VST and Plugins
- 1.5 a list of third party accessible instruments and effects
Useful Links and Resources
Reapers Without Peepers Mailing List
The RWP (Reapers Without Peepers) Mailing List is a very helpful list for those learning or using Reaper, and accessibility options on either the Windows or Mac platforms. For further information and details on subscribing, visit [http://bluegrasspals.com/mailman/listinfo/rwp)
WhatsApp Reaper Access Group
This audio chat group on the WhatsApp platform is another source of assistance for those learning and using Reaper. Join the ReaperAccess WhatsApp Group https://chat.whatsapp.com/FKCnI8JyXN6LpyGJkTzTAG
The most comprehensive library of paid tutorial material designed for people starting with Audio Production and more specifically, Reaper, can be found here.
The Reaper Cast
This free set of audio tutorials by Garth Humphreys can be found at the ReaperCast Site or by subscribing to Audio Pizza in Apple Podcasts or by RSS. They have been made on the Mac however the content is applicable to both platforms.
=== some more audio tutorials ===
Reaper user Chris Belle has very generously offered a set of free tutorials, which con be downloaded from [dropbox link] They contain the following:
- about the action list
- making custom actions
- editing basics, and an explanation of the reaper ripple editing modes
- noise reduction with reaper
- using stretch markers
aditional accessibility scripts
this is a collection of links that point to scripts that allow the user to access different thhird party plug-ins and certain parts of reaper as well . they are being developed by access4music, a small team of blind programmers.
numpad emulation script
If you are on a laptop without a numeric keypad but would like to use those keys in your reaper actions, there is a numpad key emulator script by Andrew Donnie along with its corresponding auto hotkey source code for your delight. It also reminds you if you accidentally have left the script turned on by a series of beeps. You can configure how often the notification comes up. The script activates the numpad emulation by default as soon as it is opened and also displays a dialog box with configuration options and a list of the hotkeys used so it should be pretty self-explanatory.
VST and Plugins
a list of third party accessible instruments and effects
note: this probably needs its own page if it grows too much? (see or start a discussion on this topic)
even though some of the more famous virtual instruments and effects are highly visually oriented, some of those have been successfully being controlled and used by blind users. Discussing effect parameters is certainly out of the scope of this list, but in the case of one of them corresponding to another parameter in the screen (when a parameter is being wrongly labelled for example) it will be pointed out here. And also it will be pointed out if the parameter could be manipulated successfully directly within osara's parameters list.
- waves plug-ins: all of the reverbs, including renaissance, trueVerb, echo. Built in Presets are selectable from the slider as well, but cannot be edited from the text box. Also, when setting parameters like frequency ranges (in hertz) or room sizes for the reverbs the editable field shows values that do not correspond at all with the reported parameters so its better to just stick to the slider when manipulating those effects.
- r vox, a vocal compressor and c6, a multiband compressor/equalizer can be used without any problems as well.
kontakt and some instruments
in the case of kontakt, some instruments do have their values labelled correctly, so following the manuals when adjusting a parameter should be pretty simple. These include all of the symphony essentials series: woodwind, brass, strings.