In this episode of the REAPER series, Alex shows you how to switch and combine takes in an audio track to make one cohesive track. We listen to some seriously underwhelming takes, and some really cool and intricate ones.
Takes are sections of audio that are recorded, most likely multiple times and are able to be combined to make a “perfect” section of music.
Next, he discusses automation. Automation is a way to alter plugin or track parameters by creating an envelope that automatically gets triggered when the project is played. For example, increase a track’s volume for a guitar solo or vocal line.
In the example Alex increases and decreases the volume of his solo/lead guitar track to emphasize various parts where needed.
Alex then shows us track templates and their conveniences.