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Reaper, changing the speed "and" pitch of an item.

Postby Arpangel » Thu May 07, 2020 7:34 am

I can’t seem to figure out how to apply play rate changes, along with pitch changes in Reaper to a single item, I can do it to a whole project, but I’m wondering about individual items? I have a project with multiple items, and I’ve changed the play rate to suit two of them, but I now have the whole project at one play rate, which I don’t want.
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Re: Reaper, changing the speed "and" pitch of an item.

Postby Martin Walker » Thu May 07, 2020 12:28 pm

Just right-click on the desired item, select Item Properties, then you can alter its playback rate and pitch at will.


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Re: Reaper, changing the speed "and" pitch of an item.

Postby James Perrett » Thu May 07, 2020 1:31 pm

Another way to open the Item Properties window is to hit F2. I keep it open all the time by clicking apply instead of OK each time I change something because it is such a useful window.
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Re: Reaper, changing the speed "and" pitch of an item.

Postby Martin Walker » Thu May 07, 2020 6:20 pm

Aha, I knew about the F2 shortcut but hadn't cottoned on to the fact that if you leave the Properties window open ts contents will continue to change to reflect those of the currently selected item.

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Re: Reaper, changing the speed "and" pitch of an item.

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu May 07, 2020 11:58 pm

I really need to read the manual at some point! I just use Reaper as a glorified tape machine with a bit of 'click/point at this to edit/drag it a bit' thrown in, along with a bit of basic automation. I only discovered named markers recently and that was by accident (though I knew they existed because I saw one of Martin's projects where he uses them a lot to great effect).

Great tip James, thank you :thumbup:
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Re: Reaper, changing the speed "and" pitch of an item.

Postby James Perrett » Fri May 08, 2020 12:45 am

I've been using Reaper for over 10 years and I've only recently started looking at keyboard shortcuts - there is just so much to learn about this program and everybody has a different way of working.
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Re: Reaper, changing the speed "and" pitch of an item.

Postby Arpangel » Fri May 08, 2020 8:53 am

Thanks folks, much appreciated, trouble with DAW's is that sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees...

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