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Spectral Editing In Reaper

Cockos Reaper Tips & Techniques
Published December 2017
By Matt Houghton

Screen 1. A picked acoustic guitar part with the default Peaks Display Settings for the Spectrogram view. Notice the vertical lines that show individual notes, and the ‘smearing’ that is a finger-scrape or fretboard squeak.Screen 1. A picked acoustic guitar part with the default Peaks Display Settings for the Spectrogram view. Notice the vertical lines that show individual notes, and the ‘smearing’ that is a finger-scrape or fretboard squeak.

We help you get to grips with Reaper’s new spectral-editing functions.

One of Reaper’s most recently added facilities is spectral editing, which can now be performed in the main project window. In this article, I’ll help you discover what this powerful tool can do. It won’t (yet) entirely replace the more advanced third-party spectral-editing tools such as iZotope RX6 or Magix SpectraLayers, but given time I’m sure the tool will evolve. In the meantime, it’s possible to achieve a great deal already...

Before you can start editing, you need to understand what the new Spectrogram view is telling you. We’re all familiar with the usual Peaks waveform, which plots level (‘Y’ axis) against time (‘X’ axis). It doesn’t...

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Published December 2017