I recently started to use Reaper for Sound Design purposes that require a lot of editing and thought I might share some of the tweaks/customizations I made to speed up my workflow.
This time it’s only two Custom Actions. But they help me save a lot of time while editing large junks of audio.
Having worked primarily with Pro Tools for the past 10 years I am quite used to it’s quick edit shortcuts.
My two favorites are:
- a = split region at cursor and delete the trailing part of the split region
- s = split region at cursor and delete the preceding part of the split region
Together with b (split region at cursor, the equivalent of s in Reaper) these commands allow me to prepare audio that requires a lot of edits in a relatively short amount of time.
Getting the same functionality in Reaper is simply a matter of creating Custom Actions in Reapers keyboard preferences. Here’s what they look like:
I decided to assign the same keys to these new commands as in Pro Tools. However I had to rebind s to a different key because it defaults to Split Item in Reaper. I used b because I am used to using it in Pro Tools. But you can of course use whichever keys you prefer.
Do you have any simple tweaks to speed up your workflow in Reaper? Let me know in the comments!