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No, unfortunately, I'm still not using it. But my friend is over here right now and is.

 

Q: How do you export clips in Reaper? My friend wants to export individual clips as WAV files, and can't seem to figure out how to do it, and has looked on the Reaper forums already.

 

He wants to do this similarly to how one would select a clip in Pro Tools and then be able to export it as a WAV file. Thanks.

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Don't know about Reaper but maybe it works the same way as in Sonar, where you drag and drop the clip to the desktop or a folder.

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Im learning to use Reaper and had to use the render tracks feature and then just import the rendered tracks to my current main DAW. I use Tracktion as my current main DAW and bought both PT10 and Reaper. The learning curve of PT and Reaper is taking a while. Tracktion is just so damn easy to use, I get frustrated with the others many menus to navigate !!! So I renderd and imported all the tracks into Tracktion :) I couldnt find a damn "export tracks" either !!! I did buy "Groove 3's "Reaper 4 and PT10 Explained" videos, they should get me up to speed. But you probable figured out a work around already

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1. Position the play cursor at the point where you wish the rendering to commence. Press Shift M to create a marker at this point. Name this marker Start.

 

2. Position the play cursor at the point where you wish the rendering to stop. Press Shift M to create a marker at this point. Name this marker End.

 

3. With loop points linked to time selection, double click on the marker line (above the timeline) anywhere between the two markers. This selects the entire area between them.

 

4. From the REAPER menu, choose the File, Render command.

 

Render: Master mix

 

5. Select the required output format and other options as required, but be sure to include the option Time selection from the Render Bounds drop down list.. 6. When you are ready, click the Render 1 file ... button in this dialog box to create your rendered file.

 

 

User Guide page 340

 

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A couple of weeks ago, when preparing some material for a workshop, I needed to do just that. Trying to be a good sport and get myself adjusted to using these newfangled computers for production, I started off working in Reaper. Recording was easy, editing was a bit more clumsy, and exporting just the portions I wanted to use took too many steps. My Mackie HDR24/96 has a command that creates a new file from a selected region (and will do it in bulk) which is then available to use elsewhere. Essentially that's what you're doing when you go through the rendering bit. But I figured that if someone thought of that function in such a logical way back in 1999, every DAW would do it that smoothly. I guess not.

 

On the other hand, the Mackie recorder cost a lot more than my copy of Reaper. I guess you pay one way or the other, but I'm running out of brain cells to expend on these things.

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No, unfortunately, I'm still not using it. But my friend is over here right now and is.


Q: How do you export clips in Reaper? My friend wants to export individual clips as WAV files, and can't seem to figure out how to do it, and has looked on the Reaper forums already.


He wants to do this similarly to how one would select a clip in Pro Tools and then be able to export it as a WAV file. Thanks.

 

rightclick on the item and select 'render items as new take'

 

This was the best answer I found online. Not in front of reaper at the moment tho.

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Apparently holding control-alt you can drag and drop to anywhere (including explorer) while rendering fades and effects at the same time.

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rightclick on the item and select 'render items as new take'

 

That sure sounds simple enough. Why couldn't I find that myself by poking around in Reaper or the documentation? Probably because I didn't know the vocabulary. It's a problem nowadays. He says "Export," She says "Render as a new take." ;)

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I'll stick with sonar. It gives you multiple options. beyond what Craig mentioned, You can just highlight any

part of any single or multiple track like you can with words in a word document. No markers involved.

Then just select file, export. The highlighted tracks are the markers.

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That sure sounds simple enough. Why couldn't I find that myself by poking around in Reaper or the documentation? Probably because I didn't know the vocabulary. It's a problem nowadays. He says "Export," She says "Render as a new take."
;)

Yes the longer you deal with computers the more of the terminology you come across. I've been rendering video since 1996 so it's a familiar term.

 

Another thing to watch for is Mac guys who never adapt to right-clicking stuff... if in doubt, look in the contextual menu! I just had to do tech support for a buddy over the phone who was trying to double-click stuff on a Windows machine... LOL.

 

Oh, and learn all your modifier keys! This goes for any DAW. It's incredibly painful watching people trying to work in ProTools without using the modifiers or hotkeys. In this case with Reaper you can render, drag, and drop clips right into the OS in one motion... just as long as you know the modifiers.

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1982 and back, I was also living in Neanderthal age, then I entered Digithal era

 

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, when preparing some material for a workshop, I needed to do just that. Trying to be a good sport and get myself adjusted to using these newfangled computers for production, I started off working in Reaper. Recording was easy, editing was a bit more clumsy, and exporting just the portions I wanted to use took too many steps. My Mackie HDR24/96 has a command that creates a new file from a selected region (and will do it in bulk) which is then available to use elsewhere. Essentially that's what you're doing when you go through the rendering bit. But I figured that if someone thought of that function in such a logical way back in 1999, every DAW would do it that smoothly. I guess not.


On the other hand, the Mackie recorder cost a lot more than my copy of Reaper. I guess you pay one way or the other, but I'm running out of brain cells to expend on these things.

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I'll stick with sonar. It gives you multiple options. beyond what Craig mentioned, You can just highlight any

part of any single or multiple track like you can with words in a word document. No markers involved.

Then just select file, export. The highlighted tracks are the markers.

 

Or the rest of the thread.

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Yes the longer you deal with computers the more of the terminology you come across. I've been rendering video since 1996 so it's a familiar term.


Another thing to watch for is Mac guys who never adapt to right-clicking stuff... if in doubt, look in the contextual menu! I just had to do tech support for a buddy over the phone who was trying to double-click stuff on a Windows machine... LOL.

 

I know it because it's a video term.

 

As far as Mac guys and R-clicking, are there actually users that don't know or adapt to R-clicking? This is a serious question. I've been doing this ever since using a Mac, beginning in 2000, so I just assumed that everyone right-clicks. Sure is useful.

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I'll stick with sonar. It gives you multiple options. beyond what Craig mentioned, You can just highlight any

part of any single or multiple track like you can with words in a word document. No markers involved.

Then just select file, export. The highlighted tracks are the markers.

 

I know in Pro Tools, you just simply select the clip and then export it. You can do this either by selecting the clip on the edit page or by selecting the name of the clip in the clip region and then exporting it. Quite easy. I don't know if you can drag it over to a folder, though. Maybe I'll try that some time!!!!

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I know it because it's a video term.


As far as Mac guys and R-clicking, are there actually users that don't know or adapt to R-clicking? This is a serious question. I've been doing this ever since using a Mac, beginning in 2000, so I just assumed that everyone right-clicks. Sure is useful.

Heh heh, yes, was not insinuating that you were one of them. :p

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what the heck are you guys talking about?

 

I type E on the keyboard and the mix is done in about 10 seconds for a 5 minute long piece

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Heh heh, yes, was not insinuating that you were one of them.
:p

 

:D

 

No, it wasn't that....I just didn't know that there were Mac users out there that didn't right-click.

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I'll stick with sonar. It gives you multiple options. beyond what Craig mentioned, You can just highlight any

part of any single or multiple track like you can with words in a word document. No markers involved.

Then just select file, export. The highlighted tracks are the markers.

 

You can do that in Reaper too - you can right click a single item and select "Render as new take" or you can select any group of items or tracks and either ctrl-alt-drag them to a folder or select File->Render.

 

As with most DAWs there are multiple ways to accomplish the same task.

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You can do that in Reaper too - you can right click a single item and select "Render as new take" or you can select any group of items or tracks and either ctrl-alt-drag them to a folder or select File->Render.


As with most DAWs there are multiple ways to accomplish the same task.

 

That makes sence. The way it was described setting up markers seemed to be a really antique way of doing it.

I wouldnt want to have to bother dealing with markers. Its one of the reasons I went with Sonar over Cubase

when I first started recording digitally. The old Cubase 32 used to make you set up markers for a gestimated song

length before recording. Its not a huge deal, you can set up a template file thats much longer than anything you'd ever use,

but its just seems to be an antique way of doing things carried over from the analog days where you'd set up counters and splice tape.

If you can just highlight a portion of a track with the mouse based on the time ruler in real time along with what you see in the waveform display,

i'd be much more enclined to use that program.

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That sure sounds simple enough. Why couldn't I find that myself by poking around in Reaper or the documentation? Probably because I didn't know the vocabulary. It's a problem nowadays. He says "Export," She says "Render as a new take."
;)

 

Actually this is one of those rare cases where I think the Jargonauts have improved the terminology. "Rendering" video is where you basically take the raw, preview footage and make it a "real" video that folds in all the edits you've made, thus creating a final version of the original file.

 

Exporting seems to imply more of a conversion process. IOW after "rendering" the video, you would then "export" it into a different format, like H.264.

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