I’m a new convert to Reaper. It was cheaper than upgrading Cubase and seems like it gives more features (The comping and editing features are way better than cubase artist).
However, there is one area that is just awful and that is adding a plugin. In cubase, I can click on an Fx slot and get a dropdown of all my plugins (grouped by how ever I configure it). Then a click on a plugin and up pops the plugins GUI. Great.
In reaper, I click on a slot and first I’m confronted by these godawful windows:
I think that’s happening because you are using a 32bit version of the plugin in a 64bit DAW. (You can tell because it says “(x86)” after the plugin name). I think if you select the 64bit version of the plugin, you won’t get the extra window.
Usually I just left click once in the plugin insert area, then scroll down the list of plugins and double-left-click on the plugin I want - that gets me there.
Ok, using the 64bit version does mean that the second set of separate windows are now 1 (pretty bad looking though - why cant it just show the plugin UI?)
Doesnt change the first pair of windows. I’d much prefer a dropdown…
Although, If I click on the slot via the mixer (and not the FX button on the track), I get just the 1 window, which is somewhat better…
Grrrrreat thanks. I figured there must be an alternative way.
Next question…I’ve watched the tutorial vids but I didnt see a way to do this (maybe I missed it):
In cubase, after selecting a region with the left and right ‘locators’, I could press ‘1’ on the keypad to move the playback to the left locator.
Its much easier to set the ‘locators’ in Reaper (I think reaper just calls it a time selection maybe), but how can I start playback from the start of the selection?