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> Reaper, Using effects for a certain section
post Apr 22 2008, 04:46 PM
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is there a way to use vst effects only for a certain section in reaper, or do I have to use another track?
It would also be nice to know how to pan a track only in a certain section, this would make things much easier.
Don't know if Reaper contains such features, but tell me what you know.

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post Apr 22 2008, 05:19 PM
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You can use reapers automation functions to change parameters in real time - you could turn the effect up for the chorus or whatever, then turn it down at the end. Its a little complex to explain in a quick post but the help in reaper is pretty good.

However, if it were me, I would have 2 different tracks, one for the chorus and one for the rest. In this day and age with unlimited tracks and simple cut and paste, its a lot easier to set your mix up in advance and keep it as static as possible, so I prefer to do it this way to using automation - I would reserve that for an effect or level that really needs to be ridden throughout the entitre song rather than something that is off or on like this.

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