I'm using Hydrogen drums and once I have a drum pattern I like I want to save it so I can open it in my DAW (Reaper) and use it. How do I do that?
Obviously you think I'm someone that knows something about what I'm trying to do. I do not. I have no clue what this means.Put the .dll file in the vst folder for Reaper. Scan for VSTs.
Drag and drop the Hydrogen measure in the 'new virtual instrument' track.
That could take 5 years. How about you give him a basic understanding of Reaper ?To communicate effectively, you will need a basic understanding of Reaper.
Hmmm...I can open the door, and show you the way. But it is up to you to take those first steps.
He is smart. He asked for help.Be smart. Be fuck'n huge.
Sadly, reading isn't the way I learn best. Probably the reason I did poorly in school. I do much better watching videos. Luckily I've found a someone that's made several videos explaining how to use Reaper starting from how to download and install it.Before I started using Reaper I read the 450 page manual (virtual) cover to cover, only skipping the 'advanced routing' chapter. I didn't understand half of what I read, but as I started using Reaper, I was able to recall reading about something, and reference the manual again.
Good, but do be careful inside a microwave oven!I don't think I've read more than 5 pages of the Reaper manual. I downloaded it, plugged in my interface, piddled around a bit to figure out how to get the Tascam to work in direct monitor mode, and off I went. When I needed to do something I can't figure out, I google it, watch a bit of Kenny Gioia's videos and move on.
Of course, when I started playing in a band, we had a nice Bogen 35 watt PA amp, a couple of microphones, home built speaker columns. My first "guitar amp" was my Dad's Wilcox-Gay Recordio tape recorder. Plug the guitar into the mic input (ceramic mic type), plug in an external speaker, press record without a tape in the machine and I could hear the my Silvertone across the room!
Electronic stuff doesn't intimidate me at all.
Fair enough Rich. The problem with MWs is you don't get a second chance. Unlike any other piece of domestic electrics they run a around 2kV with a good amp current delivery. Thus they don't take prisoners. We were trained to work out faults by 'cold checks' only and to never try to measure voltages when running. NOT I hasten to add due to any MW radiation danger but just those ultra lethal voltages.Well, Dave, it's funny you should mention that.
I have an old Sharp Carousel microwave from years ago. One day it just quite working. Popped open the cover, and found that the start button just pressed a little snap switch with about a 3cm arm. The local shop wanted $60 just to look at it. I found a place on Ebay that sold me a package of 10 snap switches for $8 with free shipping. It's still running today, and I have 9 spare switches if it ever goes bad again.
I do have respect for what electricity can do, however. It only took one good shock to teach me that as a kid!