Category: Reaper Tutorials

ReaSamplOmatic5000 Simple Drums with Hi Hat Midi Choke

Creating your own instruments in Reaper is quite a simple exercise when you know how. Using Reaper’s built in sampler, ReasamplOmatic5000 we can build complex instruments. Today I’m going to run through creating a simple drum kit. This will include a hi-hat choke using Reaper’s built in Midi ChokeJS plugin. Skip to Choke Section of […]

Sforzando – Free VST Soundfont player plugin Tutorial

Looking for a free no nonsense alternative to Kontakt or Sampletank? We know that the costs of some of the big boy software can be a barrier – where do we find free sounds? How do I get started? Can I just find a simple rompler that allows me to build a free usable sound […]

Drum Programming: Tips and Tricks


When programming drum beats in Reapers midi editor there are several ways to help our workflow. Shortcuts, Screen Setup, Drum Maps etc. Below I’m going to show you how I have my Drum Editor setup and what I do to make creating beats easier and much more fun. Some of this can take time to […]

Reaper and Drum Programming Resources

As a project I am going to be getting my own resources and adding them here alongside links to software, articles, tutorials and available courses regarding programming drums in Reaper. This will include Drum Maps, Samples electronic and acoustic, Ideas and Tricks and tips. If you have any resources, videos, software, tutorials or courses that […]

Studio Drummer Drum Maps for Reaper

Reaper Drum Maps for Kontakt’s Abbey Road Studio Drummer Garage Drum Kit Session Drum Kit Stadium Drum Kit Install Drum Map for Reaper – Save files to your keymaps folder. Options->Show REAPER resource path in explorer/finder Find ‘MIDINoteNames’ folder Save or Copy file to this folder. To load keymap: In Piano Roll: File->Note/CC Names->Load note/CC […]

MT Power Drum Kit 2 in Reaper Articles

MT Power Drum Kit 2 in REAPER The following videos and articles are tutorials on how to create drum tracks in Reaper using MT Power Drum Kit – the Video below deals with using the in built midi files in MT Power Drum Kit the articles deal with using midi and piano roll. MT Power […]

Reaper: Enter Notes in Piano Roll Part 1

Entering notes in Piano Roll: Select the note you want – the piano roll to the left will light up green. Double click on the area and your note will be created. If you want the note longer or shorter ‘grab’ the end of the note using the right mouse button and drag right to […]

Draw Chords in Reaper


Shift+Ctrl+Alt and hold Left click on mouse to draw/paint chord. Only creates major chords so the third needs to be altered – to make a minor chord select the 2nd note in the sequence and drag is down one block/semitone. If we want to create a chord progression with the right chords but are not […]