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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

G-Suns ReaBundle

A ReaBundle

This is part 2 of G-Suns Reaper Newbie Guide

In most other DAWs, you'll find many bundled effects and instruments. Reaper is not like this -there are no or few native instruments. Reapers effects (eq, compressor etc.) on the other hand are simple but good -try them!

Here I present to you some of the most praised and used free effects and instruments, enabling you to make excellent music and mixes. And I've added some affordable good options where I believe they are worth mentioning. These are my personal recommendations and of course: All credit goes to the makers of these plugins!

You'll need a place for your vsts, samples, something like this:
"D:\Reaper Projects\" (for your project audio- and Reaperfiles )
"E:\Sample Library\" (for various sample libraries)
"E:\IRs\"  (Impulse-responses goes here)
(Be sure to tell Reaper where the vsts are according to user guide 1.16)

Main packages
  1. The Variety of Sound plugins (Bootsie. Download all of them, top notch plugins)
  2. XLN Audio: Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys (the demos, one installer)
  3. vladgsound: Molot (comp) and Limiter No6

Instruments by category

  • XLN Addictive Keys. The demo is limited to 48keys, but that's pretty usable for most stuff.
  • Piano One


I'm no synth-guy, so I'll just pass on a few highly praise ones:


  • IK Multimedia, Sample Tank 3 Free

Effects by category

  • ReaEq, native
  • Bootsie
  • vladsound Limiter No6
  • Loser/MGA JS Limiter (a zero-latency native limiter)
  • LoudMax. A Look-Ahead Maximize (like Waves L1) 
  • ReaDelay, native
  • NastyDLA, Bootsie 
  • EpicVerb, from Bootsie (VarietyOfSound)
  • MVerb, a simple but good algorithmic reverb
  • Valhalla Room ($50), a top algorithmic reverb
  • ReaVerb, native
    You'll need some  impulse-responses (IRs), from Bricasti (here)
    How to use, see SOS article

GitarAmp Modelling
BassAmp modelling
  • TSE B.O.D
  • IK Multimedia, Amplitube, BA500 ($15-40?)
    My personal favorite.

For more free stuff, check out these links:

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