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REAPER Power!: The Comprehensive Guide Paperback – July 15, 2009
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Overall, it is a mixture of both the ReaMix & User Guide, with about 20-25% new stuff....it overlaps a lot with the other two IMHO. The advantage is some new tracks to play with.
Bottom line, if you use Reaper grab the User Guide. If you already own the fine ReaMix book, then I would not recommend this one. If you DON'T own ReaMix, then grab this Power Guide because it will include more information than the ReaMix - User Guide combo.
Overall, it is OK....
I have already discovered useful plug-ins and tips in the beginning chapters of the book. There is also a CD with exercises and other information that I have not even looked at yet. If you don't have or want internet access for a music dedicated computer, the CD also has a copy of Reaper and the PDF manual on it as well - both don't take up much room or processing power.
Overall, the book is a good investment for me, especially at Amazon.com pricing. It presents similar material in a different way, which is always beneficial when learning new software as complex as Reaper. Although I have demo or LE versions of other DAWs, I chose Reaper over ones like Sonar, because I liked the layout and customizing features of Reaper's midi editor. In addition, Reaper is constantly improving and also has a forum of enthusiastic and helpful users.
In sum, I would recommend this book for new users of Reaper. For a few extra bucks, you will get a better understanding of how to use this amazing software. You will also save many dollars more in the long run if you chose Reaper as your first or primary DAW. Unless you are a recording professional, why pay hundreds for features and expensive upgrades you may never need or use with the big company brands?
This book shows you short cuts and teaches you the right way of doing things most effeciently in Reaper, and also teaches you many many things that you never knew you could do with Reaper.
I highly recommend this book for Reaper fans out there ! Great informative book on detailed information regarding everything you have to know and need to know in the Reaper DAW Universe !!!
Every time I pick up "Reaper Power" I learn something new. With chapters on mixing, audio and midi editing, how to use the supplied plug-ins properly, and more, there are tricks hidden all through the book. One area that I especially appreciate is his explanations of the many settings that can be made in the preferences dialog area.
Buy the book. I believe you'll be glad you did, especially if you didn't wake up on your first day on earth with all the intricacies of Reaper already embedded in your mind.
It's real strength lies not just in its comprehensive content but in the way it ties the different pieces together to help you understand how to use this program, all the way from setting up REAPER right thru recording, editing, mixing etc. to burning a CD. I had never realized before, for example, just how important it is to get preferences and setting right to really get the best from this software.
This, plus the dozens of sample files project provided and hands-on exercises and examples really makes this book a "must have", in my opinion.
I have all of Geoff's books on REAPER, and this one is by far my favorite...
Edit: Been several weeks now and I'm glad I got it after all. Reaper of course is an awesome DAW.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative. My only letdown is the digital book is missing the accompanying CD.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a great product and I would recommend it to all my friends and colleges.Published 22 months ago by Beaser01
Lots of good tips.
It does not cover anything in the 4+ versions of Reaper though.
Many of the examples still work but the window layouts may be different in 4. Read more
This book, while comprehensive, came out in 2010 when Reaper version 3 was being finalized. Reaper is now on version 4.4, and a significant number of things have changed. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Jeffrey J. Dobisch
A little too advance for me. I need something a little more basic. I will keep it because when I become more familar with the program I know I will be glad I have this book.Published on May 7, 2013 by Anthony Dorsey
Great insight into Reaper for newbie like myself. It is a very comprehensive look into the most cost effective programs on the market.Published on November 16, 2012 by Nick Watkins
To truly not waste time using Reaper, You really need to know the ins and outs. This book is much easier to grasp for anyone who hasn't mastered the program than the users manual.Published on December 23, 2011 by Walter Lee Myers
In few words... this is a must read for Reaper users.
Of course there is Reaper's User Guide out there for everybody, but the book goes beyond!