This section shows you how to transfer audio from a project in Reaper to Revoice Pro 4 using the ARA link plug-in.
Note: For Reaper to work reliably with the RevoicePro, we recommend that in Reaper you deselect (disable) the option "Preferences->Media->Set media items offline when application not active".
The picture below shows the layout of the example song.
(You can download the example song "Reaper - Project and audio" from the tutorials section of Synchro Arts's download page at: Downloads )
Once you have loaded (or created) your project it is easy to link tracks in Reaper to tracks in Revoice Pro 4. In this example we link the first two tracks in Reaper LEAD VOX 1 and LEAD VOX 2 to Revoice Pro. For each track that you want to transfer to Revoice Pro, follow these steps in Reaper:
a) Click the track's "Show Track Fx Window" button.
b) In the "Add FX to:" dialogue box, choose VST3 in the column on the left. (To make the "Add Fx To:" dialogue box to appear you may need to click the Add button in the FX window.)
c) From the list of VST3 plug-ins in the "Add FX to:" window, select Revoice Pro Link and then press the OK button.
d) Once you have added RevoicePro Link to the track, Reaper will display each plug-in labelled with the name of its associated track. In this example its label is "Track 1: LEAD VOX 1".
If Revoice Pro is not running, you will see the message "Press the Start button to run Revoice Pro" at the bottom of the plug-in's window. If Revoice Pro is not running, press in the plug-in.
e) When Revoice Pro is running the Start button becomes a Show button. Press Show in the plug-in to bring Revoice Pro to the foreground on your screen.
The plug-in will also show ARA 2 in its lower left corner to confirm that it has been configured as an ARA 2 plug-in.
f) Similarly, add the RevoiceProLink plug-in to Reaper's track LEAD VOX 2.
As soon as Revoice Pro is running, Reaper will open a new session in Revoice Pro, create any new tracks (if needed) and copy the audio in each linked track to Revoice Pro. The new session in Revoice Pro will have the same name as Reaper's, which in this example is Revoice Pro with Reaper. Each track in Revoice Pro will have the same name (and colour) as the corresponding track in Reaper.
Once Reaper has opened a session in Revoice Pro, Link icon in each plug-in's window will glow green. This indicates that Revoice Pro will try to mirror the position and audio content of all linked linked tracks (LEAD VOX 1 and LEAD VOX 2 in this example). In other words if you change the audio in track LEAD VOX 2 in Reaper, any changes will be transferred across to the corresponding track in Revoice Pro.
Any tracks that Reaper has created in Revoice Pro are automatically locked. The red padlock in the track's status area indicates this. Although you cannot edit any of the linked audio directly in Revoice Pro (as the track is locked), the ARA interface synchronize each audio segment in Revoice Pro with its linked audio in Reaper.
For example, moving the first audio item of the second track LEAD VOX 2 a few seconds earlier,...
...results in the linked audio (LEAD VOX 2) in Revoice Pro also being moved to the new time.
- To unlock a track, it is necessary to remove the Revoice Pro Link plug-in from the corresponding track in Reaper. For example, if you need to unlock track Audio 1 in Revoice Pro, in Reaper you will need to remove the Revoice Pro Link plug-in from track 1, LEAD VOX 1.
- You may want to stop a track in Revoice Pro from automatically following changes in Reaper. To stop the automatic updating in Revoice Pro, click Link click the Link icon , in the Link plug-in's window. The icon will turn grey and the track in Revoice Pro will no longer follow any changes that you make in Reaper.