Installing Reaper on 64 Studio
REAPER is reasonably priced Windows software for multi-track audio production.
It requires no dongle, has no copy protection, and can be evaluated with full functionality.
This is a quick How To instruction to get it going in 64 Studio with full Jack support
While Reaper is not free, nor Open Source, it taps into some of the Open source communities greatest strengths, Trust and Community. This makes Reaper one of the fastest developing proprietary DAWs at the moment. While I still prefer Ardour as my main DAW, I collaborate with musicians that have not seen the light yet, and are still stuck on MS-based machines, but running Reaper.
Make sure the following repositories are active in Synaptic:
- deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
- deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/testing/ 64studio main
- deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports/ etch-backports main
Also add the following repository (for 64bit):
If you are not able to install wine 1.0.0 after activating the above repositories, add the following repository:
- deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/ etch main
Press reload, and then mark the following packages for installation:
In a terminal, enter the following:
tux@64studio:~$ regsvr32 wineasio.dll tux@64studio:~$ winecfg
After Wineconfig opens, click on the Audio tab, select ALSA (and *only* ALSA), and click OK.
Now, download the latest installer executable from the Reaper website:
install in a terminal with the commands:
tux@64studio:~$ cd Desktop tux@64studio:~/Desktop$ wine reaper*.exe
(assuming you downloaded the installer to the desktop)
It will install Reaper, and even stick a launch icon on the desktop.
- Start jack, the normal way. (Running Jack Control and starting the server)
- Run Jackbridge: (only do this in 64bit version)
- If using Gnome, Press <Alt><F2>, and type jackbridge and press enter
- Users of other desktop environments (like fluxbox, KDE etc.) open a terminal, and run
Keep the terminal open... (you can minimise)
- Start Reaper:
- In Gnome there is an icon on the desktop (Or the wine menu)
- Other desktop managers might behave differently, and you might need to create a start shortcut. The command for starting Reaper is:
wine "c:/Program Files/REAPER/reaper"
Open your jack-control connections interface and connect the jackbridge outputs with your ALSA inputs.
Press play in Reaper...
To start Reaper in future, now all you need to do is:
- Start Jack-Control (qjackctl)
- Start Jackbridge (64bit only)
- Start Reaper
- Make your connections in Jack - and you are on your way!