Month: November 2015

Reaper & Saffire Pro40 – External Hardware Integration

2015-12-01 09_43_18-Untitled - Saffire MixControl

If you’ve got audio generated by or recorded in Reaper that you’d like to run through external hardware via your Saffire Pro40, this walk-through is for you.

Hardware setup

Before you make any connections, make sure that your monitors are off, your headphones are unplugged, and all gain knobs on the Pro40 and your external gear are all the way down.  Whenever you’re looping anything out of and back into your interface, you run the risk of creating a feedback loop.  In the event that you miss a step and produce a loop, leaving your monitors off and gains low will give you a chance to see any visual indications of feedback on the meters before you damage any equipment.

To set up your hardware signal path, (more…)

Bedroom Producer’s Blog – Essential Sources

BPB

This blog is exactly what it says on the tin: a blog entirely geared toward producers tweaking away in their bedrooms.  There’s plenty of sources for free stuff, but most of them are hit-or-miss in terms of quality.  You’re not likely to find any buggy, poorly designed, or otherwise useless freeware at BPB.  Everything they’ve ever led me to has been extremely use-able and a lot of my current go-to synths, effects, and samplesets are finds from BPB.  Be sure to check out their ‘best of’ lists.

http://bedroomproducersblog.com/