Reaper Tutorial: Time Selection Auto Punch Recording

In this video on Cockos Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you’ll learn the benefits of the various recording modes to make your editing and overdubs quick and easy.

This video focuses on the Time Selection Auto Punch record mode where you can quickly punch in and out on a specific time selection without affecting the rest of your track.

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First time on a road bike in many, many years!

Felt F95 2014 Road Bike

I’ve been mountain biking for the last 3 or so years and absolutely love it, but find that 35 ish miles is as far as I’m really comfortable riding and I want to go further. So, with that thought in mind, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a road bike (or a Cyclocross bike) for the last year or so. Well, I ended up investing in a new Felt F95 road bike (sadly I missed out on a sweet deal for a Cube Peloton) and the bike was delivered to me today. So, after spending a little time fitting the handlebars and pedals, it was time to try it out and then adjust the saddle height, position, handlebars, etc.

Before I could do that I needed to give it a quick whirl to see what needed adjusting. So, on I hopped and went for a spin up the road to get a feel for the required adjustments. Sweet Jesus, what the hell am I riding!!! After so many years riding a mountain bike, this road bike felt like a totally alien contraption! The brakes were in a weird place, the gear changers are all wrong and the handlebars! What the hell are these….? They are too short, a stupid shape and the brakes are just out of reach… I hate it, I feel wobbly, unsafe and just plain wrong! Read More

It’s the Simple Things That Mean So Much More…

Garn Lakes Blaenavon

It’s days like today that you really appreciate simple things. It’s my day off and a few years back I would have normally sat around doing nothing particularly exhilarating. Playing on the Playstation or XBox, maybe a bit of surfing and if I was really bored, some stuff around the house.

Well that was before the new lease of life that buying a bike gave me. Don’t get me wrong, buying a bike hasn’t changed my entire life; nothing that massive. But what it has given me is a greater love of the outdoors. Getting out, seeing new places, getting off the beaten track and a real enjoyment of my own company.

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Reaper Tutorial: The Basics of Gain Staging

In this video on Cockos Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) I take you through the basics of Gain Staging your track to ensure you have the best options for a great end mix. Make sure your levels are all set-up to give you plenty of head room, to avoid audio clipping and provide a great platform for you mixing.

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