How to set up Reaper for SoundGrid Playback and Recording

Last updated on: 3/3/2020 11:13:21 AM

Learn how to set up Reaper with Waves SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio Driver and route audio to record or playback multiple tracks from or to your SoundGrid system. Session templates are included for download.

  1. Download and Install Reaper
  2. Launch REAPER, and access Options > Preferences:
  3. Set Audio Device Settings:

    Windows:
    1. Set Audio System to ASIO
    2. Change the ASIO Driver to Waves SoundGrid ASIO
    3. Check Enable inputs: set ‘First’ to SoundGrid 1 and Last to the maximum amount of driver channels you wish to use
    4. Set Output range: set ‘First’ to SoundGrid 1 and Last to the maximum amount of driver channels you wish to use
    5. You can increase channel count in the SoundGrid Driver Control Panel up to 128
    6. Click OK.
      How to set up Reaper for SoundGrid Playback and Recording on Windows


    Mac:
    1. Set the Audio Device to Waves SoundGrid.
    2. Click OK
      How to set up Reaper for SoundGrid Playback and Recording on Mac
  4. Access the Insert menu and choose Multiple Tracks…
  5. For the purpose of this example, let’s set the channel count to 32.
    For the purpose of this example, let’s set the channel count to 32
  6. With all 32 channels still selected, click the Record Arm button.
    With all 32 channels still selected, click the Record Arm button.
  7. This will arm all channels to record.
    This will arm all channels to record.
  8. With all channels still selected and armed to record, click the Drop-Down arrow next to IN FX: SoundGrid 1 on the first channel and choose the following option:

    Assign inputs sequentially > Mono (32 inputs) > SoundGrid 1 to SoundGrid 32
    Assign inputs sequentially
  9. By default, all tracks are routed to the Main Stereo outputsSoundGrid 1-2.
    If you wish to route track outputs sequentially, (for a Virtual Sound Check, for example):
    1. Click Route
    2. Uncheck “Master Send”
    3. Under Audio Hardware Outputs, select the corresponding Sound Driver channel.
    4. Repeat this on all tracks
      Route track outputs sequentially
  10. At this point, your session should be ready to record, and audio should be coming through visibly and look like this:
    Final Result
  11. Now you can record multitrack audio from your SoundGrid setup in the session and play it back at a Virtual Sound Check.

Template Downloads:

For your convenience we also offer the following Reaper session template downloads:

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