Using GENOME in Reaper

Using GENOME in Reaper

In the following knowledgebase article we highlight how to configure Reaper for use alongside GENOME.

Configuring Your Latency Settings

The term latency is common-place in audio production circles and relates to the amount of time it takes for your audio to pass through various stages of conversion and processing within a stereotypical studio setup. There are many factors which impact the latency of your production rig and these often include the following:

  • The time taken for your audio (or MIDI) signal to be sent into your interface or computer
  • The time taken for your audio interface to process the analog to Digital conversion of the source audio
  • The time taken for the internal processing of the audio within your DAW
  • The time taken for the Digital to Analog conversion from your interface for the resultant sound to be heard from your headphones or monitors

Latency is a critical consideration when configuring any audio recording or processing setup in order to minimise any lag or delay between your playing and the processed audio being heard. As such, it is vital to configure your audio latency settings as low as possible for the optimal user experience when using GENOME.

Setting Up and Configuring Your Audio Interface and DAW

  • As a starting point, connect your Guitar or Bass to a compatible Audio Interface and engage the Hi-Z switch to optimise the interface for instrument-level inputs
  • Please make sure any zero-latency monitoring facilities are disabled on your interface (if present) in order that you only monitor GENOME via Reaper
  • Then, choose Audio > Device from the left-hand preferences pane
  • In the “Request Block Size” field, pull down your Buffer size to as low as possible - as a guide, 256 samples should be sufficient when using sample rates of 44.1kHz. If when using GENOME you hear audible pops, glitches and clicks, this buffer size will need to be increased to compensate accordingly

Creating a Track and Loading GENOME

  • To create an Audio Track in Reaper, double click the left panel to create an empty track
  • Then, click the FX button to show the Track FX Window
  • In the resultant dialogue window, search for GENOME, depending on the format and the system requirements akin to your host machine
  • Once you have loaded GENOME, record arm the associated track by clicking the red record button
  • To activate or deactivate input monitoring, click the speaker icon located near the Record button
  • There’s 3 options available:
    • Off: Disables Input Monitoring
    • On: Enables Input Monitoring at all times
    • Auto: Enables Input Monitoring when recording only

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