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How to add gradients in REAPER

December 22, 2022

Ever wanted to quickly add beautiful gradients to your tracks, items, regions, or even markers? Well, this amazing script by KAWA makes it possible 🤩

My favorite way of using this is with instrument groups. This way each instrument can have its own color but still be similar to others in the group like this! 👇

Install the script

To install this script, you need Reapack installed. Additionally, make sure you have the kawa scripts repository imported:

https://bitbucket.org/kawaCat/reascript-m2bpack/raw/master/index.xmlCopy
If you don’t have Reapack, no worries!
I made a short tutorial on how to install it:
How to install Reapack

To use the script, open the Actions menu (shortcut: ?) and search for "Script: kawa_MAIN_ColorTrackHue.lua".

Set a shortcut to it and depending what you have selected, it will either color your items or your tracks. I recommend a single key shortcut to this one! I have it mapped to my H key.

There's a bunch of other coloring actions by KAWA 👇

If you find the colors to be too saturated or lacking saturation, you can combine them into one single custom action like this:

  • Script: kawa_MAIN_ColorTrackHue.lua
  • Script: kawa_MAIN_ColorSelectedItemOrTrack_DecreaseSaturation.lua

Enjoy the nice colors!

Love these scripts a lot 💙

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