Multiple REAPER configurations

Cohler Classical runs on top of REAPER, replaces the default REAPER menus, and modifies several default REAPER settings. Therefore, if you already have a customized version of REAPER installed, you should always install Cohler Classical into a fresh new “Portable Install” directory as explained below. This allows you to have as many different customized versions of REAPER as you like coexisting on one machine. The following video shows you how to do a portable install on Mac. The Windows portable install process is quite simple. Both are described in the text below.

There are two ways to install REAPER:  standard and portable. The portable install is documented somewhat haphazardly for Windows only in the REAPER User Guide 12.24, but the short video above and explanation below will get you up and running in 5 minutes on Windows or Mac. The best way to save multiple REAPER system configurations is to do portable installs.


A standard install puts the REAPER application file into the Applications folder (Mac) or the \Program Files\REAPER (x64) directory (Windows), and all the REAPER configuration files into the standard REAPER Resource Directory


A portable install puts both the REAPER application file and all the configuration files together in a single directory of your choosing. IMPORTANT NOTE: When doing portable installs, make sure you choose non-protected, non-system directories, which on Windows 10 also means avoiding the Desktop.

  1. Mac OS X Portable Install.
    • Create a new directory.
    • Put an empty file named “reaper.ini” in the directory along with the REAPER64 application and your license file “reaper-license.rk”.
    • Run that copy of REAPER, and it will then automatically create all the other default REAPER configuration files.
  2. Windows Portable Install.
    •  Run the REAPER installer downloaded from the REAPER website.
    • Check the “Portable Install” checkbox and choose a directory where you want to install REAPER. Remember, DO NOT install it in a protected system directory such as Desktop or Programs Files.
    • When the install is finished, run REAPER and import your license file “reaper-license.rk” OR  copy the license key from the email you received when you purchased your license and launch REAPER to automatically install it.
  3. Now run your newly installed REAPER.
  4. Download Cohler Classical.
  5. Install Cohler Classical.
  6. On Windows only: After completing the Cohler Classical install, go to Edit => Preferences, and then click on General at the top of the scrolling menu on the left. Check the checkbox that says Check for multiple instances when launching.
  7. You can now run your multiple different installations of REAPER simultaneously and switch between them using standard application switching! Suggestion: Customize the REAPER application filename for each install to remind you which copy is which when you use the application switching menu.

AUTO-UPDATE

This two-second procedure will take place once you have done an “Initial Install” of Cohler Classical. You will be automatically prompted at REAPER startup time whenever a new update to Cohler Classical is available. You can also check for an available update at any time in REAPER by clicking Options => Check for update.
  1. Click OK button.
  2. Wait for REAPER apply the update and restart.

REINSTALL

Follow this faster procedure only after you have done an “Initial Install” of Cohler Classical. If you created any custom keystrokes, save and reload those using  the Import/Export… button under View => Action list before/after doing any reinstall. In general, updates after your “Initial Install” will happen automatically via the “Auto-update” feature (you will be prompted), but occasionally you will be instructed by us to use this “Reinstall” procedure.
  1. Go to main menu TRY, click on Download and follow on-screen instructions to download the Reinstall file.
  2. Launch REAPER
  3. Click on Edit => Import Configuration…
  4. Select the “Cohler Classical [version number].ReaperConfigZip” file that you just downloaded and click Open.
  5. When prompted, save your current project if necessary.
  6. Click on “Import” button.
  7. Wait for REAPER to load configuration and restart.
  8. You will be presented with a series of dialogue box questions asking you if you want to (1) install a 14-day trial license, (2) install a license code, (3) purchase a license code, or (4) exit the program.

INITIAL INSTALL

Follow this procedure the first time you install Cohler Classical. Most subsequent updates will happen automatically via the “Auto-update” feature (you will be prompted), and occasionally you will be instructed by us to do a fresh “Reinstall”.
  1. Go to main menu TRY and click on Download then follow instructions there to download Initial Install file.
  2. Double click on “.zip” file to unzip (Mac) / open in Explorer (Windows).
  3. Double click on “.dmg” file to mount (Mac) / extract files to folder (Windows)
  4. Open REAPER
  5. Type “?” to open Actions List
  6. Click “New action…” button and choose “Load ReaScript…” (Note: In older versions of REAPER, there was a “Load” button instead of “New action…”
  7. From mounted dmg (Mac) / extracted folder (Windows), select
  8. “Install_Mac.lua” (Mac) / “Install_Win.lua” (Windows)
  9. Click “Run” button
  10. Select and open the Cohler Classical “.ReaperConfigZip” file in the REAPER Configurations folder which should be showing on your screen at this point.
  11.  Click “OK” on popup to import
  12. Click “Import” on file listing window
  13. REAPER will now flash several windows, restart, and eventually present you with a series of dialogue box questions asking you if you want to (1) install a 14-day trial license, (2) install a license code, (3) purchase a license code, or (4) exit the program.
  14. Follow the on-screen instructions from there.

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REAPER Resource Directory

Mac OS X

/Users/yourusername/Application Support/REAPER

Windows

\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\REAPER