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Inspiration Lab - Audio Editing with REAPER

Record and edit digital audio using REAPER



       REAPER (Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording)

A software used to:

  • Record audio for podcasts, voice acting, vocals, or musical performances
  • Edit, mix and master

Reaper is a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, and one of the softwares available for use at VPL's Inspiration Lab, inside our recording studios or at our Creation Stations.

It is comparable to other leading DAWs such as Pro Tools or Logic.

Inspiration Lab FAQ

What is the Inspiration Lab?

  • a self-directed learning space dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling where you can create and experiment with digital media

Where is it located?

  •  level 3 of the Central Branch of VPL 

How much does it cost?

  • it's free!

What are some of the services available?

  • recording studios for audio and video
  • a high-performance computer lab (12 Creation Stations) with access to audio, video, and photo editing software, and self-publishing software
  • analog-to-digital conversion equipment for certain older forms of media

What software is available?


  • Adobe Photoshop

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Illustrator


  • Microsoft Movie Maker
  • Adobe PremierePro


  • Audacity
  • Reaper


  • Sigil
  • Adobe InDesign

What's required to book the recording studios?

What's required to use the Creation and Digitization stations?

  •  a library card or an Internet Access card

What are the hours of the Inspiration Lab?

How long can I use the studios for?

  • maximum of 3 hours per day, per group

How long can I use the Creation and Digitization Stations for?

  • 3 hours per day (may be extended upon request at the discretion of the staff member)

How do I book?