Dr Jonathan Kemp of Kemp Strings and the University of St Andrews has been helping musical people all over the world to connect during the social isolation of the COVID-19 outbreak by writing code the enable collaboration videos to be created in REAPER digital audio workstation (DAW) software. Dr. Kemp’s code is now built in to REAPER under as of the 16th of June 2020 “REAPER 6.12c: Black Lives Matter” update under Public Domain license as the new “Combine: Grid of videos” preset for the Video Processor effect.
You no longer have to copy and paste and save the code (which is a new development in comparison to the video guide above). Just make an empty track as track 1 and go to FX>Video Processor and select the new “Combine: Grid of videos” preset. Put the videos you want in the grid in tracks 2 onwards. A grid of videos is produced (visible in the View>Video) and the code automatically allocates column and row numbers to include all the videos in the project. Easy to use controls appear for dragging parameters to give some great customisations and these can automated for some cool effects. Check out the development of the code in Jonathan’s Video Code on the Reaper Forum.
The code has been used to generate many posts including this video from Teannaich, Jonathan’s rock ceilidh band which also features Kemp Strings Lumped 45s on his Sadowsky bass and Kemp Strings Standard 10s on Dr. Mark Neal’s Fender Telecaster.