I will be watching these in my spare time - thanks for doing this.
Are you doing full band authoring?
Edit: Also, I am curious - what software do you use to record Reaper?
Hi doa, thanks for watching!
I use RECentral to stream and record at the same time. It isn't my favorite streaming program or my favorite recording program, but it's free and I'm too cheap and lazy to move to something else Unless perhaps I get a ripping recommendation for something, I guess.
As for the instrument parts, it depends on the song. I do a lot of collaborating, so on those songs it will depend on what my partners and I decide we want to work on. For the songs I do myself, I strive to have a chart for every instrument I can reasonably make out. My keys charts are 5-lane only most of the time, and my vocals are at best midi-derived, so be aware of that before you play my songs.
Also, I am uploading all the past episodes as I type this, so they should appear in the master post before too long. Episode 3 might take a bit longer as I have to splice together the two parts.