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ReaScripts Pack: Explode Items Takes/Channels


This sets of scripts allow you to explode items based on their takes or source channels number, in more advanced ways than the native actions, grouping new items, avoiding necessary child track creation etc…

Despite their apparent simplicity, they use complex logic algorithm to optimize the performance of the operations. It took about 10 hours to test them and optimize them.

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Explode selected items active take channels on child tracks non-destructively

Contrary to the native action, this one doesn’t need to render files, and is so way more efficient and flexible.

Explode selected items active take channels on tracks below

Very handy if you have already your tracks setup as desired.

Explode selected items takes on child tracks non-destructively

Despite it is can be used in a variety of projects, this script can be particularly useful with field recorder multi-mics recording using the iXML marching workflow.

This script has the advantage of not creating unnecessary child tracks if you run it on different items on the same track. Also it groups takes, which is more handy than the native version.

Explode selected items takes on tracks below

Simple but effective way to explode items. It only create new tracks if it is necessary.


This pack can be installed and auto-updated with the free ReaPack REAPER extension with a custom link related to your licence, or via regular Zip download.
After purchase, detailed installation instructions will be provided here and on the dedicated Purchase Confirmation page.
License are valid lifetime. You will be able to enjoy updates and new scripts added to the pack.

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  • Personnal use, you are an individual, a student, or a non-profit organization, and you will not use this pack on commercial projects.

  • Your work for a small business company or commercial projects.

  • You are a big business company with a team of more than 5 people.