Installing ReaWwise from Source

Before you can build the extension from source, the following are required:

  • Git

  • CMake (minimum version 3.22.0)

  • Platform-specific build tools (Visual Studio or XCode)

  • Wwise with the SDK (C++) package (minimum version 2021.1.1)

  • Set the environment variables for Wwise and the Wwise SDK through the Audiokinetic Launcher:

    1. On the Wwise page, click the wrench icon associated with the desired Wwise installation and then click Set Environment Variables:

    2. In the dialog that opens, click Yes.

To build ReaWwise from source:

  1. From the command line, run the following commands in sequence:

    1. git clone

    2. cd ReaWwise

    3. git submodule update --init

    4. mkdir build

    5. cmake ./build

    A binary file is built and automatically moved to the following directory, depending on your operating system::

    • Windows: %appdata%\REAPER\UserPlugins

    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/REAPER/UserPlugins

    [Note] Note

    If you are running a portable installation of REAPER, you must move the binary file from the above location to the UserPlugins directory of your portable installation. (Refer to Locating the REAPER UserPlugins Directory.)

  2. If REAPER is open, restart the application. The ReaWwise extension is now available in the Extensions menu.

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