Issues with Importing Timeline from Linked Reaper Project

Hi there, trying to get a bunch of music imported into FMOD today and thought I’d explore the Reaper integration. It was fairly simple to get started thanks to the documentation.

I’ve got a linked project successfully imported into the Assets tab, and automatic re-rendering is happening when I save the initial project. The FMOD project can see / play all linked exports. That part’s fine!

But, I’m interested in building an Event timeline from this same linked project.

I’ve generated an .fsprometa file, exported everything according to $track_$region, and specified a Rendered Assets Path (“Renders”) within the dialogu. This is an immediate subdirectory of my Reaper project and where I bounced all my files to.

Dragging the asset over to Events and trying to create a 2D timeline from it produces the following error:

Failed to create an event due to an invalid .fsprometa:


How would I troubleshoot issues with the .fsprometa file? All references within it look sound, and match exactly the files contained in the specified Rendered Assets Path.


Unfortunately, there’s no easy way for us to know what is wrong with your .fsprometa file without examining it. Are you able to send a copy of it to us?

Done! Just uploaded.

Having looked at the contents of the file, it includes a file path that has ‘’ characters in place of some of its ‘/’ characters. (I won’t quote the path here, in case it’s something you’d prefer to keep confidential.)

You should be able to find the path easily if you open the file in a text editing program such as Notepad. Try correcting that path to use ‘/’ characters, then importing the file into FMOD Studio again.