Right so about 2 days ago I resetted my laptop completely because it was in a really bad state, I couldn't open google chrome without it crashing, all that's sorted now though, and that isn't the issue but I thought I should mention it just incase.
Before I did that onmy laptop I had Reaper, ToonTrack, and guitarrig 2, I have all those back again, but Reaper doesn't seem to want to let me use any of the VSTs I want to use(GuitarRig)and I don'tknow why. Reaper has never properly worked for me and has just been a pain but I'm determined to get it to work as I've heard it's really good once it's all set up, but it justmakes me want to smack my computer. My interface is a Prodipe Studio 22, I've set up the audio so it all works, I get signal on guitarrig and playback but Reaper continues to annoy me.
Also, on ToonTrack I have EZdrummer Lite, which works fine apart from the 1st and 2nd toms and both cymbals arent working or letting me pick a cymbal or drum I want them to sound like, it has options but theyre greyed out so I can't pick them.
If anyone could help in anyway I would be so greatful, I've always wanted to record my own music and always will.
By "it won't let me use any of the plugins I want" do you mean they're not showing up in the AddFX window?
If so, you need to add the path to your VSTs in the Reaper preferences, like in this picture here: