Yes I did install ASIO4ALL.
I honestly don't expect instant results - but from a program designed as an audio workstation I do expect sound lol!!
Unfortunately, after spending the whole day searching umpteen forums, and finding countless people having the same problem with Reaper - I still have no sound.
Or if I do have sound, the playback is slow, distorted and echoey. I'm sure there's an obvious fix for this but I'm damned if I can find it - and damned if I care anymore.
I'm sure I should be able to achieve what I want in Realband - he said optimistically!!
I won't take up anymore of your time - you've been more than generous with your time.