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Reaper
« on: May 03, 2008, 05:44:15 PM »
http://reaper.fm/

Thought I'd sing the praises of Reaper (DAW/sequencer).  Windows only (mac version in the works).
I recently permanently switched to it from one of the bigger, more expensive and bloated programs.

I've owned it for a year or so.
Its constantly being updated/improved.
It has a surprisingly small install, and loads projects really fast.
It can also run off a memory stick ... so is very portable.
Its inexpensive. It's stable. It has most of the features you'd expect from a pro DAW.
You can record audio or midi into the same track.
Its skinnable. It has highly flexible track routing.
VST / DX / rewire plugins.
Great audio quality and excellent automation.

And, most importantly, I find it works right for me.

Terrific program. Well worth checking out if you are in the market for such a thing.




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Re: Reaper
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 06:01:59 PM »
I have it loaded on both my laptop and my 'music' pc in the studio.   I haven't used it much yet for a variety of reasons - but I like it.  :)
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Re: Reaper
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 06:21:29 PM »
Its worth getting into, John. Solid, lean, intuitive program.
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Re: Reaper
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 10:44:52 AM »
Apparently use of Reaper is a pre-requisite if you want to be a Moderator on this Forum, as 100% of Mods seem to use it.

I don't do any multi-tracking on my Windows PC any longer, but if/when a Mac version of this appears, I'll check it out.  The full-blown, complicated environment of Logic Studio sometimes feels a bit overwhelming.
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Re: Reaper
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 05:36:28 PM »
Anthony,
Have you done anything with the "ReaMote" network engine in Reaper? good? bad?

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Re: Reaper
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 05:42:13 PM »
Hi James.
No, I've had no reason to look at it.

The reaper forum is likely to have some info/comments on it though
http://www.cockos.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20

Bit of general info here for people who might want to know what reamote networking is
http://www.cockos.com/wiki/index.php/ReaMote


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Re: Reaper
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 05:43:07 AM »
I use Sonar 7, but I did note how lean and fast Reaper felt when I tried the demo out recently.  It reminded me of when I used Cool Edit Pro (!) years ago, which also felt really simple and fast to use.  I love simple and fast programs that don't get in the way.  Reason 4 is one of those.  Many people have Reason shame, but I like it. :)
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Re: Reaper
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 10:31:30 AM »
I'm a Reaper user, I ended up using it out of necessity when I got a new laptop and my old version of Logic 5.5 didn't work on it. It's been quite a journey getting used to it but I am really happy with the program now (apart from a few minor niggles/wishes).

One of the most important things for me was to find a skin that worked for me - I even tried to make my own but in the end I found a great one that looks almost as good as Logic used to look. The only real downside I can find with Reaper now is that there is almost too much functionality to it and too much of it can be customised. I'm a bit of a plug in and play kind of person and so making macros and assigning shortcuts is great, but I am only going to use about 1% of the possibilities.

As far as ethos, support, functionality and value are concerned though - Reaper is an amazing product.


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Re: Reaper
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 05:51:39 AM »

I bought Reaper yesterday, I felt this old dog should learn some new tricks.

I know some forum members are keen users of this program DAW. I'd appreciate any tips / shortcuts anyone has.
I'm planning to use it primarily with audio, I'm planning on carrying on using FL studio for sequencing duties.

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