fluffy_little_something wrote:Jesus, Reaper is the least intuitive DAW I ever tried. I can't even get a single sound out of it (it says output not connected, but there is nothing to connect in the dropdown menu), so much for trying to find out whether Mulab is the bottleneck...
This is true. Reaper is built for audio engineer types. It is superior in that regard, but for someone who wants an easy intuitive approach, it's a disaster.
I went over to Reaper because I found something odd about the sound of MuLab (older version probably) and have stayed with it ever since. It's extremely powerful, stable and flexible, but an absolute horror in terms of intuitive workflow. I would never recommend it, unless someone was technically minded.
As for Repro and effects: The effects are a big part of the sound in many ways, just like any other synthesizer, but they don't mask away a bad source but enhance and push it to its maximum potential. They don't seem to be ordinary effects, but specifically high quality effects designed for Repro.