Why you left REAPER?

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23277 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:54 am

Soundplex wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Gotta love those blue colors on blue, the cluttered word bubbles and the mini pictures :lol: I'm glad the Reaper dev doesn't spend time on doing something like this but actually improves the features and options inside the DAW.
You'd be surprised how much it benefits the overview... my default: Have the Studio One browser show the vendors, and have plugin preview pics. It doesn't get any better.

Cubase introduced this shortly after Studio One did, BTW. Their solution in the plugin browser is equally nice now.

The blue colours are THE INTRANCER's creation, BTW. That's not the default colour scheme.

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9558 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Why you left REAPER?

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:51 pm

lessera wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:15 am
Cubase does allow right-clicking in the track control panel, and selecting 'Instrument Track' -- rather than having to open the browser, I can then simply navigate through my personalized menu of plugins. Have you tried that BONES? I only open the browser when I need to add a midi/audio clip to a track (the auditioning function of the browser is still great for that).
No but I've pissed off all the thumbnails and changed the sort order, which makes the browser more usable. What Orion did was instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, Rich just added audio preview to the Windows browser. If the track was playing, you could even audition things in context, which was very handy.
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396 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Re: Why you left REAPER?

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:40 pm

The reason I left REAPER (and SONAR Platinum/Cakewalk) was simply because I tried out Studio One 3 when it was released 4 or so years ago, and never looked back. Said goodbye to the f*ugly, the inconsistent, the bad UX, the buggy, the flakey, the clunky, the crashy, the need for the gazillion workarounds . . . etc etc and hello to rock solid reliability, total intuitiveness, fast workflow, and an environment that was just a pleasure to be in.

106 posts since 10 Nov, 2012

Re: Why you left REAPER?

Post Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:44 pm

It's not so much that I "left" Reaper, as I still use it all the time. But I've given up using it for most things that I found it frustrating for, and instead of banging my head against the wall use other tools that work no muss or fuss. Otherwise, it gets loads of use here for what it excels at.

Midi work where the project isn't an EDM or otherwise looped and quantized project, as in non-quantized (and even not played to a click) tracks I just do elsewhere. IOW 95% of my time if in midi. The simplest midi editing is arduous in Reaper, and the fact that there are 4,000 user scripts to do normal and wild things that aren't otherwise natively available doesn't help that there are so many gaps when needing meat-and-potatoes and not esoteric functions. That Reaper is item based/reliant and not track based means that you...oh never mind :) Also, projects with many tracks that need easily create-able, editable and accessible groupings and takes. Yes, Reaper can do those but my life went back to normal when I stopped being frustrated with how, yes, it's a wonderful audio program for $60 and I remain a fan, but it really is NOT so configurable that it does everything any other DAW does and better. Sorry, no. And if you look up "Putting lipstick on a pig" in the dictionary of slang there's a picture of Reaper with 50 themes.

If you have a reasonably challenging project it really is the Linux of DAWs, which is great for some and a dealkiller for others.

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905 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: Why you left REAPER?

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:39 am

Reaper Evangelist

DAW: Reaper
Location: Reaper
Age: Reaper

Ask almost any question related to music production online and you can be sure that, before too long, a helpful Reaper zealot will pop up and strongly suggest trying out their favourite DAW.

So why not give it a go? It’s free, after all, except not really, though in the inevitable event you don’t make any money from your musical endeavours, you can get a cheaper license.

What’s more it has a low resource footprint, can be run from a USB drive, it’s cross-platform with an (of course) experimental build available for Linux, it’s super-customisable, and developer Cockos is always putting out updates and listening to community feedback, etc, etc, etc.

Sure, it’s all very enticing, but the thing the Reaper Evangelist doesn’t realise is that not everyone wants or needs that much DAW power, especially not our final type of producer...

Source: Music Radar
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361 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Re: Why you left REAPER?

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:44 am

"nobody leaves Reaper, some people just aren't good enough"

well I am sure I must have seen that expressed many a time anyway.

I have been using Reaper since around 0.45 and what keeps me using it is the audio editing. I have tried out quite a few other DAWs but none have been as good, which has been a shame. I dont look around for something else that much anymore.

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