What's your favourite DAW's feature? I tried to make Reaper do-it-all

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KVRist
244 posts since 13 Aug, 2017

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:19 am

I tried to make my Reaper a super-DAW :D

KVRAF
2895 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:47 am

I don't know if I'd call it a feature per say . But Impact XT plugin for StudioOne and the Atom controller ...it's a basically like drum racks for Ableton in a sense but not quite as feature rich . . I've tried stuff like Battery with Reaper and just didn't get on with it . It seemed very cumbersome compared to ImpactXt . I do use some of Battery and NI samples with Impact XT .

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addled muppet weed
86232 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:57 am

the full modular capabilities of bidule.
good luck :hihi:

KVRAF
1788 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:29 am

Cubase Control room.

KVRAF
4243 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:42 am

The pattern editor/song editor arrangement of FL Studio.
Bah! Humbug!

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KVRAF
7278 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:48 am

The GUI of Logic. :D

KVRAF
23313 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:32 am

_one_ of the things in Cubase is the quantize window, where any tuplet you can enumerate can be a secondary grid, and that grid can be the tuplet over triplets or dotted values. I don't "overquantize" or apply it after-the-fact so that things conform, but as a guide and a way to sort things I do from impulse that are that kind of thing, out of my praxis.

good luck scripting that one, too

if you can, it can be improved on by allowing eg., project window to use a different quantize display than Key Editor. I have to set Project window differently manually each time. It's one click and a fraction of a section but still an irritant because I'm judgmental.

another is global tracks in Key Editor (the piano roll), so markers, tempo track, ruler appear in there. It might do that one, I have no idea. I don't imagine the dotted pentuplet or 'five in the time of 1/3rd of a triplet' et al is even a notion for REAPER.

nah, I have real specifc reasons I use the thing
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KVRAF
2164 posts since 4 May, 2012

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:35 am

If you could make Reaper's comping system work like the one in Pro Tools, that would be perfect.

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KVRian
1254 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from Colombia

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:49 am

Everything Ableton Live.

KVRian
548 posts since 8 Jan, 2005

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:41 am

Full keyboard control of Renoise
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KVRian
943 posts since 27 Apr, 2005

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:23 am

Why would MY favorite DAW feature impact YOUR Reaper build?

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KVRist
267 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:19 pm

ShawnG wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:23 am
Why would MY favorite DAW feature impact YOUR Reaper build?
Because often times similar workflows and features can be "built" into Reaper using custom actions, modifications, etc.

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KVRAF
2517 posts since 18 May, 2002 from up on Cripple Creek (CO)

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:27 pm

vurt wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:57 am
the full modular capabilities of bidule.
good luck :hihi:
Speaking of, one of my favorite features of Bidule is that it can be loaded as a plugin itself, which can be a lot of fun combined with Reaper's routing capabilities.

Not sure that I'd really have as much use for going the other way around if it were possible (Reaper as a plugin inside Bidule), but I'd give it a try. :)
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KVRAF
31165 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:52 pm

Live's Session View and Racks ...

KVRian
943 posts since 27 Apr, 2005

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:58 pm

Jkist wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:19 pm
ShawnG wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:23 am
Why would MY favorite DAW feature impact YOUR Reaper build?
Because often times similar workflows and features can be "built" into Reaper using custom actions, modifications, etc.
I was aware of everything you just said prior to posting my question. and the question still stands.

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