Is REAPER the current best long term choice?

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784 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:35 pm

3lu5iv3 wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:02 pm
jinotsuh wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:55 am Image
LMAO. But Reaper is not a pig!

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1317 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from france

Post Wed Dec 14, 2022 2:18 am

I used to make dozens of techno tracks with Reaper, which can sounds strange as Reaper is mostly used by rock bands.
Now I use Bitwig as I can both work in the studio and perform live gigs, Reaper lacks native clip launchers (playtime is not convenient).
Reaper can also be time consuming, sometimes, i spent hours to try new skins, build better toolbars, try new scripts, tried the pre releases, almost one per day, and at the end make no music !
And thinks are moving fast at Reaper and if you miss some features, you have to constantly learn them, thanks to Reaper blog and Kenny.
Also since I switch to a 5K screen, Reaper fonts are too small.
In Bitwig, insert a few devices, modulate some parameters and make music ... it flawlessly runs on linux too, i use an old linux thinkpad laptop for my techno live performances.
Now, I think reaper is a great DAW but needs diciplin or it can can be a rabbit hole, and is not the best choice for every kind of music. (advanced sampler, easy modulation, good native instruments, clip launchers, clean UI...

357 posts since 22 Jun, 2019

Post Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:57 am

Well said Dupont, could not agree more...

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18 posts since 13 Dec, 2022

Post Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:25 am

The Reaper is very powerful, versatile in its own way, well customizable and definitely interesting.
But time does not stand still. It's important to understand that any DAW is an the long run mastering a few varieties of weapons will be the best choice.
It's good to have that choice :tu:
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436 posts since 29 Dec, 2019

Post Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:46 am

sQeetz wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:48 am SAW Studio! Butt f**king ugly. A glaring example for how good coders are very poor designers.
One exception is gol (FL Studio). Who retired... sadly

Engineering and Design are two completely different domains. It's actually pretty normal that someone is better at one than the other. This is why we have Architects and Interior Designers - not usually people who do both :-P

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Danilo Villanova
823 posts since 30 Apr, 2018

Post Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:41 am

Yeah, REAPER's coders are NOT designers. I wish they would hire someone to redo the UI. I think they don't care, which sucks.

Still, in terms of features and value for money is unbeatable. Studio One and Cubase are just too damn expensive to buy and upgrade being from a lower-mid income country.

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