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Cockos releases REAPER v5.0

Cockos

Cockos has released REAPER 5.0 for Mac OS X and Windows, which features many changes including VST3 plugin support.

Video:

  • massive improvements to video support.
  • allow user configurable video decoder priorities with per-file-extension controls.
  • configurable video output display latency.
  • dockable video window.
  • per-source option to not decode audio for video files.
  • pooled audio decoders, reducing RAM use for heavily edited videos.
  • project framerate is used instead of media framerate to determine display timing.
  • projects can now specify preferred video width/height/colorspace, resizing options.
  • real-time programmable (EEL) effect processors insertable as track and item FX.
  • support for AVFoundation video encoding/decoding on OS X 10.7+.

FX:

  • per-take FX automation and MIDI learn support.
  • browser smart folders (filter-folders).
  • browser options to view JSFX by description and/or filename.
  • support for parameters with inverted ranges.
  • VST3 support, including sample-accurate automation.
  • inform VST plug-ins of offline rendering state, by default.
  • duplicating Take FX copies channel counts.
  • user-adjustable parameter modulation LFO phase.

Media Explorer:

  • added option 'Play through selected track'.
  • search in subfolders.
  • improved accessibility/tabbing navigation.
  • fixed various UTF-8 issues on Windows ..
  • fixed issues when using preserve-pitch and tempo-match options.
  • fixed MIDI/OSC action binding.

ReaScript:

  • integrated development environment (IDE) for running, editing, debugging scripts.
  • IDE supports syntax highlighting, multiple editing panes, watch lists, structure matching, and more.
  • integrated Lua 5.3 scripting support.
  • EEL and Lua scripts can query various information (incl. MIDI/OSC input values) via get_action_context ().
  • EEL/Lua graphics/UI API (gfx*) extensions.
  • toggle state support (script toolbar buttons can have on/off states).

Automation:

  • increased automation recording speed by 3x.
  • internal changes and performance improvements to FX parameter automation.
  • more consistent behavior when changing FX preset.
  • new volume envelope mode that mimics track fader scaling.

JSFX:

  • sample-accurate automation support.
  • added support for inverted slider ranges.
  • editor improvements (scrollbars, multiple editing panes, Ctrl+Mousewheel font size change).
  • fixed potential crash from gfx_circle () with bad parameters .

Multichannel media:

  • support Ambisonic WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE .wav files.
  • improved zero crossing navigation.
  • improved tab-to-transient behavior.
  • improved support for chained OGG Vorbis files.

Default theme:

  • extra fancy new theme.
  • many layout choices for different uses (small, large, meters, live recording, media, item).
  • better track panel and item tinting appearance.

Localization:

  • language packs can specify scale for dialog windows using (for example) 5CA1E00000000000=xsc ysc.
  • all codec (wav, video, mp3, etc) dialog boxes and related strings can now be translated.
  • new template LangPack.

Metronome:

  • configurable beat patterns.
  • improved count-in behavior/quality.

MIDI:

  • do not automatically enable MIDI vol/pan faders when creating MIDI-only sends/receives.
  • note-off velocity support in piano roll and list view editors.

MIDI editor:

  • added mouse modifiers to edit note edges ignoring selection.
  • changed default note edge mouse modifiers to match default media item edge modifiers.
  • optionally display project tempo and time signature markers in the ruler.

Performance:

  • updated default worker thread scheduling logic for lower CPU use.
  • disabled anticipative FX processing on tracks with open MIDI editors, by default.
  • automatically disable anticipative FX in routed-to tracks for open MIDI editors.

Project Bay:

  • new tab for managing FX parameter envelopes, modulation, and MIDI learn.
  • fixed replace FX in project .
  • fixed source/item/fx deletion and undo issues .

ReaPlugs:

  • improved touch-automation behavior for various check/combo/edit controls.
  • improved ReaInsert behavior in many real world scenarios (PDC, looping, heavy load).

Ruler:

  • improved display for frame grid and HH:MM:SS:FF.
  • absolute frames time display mode.

Theming:

  • added theme tweak window (and removed outdated preferences pane).
  • improved theme color tinting support (requires 'version 5' in rtconfig, themes can override tint/peaks preferences via rtconfig 'tinttcp' and 'peaksedges').
  • scrollbar_2 and scrollbar_3 images can override scrollbar images for arrange and MIDI editor respectively.

Time Map:

  • better behavior when changing time signatures.
  • improved behavior when inserting/removing time in project (fixed auto-create of new time signature markers).
  • improved time signature behavior when moving/copying regions.

Undo:

  • options to include envelope point selection in undo state.
  • improved FX envelope undo behavior.

Actions:

  • added propagate take and propagate item actions.

ASIO:

  • support for up to 512 channels of input and output.

Configuration import/export:

  • optionally include media explorer databases.

EDL:

  • support for VIDEO media type in Vegas EDL TXT.

Mouse:

  • ignore mouse wheel on all faders, by default.

Opus support:

  • full decode/encode support for OGG Opus files.

Ripple editing:

  • removing time in one-track and all-track mode better respects timebase:beats preferences for markers, items, and envelopes.

Stretch Markers:

  • improved behavior when changing tempo map/moving items across tempo maps.

Toolbars:

  • up to 16 general and 8 MIDI toolbars.

Track grouping:

  • VCA slave track group setting.

Windows:

  • fixed color picker potentially appearing offscreen.

API:

  • added Envelope, Tempo Map, Project Extension State, improved MIDI and Toolbar APIs.
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