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Cockos updates REAPER to v5.40

Cockos has updated REAPER to v5.40.

Changes include:


  • Add spectrogram display mode, per-item spectrogram option.
  • Improve support for editing media items containing .wav files which are being recorded in a separate tab.


  • Support swing grid in arrange view, optionally synchronized with MIDI editor grid.
  • Allow grid/snap window to stay open if enabled in advanced preferences.
  • Move grid appearance options from grid/snap window to preferences/appearance.


  • Allow absolute MIDI CC control of swing grid strength.
  • Create new take on "open item copy in built-in MIDI editor" action.
  • Set MIDI clock properly when exporting to .mid file.
  • Support ".midi" as an importable file extension, in addition to the usual ".mid".
  • Fix "paint straight line of notes" mouse modifier when grid is set to greater than or equal to measure length.


  • Support item_*_hidpi.png on Windows/HiDPI themes.
  • Use common dialog font for various elements in envelope, send windows.
  • Allow themes to override global UI scaling using rtconfig.txt global_scale line.
  • Better logic for knob large/small background selection.

Anticipative FX:

  • Improve behavior when stopping.
  • Reduce memory use when smooth seek enabled.


  • Fix reading slider zero-line colors from theme.
  • Add retina support for track panels/etc using beta HiDPI/Retina theme.
  • Improve handling of large theme fonts.

Notation editor:

  • Automatically scroll view when entering lyrics.
  • Ignore muted notes in PDF and MusicXML export.


  • Add Track/TakeFX_Get/SetNamedConfigParm.
  • Include latent preset changes in Undo_EndBlock ().


  • Improve ASIO cleanup after initialization error.
  • Improve HiDPI support (including Windows 7 DPI detection), support beta HiDPI/Retina theme.

Media explorer:

  • Fix folder icon display error on macOS 10.10.

Project load:

  • Add recovery mode checkbox to optional choose-project-on-open dialog.


  • Support TrackFX_SetNamedConfigParm and similar API functions with FILE, FILExx, -FILExx, +FILExx, -FILE*, DONE, RSMODE, MODE.


  • Support TrackFX_SetNamedConfigParm and similar API functions with ITEMx, DONE.


  • Improve undo behavior for various editing actions.


  • Fix resolving VST3 by UID on first scan.
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29 March 2017 at 10:28pm

These guys rock.

The updates are so regular, it's insane! They actually listen to what customers ask for.

That said, I can't wait for a Reamote update...

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