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Sequencer / Multitrack by Cockos
$60 / $225

REAPER has an average user rating of 4.59 from 22 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for REAPER

Reviewed By GrebsoK [read all by] on 24th November 2013
Version reviewed: 7 on Windows
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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best daw I have used, and many of them extremely more expensive! it has (for me at least) a fast work flow, fair prize, and it seems to be light on cpu. when given big resources as overclocked cpu, ssd's for save and work folder on ramdisk, it responds with fast handling and zero latency on almost as many active tracks with live monitoring as you want! it has tons of configuration and functionality, good sound and fast handling of almost anything.

it has some really great built in plugins, they have good sound, but looks boring. so try them, don't just look at them.

it can rewire as another output on your pc, so if you are a freak as me, you can send the sound from your media player to reaper as an asio driver and make a hell of a sound when torturing your home cinema.

the only negative I can think of is the plugins UI looks boring, only standard knobs with text. when you start to use them it actually is a good thing, cause you don't have to look at all the fancy stuff, you read the text, then tweak the knobs. it's faster that way.

it's stupid, but most people want things to look cool instead of working well! so, reaper is a really good daw, but I think more people would use it if the plugs had a cooler look.

try it, it's free to try, and if you buy it's prized on a basis of what you'll use it for.

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Comments & Discussion for Cockos REAPER

Discussion: Active
31 October 2012 at 4:21pm

Help is there a hard copy of reaper, I don't seem to find a place where I can order it.

11 November 2012 at 11:22am

You need to purchase Reaper online with Credit card or Paypal account. It is not available in stores. Maybe you may request for hard copy delivery during purchase, but i think it is impossible.

31 October 2012 at 6:44pm

As far as I know it is download only.

11 November 2012 at 1:18pm

Thanks man.





25 January 2016 at 1:34am

i love Marmite. what on earth do you mean? are you a hater?

i had to comment as this is the first negative review of reaper i have seen for quite some time : /.

i understand your criticism though, reaper's interface seems (is) overly complex, esp. for those with little knowledge. however, if you stick through the steep learning curve and you can get your head around the infinitely customizationable nature of it, it is a great piece of software. if you are looking for an opposite on terms of a much more streamlined interface, them studio one is a good choice.

i also want to point out that you can get a lot of stuff on the reaper site to do a lot of skinning and customization, i have just d/l a set that simlifies the plethora of menus you find in it's default install. it's a fantastic piece of kit and .. it's very VERY cheap for what you get.

i am going to buy it very soon as it also has a great forum and very regular (every few weeks it seems), updates. as i say i am still 'seeing other DAWs' but i come back to reaper more and more as i explore and play.

and Marmite is food of the Gods :)

just my tuppence worth x.

25 May 2016 at 11:35am

I have always used Propellerhead Reason 7.1 Which has a fantastic mixer and is pretty. Lol. I bought Reaper two years ago because I wanted to use vst's. And after I got my head around it, I fell in love. I have quite a lot of Refiils for Reason. So I can bounce down my tracks to reaper and use VST and back again to Reason to use the Mixer. And because it's all digital, there is no loss of audio quality. Amazing! Reaper 5.18 is a Superb DAW that shines with each update. It has scoring as well now. :-)

Happy days, .


24 November 2019 at 8:54am

Thank you.

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