« Reap 'Reaper' Hurrah! »Published on 10/15/10 at 22:36
An executable of 4.9 MB downloaded in seconds and moved as quickly is the exception confirming the rule.
Payment is made online and you get the installation code at once: a simple copy / paste and you're done. Reaper works even on an external support such as a USB key!
In fact, most publishers are worth zero points in this area, particularly those who are emm ... (To say the least) with other dongles and quick to eat junk food resource machine for nothing.
Well, it said. Yes
performance is oddly quantifiable Reaper crushes everything I've tried so far in this area (Logic, Cubase / Nuendo, Sonar, Ableton ...). Moreover it is possible (and advisable) to follow precisely what use of memory and processor cores is made by any plugin: it's very informative ...
Better yet, some of my older plugins like the M-Tron bought in 2003, which did not work very well on other hosts, lost its settings between backups or does not support automation, are now behaving in a manner completely reliable in Reaper.
Again, if there is a problem, it is especially among the other editors ...
Not content to make the most flagrant mismanagement of machinery or the instability of other DAW market, Reaper is also indicative of a real big problem generalized optimization and design on the all tools, all fields, which we bill at full price.
For in addition to being efficient, it also pays for the luxury of being an exemplary and innovative flexibility in routing of signal (welcome to the matrix!), Management and the chaining of plugins, features " batch, modulations of parameters or the overall ergonomics. In summary, Reaper has just a couple of years ahead of the competition.
Another point on which I have always had problems more or less painful at "other": the "mapping" of midi notes to the electronic drum set with the corresponding VSTi. It is done by editing a simple text file used by the plugin KeyMap with the right incoming note, left the note so that changes in leisure. Simple, effective, lightweight, fast and usable several times on the same track with different parameters, for example, compare several VSTi assignments of different notes.
The icing on the cake, the curve of ownership is very fast thanks to a particularly well done documentation and a summary of keyboard shortcuts very clear. In short, I could start working right away without losing too much time. Again, this is not the case with other DAW, far from it.
And let no one tell me that its interface is not "sexy" because it is due to a growing majority of users attached to the form more than substance that we peddle applications increasingly demanding reliability doubtful. It's a tool I need, not a Christmas tree beneath which hides the gift wrap indescribable junk!
Ah yes, I forgot: the changes then it cost me 29.90 euros to acquire the license for non-commercial with maintenance until version 4.99 ... Looks like the other, there's less well but is more expensive! In fact, I have read with some pleasure that this application was not recommended for professional use, definitely in the realm of the blind are not blind ... well seen!