Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

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Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by djsynchro » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:12 pm

$40 for the personal/small business license which includes all versions up to 4.99.

My first dhort film is nearing completion so today I tried to do some sound to picture... well Live can do audio scrubing by playing a smal grain when you click and hold down the mouse, but it's clumsy, sluggish, so I tried Reaper... BINGO! Audio scrubs like in a video editor so you can find the exact poit where something needs to be. Live has become a piece of bloatware it is so fucking unresponsive. I have a Quad core completely dedicated to music and video no Internet no nothing.
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Reaper FTW! I gues i need a VST sampler like Kontakt and then I can ditch the suite wonder how much it's worth :( :( :(

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by djsynchro » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:12 pm

It just works.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by dum » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:21 pm

He's definitely building this up to sell it to Evil Inc.

enjoy the honeymoon while it lasts :twisted:



at $40 I almost feel obliged to learn it. Netbook usage at least...
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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by beats me » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:30 pm

Perhaps for the video end of things Ableton should have partnered up with another company to make it more full featured and it doesn't look like they are looking to make improvements in that area and I think a great deal of people would be upset if they spent resources on that given the current state of things. Personally I don't use the video feature.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by djsynchro » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:00 pm

It's not the video feature it's just that Live has become bloatware, doing something simple like dragging in a track from another project takes forever it's like wading through quicksand. maybe the thing to do would be just Jam in Live make crazy sounds and just mix it all down to audio and do all the editing in Reaper.

And what about the fucking keycomands!!!! well I've got them now - keycommand for everything. Would you like a floating palette with clickable commands? Can do in Reaper. Right click and all your favourite VST compressors come up in a menu? Can do in Reaper.

I'm having a similar experience as when I first tried Google Chrome, better cleaner code technically superior FASTER.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by djsynchro » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:05 pm

djsynchro wrote:It just works.
Faster.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by djsynchro » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:05 pm

djsynchro wrote:
djsynchro wrote:It just works.
Faster.
This.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by Emissary » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:32 pm

I have tried Reaper and its a great DAW in terms of features and performance, but its just not as a creative tool for me as live, hell i can write a whole track in live in the time it gets me to setup a few loops in reaper. Thats not to take anything away from Reaper mind, I can see its something special, just need more time with it i guess.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by shimmy » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:00 am

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:37 am

Live is still the creative tool you need. After you get your ideas down, then you can render audio or rewire and mix in another app such as Reaper, Cubase, Logic, etc.

I like Reaper but am still too attached to Cubase for mixing, but it's my laptop mobile recording DAW of choice (no dongle to break or lose).

Remember though that Reaper is 4.5 MB because it has no sound content, no sample player, only rudimentary inbuilt synths, no scoring, and is not quite at the peak of MIDI as Logic and Cubase yet, but is improving all the time. I have a big hunch that someone is going to buy it out soon though, like Cool Edit was bought up by Adobe, and then the price will be hiked (or another DAW manufacturer will buy it and then retire it to maintain profitability). Although for 40 bucks you can't go wrong, even if they never updated it again it can do a heck of a lot of stuff well, but you need time and patience to set it up your way, it's flexible as all hell but gives you more than enough rope to hang yourself. It won't hold your hand and be already set up in a nice way like Cubase and Logic, but for anyone who has a bit of experience, powerful, flexible, no dongle, and very worthy once set up.

I think people overhype bloat a lot. In many cases bloat means more features, more plugin FX and more sound content. Live isn't really THAT sluggish (L7.0.18 on Vista and XP), neither are Cubase and Logic. Although Reaper can run the most tracks and plugins that I've seen on several people's machines before it chokes.
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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by McQ714 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:49 am

Focusrite/Novation should buy Reaper.. it's only logical since Presonus already bought their own DAW. Hopefully, it will be slightly less hideous to look at when they do. I think between their interfaces and EQ/Compressor plugins as well as the Novation synths and controllers, they would have a pretty integrated system. Focusrite should be working on a mixer a la StudioLive. they definitely have better mic pres than presonus.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by 3dot... » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:36 pm

I'm still on Reaper 2.5...

Reaper is a great DAW ..
imo it goes beyond a traditional DAW the likes of Cubase/Logic/Sonar..
it has osc... scripting.. networked audio (and fx processing..)
modulators..
and a very customizable UI..
its' developed furiously..
and is very stable..

bottom line :
(except for Live/Renoise..that have their own thing going on)
Reaper blows any other DAW out the water..
the price is good to say the least...
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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by 3dot... » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:37 pm

djsynchro wrote:$40 for the personal/small business license which includes all versions up to 4.99.

My first dhort film is nearing completion so today I tried to do some sound to picture... well Live can do audio scrubing by playing a smal grain when you click and hold down the mouse, but it's clumsy, sluggish, so I tried Reaper... BINGO! Audio scrubs like in a video editor so you can find the exact poit where something needs to be. Live has become a piece of bloatware it is so fucking unresponsive. I have a Quad core completely dedicated to music and video no Internet no nothing.
:x :x :x


Reaper FTW! I gues i need a VST sampler like Kontakt and then I can ditch the suite wonder how much it's worth :( :( :(
any links to the "announcement" ?
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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by chrk » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:47 pm

3dot... wrote:any links to the "announcement" ?
Announcement: REAPER pricing changes
In summary, you can:

* Buy a new REAPER 3 license now for $40/150. Includes free upgrades through 4.99.
* Upgrade a REAPER 3 license to REAPER 4 for free, after REAPER 4 is released. Includes free upgrades through 4.99.
* Buy a new REAPER 4 license for $60/225, after REAPER 4 is released. Includes free upgrades through 5.99.
* Upgrade a REAPER 2 license to REAPER 4 for $50, after REAPER 4 is released. Includes free upgrades through 5.99.

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Re: Reaper 4 announced license drops to $40

Post by slatepipe » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:18 pm

ive had it on my pc for ages and never really done anything with it, the big menus scared me off. recently i started playing with it and have started to really like it. bought the $40 licence the other day - 26 quid - you cant go wrong really. this and live together seem a great combination

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