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Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 05-24-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Lawrence
Agree. For part timers like me or enthusiasts or...

Agree. For part timers like me or enthusiasts or hobbyists, whatever, or if you're trying to make an impression to get paid more and you kinda don't know what you're doing yet, the scariest thing...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 05-24-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Lawrence
When you talk to guys like him over time, and...

When you talk to guys like him over time, and others like Todd Robbins (another fucking great audio engineer, his work sparkles) what happens is that you start to hear things that didn't even occur...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Lawrence
True. That's why it's all optional. I imagine...

True. That's why it's all optional. I imagine (when it is optional like that) a lot of people who don't need it just ignore it.

It doesn't download by itself. :) But for those who do need or...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-24-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Lawrence
Oh for sure, but the guys doing hip hop and...

Oh for sure, but the guys doing hip hop and sample based R&B and EDM and similar for a living often do. Different group.

I mean, I'm sure Dr. Dre has some great virtual and real instruments. His...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-24-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Lawrence
It is. You see it happen over and over in...

It is. You see it happen over and over in regular cycles. Here's what will happen ....

Reaper 5 will release and some Reaper users (and potential users) will be really happy to have some of the...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 05-24-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Lawrence
Mixing: Learning

Mixing is one of those things that we never stop learning. I wanted to post something here from a guy I've personally never met, but who is, imo, one of the best mix engineers I know of, Lynn...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-24-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Lawrence
Right. Worst idea ever. I've only - dropped,...

Right. Worst idea ever. I've only - dropped, chose to stop using - a main working daw that I purchased, once, in my life, literally. Anything else I stopped using was because it didn't support the...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-23-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Lawrence
Hey gv, we meet again. :) Glad to see you here,...

Hey gv, we meet again. :) Glad to see you here, I too am a Reaper fan. I'm the user from "over there" that tried to help you find a cheaper upgrade path (and failed). Our interaction was very...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
That's why these threads are always entertaining...

That's why these threads are always entertaining to read, because nobody is ever asking anyone to switch to anything (literally, nobody ever does, not even the companies selling these productrs :))...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
Draw a range selection over any section(s) of any...

Draw a range selection over any section(s) of any audio clip(s) and hit Q or Alt+Q (50% quantize). It will split the region(s) and only quantize and put bend markers on those sections where the...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
Thank you. Your Kontakt guru status is well...

Thank you.

Your Kontakt guru status is well deserved. :p

(and the previous additional question you answered was more me wondering if they maybe had backward compatibility export functions, like...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
Gotcha. Thanks Ed. So the cutoff is actually...

Gotcha. Thanks Ed. So the cutoff is actually what I have, 4.1.

So, just to be clear, if you dumped your own samples in Kontkat 5, (or 4.2 or greater), made a nice sound, exported that in Kontakt...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
If EvilDragon (the resident Kontakt expert) is...

If EvilDragon (the resident Kontakt expert) is here... can you tell me what if anything from Kontakt 5 loads in Presence XT?

I heard it cuts off at 4.1 or 4.2 (watermarks in K5?) but more concise...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-22-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
Not sure I agree with all of that (for example,...

Not sure I agree with all of that (for example, only using one side of a stereo stream is easy enough now) but I do agree with your impression that Reaper can be setup to be a more efficient audio...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
I hear you. I find mostly ignoring marketing is...

I hear you. I find mostly ignoring marketing is the best path. The only way to really know how well you like something or not is to use it, imo, mmv.

Having said that, we all know the world...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
^^^ Best post ever. ^^^. :) As to the...

^^^ Best post ever. ^^^. :)

As to the instruments, not disagreeing with your impression, but if you haven't bitten yet how did you demo or hear them only being downloads to people who purchased? ...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
Haha. :) It's just software. It's not supposed...

Haha. :) It's just software. It's not supposed to be Reaper or Cubase or Logic, it's a thing onto itself, like at the end of the day Reaper isn't supposed to be anything but Reaper, even though it...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
It's spectacular, the iPad Remote for S1. I...

It's spectacular, the iPad Remote for S1. I heard rumors they were making one but (without saying too much as it's still in beta) I didn't expect what it is. It exceeded my expectations by a mile....
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
If you were being objective, you could also...

If you were being objective, you could also rationally look at it as being $190 for a pretty well featured daw. Artist + those two add ons.

I know objectivity is hard on daw forums, but viewing...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
It's all on the store page (and in the browser),...

It's all on the store page (and in the browser), $79. If you do the math with Artist 3, add VST/AU support and also add MP3 support ($9.99), it comes to $90, $10 cheaper than the previous $99...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-21-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,550
Posted By Lawrence
All they did was make the product better, that's...

All they did was make the product better, that's all. Version 3 is a much better production workstation than version 2. Such is progress. Will it have everything everyone wants? Nope. In version...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-18-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,290
Posted By Lawrence
Nice. The picture and the pretty wife. My first...

Nice. The picture and the pretty wife. My first thought was... "Jason and Evil Dragon have the same barber." :p

Many healthy babies.
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,290
Posted By Lawrence
Congrats. Live long and prosper.

Congrats.

Live long and prosper.
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-11-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Lawrence
Thanks. That's all I was getting at,...

Thanks. That's all I was getting at, perspective.

I thought I was better than I am, until I - more objectively - listened to great material through my studio monitors. It's a stark reminder to...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-10-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Lawrence
This following has nothing to do with you but I...

This following has nothing to do with you but I would strongly disagree with that as a practical matter. The recordings and mixes I hear coming from some of those guys sound - easily - better. I...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By Lawrence
That's sweet. That's kinda what I had in mind...

That's sweet. That's kinda what I had in mind when I did this... but unfortunately, Reaper extensions are like Russian to me... :(

http://theaudiocave.com/sequencer/
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-09-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Lawrence
Ah, ok. Thanks. (and i never actually...

Ah, ok. Thanks.

(and i never actually said "you can't do it", I said "most don't do it" , so yeah, you kinda superimposed somebody else's comments or arguments from GS on me :))

To be clear...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Lawrence
Nope. Post a link or news article or it didn't...

Nope. Post a link or news article or it didn't happen. I'm not saying you made that up, on the contrary, i'm saying that stuff like that is floating all over the web and little if any of it is...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-08-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Lawrence
It wasn't a knock, but a reality, that...

It wasn't a knock, but a reality, that professional mastering rooms don't rely on near field monitors for both technical and practical reasons. Expressing how something is done best case isn't a...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-08-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Lawrence
Nice vid Jeff, thanks. @Squid: What you say...

Nice vid Jeff, thanks.

@Squid: What you say doesn't make sense to me. If he's going analog anyway how would recording back to 44.1 be worse than recording back to 96 and then doing digital SRC...
Forum: General Discussion (aka spam trap) 05-07-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,985
Posted By Lawrence
Lol. The spam is gone now so the joke is lost....

Lol. The spam is gone now so the joke is lost. ;)

Begs a question though, why are posts from the "Spam Trap" included in "New Posts"? Maybe that should be filtered?
Forum: General Discussion (aka spam trap) 05-07-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,985
Posted By Lawrence
Need Help

I'll be visiting Dehli soon and I need high quality call girls. Any ideas? :p
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
I'm hardly an expert but I do think one...

I'm hardly an expert but I do think one problematic thing with mixing for some people is that some approach it in a formulaic way, mix by the numbers, when it's probably more the case that every song...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
Very true K. I do think you have to view it in...

Very true K. I do think you have to view it in "levels" or contextual stages. It's probably much less the case that full time professional music producers need lots of editing at the mix stage but...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
"Mastering" has become like everything else...

"Mastering" has become like everything else related to the (home) recording arts, a supposed magic bullet, like the great new plugin or some fanatical level setting, or (insert multiple similar...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
Walk away briskly and don't look back. If...

Walk away briskly and don't look back.

If you hired a 'mix engineer' that isn't comfortable with automation or editing (??) then you hired the wrong guy and you're probably better off doing it...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
Yes. You do have to consider the reality of...

Yes. You do have to consider the reality of record production, that 8-9-10-12 songs going on an album have often been produced and mixed in multiple different places over the course of many months...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
Because - if it's a single isolated song, not a...

Because - if it's a single isolated song, not a collection - you can do all of that on the main mix bus, with the full mix running. It's obviously a good idea to pause between those processes and...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
Yeah. When I asked they all pretty much said the...

Yeah. When I asked they all pretty much said the same thing...

"I'd prefer, if it's gonna miss, that it miss 'over', not under."

... as relates to the low end. Part of that is probably what I...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-06-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,205
Posted By Lawrence
I'm a big... non-advocate?... of DIY mastering...

I'm a big... non-advocate?... of DIY mastering for multiple reasons. I fully understand why we do it, but it rarely makes sense to me unless there is a collection of songs involved where things need...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-01-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,276
Posted By Lawrence
Ah, gotcha'. :) My comments had nothing to do...

Ah, gotcha'. :) My comments had nothing to do with that.
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-01-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,276
Posted By Lawrence
True. But it ends up being exactly that because...

True. But it ends up being exactly that because developers like Justin who was using Vegas previously wasn't aware of some other functionality from PT and other places so users had to tell him...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-01-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,276
Posted By Lawrence
True. But it you read back you'll notice that...

True. But it you read back you'll notice that my comment had nothing to do with the OP. It answered one specific question...



... because like all other products, it has some things worth...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-01-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,276
Posted By Lawrence
Because no matter how often some like to pretend...

Because no matter how often some like to pretend otherwise, PT certainly does have some design bits worth emulating.

One common reaction when you mention one of those things is to suggest that...
Forum: JSFX and ReaScript Discussion 04-23-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Lawrence
You mean *.audioloops? Those are kinda like Rex...

You mean *.audioloops? Those are kinda like Rex I suppose. The other one, not so much

I know lots of daws can import Rex, but not sure how many can actually write Rex, so no personal idea how...
Forum: JSFX and ReaScript Discussion 04-23-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Lawrence
I suppose "working" would mean to be able to...

I suppose "working" would mean to be able to source one of those file formats and recreate the audio or midi data on a Reaper track, or the opposite, to take a Reaper track and export it to one of...
Forum: JSFX and ReaScript Discussion 04-23-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Lawrence
Throwing Down The Gauntlet :)

Here's the challenge to SPK77 and the many other highly talented, wise, handsome, giving (yeah, I'm sucking up pretty hard :)), script and/or extension developers... to import and export these two...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 04-22-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Lawrence
Thanks. I made that point many times before but...

Thanks. I made that point many times before but nobody heard it. Subgroups or VCA's only work for - everything - in a subgroup or VCA group, not if you simply want to grab 4 of 12 things in there...
Forum: REAPER Pre-Release Discussion 04-22-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,786
Posted By Lawrence
Doesn't matter. Let's let this one die.

Doesn't matter. Let's let this one die.
Forum: REAPER Pre-Release Discussion 04-22-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,291
Posted By Lawrence
As a passive observer, I get the feeling that...

As a passive observer, I get the feeling that notation, doing it right, is a lot harder than audio, lots of little bit and pieces that always have to fit together and/or play nice with each other or...
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