Old 04-09-2014, 01:29 PM   #241
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Thanks for the response! I think we are talking about the same thing, but just have differing opinions.

I dont want to have to play with python or deal with a third party to get certain things to happen. I get that this is part of how reaper is structured, so I guess I dont expect it to change. Its just not the way I like things to happen.

If there were going to be extensions available for certain actions, I prefer to have an official Cockos solution available.

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I do get what you mean

Quite a few features do get created eventually by the devs at some point even though there are SWS versions if they are considered overall very useful to most users and not specialised (track manager and region manager as examples).

All that extensions are doing are allowing these things to be created faster and mostly more specific than if the devs put them in. Especially thigns that might be considered to be specialised areas.

Wouldn't you rather have something like cubase with the ability for users to create add ons for it? You would still have the exact same cubase but with more features if needed.

That's how reaper is now.

I'm curious what features you are talking about that are missing? Reaper 5 might be in development soon for all we know as it's been a while so it might get them in anyway
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:32 PM   #242
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there were going to be extensions available for certain actions, I prefer to have an official Cockos solution available.

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Why if it gets the job done?
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:41 PM   #243
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If there were going to be extensions available for certain actions, I prefer to have an official Cockos solution available.

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sometimes cockos adopts actions normally only available by extensions, like the drag zoom on the ruler in new betas. but there's no actual reason to be against extensions. sws is more responsive about feature requests anyway. just learn to love it. it's great.

everyone prefers an all-in-one solution. it's obviously better to have things included by default, just not always necessary. best not to make a mental issue out of it. it's like not wiping your butt because your preferred toilet paper is not in stock.

also, you can't really compare sws to python scripts. in the one you simply get a bunch of extra, extremely useful functions that you can use out of the box, in the other, you need to learn a new language and develop a new skill. apples and oranges... sws extensions are pretty transparent unless you're using new beta features and then you get to be a part of their development (only if you want).
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #244
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absolutely ^

plus, if they do stop working on the SWS, the guys have stated they will allow the reaper devs to put it in the full version or reaper so you won't suddenly loose these features. (unless that's changed but I completely believe it hasn't and even then the SWS stuff normally only "acts" on stuff temporarily and doesn't need to be installed for songs with it to still load)
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #245
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Lets see...

1. Switchable Pre/Post Fader Metering per track.

2. Peak and/or RMS(set by master track)metering per track. switchable peak, Rms, or both.
My top two as well.

I'll take a PFL toggle that affects all tracks. No need confusing me with a PFL on each track.

Same with Peak vs RMS.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:30 PM   #246
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My top two as well.

I'll take a PFL toggle that affects all tracks. No need confusing me with a PFL on each track.
If you wanna play with the big boys you gotta put on your big boy pants...

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #247
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If you wanna play with the big boys you gotta put on your big boy pants...

Those aren't "big boy pants", they're geriatric diapers.

Traditional studios are dying, the home user / bedroom producer is where things have been headed for a very long time.

In my opinion, those needing a 1970's recording studio setup in a DAW have had their needs catered to for long enough, and there is plenty of capable software options.

Personally, I really hope Reaper 5 is looking forward, not backwards. Yes, that's subjective, but to me it means less recording oriented features and more production oriented features and workflow improvements (Bitwig/Live functionality implemented with the elegance and ease of Studio One) .
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:04 AM   #248
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Personally, I really hope Reaper 5 is looking forward, not backwards. Yes, that's subjective, but to me it means less recording oriented features and more production oriented features and workflow improvements (Bitwig/Live functionality implemented with the elegance and ease of Studio One) .
I am on the completely opposite , more recording oriented features and less "production" . But as long as reaper stays flexible as it is, the most important thing is, that we can still exchange projects, although we are on a completely different approach.....
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:48 AM   #249
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Musicbynumbers,

To be honest, I havent put forth an honest effort using the SWS stuff. I will give it a honest go before I BIT$CH too much.

I guess what I wish for is that there were two releases. One following the current format, and one with things included in the basic install (SWS Features, a typical users keyboard shortcuts, extra toolbars, etc).

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Old 04-11-2014, 07:05 AM   #250
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A lot of users are switching from reaper to Bitwig/StudioOne/Live for one reason :
They all have :
- Easy to use basic multi-pads drumsamplers (drag'n'drop)
- Easy to use basic samplers (drag'n'drop...)(in order to use your own sounds fast)
- Easy to use basic Synth, with of course some presets in it...
- better visuals.
- Some daws, like bitwig, includes easy swing function.

So...out of the box, you can compose and create easely.

You can't do that with Reaper.
One must search (try to find a good vsti sampler out there nowadays in order to use your own wav captures...good luck)(Native, Motu or Steinberg maybe ? with all those iloks and e-licensers troubles...and so on...please check out the price...)in order to fill those lacks.

I'll tend to say that you can easely find all sorts of vst effects to meet needs, but regarding composing, what works best must be included in the DAW.
At least basic instruments.
And please don't suggest ReaSynth or ReaSamplomatic, until you've tried others daws like bitwig/presonus/reason/live, etc...
Regards to Dev and users
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:05 PM   #251
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1: Pre-roll, with user-adjustable amounts.

2: Pre-roll, with user-adjustable amounts.

3: Pre-roll, with user-adjustable amounts.

4: Pre-roll, with user-adjustable amounts.

5: Pre-roll, with user-adjustable amounts.



6: Other stuff.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #252
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1. VST 3 (I need Vocalign)
2. Metronome upgrade (you should be able to save some presets for metronome sounds, quick change of beats per measure without having to change double the bpm, etc.)
3. Better envelope editing. (I don't want to have to "reduce the number of points" every time). We need to be able to choose between certain envelope resolutions in the preferences.
4. ARA
5. Export midi as sheet music (score) for when you have to register your song.
6. Some basic video editing features like in Windows Movie Maker (fade in/out black/white, filters, etc).

The first three are biggies for me.

Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:03 AM   #253
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Hey guys, a year old Reaper user here, first post! This almost perfect DAW could use one tweak IMO:

FX grouping!
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:44 AM   #254
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1) area selection (studio one/cubase)

2) modular fx window

3) non-linear clip launcher window to build up ideas in more creative ways (ableton)

4) better graphic, especially for grid lines on items :\\\

5) possibility to moove track envelopes and color them
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #255
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- better visuals.
If you have double/big monitors, I SERIOUSLY recommend trying out the White Tie Imperial skin.

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Here's a crazy idea: optional, inbuilt, nonlinear preamp saturation models for every channel, modelling something like the Neve and/or tube preamps. Not a separate effect, but something that you could just switch on with a simple click in the track view.. and the console saturation itself on the master of course.

Just planting seeds..
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