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Old 02-01-2017, 07:00 AM   #78
Joe Miller
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Join Date: May 2014
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This is the same issue I've posted about previously, bad enough for me to retire Reaper to just editing jobs on the side. I'm not convinced this is specific to any graphics driver, I see the issues on Ati Mac Pro, Nvidia based Macbook Pro, and more recent Intel onboard graphics on Macbook Pro. The Reaper gui is always significantly slower than Windows, and in particular certain 'items' draw much slower than others, e.g. The playhead ruler is very slow and staggering, as is the counter/big clock, yet the audio meters on mixer channels are smoothly running at 60hz.

On top of this, Sierra has made this worse than ever (stopped at El Capitan here)

I do remember when Logic X first appeared the playhead was so bad as to be unusable, it seemed the entire arrange window was refreshing at 1hz, but updates over time seem to have restored Logic X to Logic 9 smoothness so clearly it's possible refine this.

If I had to choose between 'actual retina support' and simply having Reaper run smoothly albeit with 'fuzzy-looking (non retina)' on the retina Macs, I would definitely choose smooth over the resolution thanks!

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