Old 11-20-2017, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Bitwig modulators, closest in Reaper, comparison of power?

Bitwig has modulators, what does Reaper have which is closest, and how powerful can Reaper be against Bitwig modulators? In terms of flexibility, usability, easy to setup. Or asked in a different way: Coolest way to setup modulators in Reaper.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:49 PM   #2
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The parameter modulation system that is in Reaper isn't great (which doesn't mean it's completely horrible, just not great) and I think it can't be properly replaced with 3rd party code either. I have seen nicer to use and more advanced implementations in other hosts.

BitWig may have the best parameter modulation currently available within a "normal" host. (Obviously things like Max/MSP offer even more control over such things but for example Max/MSP is not a typical track based host.)
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:26 AM   #3
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You can do a lot with Cableguys Midishaper - and it's not expensive
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:37 AM   #4
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I personally really like the parameter modulation system in REAPER and use it frequently (on almost every project actually) but I agree with Xenakios that there's certainly plenty of room for improvement. It can be somewhat cumbersome to set up. What it does do though is extremely useful.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:03 AM   #5
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I don't like the modulation system at all. It's very complicated and unflexible compared to other DAWs. Regarding this, Bitwig is by far the best competitor on the market.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:16 AM   #6
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yes ! it +s not very intuitive. Just a little GUI improvement and small features and it would be far more useful and fun.
Copy paste modulations alone would be already very good
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