Old 10-31-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
chip mcdonald
Human being with feelings
 
chip mcdonald's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NA - North Augusta South Carolina
Posts: 3,737
Default Unique Features Summation List

There needs to be a simple list of "Unique Features to Reaper". It should be differentiated from others DAWS, and that's the root of it...

For instance the "apply FX as new take", etc.. IMO Reaper's strongest asset are the different ways of doing things in a more efficient manner, it's hard to glean that from the "software release" blurb on the download page, and from the online docs.
__________________
]]]>-guitar lessons - www.chipmcdonald.com-<[[[
Experiencing Guitar: Essays from Teaching by Chip McDonald https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521877823..._QZJxAbA4GVDC1
chip mcdonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
Jason Brian Merrill
Human being with feelings
 
Jason Brian Merrill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northeastern PA, USA
Posts: 20,865
Default

this is a great idea for a list there are alot of things, but i think we could possibly be used to it by now, we're so spoiled.

i think one of the great features is the customizability of REAPER. we can decide just how a track will show up, in what state, and what not. That is great. The plugin scanning options are perfect, and no other host has this type of control.

theres tons more but ill have to play around a bit.
__________________
Beliefs do not require respect. People do.
Jason Brian Merrill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
olzzon
Human being with feelings
 
olzzon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 706
Default

ATM i mostly work in ProTools, because of some jobs iīve got.
And i miss so many features from reaper.
ScrollWheel over faders.
Routing.
Fast input setup via Matrix. (itīs so fast when you setup input for 24 tracks)
Ripple edit on all tracks. PT can do ripple on one track, and then you can group tracks, but itīs nowhere as elegant as reaper. And you markers get screwed.
SHIFT-F iīve changed to select the FX-chain window for the selected track, and press "A", itīs way faster to use than, the submenu system PT to get an FX, especially when you have your favorites. It can be refined, i dream of open default folder, so that it can open my favorite list when i sel add fX, instead i need to select that folder every times.
Installation on all your machines, no need to move dongles, or any other copy protection, every time you wanīt to do some work somewhere else.
The take function, itīs a nice way to work, when combing vox.

This was a little for the list.
__________________
Light travels faster than sound. Thatīs why some people appear bright until you hear them speak
Kasper Olsson Hans
olzzon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 11:04 AM   #4
d. gauss
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,385
Default

all you really need on the list is:

a developer who LISTENS to customers/users needs and supports them in a more than timely fashion.

-d. gauss
d. gauss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 11:38 AM   #5
olzzon
Human being with feelings
 
olzzon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 706
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d. gauss
all you really need on the list is:

a developer who LISTENS to customers/users needs and supports them in a more than timely fashion.

-d. gauss
YEAH, thatīs the FIRST on the list.
and the SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH and FIFTH

+1000000
__________________
Light travels faster than sound. Thatīs why some people appear bright until you hear them speak
Kasper Olsson Hans
olzzon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 02:34 PM   #6
Art Evans
Mortal
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 6,656
Default

Apart from the unique features there are also the 'rare' features which would cost you a bomb to collect from the various apps which do have them too.
Art Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
Justin
Administrator
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 12,476
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d. gauss
all you really need on the list is:

a developer who LISTENS to customers/users needs and supports them in a more than timely fashion.

-d. gauss
The problem with this argument is people have to actually interact this way to really believe it...

also, it amazes me that people seem to think that support offered by large companies is better than small companies-- from my experience it is quite the opposite (from the mail order bacon place to the ISP I use, the smaller businesses seem to really be much more of a dream to work with)

-J (from UK)

P.S. something I started writing a couple months ago but never finished, talking about our process/ideals: http://reaper.fm/ssd.php
Justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 07:10 PM   #8
EnzymeX
Human being with feelings
 
EnzymeX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 453
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin
The problem with this argument is people have to actually interact this way to really believe it...

also, it amazes me that people seem to think that support offered by large companies is better than small companies-- from my experience it is quite the opposite (from the mail order bacon place to the ISP I use, the smaller businesses seem to really be much more of a dream to work with)

-J (from UK)

P.S. something I started writing a couple months ago but never finished, talking about our process/ideals: http://reaper.fm/ssd.php
I can't speak for the rest of the forum, but this is exactly why I registered my copy of Reaper and support your company.

You are making a big difference! Keep it up!
EnzymeX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 07:55 PM   #9
Jason Brian Merrill
Human being with feelings
 
Jason Brian Merrill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northeastern PA, USA
Posts: 20,865
Default

its funny, but using a warez version of reaper is sooooo retarded because the trial version is totally untimlimited and uncrippled.

you could use it totally for free if you wanted, no one the wiser except you and your conscience. I dont really know of any other company who does this.

some may say (likely underinformed), sure, justin can "afford" it, but regardless of his financial standing, which is no ones business and does anyone really know anyway --- the thing is, every dev wants recognition for his work, knowing that people are interested, that people are tuning in -- and i know Justin is no different.

That being said, Justin has been very resposive to the needs of his user base. And by buying his product, you are showing your support of him and his work, which is, in turn supporting US, the musicians, engineers, producers, etc....

i think one of the best things is portability....

lets say you dont have your reg info with you.

no problem, it doesnt matter at all. Just download the <2 meg file from the website, and fire it up on any pc, and record. when you are done, take the work with you, and load it on your home/studio pc.

its just great.
__________________
Beliefs do not require respect. People do.
Jason Brian Merrill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 08:36 PM   #10
Art Evans
Mortal
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 6,656
Default

Good manifesto, Justin. You're either a bit crazy or a bit special. I'd go for the latter.

Enjoy the UK. There's a little lad over there, my grandson, not a year old and I've not yet had the chance to get over and meet him (being too busy having fun with Reaper...) - his name is Arthur Evans. Really.
Art Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 09:56 PM   #11
glenn
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1
Default

Hi All!

Reading your manifesto, Justin, reminds me of a book I read about 20 years ago by the economist E.F. Schumacher entitled "Small is Beautiful". It truly is!
I've been reading the forums for the last 3 months and have witnessed a committed community doing amazing!!! work. Last week I paid for my licence - to show my support for this project.
Apologize for being slightly off topic.

All the best
glenn
glenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2006, 03:04 AM   #12
Art Evans
Mortal
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 6,656
Default

Here's an interesting sidelight on the whole business, including some of Justin's Thoughts in the link above:-

If you look on the Softpedia site, the most popular download is Cool Edit Pro 2.1 - 1,379,000 downloads. Reaper isn't ranked in the popularity list - it has 10,214 downloads.

Now given that CEP2.1 has been around for some years, of course it's cranked up more downloads than Reaper, but it's worth mentioning that it's been unlicensable for at least two years, so anyone downloading it now will need a cracked serial number or whatever after the demo trial expires.

Hopefully people will start to find that CEP2.1 (which, as memory serves me, doesn't support VST effects let alone VSTi instruments), is starting to look rather dated compared to Reaper, which is licencable and doesn't require you to step on the wrong side of the law (in many territories) to make it work for more than a month if you really, really can't pay for it.
Art Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2006, 04:00 AM   #13
Art Evans
Mortal
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 6,656
Default

Here's an interesting piece of history, which confirms what I heard someone say elsewhere (that Reaper now is like Cool Edit right at the start) -

This comes from the registration page of Cool Edit 1.32 which dates from about 1993 - 693Kb unzipped - which I just downloaded from a site preserving old versions of software -

Quote:
Demonstration Copy

Currently, you have the demonstration version of Cool Edit, which has 100% functionality on 2 function groups per editing session. If you wish to use
another function that is currently disabled, you must exit all instances of Cool-Edit, and re-start it to choose the functions you desire.



David Johnston
xxxxx xx 147th Place
xxxxx, WA 98019

I am considering US $20 - $25 a fair registration fee, although if you think it is worth more, then I will gladly accept more . If you register, you will be
sent a registration number that will unlock the software, allowing unlimited use of all functions all the time. Keep in mind that even though this product is
Share-Ware now, it may not always be that way, and you may be asked to purchase the full retail product instead (that is, if there ever is a full retail
product.)


You may include your internet address for a faster response.

If you have the Demo version, and want to Register, click Register below.
That version would run without payment, but you couldn't access all the functions at once - you had to exit and choose another function to run at startup.

Looks like Justin is following in a fine (and very successful) tradition, after a fashion.

[Edit - just came across this in the help file Q&A section -

Quote:
Q: How long did it take you to make this program?
A: It took me almost a year of programming in the evenings and weekends to produce what you see here. I had actually started writing some of the
waveform transformation functions six months prior when I wrote a DOS only version of Cool, which only worked with Sound Blaster files. I first
ported that functionality to Windows, then added on functions and features from there, and eventually ended up with this creation. The brainwave
function (Transform->Wave) was written around April to May of 1992, and eventually released to ShareWare in July of 1992. I experimented for
several months with different sound/relaxation techniques before finding the one which worked extremely well.
David was evidently not such a fast worker as Justin....

Last edited by Art Evans; 11-01-2006 at 04:58 AM.
Art Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 06:49 PM   #14
Spon
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 447
Default

It must have been all that experimentation with relaxation techniques...
Spon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.