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What do YOU use REAPER for?
Old 12th April 2007
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What do YOU use REAPER for?

I see people using REAPER for Classical recordings and broadcast of same.

I use REAPER in a mobile recording setup, one pretty big and the other just a laptop with some presonous stuff

I see people creating new music with it

What do YOU do with it?
Old 12th April 2007
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I use it for both recording our live rehearsals/jams (which is why I like things like being able to arm/unarm tracks/change their inputs while recording), as well as composing and recording songs (using both real instruments and softsynths). I'm not a great musician, though...

Here's our live recordings:
(which also has a nifty web interface via )

Here's the band that I'm in with Christophe and Brennan (when we all feel like it):

And here are a few tracks produced with reaper, and done mostly via distributed collaboration with a friend of mine who lives on the east coast (these are some of my favorites):

OK, so I'm a better programmer than musician.. but I enjoy both tremendously


P.S. This is probably pipelineaudio's request, too, but I'd love to hear what other GS people who use REAPER are doing, too...
Old 12th April 2007 | Show parent
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A little pop will save us is excellent Justin!

i use reaper for personal pleasure only. no commercial use. i do collaborate with friends around the world and i have a small studio at my home where musicians come now and again. but all for fun!
Old 12th April 2007 | Show parent
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I use a SADiE system at work to record/edit dialogue for a cartoon series. I will be mixing it down too, but we haven't hit that production stage!

Oh, this is about REAPER. SOrry

Outside of work, I'm a musician, with a number of recording project on the go at any given time. I've been trialing a few different DAW programs for home use lately - I actually picked up an Mbox a while back, but I'm finding Pro Tools far too restrictive in terms of expandability. Having to pay extra for the ability to use VST plugins, or export an MP3, that sort of thing. After trying REAPER, and realising how much more performance it can eke out of my hardware, I've found myself going to it more and more for demo work etc. Recently I did a clean re-install of my system and didn't even bother to load Pro Tools back on.

Hmm, must be about time to register!

I'm pretty much using REAPER as a virtual tape machine/mixer... I don't do any loop based stuff, and my MIDI work has been limited to recording performances & minor fine tuning. I like to render my MIDI tracks to audio once the performance is done, and I really like that REAPER can have MIDI & wave data co-existing on a track. You can Apply the FX as a new take & mute the VSTi, but still have the MIDI data there if you need to tweak later.

I don't have anything online that was done with REAPER, as I'm still very much transitioning into the program... However my band's CD was produced in Cubase SX using much the same workflow. Audio (and video) clips can be found at

I'm trying to convince the rest of the guys to go with REAPER this time around
Old 13th April 2007 | Show parent
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I use it as a dongle-less solution for mobile or semi-mobile recording. My main setup uses samplitude, and I'm afraid of losing / stepping on my dongle when recording in our rehearsal space.

I also use it to mess around with writing / arranging songs on my day job computer during lunch (shhh, don't tell my boss!).
Old 14th April 2007 | Show parent
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At work I use Protools to edit/design/mix a 40 minute show. To tell you the truth, our old G4/400MHz PT 5.1.3 MacOS9 rig with 640MB RAM and 3 DSP farms worked better than the 1GB, 1.8GHz G4 PT6.4.1 otherwise-same-rig. And PT7.3LE doesn't work really well on my trusty little Athlon2500XP 1GB home rig.

But Reaper does. I'm mixing 30+ tracks with EQs and FX of old tracker songs and old material without trouble. It works nicely with my MCU. I'm not using it for sound design yet. Vegas and PTle work too well for that for small projects like that, but I may get there once I rename all my fx files with Soundminer.

So I use it for fun mixing at home. Love it. Payed for it.

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