Are you using Windows? Maybe it all looks a little better on a Mac because MacOS is much prettier than Windows.It is no secret that I love Reaper. But this is one of the most infuriating parts of it, for me. You can say that S1 looks like a toy, ok. But everything in it looks consistent and follows the theme it has. All dialogs are skinned, no OS elements anywhere.
Are you using Windows? Maybe it all looks a little better on a Mac because MacOS is much prettier than Windows.
I guess it's a matter of taste, then, because I don't find this objectionable.Sure in practice you wouldn't often have them this many opened, but the point is when you're working and then different dialogs come at you with different background colors, it is jarring and plain annoying.
Never understood what the basic differentiator with Reaper is. Price aside, why would one choose Reaper rather than Logic, Abelton, or Studio One?
For some reason I like the default v6 gui way better than the v5 one. Midi editing feels better as well, still not as flexible as Cubase. With S1 Prime for free and Reaper so cheap, I don't know if I'll ever update my old Cubase. Still like Cubase' midi better.
I actually recently found out Reaper right now seems to blow Cubase's midi capabilities out of the water. This is coming from an experienced Cubase user, and also someone who has recently warmed up again to Steinberg's DAW.
Thing is, it requires scripts. Your tolerance for those and the tinkering required varies from person to person, of course.
The CC lane improvements are good but I'd like fewer points on the curves when drawing them in if possible.
Can confirm. I've been using Cubase for many years (still am, mostly because Reaper's UI performance is atrocious with a 4k monitor, very laggy and unresponsive with big templates) and I can 100% say that Reaper's midi editing is MILES better than Cubase's.
I can't really think of anything that you can do in Cubase midi-wise that you can't do in Reaper, but I can think of tons of things that are possible in Reaper but not in Cubase. The only problem with Reaper is that it's less intuitive. You first have to wrap your head around it, but once you do there's nothing like it on the DAW market.
The new default theme will take som time to get used to. Sticking with default 5.0 for now. That theme just feels like home.
I can't UNSEE that...Shudder.Yeah Windows here, but it looks even worse on Mac really (and tbh which OS is prettier is heavily debatable, let's not go there) and has some strange issues that Windows version doesn't have. Plus you cannot embed bridged GUIs on Mac.
If you used the theme that I was using, it would look equally bad on Mac, probably, when properly colored dialogs start mixing up with uncolored/default OS colored dialogs. Example:
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Sure in practice you wouldn't often have them this many opened, but the point is when you're working and then different dialogs come at you with different background colors, it is jarring and plain annoying.
I second that. There is an option to automatically reduce points when drawing curves by hand, according to the change log, but it doesn't do much for me. Maybe I'm not using it right.
I note the Reaper changelog specifically mentions "+ Performance: improve performance and reduce system resource consumption with large track counts". Unless it's confirmation bias I'm already seeing lower CPU usage (I think!).