Reaper 6 is here!

synkrotron

A creator of Stuff
I've been having some fun messing up the REAPER 6 rtconfig.txt file :grin:

So far I have create a "divider" track for both the TCP and MCP:-





The MCP tracks have been narrowed as much as possible but without using the Theme Adjuster (and I get to keep the fader).

And here is a slimmer cut down Master Track:-




Took me ages to do that :sad: but I am happy with the end result even though some things are broken (Borders, for instance) :grin:

Okay, time for bed!
 

Xaviez

Member
I gave Reaper 6 a quick go and the new CC lane editing is cool. But I'm also a bit averse to change in software (I still use Winamp as mp3 player)
Not that it matters, but just a fun fact in case you didn't already know. Justin, the main man behind Reaper is also the man that created Winamp way back when. :D
 

Xaviez

Member
I've been having some fun messing up the REAPER 6 rtconfig.txt file :grin:

So far I have create a "divider" track for both the TCP and MCP:-





The MCP tracks have been narrowed as much as possible but without using the Theme Adjuster (and I get to keep the fader).

And here is a slimmer cut down Master Track:-




Took me ages to do that :sad: but I am happy with the end result even though some things are broken (Borders, for instance) :grin:

Okay, time for bed!
Very nice! I like this, mind sharing it on stash?
 

chrisr

Senior Member
Not that it matters, but just a fun fact in case you didn't already know. Justin, the main man behind Reaper is also the man that created Winamp way back when. :D
Wow - I did not know that. A quick google suggests he did quite well from the sale of Nullsoft. Huge respect to him for staying passionate about audio app development and not just spending his days on the beach.... although, maybe he does both?
 

mixolydian

Active Member
As far as I know there're just two programmers behind Reaper, probably not too much time for beach and stuff.

I'm no Reaper user so far, I don't get used to it, but follow the community from time to time. The developer sometimes reacts quick to provide with bugfixes. That on its own tells a thing about his/their dedication to the program and customers.
 

KallumS

Active Member
As far as I know there're just two programmers behind Reaper, probably not too much time for beach and stuff.
That's one thing that worries me actually. What happens when Justin steps away from the project? Does that mean no more updates to Reaper, would the company be sold? Or perhaps Reaper will be open-sourced. Who knows.
 

MOMA

Stockholm, Sweden
I'm personally loving the new version and I still love the White Tie Imperial theme. An oldie, but a goodie, especially with a dual monitor setup:

I do like the White Tie, but is there a way to get the background of the track lanes in white? I have a hang up on this dark environment and I want it bright as I find so much more uplifting to work with. Today I use the protools look with a bright background and it is a treat, but then again the WT is tempting.

MOMA, Stockholm Sweden
 

Aphanasis

New Member
I do like the White Tie, but is there a way to get the background of the track lanes in white?
There is indeed!

If you go to Actions > Show action list and search for 'theme development', there's an action called 'Show theme tweak/configuration window'. From that window, search for 'empty' and you can edit the colours.

Hope that helps.
 
I guess I'll be sticking with V5 for a while, at least until the VST UI scaling thing is sorted. 2 out of 3 of my computers have HDPI, and so far there's no killer feature to balance out the need for scaling workarounds.... That may change if I get a big project going and run out of CPU. Then I'll be able to test those efficiency gains.

As big as the X.0 update thing is for some software, for Reaper it seems like it's a case of Justin feeling like it's been long enough at 5.x. (Maybe he just didn't want to add another decimal point of 9s.)

Best thing is the high priority on compatibility. I can be pretty sure that opening my V5 project in V6 will go smoothly.

Also waiting on a 'no punchcards' theme ;)
 

Bernard Duc

Active Member
I guess I'll be sticking with V5 for a while, at least until the VST UI scaling thing is sorted. 2 out of 3 of my computers have HDPI, and so far there's no killer feature to balance out the need for scaling workarounds.... That may change if I get a big project going and run out of CPU. Then I'll be able to test those efficiency gains.

As big as the X.0 update thing is for some software, for Reaper it seems like it's a case of Justin feeling like it's been long enough at 5.x. (Maybe he just didn't want to add another decimal point of 9s.)

Best thing is the high priority on compatibility. I can be pretty sure that opening my V5 project in V6 will go smoothly.

Also waiting on a 'no punchcards' theme ;)
Actually for me some of the new features are huge. Justin said that he wouldn’t be comfortable adding some of those features in a 5.x version. There is a logic behind the version number change that goes beyond money making and how Justin feels it.

But I don’t understand people who don’t update since they can keep using Reaper exactly like before, with their old theme and without the HDPI improvements if so they wish.
 
Actually for me some of the new features are huge. Justin said that he wouldn’t be comfortable adding some of those features in a 5.x version. There is a logic behind the version number change that goes beyond money making and how Justin feels it.

But I don’t understand people who don’t update since they can keep using Reaper exactly like before, with their old theme and without the HDPI improvements if so they wish.
d'oh! Yeah, I can run it in windows compatibility mode just like I did 5. I already forgot about being able to do that.
 

CQrity

Member
That's one thing that worries me actually. What happens when Justin steps away from the project? Does that mean no more updates to Reaper, would the company be sold? Or perhaps Reaper will be open-sourced. Who knows.
Well, every DAW can loose important people or gets sold or just vanishes. I know why you bring it up though. Honestly, if Reaper vanishes, so what? It's one of the most affordable options out there. You won't loose a big investment. Learn another DAW.

Stuff can happen. Why worry about it? I'd rather deal with it when it happens.
 

Bernard Duc

Active Member
Well, every DAW can loose important people or gets sold or just vanishes. I know why you bring it up though. Honestly, if Reaper vanishes, so what? It's one of the most affordable options out there. You won't loose a big investment. Learn another DAW.

Stuff can happen. Why worry about it? I'd rather deal with it when it happens.
Justin said one time that if anything happens to him it’s not the end of Cockos.