Cockos - REAPER 1.844

Making Music

* better looping (sub-sample accurate!)
* more alt+* keys in media item dialog
* overhaul of project/item attaching to beats/time (project settings, track override, item overrides)
* items that contain midi always have their length/rate adjusted on time signature changes
* midi editor: quantize quantizes to project grid if currently showing project grid
* updated dither_psycho that includes 88/96khz support (thanks schwa)
* better track selection on right click menu
* arm/unarm all tracks actions
* search options for actions in prefs/keyboard/edit
* focus resetting when closing FX windows using escape (for certain plugins)
* fixed looping metronome issues
* media item multi edit dialog: fixed potential for precision loss when editing multiple items
* ReaNINJAM: server list in connect dialog
* ReaComp: optimized antialias (oversampling) mode
* ReaComp: fixed bug with antialias mode storing (might need to check old projects)

* new default option to use the same file for looped recording
* fixes to varispeed loop recording and autopunch recording
* prefixing + or - in Ctrl+J dialog moves relative
* better docked/undocked transport sizing
* new dither_psycho (thanks schwa)
* ASIO: support for type 27 (32/24 bit) PCM samples
* ReaEQ: fixed combobox changing during automation issue
* ReaComp: default RMS size is now 5ms, to reduce distortion, updated ui for AA/limiting
* ReaInsert: MIDI channel options
* ReaNINJAM: revamped reaper-ish UI, better show button behavior
* ReaNINJAM: remote channels now default to -12dB

* added preliminary screenset support
* better track tooltip positioning
* IIR based SRC is now slightly faster
* reacomp antialiasing and limiting modes
* ReaNINJAM: optional non-TempoSync mode for tracks (good for non-NINJAM style use)
* ReaNINJAM: internal updates and optimizations, monitoring when not connected matches connected monitoring
* I/O dialog: fixed focus after tweaking i/o parameters
* I/O dialog: fixed midi send combobox ordering
* updated utility/bitred for much better dither (thanks to loser, billoon and schwa)
* added utility/dither and utility/dither_psycho (...)
* midi editors remember their position/options in project
* disk writes now default to asynchronous, asynchronous write-through (old style) is available in prefs/buffering/advanced
* faster file copy dialogs
* Improvements to NINJAM clipsort.log importing (optional conversion of large numbers of files to .WAV)
* Scott Stillwell's new waveshaping "badbussmojo" effect
* bonus update: new splash screen, default option to show splash while loading projects

Fast and powerful editing facilities

* Tool-less mouse interface -- spend less time clicking
* Drag and drop files to instantly import them into a project
* Support for mixing any combination of file type/samplerate/bit depth/etc on each track
* Easily split, move, and resize items
* Each item has easily manipulated fades and volume
* Tab to transient support
* Configurable and editable automatic crossfading of overlapping items
* Per-item pitch shift and time stretch
* Arbitrary item grouping - easily group any number of items across any number of tracks (great for drum editing)
* Markers and envelopes can be moved in logical sync with editing operations
* Ripple editing - moving/deletion of items can optionally affect later items
* Multiple tempos and time signatures per project
* Ability to define regions, and quickly move/copy regions (and their contents), to quickly try out alternate arrangements
* Automation envelopes for volume, pan, and plug-in parameters
* Configurable locking settings (lock items, envelopes, loop selection, etc, independently)

Outstanding routing capabilities

* Tracks can be viewed and used as normal tracks, or....
* Each track can function as a track and as a bus
* Each track can send to any number of other tracks (unlimited multiple parallel sends*)
* Each track can send to any number of hardware outputs (mono or stereo) for monitoring or analog mixing
* Every send can send audio and/or MIDI, audio sends can be before FX, after FX, or after the track's volume/pan faders
* Every send has its own volume/pan/phase controls
* Tracks can have as many as 64 channels, for easy support of multi-out VSTi, as well as enormous sidechain flexibility
* Routing Matrix window for easy viewing and changing of routing
* Feedback routing is supported

Powerful recording options

* Direct multi-track recording to all supported formats, including WAV/W64/BWF, MIDI, WavPack, FLAC, and OGG
* Record monitoring allows you to run FX on inputs and route them while stopped and/or while recording
* Per-track record monitoring settings: off, on, tape auto style (monitoring when recording, not monitoring when playing)
* Per-track record mode selection (can record input, mixed track output, track MIDI output, or just monitor+route only)
* Change any track's record arming, input, monitoring, or record mode at any time (even while recording)
* Supports auto-punch in/out, and multi-item/multi-track auto-punch
* Supports looped recording adding takes
* Can record entire mixed (live) output
* Automatically add recorded items to any existing items as new takes
* Automatic gapless file switching to avoid 2GB/4GB filesystem limits

MIDI support

* MIDI files can be inserted in any track
* Piano roll MIDI editor with velocity, pitch, and CC controls
* Support for multi-track recording/monitoring of any MIDI hardware input
* Any number of tracks can send to any MIDI hardware output
* Support for VSTi/DXi softsynths and VST MIDI fx
* Support for MIDI sending/receiving to ReWire devices
* Support for recording a track's output (audio or MIDI) independent of what input is selected (meaning you can record live the audio output of a softsynth from a MIDI source, or even more interestingly record the MIDI output of ReaGate from a live (audio) input)

Customizable user interface

* Configurable shortcut keys -- customize the keyboard keys to work the way you are used to, or use REAPER's intuitive default mapping
* Color themes: change the way REAPER appears to meet your tastes, or choose one of nearly 50 themes included
* User arrangeable user interface. The following windows can be hidden, docked, or floated to meet your needs:
o Track mixer view
o Transport controls
o Undo history
o Media explorer
o Routing matrix
o Navigator
o FX browser
o Track FX chains
o Performance meter
o Big clock
o Virtual MIDI keyboard
o more!

Extremely small footprint
REAPER is full featured, but small and FAST. It starts and closes fast, and is easily installed on new systems or on portable drives. Despite being lightweight, it can still utilize heavyweight hardware (including multiple CPU cores, network computers, and add-in DSP cards).

Easy to use
Equally usable by hobby users and professionals alike. Simply drag and drop one of many kinds of files in to edit existing material, or insert a track and arm it for recording. No complex project settings or definitions are required.

Wide open compatibility

* Human readable and editable project file format
* Support for on-the-fly reading and writing of many common file formats, including WAV/W64/BWF, MID, AIFF, WavPack, FLAC, MP3 and OGG
* Support for consolidating track edits, to enable easy export of edited audio
* Support for rendering track stems, to enable easy export (with FX and automation)
* EDL import/export for both Samplitude and Vegas
* Includes ReaRoute, which enables sending/receiving of audio to/from most other ASIO enabled applications

System Requirements

Minimum system: 500mhz processor, Windows 98/ME/2000/XP with 128MB RAM, 10MB free disk space, 800x600 in 256 colors or higher, Windows compatible sound hardware

Recommended system: Multiple processors, Windows 2000/XP with 1GB RAM, >1GB free disk space, 1280x1024 in 16.7M colors, ASIO sound drivers


REAPER is uncrippled unexpiring shareware. Be sure to purchase a license if you use it past the evaluation period. The full license agreement will be presented to you when you run the installer.