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Re: Reaper
      30/05/07 06:15 PM

Our rants become congruent! I yearn for the fleet of foot grace of the old VST, and I sorely miss the Phrase Synth, though I think only I used it!

I have avoided SX4, it looks clunky, and while the look of a software shouldn't have any imapact at all as long as it reliably churns out the goods, I do wish the GUI was as good looking as Logic.

Whether Reaper supplants Cubase as the De Facto sequencer remains to be seen. There certainly is a market for such a product. I didn't find it intuitive, and as I said, I gave it a trial run and a wheel fell off. I suppose had I the time and inclination I would have give it more time, but why bother beating yourself up trying to fine tune some software when the sturdy old bus called Cubase does the job anyway.

I don;lt wjhy I make these motoring analogies, maybe because I used to be a petrol head, and spent most my time tinkering under the bonnet, and then it dawned, I never actually drove anywhere!

Now,I would be happy to weld a car bonnet up and never touch the engine, but get my hit from driving the thing instead.

ANd I get the impression that

1) Reaper has got a great self-publicising method, it has it's legions of people in exhulatations, and yet, what's it done so far?

2) I think many of these people are jubilant about Reaper's existence, is not because Reaper is good, but because Cubase is bad - in their opinion

Or is it just my contrary nature, I've never been a neophyte, unless whatever has come along is truly revolutionary and has such an influence that it becomes an essential part of one's day. OK, that sounds a bit melodramatic but what I'm trying to say is that I can remember the introduction of Cubase and electronic music moved from obscurity to ubiquity.

So call me old fashioned but I have an affection for Cubase, all the happiness it has brought me - I am almost weeping sentimental tears of joy, reminiscing over the first time I got my Atari STE and fart*d about with floppies, and MPU401, scouring the North West for MIDI cables, sitting, cursing, well into the wee small hours trying to get ordered noise from it, and then passing over the threshold of insanity into the Realm of Sumptuous Caprice and it started to speak to me in harmonious tongue.

SOme of my mates say, I never actually crossed over the threshold from insanity!

Now how is Reaper going to make me switch - I don't think so!

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* Reaper Deca 29/05/07 08:36 PM
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. * Re: Reaper 4TrackMadman   31/05/07 05:00 PM
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. * Re: Reaper Dave B   31/05/07 10:20 PM
. * Re: Reaper Sarge   31/05/07 10:34 PM
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. * Re: Reaper Dave B   31/05/07 03:13 PM
. * Re: Reaper adrian_k   31/05/07 03:29 PM
. * Re: Reaper Michael B   31/05/07 09:10 AM
. * Re: Reaper marsnic   31/05/07 11:58 AM
. * Re: Reaper Michael B   31/05/07 09:07 AM
. * Re: Reaper Michael B   30/05/07 06:15 PM
. * Re: Reaper adrian_k   31/05/07 02:20 PM
. * Re: Reaper marsnic   31/05/07 08:57 AM
. * Re: Reaper Dave B   30/05/07 02:00 PM
. * Re: Reaper Michael B   30/05/07 01:34 PM
. * Re: Reaper Michael B   30/05/07 08:59 AM
. * Re: Reaper x2k   31/05/07 08:51 AM
. * Re: Reaper Dave B   30/05/07 12:18 PM
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. * Re: Reaper Stickybud   30/05/07 06:38 AM
. * Re: Reaper Martin WalkerModerator   30/05/07 01:12 PM
. * Re: Reaper Michael B   29/05/07 10:10 PM
. * Re: Reaper Sarge   30/05/07 03:25 AM
. * Re: Reaper Doublehelix   29/05/07 09:01 PM
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