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Old 17th January 2020
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Is Reaper more powerful than Protools?

EDIT: Clarification

Is Reaper more powerful than Protools with regards to feature set, performance of UI and raw processing performance?

price/value not applicable..... thanks
Old 17th January 2020
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no.
Old 17th January 2020
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It's only a 12 MB download, you can run it from a USB thumb drive ...and only costs $60...and you can run a non-crippled, full featured trial for a few months before buying.

So try it out for yourself, and report back here with your findings
Old 17th January 2020
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Yes
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maybe
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maybe
.....PS, nice try squire : are WAV and AIFF Obsolete at this point?
Old 17th January 2020
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Does Protools have item(reaper)/Object(Samp.) capability?
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More powerful?
Probably.

Easy to use?
No. (Not if you are a advanced DAW user).

Efficient in a multichannel TV of film sound context?
No.

Great standard UI?
Hell no. Compare it to the PT UI and you will understand.

Clever and adaptable?
Yes.

As good as Nuendo from a post user standpoint?
No.

As good as Cubase for composing or scoring?
Not in n my opinion.

In terms of CPU usage?
Yes.

Again - Is it more powerful?
That would depend on use case scenario, user geek level and much much more.
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.....PS, nice try squire : are WAV and AIFF Obsolete at this point?
Why have you moved this lame, open-ended, click-bait debate to a new thread, when it was limping along quite amusingly in the original one ? >>>. are WAV and AIFF Obsolete at this point?
Old 18th January 2020
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.....PS, nice try squire : are WAV and AIFF Obsolete at this point?
The only thing I was "try"ing to do is not hijack the other thread.
Old 18th January 2020
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The only thing I was "try"ing to do is not hijack the other thread.
I see, well..have fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8bgDe64SA0
Old 18th January 2020
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Old 18th January 2020
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It depends on what you're trying to do.

It has the the potential to be far more powerful than Pro Tools in many ways, and is far more customizable, but this comes at the cost of ease of use. Many pros would rather have one way to do something they're used to, not 5 ways they're not.

It's also important to ask who's Reaper?

I haven't used Cubase in 10 years, but my Reaper looks and acts a lot like it.

My skin is different, my key commands are different, my menu's are different, there's custom actions created by myself and others, scripts and extensions etc.

If I were to open up the stock version of Reaper I'd be as lost as many others the first time they run it.

Reaper is what you make of it.
Old 18th January 2020
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I've heard PT is a bloated, internally outdated, and a sluggish curse on major studios that "have" to use it. A lot of bloat is probably mostly due to their interfacing with both new and legacy hardware/components, etc. I use Reaper and recently download PT for a try then took it out quickly - it seemed more like toy compared to Reaper to be honest. Reaper actually allows programming/scripting into its functions + it has many many unique minute focused functions and capabilities that are not found in other DAWs.

The big problem is most people run scared from Reaper for the same reasons they dropped out of algebra class in high school.
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The big problem is most people run scared from Reaper for the same reasons they dropped out of algebra class in high school.
In other words, they are focused on actually making music.
(Reaper is on my drive, but haven't found a suitable project for it)
Old 18th January 2020
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In other words, they are focused on actually making music.
(Reaper is on my drive, but haven't found a suitable project for it)
No. The functions (useful) are out of their league.
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No. The functions (useful) are out of their league.
…as they are musicians and not engineers. A lot of those don't want to be in that league you desperately need to be a part of to start with and rather spend their time getting into playing with actual hardware, like MPC Live, the DX7 or some early Elektron devices. About 80-90% of the people I know in music weren't aces in Algebra. They are successful, so your implied "theory" about a connection fall flat on its nose, in my book anyway.

Reaper is a nice and possibly efficient piece of software, but it certainly isn't the best DAW ever made. I like how it makes the me think of the wonderful Dr T.
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Another "my DAW is better than yours"?
Who cares, make music...
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Another "my DAW is better than yours"?
I have a "bumper sticker" on my CPU that reads:

"My other DAW is ProTools running on a Mac".
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I have a "bumper sticker" on my CPU that reads:

"My other DAW is ProTools running on a Mac".
that's cool
Old 18th January 2020
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…as they are musicians and not engineers. A lot of those don't want to be in that league you desperately need to be a part of to start with and rather spend their time getting into playing with actual hardware, like MPC Live, the DX7 or some early Elektron devices. About 80-90% of the people I know in music weren't aces in Algebra. They are successful, so your implied "theory" about a connection fall flat on its nose, in my book anyway.

Reaper is a nice and possibly efficient piece of software, but it certainly isn't the best DAW ever made. I like how it makes the me think of the wonderful Dr T.
Yes - to each is own. I was addressing more, the people bashing Reaper in general. The un-debatable fact is to the OP, yes it's more comprehensive if we call a spade a spade. What people like, use, promote, etc., is their business.

WOW - did BT64 have a breakdown??
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Yes - to each is own. I was addressing more, the people bashing Reaper in general. The un-debatable fact is to the OP, yes it's more comprehensive if we call a spade a spade. What people like, use, promote, etc., is their business.
So what makes it more powerful? what exactly can Reaper do that PT or say Nuendo can't do? just curious.
Old 18th January 2020
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Yes - to each is own. I was addressing more, the people bashing Reaper in general. The un-debatable fact is to the OP, yes it's more comprehensive if we call a spade a spade. What people like, use, promote, etc., is their business.
Yeah…Haven't anyone done a PT and Reaper comparison on youtube? I'd love that (if I could find the time of course).
Old 18th January 2020
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So what makes it more powerful? what exactly can Reaper do that PT or say Nuendo can't do? just curious.
Honestly, there are people that could answer those specifics better than me. When I installed PT and dick'ed with it, it seemed quite trimmed down compared to Reaper. You can program/script into Reaper as well, and I don't think you can do that with PT.

When you use PT it's like this:



When you use Reaper it's like this:




Does that make sense? No bashing - just calling a spade a spade.


Some may like the simplicity better; however, I'm just addressing your original post.
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So what makes it more powerful?
The price.
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The price.
I think mean it may be a better value, but as far as features go, what makes it more powerful?
Old 18th January 2020
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Does that make sense
not really since a graphing calculator has way more features than a standard arithmetic calculator. Does reaper have a significantly more features than PT or Nuendo? if so what are they?? scripting is cool but is that really needed? I mean you can do UI automation and scripting with native Windows or OSX. So it doesn't even matter if it is in an application.
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I think mean it may be a better value, but as far as features go, what makes it more powerful?
You could start here: https://allsoundlab.net/reaper-vs-pro-tools/
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