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Question: Ginger, Mary Ann, or Swamp Rat Barbie? [permalink]
Asked by Punky Brewster (68.43.120.x) on January 27 2017, 1:06pm
Reply on January 29 2017, 3:41pm:
    Errr I would lean towards the word ginger, as it is a food and a type of person.

Question: Did you ever consider attending this Musical Camp with Tony Levin and friends ? threeofaperfectpair.com/ . It's worth it! [permalink]
Asked by Dali (70.55.123.x) on January 27 2017, 12:43am
Reply on January 29 2017, 3:41pm:
    Hah I haven't, though (unrelated) I'd like to join a marching band.

Question: Do you use Android or iOS? [permalink]
Asked by Albi (83.36.161.x) on January 26 2017, 3:18pm
Reply on January 26 2017, 5:11pm:
    iOS

Question: ''v2.25 -JSFX: update many stock plug-ins to define their I/O''. Just wondering, as I use many JSFX from the Stash that dont have this update. Just a bit confused, whether it affects these older FX's performance. Thanks. [permalink]
Asked by Bean (1.178.252.x) on January 26 2017, 4:57am
Reply on January 26 2017, 5:12pm:
    Ah, it's fine, just if you have a plug-in which only accesses 2 channels on a 64 channel track, REAPER will do a bit more work than necessary, but it isn't that much work. To be clear: there is no decrease in performance in that update, just a (potential) increase in performance for plug-ins that define their pin counts.

Question: Can we have detail about this flute described as "Flute (amazon $100 special)"? Nice Super8 performance BTW ! [permalink]
Asked by Dali (205.236.3.x) on January 25 2017, 1:30pm
Reply on January 25 2017, 1:58pm:
Question: Do JSFX's without the new updated I/O functions work/perform just as well as before?? [permalink]
Asked by Bean (1.178.252.x) on January 25 2017, 7:10am
Reply on January 25 2017, 1:56pm:
    Hmm what new update I/O functions?

Question: How did you come up with "Nitrane" ? [permalink]
Asked by Will (50.84.190.x) on January 23 2017, 11:16pm
Reply on January 24 2017, 3:59pm (edited at January 24 2017, 5:24pm):
    Randomness really... what's with the obsession of software from 18+ years ago? :)

Question: Any ambitions about coding a decent music player for iOS similar to BlackPlayer for Android (with connection to last.fm for covers and biographies)? Can't find anything like that at the moment... [permalink]
Asked by Albi (83.38.99.x) on January 21 2017, 12:01am
Reply on January 21 2017, 3:01am:
    Absolutely none

Question: Where would you suggest one start today if they want to learn to program audio-related software? [permalink]
Asked by Adam (131.107.174.x) on January 19 2017, 7:39pm
Reply on January 20 2017, 10:07pm:
    I'd probably start by writing some JSFX in REAPER :) It's a lot of fun and not much fuss.

Question: Did you tried and installed ReaPack ? https://reapack.com/ [permalink]
Asked by Dali (205.236.3.x) on January 18 2017, 2:13pm
Reply on January 20 2017, 10:07pm:
    Yep very cool!

Question: bring back blorp! [permalink]
Asked by derek (209.37.96.x) on January 18 2017, 1:33am
Reply on January 20 2017, 10:07pm:
    Blorp is dead, long live blorp!

Question: Why did Winamp have both a directsound and waveout output system even in the last year or two? That seems silly. [permalink]
Asked by Will (107.203.156.x) on January 12 2017, 11:10pm
Reply on January 14 2017, 1:42pm:
    Why did it have both in the beginning? Some systems did better with one vs the other... Why did it have both in the end? Feature latch.

Question: Musically speaking, do you like the humour in "Flight Of The Conchords"? [permalink]
Asked by Albi (88.24.34.x) on January 12 2017, 12:08pm
Reply on January 12 2017, 4:03pm:
    I like the music, and I like the humor in the music, yeah.

Question: Are you amazed that such things like these (link below)would be possible with JSFX or was it "expected" from you? [permalink]
Asked by Dali (205.236.3.x) on January 6 2017, 6:06pm
Reply on January 7 2017, 12:11am (edited at January 7 2017, 12:15am):
    Link: forum.cockos.com/showpost.php?p=1780440

    That's pretty fancy, a level of flare I wouldn't expect.. I dig it! but doing that in JSFX is actually a lot easier than doing it elsewhere... e.g. my bigger graphical JSFX projects like super8 and General Dynamics, to write in C++ would be a huge pain, whereas in JSFX they are nice 1100 and 500 line (respectively) scripts... without flare. I guess super8 has a slight bit...

    Looking at the code now, heh those plug-ins are huge, 8000+ lines each... Pretty pretty though :)

Question: Are data singular? [permalink]
Asked by Paul (151.229.25.x) on January 6 2017, 12:49pm
Reply on January 6 2017, 4:03pm:
    is that like spaces or tabs?

Question: I heard that you were devastated by Ronda Rousey's recent loss since she is your favorite UFC fighter. There are rumors that her loss may have a negative impact on REAPER's development. Are these rumors true? [permalink]
Asked by Mommy (99.173.156.x) on January 6 2017, 3:39am
Reply on January 6 2017, 4:03pm:
    My eyes are so watery from my days of crying that I couldn't read the question

Question: What's the one piece of advice you wish you could go back and tell 19 y/o Justin. No joking! I'm curious to hear your actual answer. [permalink]
Asked by Will (107.203.156.x) on January 4 2017, 3:08am
Reply on January 4 2017, 6:50pm:
    Go running and cycling more

Question: Err, no I'm getting a traceback just by trying stuff like fnv.hash('Close',bits=64)... I'm just trying to generate hashes for my langpack from action name (when you add new ones), since last version of langpack template is 5.22... [permalink]
Asked by EvilDragon (89.164.191.x) on January 3 2017, 8:50pm
Reply on January 3 2017, 9:34pm:
    Hmm, I dunno. I'll release a new template langpack.

Question: Is this python implementation of FNV alg (tinyurl.com/gutl4u5) good for creating langpack hashes? I'm throwing some simple things like "Close" at it but it doesn't work... [permalink]
Asked by EvilDragon (213.191.130.x) on January 3 2017, 10:20am
Reply on January 3 2017, 2:35pm:
    It probably needs a nul byte added to the end of the hashed data.

Question: What´s yopur favorite coffee? [permalink]
Asked by Adrián (186.32.32.x) on January 1 2017, 7:58pm
Reply on January 2 2017, 12:30am:
    I like many different coffees -- lattes from fancy places, plain coffee from chinatown bakeries, everything in between.
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