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Question: Is a 15db bell boost on vocals nuts? I want that sweet airy feel, and the results sounds good to me :> am I going to destroy some poor earbuds user with another insane boost at the same exact frequency? :D
Asked by eubn (79.40.196.x) on December 15 2019, 11:40pm
Reply on December 16 2019, 2:10am:
    It's all relative, whether it is nuts depends entirely on gain structuring...
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Question: Hi there. How would you go about creating a tiny "filter" in Windows that would add some gain to an incoming signal? Similar concept to ddmf.eu/virtual-audio-stream/but just simple gain.
Asked by Daniel (155.143.123.x) on December 14 2019, 8:00am
Reply on December 16 2019, 2:10am:
    Hmm not sure I follow, would it read from a soundcard and output? Huh?
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Question: Sorry if it is inappropriate to ask here. Why REAPER UI lags so much, especially when working on big project (with lots of tracks)? In other DAWs like Studio One, FL Studio etc., their UIs are very very fast and stable and looks nice working on them because of fluidity. Is there no way to fix UI lags in REAPER and make it smooth like other major DAWs' UI? It looks like their UI works on 60 fps whereas REAPER's UI works on just 15-20 fps, not even 30 fps :(
Asked by Reaper6isGood (117.197.15.x) on December 13 2019, 2:40pm
Reply on December 13 2019, 7:50pm:
    This is not an appropriate question, sorry.
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Question: hey- do you feel missing any type of instrument to play for your productions?? (being a multi-mentalist)... violin or cello perhaps?
Asked by betech (95.151.177.x) on December 12 2019, 5:10pm
Reply on December 13 2019, 7:50pm:
    Trombone, I think
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Question: Hi, a question about dither...so lets say Reaper calculates 64 Bit float internally. If you render a 24 Bit wav file in your final export - is dithering needed or is this automatically applied inside Reaper? Or are things (Bit depth of audio and bit depth of Reaper calculation) not related at all?
Asked by Tobias (195.81.221.x) on December 12 2019, 1:40pm
Reply on December 12 2019, 4:57pm:
    Technically you do need a dither when rendering to 24-bit, and you can apply this in the render dialog.

    In reality though, given the state of noise in converters, etc, for 24-bit, dither is pretty pointless. Having some noise around -140dB is just never going to be an issue.

    In summary: dither is more important as the low end of the dynamic range becomes more audible. For 8-bit audio, dither makes a HUGE difference. For 16 bit, it makes a small difference. For 24 bit, it makes a VERY VERY small difference.
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Question: Second daw question: what's the 10 feet high level view of multithreading? I assume roughly when you get called by the call back you have a pool of threads you ask to process a DAG starting from the leaves without dependencies and going up? Let me bluntly know as soon as the questions become annoying and I'll stop :p
Asked by eubn (79.40.196.x) on December 11 2019, 11:17pm
Reply on December 12 2019, 4:53am:
    Maybe twitter would be better to avoid flooding this thing? or do it in the comments to this question? What is DAG? A good first place to look at threads is on getting data from disk. This can almost always (and should almost always) be done from a worker thread at a lower priority...
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Question: When it comes to daw development what percentage of success would be due to coding knowledge and what percentage due to domain knowledge. Assuming those are the only important one bings because it is my question
Asked by Boboram (155.70.39.x) on December 11 2019, 7:53pm
Reply on December 11 2019, 10:52pm:
    What do you mean by success? Software development isn't about knowledge IMO, it's more about vision and design and then figuring out how to do things...
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Question: Hey Justin! Nice to see what you've done for Reaper 6, it looks great! I'm Juan and I'm the leader of a Latin American Game Audio community. We've got weekly shows live where sometimes we use Reaper to show Sound Design tricks and we also do some other stuff to keep our community active. Recently we've come up with the idea of organizing a Latin American Game Audio Jam remotely. Unity and Audikinetic are interested on this adventure and we wonder if you'd like to join us! Any chance to talk about it?
Asked by Juan Jáuregui (186.31.57.x) on December 11 2019, 2:18am
Reply on December 11 2019, 10:53pm:
    Send me an email with more specifics, justin at cockos dot com!
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Question: I want to write a toy daw. I think it might be fun. Mind if I drop a bunch of general questions every once in a while in here? To start off, how does the timing of the audio callbacks work at a high level? At some point the hardware/asio/whatever will ask us for a buffer to fill. Do we do the computing then, or do we want to already have a buffer filled to give to the driver?
Asked by eubn (79.40.196.x) on December 10 2019, 7:59pm
Reply on December 10 2019, 10:07pm:
    Right, the audio thread will ask for a buffer periodically. If you _can_ precalculate that buffer, e.g. it is not dependent on any of the inputs (and not on user interaction that need to happen with low latency), then sure, precalculate it. If not, you'll have to do some on-the-fly. And at some level, some stuff can be done ahead of time, others not so much.
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Question: How do feel when dolts like me make speculative guesses about how your development process works?
Asked by Robert Randolph (47.205.86.x) on December 10 2019, 4:59pm
Reply on December 10 2019, 10:06pm:
    Nothing wrong with speculative guesses, or constructive criticism for that matter. The second-order conversations about it all are the useless and often tiresome part ;)
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Question: Would you accept help from some of the pro coders in the community to help sort out the technical debt?
Asked by JohnnyQuest (78.97.219.x) on December 10 2019, 2:45pm
Reply on December 10 2019, 10:04pm:
    I'm not sure it works that way
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Question: Here is reaper merch shop.spreadshirt.com/pipelineaudio/
Asked by dspeirs (97.73.244.x) on December 9 2019, 10:55pm
Reply on December 9 2019, 11:52pm:
    That's unofficial, but we gave him permission ages ago, yeah.
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Question: Not the person who asked about merch, but I'd definitely wear reaper hoodies. It's always a nerd-out whenever you find someone else using reaper and it would be facilitated by literally wearing the logo of the software :p
Asked by eubn (79.40.196.x) on December 9 2019, 8:02pm
Reply on December 9 2019, 11:52pm:
    Hah
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Question: I want to purchase reaper (from France) but my payment is refused on the page and I ignore the reason why. Is there any other way to send you money, with western union or anyelse mean? I am very grateful for the great daw you've created. Many thanks.
Asked by marc lecomte (86.222.223.x) on December 9 2019, 5:15pm
Reply on December 9 2019, 11:53pm:
    If you use PayPal you can send using that, otherwise email support at cockos dot com and we'll help you out maybe?
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Question: How can I make money using your listen2myradio page, that is, I have a radio and broadcast with your program. Is there any way to put advertising sorry for my bad English Cheers
Asked by Mihai Robert Boaghe (188.76.98.x) on December 9 2019, 4:54pm
Reply on December 9 2019, 11:53pm:
    I'm not sure any of that makes any sense to me?
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Question: Very grateful for the massive 'give' that is Reaper. Has run the home studio for our North London band for the last 7 or 8 years. Rehearsing, Recording and Listening has massively improved our live playing! Anything we can offer in return? [ license fee seems slightly inadequate! ].
Asked by Resonance Band (82.27.56.x) on December 9 2019, 12:18pm
Reply on December 9 2019, 11:54pm:
    My friend André would be really happy if you let Yes, Exactly, Yes! open for you at some point, ha ha...
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Question: superior drummer 3? addictive drums 2? bfd3? which one you recommend?
Asked by EMMm (213.7.60.x) on December 8 2019, 6:11pm
Reply on December 8 2019, 6:31pm:
    It's been a while since I've used any of them...
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Question: Oh. My. God. I have a pen tool in the midi editor for CC. Was that always there? It wasn't, wasn't it? Oh my god. You just made REAPER 10x better for orchestral mockups. ... time to buy some video guides and a license for 6.x... Dude you have no idea how much I wanted this
Asked by eubn (79.40.196.x) on December 8 2019, 10:57am
Reply on December 8 2019, 6:31pm:
    There was but it has gotten a lot better
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Question: hey! -have you considered any merch/apparel/ badges/posters of product? caps,beanies..tshirts? *sexy calender* ectetc? (can anybody license/sell such things?) ty.
Asked by befrank (95.151.177.x) on December 7 2019, 10:44pm
Reply on December 8 2019, 6:31pm:
    We should, probably, but haven't.
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Question: Hey, dude-who-asked-for-a-job here. I see a new version of REAPER released! Congrats. Happy playing (and coding).
Asked by eubn (79.40.196.x) on December 7 2019, 4:57pm
Reply on December 8 2019, 6:31pm:
    Thanks!
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