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Question: Are you aware of REAPER's notoriety among the Japanese, particularly in 音MADs (a niche genre of remix usually paired with visuals)? Here's a small example (of many) showing a "making-of" nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15255384and the final product nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15286853
Asked by MMaker (193.148.18.x) on November 15 2019, 6:52pm
Reply on November 16 2019, 3:04am:
    I was not. Hilarious.
Question: What is your favorite hot beverage?
Asked by Need a longer name (103.217.167.x) on November 15 2019, 12:20pm
Reply on November 16 2019, 3:05am:
Question: Are You using UEFI boot or BIOS boot on your Linux machines?
Asked by Pony (46.252.216.x) on November 15 2019, 12:02am
Reply on November 15 2019, 12:41am:
    Definitely BIOS on a few, but my X1 I'm not sure even!
Question: How come not having ReverseLookupByIndex(i) in assocarray when at the same time we get Enumerate(i) for the value part?
Asked by Gio (79.130.175.x) on November 14 2019, 8:21am
Reply on November 14 2019, 5:22pm:
    Enumerate(i, &key) ?
Question: hey president j.frankel!! =) how does 1self define "humilitarian"? relativity? or..
Asked by bconsiderate? (2.25.95.x) on November 13 2019, 10:14pm
Reply on November 14 2019, 5:23pm:
    It's interpretative I guess?
Question: Do you know your Twitter namesake #askjf? He posts video replies instead of typed ones, how about that?
Asked by wasereb4 (94.134.90.x) on November 10 2019, 11:33pm
Reply on November 11 2019, 2:29am:
    I don't think people want to look at my face too much.
Question: As you get older, do you find it increasingly difficult to get excited about simple pleasures (e.g., a new season of your favorite TV show, a sequel to a game you enjoyed, etc.)?
Asked by Jordan (184.66.29.x) on November 10 2019, 8:40pm
Reply on November 11 2019, 2:30am:
    Not really, but my tastes probably have changed...
Question: Does the claim 'No reasonable question unanswered since 2009!' even mae sense as this site s a continuum and there are no conditions defined?
Asked by wasereb4 (94.134.90.x) on November 10 2019, 4:10am
Reply on November 10 2019, 4:56pm:
    It makes sense to me and the 20 people who have asked thousands of questions in the last 10 years? :)
Question: hey- considering the global push for space explorations (+dominations?) - assuming you had the funds "would you ever visit the moon,mars,or any other planet+ why?"
Asked by bsmart (2.25.95.x) on November 8 2019, 2:31pm
Reply on November 10 2019, 4:57pm:
    It depends, but sure yeah.
Question: Hey just want to know if you received my email sent to support@cockos.com :)
Asked by David (71.190.130.x) on November 7 2019, 10:58pm
Reply on November 8 2019, 4:02am:
    Probably, if it's the one I just replied to.
Question: What color are my underwear
Asked by Mason (68.62.81.x) on November 7 2019, 10:45pm
Reply on November 8 2019, 4:02am:
    Trick question, you're not wearing any!
Question: What's your favorite user-created REAPER script? What is your most frequently used REAPER script? Have you ever contemplated hiring any of the rockstar coders in your forum to work for you (Julian Sader, spk77, mpl, etc.)?
Asked by Not Dafarkias (94.9.227.x) on November 6 2019, 8:35pm
Reply on November 7 2019, 10:01pm:
    I mostly just use REAPER as-is :). As for hiring, I'm a terrible manager (and don't enjoy managing people) so it's something I avoid.
Question: Would you like to make a general statement about REAPER users? I.e., are you inspired by your zealous community/fanbase; what do you respect about Reapanites most?
Asked by Dafarkias (92.40.179.x) on November 6 2019, 7:10pm
Reply on November 7 2019, 10:02pm:
    I'm happy they use and like REAPER! :)
Question: Does it hurt your feelings PCMag called Reaper "uninviting, unintuitive"
Asked by Will (184.75.221.x) on November 5 2019, 10:38pm
Reply on November 6 2019, 2:54pm:
    Not at all
Question: hey-when 1st learnt of reaper+done web searches-most the returns came back as the 'reaper' overwatch character-- did that ever become a problem or issue to cockos? >image searches still often return same results? ty.
Asked by blight (2.25.95.x) on November 4 2019, 4:00pm
Reply on November 4 2019, 4:33pm (edited at November 4 2019, 4:34pm):
    Hmm if I search using private browsing on google we come up first? but no I wouldn't imagine that would be a problem, there's not much potential for confusion...

    Having said that, I just searched on Bing and it had a misleading ad first, which linked to https://www.nch.com.au/mixpad/ ... that's not cool.
Question: Can you please explain the advantage of 64 Bit floating processing? I understand that this leads to less calculation errors, but is there actually an audible difference?
Asked by Tobias (195.81.221.x) on November 4 2019, 11:31am
Reply on November 4 2019, 3:01pm:
    32 bit floating point is plenty of precision for representing pretty much any signal, but any time you do any nontrivial calculation with it, you end up with small rounding errors, which by themselves are almost always insignificant. But do enough of these calculations, and they start accumulating. Does it always sound better? No. Can it in some instances? Yes.
Question: Hi, long shot, but is there any chance you have (or will have in the future) openings for remote internships/junior developer jobs? I'd love to work on music software (even though I definitely lack the qualifications, to be upfront about it) :)
Asked by eubn (82.63.118.x) on November 2 2019, 7:12pm
Reply on November 4 2019, 2:59pm (edited at November 4 2019, 3:48pm):
    Sorry, I am terrible at (and don't enjoy) managing people so really there's no hope of growth...
Question: I'm enjoying going through the music on here. What do you think is your best stuff? I'm sure I'd get to it eventually, but there's a lot to listen to.
Asked by Samuel (68.63.9.x) on November 1 2019, 4:26am
Reply on November 1 2019, 1:20pm:
    No idea, in need of massive curation ;) The last two open studios shows (October 12 and 13th) are pretty chill...
Question: What do you think about this idea: A mp3 player with predictive technology, using neural networks and artificial intelligence. A player that learns when you play and rate the songs, allowing you to scan your hard disk to analyze, without listening the mp3, the tracks you could like or not. It's like a giant brain, listening songs to the speed of light but according to your tastes. I have pasted the whole idea in this link: pastebin.com/dhNY0xui
Asked by Jesús - from Spain (77.111.247.x) on November 1 2019, 3:41am
Reply on November 1 2019, 1:21pm:
    Sure make it!
Question: hey- when you 1st started reaper- was the original idea to incorporate hardware with it? and os too? (what happened?)
Asked by blove (2.25.95.x) on November 1 2019, 12:34am
Reply on November 1 2019, 2:57am:
    No, but making REAPER evolved out of making the Jesusonic prototype, which was linux-based and hardware etc.
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