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Question: What's the most insane, radical, futuristic idea you seriously consider developing for Reaper?
Asked by Poofox (24.8.34.x) on May 13 2021, 12:14am
Reply on May 13 2021, 12:34pm:
    Uhh I dunno
Question: Did You ever tried to write a book of some kind ?
Asked by Pooooooooooooooooooooooooony (198.16.66.x) on May 10 2021, 7:21pm
Reply on May 10 2021, 10:07pm:
    Nope, I've thought it might be fun to try by just writing and writing and seeing what kind of mess I could make would be, but have never dared.
Question: I wan't do debug my VST plugin while Reaper is scanning it. Since separate process is now used for scanning, i am not sure how to attach to it with debugger (VS2019). Any ideas?
Asked by zabukowski (89.142.56.x) on May 10 2021, 1:56pm
Reply on May 10 2021, 10:06pm:
    Set vst_scan=1 in the [reaper] section of reaper.ini
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Question: Hey Justin, have a look at these guitars. They look beautiful aren't they? ritter-instruments.com/instrument...., ritter-instruments.com/instrument...., ritter-instruments.com/instrument....
Asked by guitarguy (82.207.238.x) on May 4 2021, 9:37pm
Reply on May 5 2021, 3:43pm:
Question: Any thoughts on decentralized AI, cloud computing and streaming (i.e SingularityNET, Akash Network, Theta)? Future or fad?
Asked by Ryan (154.5.58.x) on May 3 2021, 10:31am
Reply on May 3 2021, 10:19pm:
    Not really? We'll see?
Question: How will affect REAPER binaries/plugins/VST a hypothetical C++ ABI break for Win/Linux/macOS (sooner or later it's coming)? In this kind of scenario does REAPER have an advantage for not using the std:: (Standard Template Debt) or will be a major disaster regardless?
Asked by Gio (94.70.2.x) on May 2 2021, 1:09am
Reply on May 3 2021, 3:25am (edited at May 3 2021, 3:26am):
    Hmm I don't see a C++ ABI break for existing architectures happening
Question: Hi Justin, love your work (reaper nd winamp)! I recently found a designer who reuized as concept the basic reaper plugins and it looked so beautiful and much more clean, any chance a view option could be implemanted? Here's the designersite I found:behance.net/gallery/101780783/Fanc...
Asked by Jack G (82.113.99.x) on May 1 2021, 12:10pm
Reply on May 1 2021, 4:25pm:
    Low priority for me I guess
Question: I am developing sws function for tcp/mcp key input(volume, pan, sends - with arrow keys or any). To draw focus rect on element and to get mouse position I made a simple "walter" parser for version but for reaper version 4 (that was couple years ago).But version 6 is more huge and comlicated now. Any chance to get walter parser open source?
Asked by LazyFish (77.111.247.x) on April 29 2021, 7:57pm
Reply on May 1 2021, 1:20am:
    Hmm not sure I completely follow but send me an email (justin at cockos) rather than here if you like :)
Question: What was the most entertaining bug you ever had on REAPER?
Asked by yoo its joon (79.70.101.x) on April 28 2021, 12:28am
Reply on April 29 2021, 11:40am:
    I'm almost most impressed by the ones that are the oldest... but I can't remember any right now
Question: Do you see the poetry is this knockout or do you still think MMA is too brutal? youtube.com/watch?v=YkR0mnR1s5s&ab...
Asked by Mommy (185.232.22.x) on April 27 2021, 9:34pm
Reply on April 29 2021, 11:40am:
    Do I have to watch it?
Question: How certain were you dropping out of uni was the right thing to do? Did you have a backup plan or just do it on an intuitive level?
Asked by Leo Hyams (197.245.81.x) on April 27 2021, 12:00pm
Reply on April 29 2021, 11:40am:
    At the time, I wasn't sure at all, but it felt like the right thing to do at the moment (emotionally).
Question: Do you think there's a need for improvement in the area of audio storage? e.g. a new filesystem that stores audio in continuous blocks
Asked by Gio (94.70.2.x) on April 26 2021, 5:55pm
Reply on April 29 2021, 11:40am:
    Not really?
Question: Do you have Reaper for Andriod?
Asked by Vanesa (104.175.164.x) on April 26 2021, 5:36pm
Reply on April 29 2021, 11:40am:
Question: have you ever tried making your own musical instrument?
Asked by fundorin (78.107.207.x) on April 26 2021, 12:54am
Reply on April 29 2021, 11:41am:
    Nothing terribly musical hah
Question: What's the hardest purely techincal programming problem you worked on which challenged you the most and you eventually solved?
Asked by Justin (23.125.224.x) on April 24 2021, 8:31pm
Reply on April 25 2021, 8:20pm:
    Those things are probably like childbirth, you forget them as quickly as possible...
Question: Stock presets of REAPER effects plugins are very great. Any plan to create more presets for every plugins (especially ReaComp, ReaEQ & ReaDelay)? Also from where you guys made those? By your own or learnt from somewhere?
Asked by Presets are always present (27.58.126.x) on April 24 2021, 5:53pm
Reply on April 25 2021, 8:21pm:
    Most of them were made by various contributors on the forum.. We'll take more if prodded :)
Question: Do you plan on making any improvements to the Midi editor in Reaper again? I ask because I've owned the product for over a year and haven't seen a single feature or improvement made beside some bug fixes. There are so many requests for improvements on the forum that it doesn't seem useful to add anything new if none are being considered.
Asked by Don Preuninger (70.160.240.x) on April 24 2021, 3:06pm
Reply on April 25 2021, 1:40am:
    (see the embargo on REAPER questions above ... but yeah at some point I'm sure we will)
Question: Is Reaper actually paying the bills for you, or is it a high level hobby project?
Asked by Devon (24.224.178.x) on April 23 2021, 5:16pm
Reply on April 23 2021, 6:59pm:
    It pays the company bills, yeah ;)
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Question: OKAY, A SERIOUS SUGGESTION : you MUST definitely play Portal game series (if you didn't play them yet). They are puzzle games with a brilliant story and oh, you will adore cute robots there & their voices too ❤
Asked by Donut Boxie again, using VPN (is that okay??) (162.210.194.x) on April 23 2021, 4:29pm
Reply on April 23 2021, 6:59pm:
    Love them, especially Stephen Merchant's voice acting. Lots of fun, too. Haven't played the new mod I heard about yet though.
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Question: By reading lots of questions & answers here, I think suggested topics should be programming, music (except electronic 😂), sleep, coffee (and sometimes tea too), fitness, cycling, books, reaper-talks (except FR & BR 😄), and some movies/series. Any more things you want to include? 😛
Asked by Donut Boxie (27.58.7.x) on April 23 2021, 4:27pm
Reply on April 23 2021, 6:59pm:
    "etc" :)
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