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Question: After watching a typical alien invasion movies, flying ships and destroying buildings, yes. Have you ever dreamt the same, maybe like, a space ship is haunting you and you are running away from it? It often happens to me. I think I should temporarily stop watching these alien movies, haha.
Asked by Abhi (182.64.162.x) on April 2 2020, 4:49am

Question: What happened to One Comment Only? I liked it. :D
Asked by wasereb4 (94.134.90.x) on April 2 2020, 12:18am

Question: If REAPER was a human, what would happen? And what would you do?
Asked by Abhi (117.97.186.x) on April 1 2020, 1:33pm
Reply on April 1 2020, 2:30pm:
    That would be very strange
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Question: love this track> youtu.be/RZ2oXzrnti4 +very relevant for today's world : do you know it?
Asked by 2020 (2.26.240.x) on April 1 2020, 12:14pm
Reply on April 1 2020, 2:30pm:
    I don't but the title is accurate these days!
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Question: So I am thinking of adding a real time ninjam chat in my ninjam API via the socket connection (much how Jamtaba and ReaNINJAM has their chat). I want to perform this function via JavaScript if possible, like if you understand how WebSocket works, so all it do is when it receives chat input, javascript will perform simple instructions when it receives any new messages from the chat. I'm not sure if I'm explaining this correctly, but is it possible to do that with Ninjam? If so, is it compatible with jquery?
Asked by David (96.224.215.x) on March 31 2020, 10:59pm
Reply on April 1 2020, 2:29pm:
    You could probably implement some ninjam server interaction in javascript using websockets, but I have no experience with bare TCP connections from javascript.
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Question: how do you feel about *maniacs* like elon musk’s and the plans for neuralinking human and animal brains-- 5g+ ?? >please be honest..
Asked by 2020 (2.26.240.x) on March 31 2020, 3:44pm
Reply on March 31 2020, 10:20pm:
    shrug I like reading sci-fi too.
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Question: How many third party plugins (both Virtual Instruments & Effects) do you use? And what are they? Also, whichever 3rd party plugin(s) you use, if they are already in REAPER, why not using the REAPER ones? Or if they are not present at the moment, why not you add them in REAPER? As you said in your previous post that "Adding a new feature that I really want to use and then using it is probably the most satisfying."
Asked by Three Parties (178.128.104.x) on March 31 2020, 8:58am
Reply on March 31 2020, 10:22pm:
    About the only thing I use that isn't built-in REAPER is Pianoteq... It would be nice to have something like it in REAPER, yes. But where does one begin there? :)
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Question: Is world really ending? If not, will Hollywood make another, as usual, "end of the world" movie about this virus pandemic?
Asked by Not 2012, but 2022 (198.16.74.x) on March 31 2020, 7:00am
Reply on March 31 2020, 10:22pm:
    Obviously it's not ending, but it's changing.
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Question: Will there be a new REAPER 6 forum theme? Also, why default forum theme is REAPER 3? Why not 5? Why there is no 4 theme there?
Asked by Abhi (182.68.152.x) on March 31 2020, 5:27am
Reply on March 31 2020, 10:22pm:
    5 is the default I think? It's a lot of work to make a new theme so meh
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Question: Does REAPER import/export configuration has backup for everything I can do in REAPER? Like downloading custom icons for using in my custom toolbars, tweaking themes (like changing colors, icons etc.), all the things I tweak in preferences menu, all my layouts (like I have two custom toolbars, in upper side and in right side), all my custom actions etc.? Does it also backup external stuffs like themes, fonts which I download from stash? So, if I uninstall and reinstall REAPER, will I lose anything?
Asked by Abhi (122.161.218.x) on March 30 2020, 6:39pm
Reply on March 30 2020, 9:36pm:
    The easiest way is to test this. Generally yes, though I'm sure there are exceptions.
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Question: Any way to sync reaper playback to Ninjam? (e.g. for having a drum loop)?
Asked by David (84.169.98.x) on March 30 2020, 4:08pm
Reply on March 30 2020, 9:35pm:
    No but I suppose we could add a "start REAPER playback on next 1-beat" could be doable, but it would be approximate (not a perfect sync).
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Question: What do you like better? Adding a new feature or fixing a bug in REAPER?
Asked by Abhi (122.161.218.x) on March 30 2020, 2:55pm
Reply on March 30 2020, 9:34pm:
    It depends. Adding a new feature that I really want to use and then using it is probably the most satisfying.
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Question: What kind of things really makes you laugh? :D What kind of things really makes you sad? :( What kind of things really makes you angry? X(
Asked by Tonald Drump (104.236.233.x) on March 30 2020, 9:27am
Reply on March 30 2020, 9:33pm:
    Stupid jokes, stupid people, and extremely stupid people who thing they're smart.
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Question: If you could visit one place in this universe, except Earth, where would you go?
Asked by Abhi (122.161.218.x) on March 30 2020, 5:32am
Reply on March 30 2020, 9:33pm:
    For how long? Would the travel be instant? Would I have the necessary supplies and protection?
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Question: Do you use custom toolbars and/or custom actions (macros) in REAPER? If yes, can you tell us what kind of custom toolbars and/or custom actions you use? :)
Asked by Abhi (182.68.97.x) on March 29 2020, 4:21pm
Reply on March 29 2020, 4:54pm:
    Toolbars occasionally, I do have some custom actions that I use (and re-create if needed). The one I mostly use is (and map Cmd+1 or Ctrl+1 to): "go to start of time selection" / "remove contents of time selection". I find that pair very useful for editing long jams (removing a section, then eventually finding a new edit point, and setting the time selection end there before removing it again)
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Question: Please help me. Sometimes Reaper forum really doesn't open here. It shows your IP has been banned, contact admin or something like. But for now, it is opening. And I have made an account in reaper forum yesterday. And tried to post yesterday, but it shows " you do not have permission to access this page". Still today. How can I post in forum then?
Asked by LuNiX (178.128.89.x) on March 29 2020, 7:52am
Reply on March 29 2020, 4:52pm:
    Email support at cockos dot com, thanks!
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Question: onymous login. I've noticed that while making user credentials, when making the password, its plain text. Is there any ways to set up encryption on the passwords? Otherwise it just looks like a big security hole.Hi justin. I want to build another ninjam server, but this time, with no an
Asked by David (174.202.14.x) on March 28 2020, 9:43pm
Reply on March 29 2020, 4:52pm:
    No, there's no way currently, so make your config files private and obviously don't re-use the password anywhere else.
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Question: Hey man! Thank you for making Reaper software. I really love the customization thing. Are you making more icons so that we can make more custom toolbars with lots of cool different varieties of icons?
Asked by Yo!!! (104.248.148.x) on March 28 2020, 3:51pm
Reply on March 28 2020, 8:59pm:
    You can probably find more icons to download on the stash or forums?
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Question: hey-quite often see posts about reaper plugins having great looking skins etc- why not ask schwa to include these plugins shown here? @ stillwellaudio.com/plugins (are they schwa coded plugs? it would please many users imo)
Asked by 2020 (95.148.58.x) on March 28 2020, 11:48am
Reply on March 28 2020, 8:58pm:
    Life, and software development, is full of compromises. We try to keep the FX plug-ins small and lightweight and simple.
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Question: Why movies are in 23.9 fps? Why not 24 fps? Or 30 fps (most common, I guess?) Or even 60 fps? Do you like to watch a movie in 60 fps?
Asked by Abhi (182.68.60.x) on March 28 2020, 6:59am
Reply on March 28 2020, 8:58pm:
    Film has traditionally been shot at 24fps. My understanding is that they set the framerate for films to 23.98fps because it makes converting to 29.97fps for NTSC easier. AFAICR, 29.97 exists because when they were adding color to NTSC (which was 30fps in black/white), they had to adjust the carrier frequency to avoid harmonics from the color signal from interfering. Fun fact: you can play 24fps content at 23.98 or 23.98fps content at 24 and it looks about the same! ;)
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