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Question: Have you ever seen this project? Interested to hear your thoughts. github.com/Const-me/vis_avs_dx
Asked by Will (23.125.224.x) on July 8 2020, 4:42pm

Question: "Please wait some time before asking another question" uhmmm, how much time we have to wait? :O
Asked by StudioOne5isReleased (117.99.161.x) on July 8 2020, 8:13am

Question: I am a complete rookie at coding but I would like to give it a try. I would like to make a basic music player that is more tailored to my needs. What language would you suggest I do this in and what sort it GUI compiler would you buy/download to do it with if you were a total coding rookie?
Asked by Paul (50.86.54.x) on July 8 2020, 3:35am

Question: Have you ever tried nootropics? They are said to improve mental and cognitive performance.
Asked by Sylvester (76.95.178.x) on July 7 2020, 9:54pm
Reply on July 8 2020, 3:34am:
    I have not
Question: Hi, is there any relationship between EEL2 and EEL (eelang.org/? If not, why is it called EEL2? :-)
Asked by Christof (193.170.101.x) on July 6 2020, 2:43pm
Reply on July 6 2020, 6:09pm:
    No relationship. It's called EEL2 because it is derived from an earlier "EEL" (part of AVS) which is not the one you linked to, so it is called EEL2 both because it is a sequel and also in order to disambiguate itself from the one you linked.
Question: Everybody says people should "Learn to code, Learn to code, Learn to code", but what is the real economic value in a lot of people learning to code? Realistically, a lot of people work in restaurants, factories, etc., so what is the real point?
Asked by Joey (73.91.212.x) on July 5 2020, 5:51pm
Reply on July 6 2020, 1:02am:
    As someone who never tells people to learn to code, I wouldn't know! What I will say is that imagining things you want to do, then building tools to let you do them, can be immensely satisfying. Maybe it's good for the people who learn and get skills which then they can use to make useful things for others? Really though, finding ways of being creative is good for people in general, economic benefit or not. "Learn to paint, learn to paint, learn to paint!" Whatever works.
Question: What do you think is the purpose of life?
Asked by Sylvester (172.116.159.x) on July 4 2020, 11:00pm
Reply on July 5 2020, 2:21am:
    The previous times this has been asked, as "meaning", I've said I don't know. When it comes to purpose, I also do not know. I have some ideas on how to best utilize life, but they are probably not the purpose.
Question: Any chance you could cobble together some of the ReaPlugs code to make a nice channel strip plugin? It'd be really handy sometimes.
Asked by Dave (194.35.118.x) on July 4 2020, 6:17pm
Reply on July 5 2020, 2:21am:
    Hmm perhaps
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Question: Is there any particular (tehnical) reason, that in Reaper on Windows, only floating plugin windows can be HiDPI compatible?
Asked by zabukowski (89.142.62.x) on July 3 2020, 12:01pm
Reply on July 3 2020, 4:10pm:
    By "HiDPI compatible" I assume you mean "hidpi compatibility mode", which is sort of the opposite (it disables hidpi for that plug-in). The reason there is that you can only enable that setting for a top-level window at the time of creation. We could theoretically destroy/re-create the chain if undocked to enable such a mode, but meh. Either update your plug-ins, or set REAPER to be hidpi unaware, IMO.
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Question: heya!- how do you feel about post recording quantizing for drums/guitars or vocals?? /are you ever doing that type of post editing for yourself??
Asked by 2020 (95.149.70.x) on July 2 2020, 6:09pm
Reply on July 3 2020, 1:21am:
    I think if it's done artfully there's a lot of value, but just smashing it into a grid is often a shame.
Question: Do you think you are as good a programmer as Vojtech from Melda?
Asked by askingforafriend (61.68.116.x) on July 2 2020, 11:51am
Reply on July 2 2020, 1:36pm (edited at July 2 2020, 1:37pm):
    Everybody has different strengths and weaknesses, it's really silly to try to compare IMO
Question: I use reaper and love it, but whats so bad about trump? I dont get it, Since when does likability have to do with getting things accomplished? I lean democrat on all social issues and im also vegan so. o.o
Asked by Austin (174.251.64.x) on July 1 2020, 7:31am
Reply on July 1 2020, 4:14pm (edited at July 1 2020, 4:34pm):
    Most of the things he does in an official capacity are sufficient for me to think he's a terrible president.
Question: Hi, how much hours(per day) have you been coding/working since all these years(& presently?)?
Asked by lila (157.37.187.x) on June 30 2020, 1:20pm
Reply on June 30 2020, 10:00pm:
    Some days 0, other days 10+? Hard to know!
Question: youtube.com/watch?v=6avJHaC3C2U- Perhaps you'll enjoy
Asked by Arie (69.112.126.x) on June 29 2020, 1:45pm
Reply on June 30 2020, 10:16pm:
    I must confess it's hard to cold-watch youtube videos when I'm usually doing 3 other things at the same time
Question: Do you like to watch movie series in chronological order or release order?
Asked by Abhi (117.234.99.x) on June 28 2020, 4:50am
Reply on June 30 2020, 10:16pm:
    Umm if you mean like prequels, I'd say release order I guess?
Question: how hard would it be to make a plugin that can real time tune polyphonic material ? is this something you would consider doing ? it would be useful for guitar on live performances / streaming where tuning might drift or intonation is a problem.. seems like a good challenge but i'm wondering how feasable is it ?
Asked by EcBaPr (119.18.3.x) on June 27 2020, 3:02am
Reply on June 27 2020, 11:23pm:
    That would be incredibly difficult. Realtime pitch shifting of monophonic material is tough!
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Question: Quantum computing:: (a.) do you think the mass public will come to be able to quantum compute? (b.) will we all need to fundamentally re-educate for it? + (c.) Do you feel it will truly benefit humanity,or enslave us in some ways???
Asked by 2020 (109.181.167.x) on June 24 2020, 12:59pm
Reply on June 24 2020, 5:57pm:
    I have no idea
Question: Do you know about Vocaloid? It is a VSTi singing plugin, in which you type lyrics and it sing back to you? It has lots of different high quality realistic sounding voices. Free alternative is Alter Ego, but this one doesn't have high quality voices.
Asked by Abhi (182.64.174.x) on June 24 2020, 10:07am
Reply on June 24 2020, 5:57pm:
    I did not!
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Question: How long do you think you'll need to compile Reaper for the ARM SoC Macs ? :)
Asked by Airon (91.64.246.x) on June 23 2020, 6:24pm
Reply on June 24 2020, 5:57pm:
    Hours not days, hopefully.
Question: Do you ever take apart any of your computers to clean out the dust that gathers?? (done a desktop pc today and it was thick with dust!! urgggh!)
Asked by 2020 (95.149.70.x) on June 20 2020, 5:15pm
Reply on June 21 2020, 12:10am:
    Yes definitely. Fond memories of such.
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