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Question: A big big thanks to make Linux binaries of Reaper available!!! Will Reaper for Linux for ever be an "experimental" release?
Asked by Nuri (185.139.95.x) on November 16 2018, 2:49pm
Reply on November 16 2018, 6:54pm:
    We'll see
Question: Have you tried any of the recent versions of VS (>= VS2015) that use the Universal CRT for legacy applications and what's your thoughts about it? I am very skeptical for an update to those any time soon, particularly, the deployment model looks like asking for trouble.
Asked by Gio (94.70.9.x) on November 13 2018, 3:20pm
Reply on November 13 2018, 5:00pm:
    Seems like a big mess to me, been avoiding it as such...
Question: Interesting, how you come up with an EEL2 name? Does it have something in common with EEL? :)
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on November 13 2018, 10:46am
Reply on November 13 2018, 1:20pm:
    EEL2 evolved out of NSEEL (Nullsoft Expression Evaluation Library) which was part of AVS (started by Francis/lonedfx), during JSFX development. There was already an unrelated EEL. So there we go...
Question: How much guitar do you practice every day?
Asked by MS from Sweden (83.185.81.x) on November 12 2018, 9:14pm
Reply on November 12 2018, 10:48pm:
    Normally not much, maybe 30 minutes a week these days
Question: Are you aware that you are indirectly responsible for educating some number of people about coding. Be it through releasing open source or just getting people to tinker with REAPER and try and follow professional development pace. I can honestly say that REAPER has teached me coding from the groups up and I use that knowledge for all sorts of cool things now...How do you feel about that? Are you even aware of this teacher role you (accidentally?) got assigned?
Asked by John (93.138.46.x) on November 12 2018, 6:49pm
Reply on November 12 2018, 9:07pm:
    Programming is a joy so I'm happy to encourage people to play with it! REAPER as a platform for programming (ReaScript, JSFX, Video Processors) is incredibly satisfying for me as much as anybody else...
Question: Love your music. How are you miking your drums in your recordings? It sounds minimal and perfect.
Asked by Darren (70.29.217.x) on November 12 2018, 2:03pm
Reply on November 12 2018, 4:21pm:

    At the moment two kits are set up: the first, Andre's old slingerland, has a large diaphragm condenser above and to the side (equidistant from the snare), and a E604 on the kick (outside). The second kit, the Sonor Bop, has a XY pair of condensers above, a E604 on the snare, and a Audix kick mic (forget the model) inside the kick. Before the Slingerland showed up, I had E604s on the toms of the Bop, but meh. :)
Question: Do you like Mathematics & Physics? And... Astronomy stuffs?
Asked by Newton or Einstein (107.170.166.x) on November 12 2018, 1:45pm
Reply on November 12 2018, 4:19pm:
    Yes, to a degree, but I suppose I like the practical applications of them more.
Question: Just curious on GUID generation. Can REAPER guarantee at all times that take GUID won't repeat EVER in a project once it was generated for the take?
Asked by John (93.142.96.x) on November 11 2018, 9:18pm
Reply on November 12 2018, 12:31pm:
    It is very (very) unlikely that the same GUID would be generated twice, but it's possible that some extension or script or a bug in an in-built action could cause multiple takes to share a GUID, yes. If REAPER causes it it would be a bug, though.
Question: Do you have a PS4? If so, most enoyable game played?
Asked by Will (23.125.224.x) on November 11 2018, 3:45pm
Reply on November 11 2018, 3:54pm:
Question: Can you confirm or deny that Schwa is working on something really cool?
Asked by Mommy (107.150.30.x) on November 10 2018, 10:54pm
Reply on November 11 2018, 3:54pm:
    Depends on what you think of ARA I suppose?
Question: Have you ever made any software for very old/retro computers? (For example, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum..)
Asked by MS from Sweden (77.218.246.x) on November 9 2018, 3:38am
Reply on November 10 2018, 2:20am:
    No recently... sounds fun though!
Question: What is your computer/computers specs?
Asked by MS from Sweden (77.218.246.x) on November 6 2018, 3:16pm
Reply on November 8 2018, 6:01am:
    Right now I'm typing at my desk, on a mid-2014 Retina MBP 15" (quad core i7 with 16GB RAM) hooked up to a thunderbolt display. It's pretty handy. In the studio I have a Q9400 (2.6ghz, 8GB RAM maybe?) running Linux for recording, using a RME HDSP 9652 (PCI card).
Question: Is schwa alive and active? (I haven't seen him for such a long time now...)
Asked by Georgy (172.250.71.x) on November 6 2018, 2:36am
Reply on November 6 2018, 3:17am:
    I'm very very close to 100% certain that he has not been replaced by a bot.
Question: Has anyone ever confused you with David Guetta?
Asked by Vitali (212.87.13.x) on November 5 2018, 10:08pm
Reply on November 5 2018, 10:19pm (edited at November 6 2018, 3:17am):
    Not that I know of. Ed O'Brien, once, briefly.
Question: There's more and more REAPER stuff getting released by other people. What do you think, would it be good idea to start including those as separate purchases through REAPER web. Why not give other developers a chance to actually make the living. Some stuff being released is insanely genius and deserves a proper release channel. After all, you relied on the community for so long calling it your biggest asset. I get bug fixing responsibility is a question here, but I bet it's solvable
Asked by John (93.139.117.x) on November 4 2018, 11:58pm
Reply on November 5 2018, 1:10am:
    Hmm that’s not our business, nor do I want it to be?
Question: What is your favorite computer/video game?
Asked by MS from Sweden (77.218.246.x) on November 4 2018, 2:32am
Reply on November 4 2018, 9:40am:
    Hmm some favorites have included Super Mario 3, Street Fighter II, Tempest 2000, Resident Evil 5 Mercenaries mode, and Call of Duty World at War Zombie mode...
Question: What inspired you to make 'comment' feature here? Facebook? Or any other social website? It's really cool btw :)
Asked by Abhi (117.242.97.x) on November 3 2018, 1:39pm
Reply on November 3 2018, 1:54pm:
Question: Will ReaEQ ever have easy to set up Dynamic EQing system ?
Asked by Amy Kahler (216.240.42.x) on November 1 2018, 9:55pm
Reply on November 1 2018, 10:06pm:
    See note above ;)
Question: Our company has a music production course we'd like to talk about with you! Can we e-mail you to give you more details about it?
Asked by Juan Jauregui (186.82.176.x) on October 30 2018, 8:33pm
Reply on October 31 2018, 1:52am (edited at October 31 2018, 1:53am):
    You can email me, my first name at our company domain name...
Question: vivis en new york no?, como la estas pasando con esto de los paquetes?
Asked by daniel (179.40.48.x) on October 27 2018, 6:21am
Reply on October 27 2018, 5:55pm (edited at October 29 2018, 9:27pm):
    Fortunately I'm not famous (though I meet the criteria of being a passionate critic of 45 and the GOP in general). But overall, ugh :(
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