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Question: Thank you. If you ever want to include one of 'em, I could use the BSD license instead of the BipCot NoGov License.... And make a version with less than 5000 tuning files, to make the size much smaller. Anyway, I loooooove Reaper. My last 4 albums are 100% Reaper (moved over from Cubase. yuck). And those albums use my microtonal synths a lot: biptunia.com/?page_id=114 Thank you for your service in everything. I'm a huge fan also of ShoutCast forever. 24/7 BipTunia ShoutCast RadioBip.com
Asked by Michael Dean (98.127.53.x) on February 11 2019, 1:28am
Reply on February 11 2019, 10:46pm:
    Thanks! I'm checking out those albums now...
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Question: Would you like to include my microtonal VST syynths and sampler s in Reaper? biptunia.com/?page_id=2070
Asked by Michael Dean (98.127.53.x) on February 11 2019, 12:01am
Reply on February 11 2019, 1:13am:
    Very cool, but not at the moment. If we ever did we would want them to be LGPL or BSD licensed... :)
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Question: What is the bitrate of a single player Ninjam on both inbound and outbound in addition to how much is the sample rate that Ninjam can handle?
Asked by David (108.27.244.x) on February 10 2019, 11:56pm
Reply on February 11 2019, 1:13am:
    NINJAM uses OGG Vorbis, by default at q=0.0, though perhaps at q=-.1 if a stereo stream, so that's variable bitrate. From memory it usually ends up being around 80kbps for a mono stream or 100kbps for a stereo but that's very rough and might be wrong. The samplerate should be adaptive to whatever Vorbis can take (192khz I think).
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Question: Thank you!
Asked by Anon (46.208.237.x) on February 10 2019, 8:56pm
Reply on February 11 2019, 1:13am:
    No, thank you!
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Question: I think I finally did it - I think I finally nailed my REAPER configuration. Justin - I have to thank you and congratulate you - you and your friends truly created a masterpiece. And as is the case with every masterpiece - one has to understand mastery before seeing the mastery. Nobody knows the future, but I think REAPER is here to stay for a very, very long time. I can only wish you the best in search for the music of your soul - because in the end, this is really the goal for us all. Thank you and long live the music!
Asked by John (93.139.37.x) on February 9 2019, 3:01am
Reply on February 10 2019, 2:43am:
    Yay hope you have fun and make stuff you dig!
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Question: Still using Winamp on a day-to-day basis, after more than 20 years. Looking back, how do you feel about your time spent with Nullsoft and the creation of the venerable music player?
Asked by Danbutlongerbecausemynameistooshort (5.12.237.x) on February 7 2019, 7:28pm
Reply on February 10 2019, 2:42am:
    It was fun but I definitely enjoy making REAPER more ;)
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Question: Is there a way you could explain WDL_Typedbuf member functions a little, or even the ones you would consider most useful for a custom multichanel double** buffer (meter values, audio data history)
Asked by Hannes (87.153.188.x) on February 7 2019, 3:20am
Reply on February 10 2019, 2:41am (edited at February 10 2019, 2:42am):
    Resize() and Get() are really all there is to it. For multidimensional it's probably easiest to use WDL_TypedBuf for a flat array and implement the other dimensions yourself.
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Question: Do you use WM_GETDLGCODE for making Tab button work in gfx window or some other way?
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on February 5 2019, 2:11pm
Reply on February 10 2019, 2:41am:
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Question: When you opted for ICC for all platforms was it for performance or reliability reasons? If you don't mind to talk about ICC benefits from your experience would be appreciated since I always perceived it like the black sheep but these days something tells me to reevaluate my thinking about CPU dispatch. Thanks.
Asked by Gio (94.70.15.x) on February 5 2019, 12:15pm
Reply on February 10 2019, 2:39am:
    It seems to provide the most balanced performance across various CPUs (and doesn't require SSE2 for win32)...
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Question: when hosting a vst effect plugin, should I destroy the plugin window when user close it? Or should I hide it?
Asked by ruchira (123.231.87.x) on February 4 2019, 5:19pm
Reply on February 5 2019, 2:43am:
    You could hide it if you want, but effEditClose would probably save some memory/resources.
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Question: Given a cut of some dB at some frequency with some bandwidth using ReaEQ with a band of type "Band (alt 2)". What math formula could be used so that a cut with a band of type "Band" (the default) would have the same effect? Thanks!
Asked by amagalma (79.107.27.x) on January 30 2019, 8:27pm
Reply on February 2 2019, 3:47am:
    I dunno
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Question: Your thoughts on MIDI 2.0? :)
Asked by EvilDragon (141.138.35.x) on January 28 2019, 9:08pm
Reply on January 29 2019, 8:22pm:
    I haven't looked at it, but I absolutely *LOVE* all things MIDI, as you can tell!
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Question: If you don't mind, I'm wondering.. There are how many people in Cockos, only two? ( which I saw in the Cockos/Team site)
Asked by Magneto (104.36.68.x) on January 28 2019, 1:05am
Reply on January 28 2019, 5:44am:
    The team page is pretty accurate.
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Question: You wrote: "I'm in favor of [...] women's right to choose (within reason)". Since Democrats passed this in NY: tinyurl.com/y73ztydq do you think that this will lead to good and/or necessary things, that it helps humanity to progress, or that this is pure evil. Also did you ever held a freshly newborn?
Asked by questioner (62.214.88.x) on January 26 2019, 1:30pm
Reply on January 26 2019, 6:24pm:
    I think the NY bill is a good thing! As with anything it's hard to predict unintended consequences, but I think it is very likely that the benefits will outweigh the drawbacks. No, I haven't held a newborn.
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Question: Are you still into looping and super eighting? How is that going lately?
Asked by John (93.136.63.x) on January 25 2019, 4:18pm
Reply on January 26 2019, 6:23pm:
    I haven't done it in a while, feeling the need to return to it!
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Question: I love the YEY you made on Reaper. Do you feel like Reaper on Linux is a functional enough setup to recommend it to someone who wants a simple setup? I'd like to be able to just run Reaper on Linux Mint on a old computer to be able to make use of audio interfaces that don't work on OS X anymore? Thanks Justin
Asked by David Bonin (104.221.67.x) on January 22 2019, 8:19pm
Reply on January 22 2019, 11:49pm:
    Thanks! If you don't care much about 3rd party plug-ins, then REAPER on Linux is very functional!
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Question: From the Feature-Requests about rendering in the Reaper-forums, I noticed some hesitation on your side to add stuff like rendering a file and such. So my question, what is the reason behind this hesitation? Technical problems, UX-problems(passing the different fileformats is quite tricky, I think) or is it just uninteresting from a nerd-POV? ;)
Asked by mespotine (109.104.48.x) on January 20 2019, 11:19pm
Reply on January 21 2019, 4:53pm:
    Better to discuss this in the forums, mostly just too many inputs... Perhaps we could expose some of the project settings and then you could trigger the "render last settings" action...
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Question: Has GDI been implemented for Linux in WDL/swell? (I can't get it to work.)
Asked by Julian (192.160.102.x) on January 19 2019, 10:12pm
Reply on January 19 2019, 10:27pm:
    A subset, yes. For example cd WDL/eel2 && make && ./loose_eel scripts/gfx_test.eel
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Question: Is there a way to export projects from an iOS device to Reaper (Garageband, Cubasis, Auria, et cetera?) My buddy still uses a desktop and Reaper but I moved on to mobile only a few years ago. Was hoping for an easier way to share projects since we don't live nearby and there isn't a Reaper for iOS.
Asked by James (174.126.161.x) on January 17 2019, 8:27pm
Reply on January 18 2019, 3:53am:
    I don't know much about exporting things from iOS...
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Question: I am a fairly skilled coder from Atlanta who has a buyout offer for an app I have created. Actually, I have 2 offers. One is to sell a substantial portion of the app and go to Silicon Valley. The other is from a local university, which basically pays me a smaller salary but they pay for office space in the tech sector of Atlanta. Either offer makes me well off (however southern cost of living is way cheaper), but it seems all the super companies (including your Winamp) are in Silicon Valley. Which would you
Asked by Matt Parks (73.91.212.x) on January 14 2019, 3:21am
Reply on January 14 2019, 1:45pm (edited at January 14 2019, 1:46pm):
    Obviously the specifics of each offer would be the most important. Assuming they are roughly equivalent:

    If you're happy where you are living I'd stay there. I moved to SF when I sold Winamp, which was a good experience, but I wouldn't want to live there now.
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