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Question: Weird question, haha. Do you know any software which has '13' as its version number? Like REAPER has 5 currently. I mean, people consider '13' as unlucky number, right? For example, FL Studio was 12th, but now they skipped 13th and went directly to 20th. Pro Tools is stuck into 12th and people are saying that it will never have 13 version. Also, I have never listened any software, which has version number as 13. Is there any software with 13 as its version number?
Asked by Abhi (59.89.120.x) on October 13 2019, 12:54pm
Reply on October 13 2019, 3:04pm:
    I'm pretty sure Parallels did a version 13?
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Question: i heard Rewire is discontinued from propellerheads.. will it continue to work in Reaper with new OS updates ? if Rewire now begins to loose support with other DAWs do you think a similar technology that interfaces audio, transport and other controls between applications would be worth developing and trying to license/standardise ? is this anything you would look at doing ?
Asked by EcBaPr (119.18.2.x) on October 13 2019, 6:24am
Reply on October 13 2019, 3:04pm:
    Dunno
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Question: Hi Justin, thanks for your amazing work on Reaper. How do you and your team manage to get the CPU usage so efficient and stable compared to other DAWs, which eat CPU and crash more frequently?
Asked by Asai (206.128.64.x) on October 10 2019, 7:54pm
Reply on October 12 2019, 12:17am:
    Shrug? Maybe it's all about the anticipative FX mode? :)
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Question: Not a question, just a quick hello— I just redownloadrd WinAmp. It was my favourite as a kid because of all the amazing skins I could outfit it with. I just wanted to thank you for making such a lovely program that a creative community could get behind.
Asked by Akeena (184.151.230.x) on October 9 2019, 7:25pm
Reply on October 9 2019, 9:35pm:
    Hah nice hello thank you!
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Question: Is there anything specific keeping Reaper's Linux builds under "experimental"? It seems to have been pretty stable for quite a while, and as far as I know device support for Linux in general is the biggest recurring issue.
Asked by Lokasenna (96.53.3.x) on October 9 2019, 6:22pm
Reply on October 9 2019, 9:35pm:
    Mostly a CYA ;)
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Question: "how do you feel towards building rack extensions? +are you able to make advantage of this technology with reaper? please view@ youtube.com/watch?v=rcV9zLFzt4s =many thanx!
Asked by verberbalist (31.124.45.x) on October 8 2019, 5:58pm
Reply on October 8 2019, 10:13pm:
    Hmm that's too long to watch right now
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Question: Some months ago, a shopping website had some problem. They ask credit card details before a payment gateway, which never asks credit card detail. So, it was strange, but we entered our credit card detail. And yesterday, we had SMS in our phone about transaction which we haven't done. Fortunately, our bank has blocked the card quickly. And the website owner said us that yes they had some kind of malware, which they fixed later, maybe their server was hacked. Anyway, is it really possible that you have the world's best antivirus installed in your PC and still, your credit card entry is taken by someone else, probably because it's the mistake of the website? I mean, that website's server was that much weak that it allowed the hacker to enter their payment process and add that fake page of credit card entry. And whoever enter the details there, directly reaches to the hacker? Do you have any idea about this?
Asked by Abhi (117.207.137.x) on October 8 2019, 5:18pm
Reply on October 8 2019, 10:11pm:
    If that website was hacked, then yeah there's nothing antivirus software would help locally. Hopefully in your country fraud is not your responsibility? (In the USA for credit cards the banks usually take full responsibility if you report fraud ASAP)
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Question: No question, just thanks man. At this point I've spent hundreds of hours just making stuff in Reaper. I've been using it since just before version 1 and gotten so much creative satisfaction out of using it over the years. I gather that's why you made it too. Here's to the journey!
Asked by schmoe (172.218.181.x) on October 6 2019, 11:37pm
Reply on October 7 2019, 1:42pm:
    Thanks!
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Question: Are you still supporting your boy Bernie Sanders after his recent health scare? Or, have you come to your senses that you should be supporting Andrew Yang instead?
Asked by Mommy (38.132.118.x) on October 6 2019, 1:02am
Reply on October 6 2019, 5:13pm:
    Bernie is fine but not my first choice. To be clear I’ll vote for any democrat in the general. Yang is pretty low on my list, a lot of what he says is a bit nonsensical. His website’s explanation of VAT is a pretty good example of that.
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Question: Now that the Playtime plugin supposedly isn´t supported anymore by its developer, will the nonlinear workflow implenmented with improved functionality natively in reaper?
Asked by neels (84.178.39.x) on October 5 2019, 1:16pm
Reply on October 6 2019, 5:13pm:
    See note above
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Question: if you was forced to only develop on 1 platform/os..which would that be,and why? +would there be a possiblity to merge all the computer systems into 1 eventually?
Asked by erbalist (31.124.45.x) on October 5 2019, 10:06am
Reply on October 6 2019, 5:14pm:
    If it was about my own personal use I would probably pick Linux at this point, but for commercial options and for easy emulation I would choose Windows.
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Question: is the null-soft and llama stuff a tribute to llama-soft or just a coincidence?
Asked by olilarkin (195.206.183.x) on October 4 2019, 9:41pm
Reply on October 5 2019, 2:36am:
    Coincidence, though I was a fan of llamasoft’s work too. Nullsoft was really a play on Microsoft. Llamas were not introduced until a random user emailed us with a Wesley Willis quote, if I remember correctly...
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Question: To my prev question: Seems like /EHa option in VS helped me to catch it without crashing, but now i wonder, how do you handle such stuff on Linux/Mac, looks like i need to figure out, how g++ and clang does it, but maybe there is a better solution? :)
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on September 30 2019, 2:18pm
Reply on September 30 2019, 2:36pm:
    We don't use C++ exceptions, and if it's an exception due to an access violation/etc, it's usually better to crash and get to the root of the problem.
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Question: Sometimes, when i have saved GUID* of track somewhere => then i delete that track => GUID* now points to restricted area with unknown data => trying to get access it (e.g. for comparing or guidtostring func) crashes REAPER (acces violation), what do you do in such cases, how do you check is GUID is still valid without crashing?
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on September 30 2019, 1:16pm
Reply on September 30 2019, 2:37pm:
    Don't save the GUID pointer, copy the value out instead.
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Question: How do you approach problems like CPU spiking when developing software on macOS? Do you use any special tools?
Asked by zabukowski (89.142.59.x) on September 30 2019, 6:48am
Reply on September 30 2019, 2:37pm:
    The instruments.app is pretty good
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Question: If only we knew if = U.S Presidents watch the film Wag the Dog on repeat before elections. Then we wouldn't feel like like watching Dr. Strange Love.. Do you get frustrated at the Stupidity/Cliché's of this current Political environment world wide? Or do you just drink coffee and run miles like me, with a self imposed blank consciousness;) But, actually deep down care about the future? ;)
Asked by Xiu Xiu (103.208.220.x) on September 28 2019, 3:39pm
Reply on September 28 2019, 4:58pm:
    I'm often very frustrated with the state of affairs, yes. Tempting to try to ignore it but probably futile.
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Question: Do you ever jam live with people that just play software instruments?
Asked by rims32 (184.101.247.x) on September 28 2019, 3:16pm
Reply on September 28 2019, 4:58pm:
    Not normally, but sometimes on NINJAM
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Question: What do you think about the current state of the Cockos Lounge forum?
Asked by fladd (92.110.122.x) on September 28 2019, 1:29pm
Reply on September 28 2019, 3:15pm:
    I try not to pay attention to it
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Question: What do you think about Signal Messenger?
Asked by Strantrickt (85.110.44.x) on September 28 2019, 11:19am
Reply on September 28 2019, 3:15pm:
    I haven't used it
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Question: is it actually safe to remove our tin foil hats,now the us navy released de_classified ufo press materials? (via tom delonge _to the stars academy)
Asked by bwell (2.25.95.x) on September 28 2019, 3:07am
Reply on September 28 2019, 3:16pm:
    There's something there, what it is is still quite unknown.
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