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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).
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.
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)
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!
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.
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?
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.
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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Question: can we post reaper feature request, bugs, in forum, and post the link here? what is scheduling means?
Asked by the flying guitar (107.170.127.x) on March 28 2020, 6:57am
Reply on March 28 2020, 8:55pm:
    You can post in the forums, but don't post links here. Scheduling means timing, roughly.
Question: Why humans like repetitions in musical phrases, And what's so magical in rhymes in a verses?
Asked by Pony (46.252.220.x) on March 27 2020, 7:55pm
Reply on March 28 2020, 8:54pm:
    It's easier to remember what comes next when it's repetitive? (and if it rhymes)
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Question: In REAPER, project markers doesn't show / Also, I have changed time signature to 6/4...
Asked by Abhi (182.68.127.x) on March 27 2020, 3:13pm
Reply on March 27 2020, 6:48pm:
    Ahem, these are not interesting questions for askjf! Please post on the forum!
Question: I've noticed Ninjam Server v0.080 was released. Anything new/fixed within that version?
Asked by David (96.224.215.x) on March 27 2020, 4:27am
Reply on March 27 2020, 6:49pm:
    I'd have to look but nothing major.
Question: (part 1) These days, softwares' themes look minimalistic....
Asked by A Walking Cake (107.170.127.x) on March 26 2020, 4:31pm
Reply on March 27 2020, 6:49pm:
    See above message (forums please!), thank you
Question: IF* you could have 1 question,request or wish granted by the almighty infinite supreme being- what might that be right now?
Asked by 2020 (2.26.240.x) on March 26 2020, 9:01am
Reply on March 27 2020, 6:52pm:
    Well, co-equal status with said being would probably be the most useful...
Question: Are you buying stocks during this pandemic?
Asked by Will (23.125.224.x) on March 25 2020, 7:15pm
Reply on March 25 2020, 7:24pm:
    I bought a little after the first week of crashing but not a whole lot in general
Question: A little bug here, or rather just a little mistake. When there is only one comment here, it still shows '1 comments' instead of '1 comment', haha, just a minor thing I know. Maybe, change your 'if' condition from "if 0, printf ("comment"), else printf("comments") to "if 0&&1, then comment, else comments". I know a little bit of programming :P
Asked by Abhi (182.64.71.x) on March 24 2020, 7:55pm
Reply on March 25 2020, 2:43am:
    It's a feature! but fine
Question: It's directly not a REAPER feature request. But a great idea for both REAPER extensions and customers. There are lots and lots of extensions, like Playtime, SWS etc. And lots of users don't know about them. Can you make a tool within REAPER from where we can browse all these cool stuffs inside REAPER and download or buy whichever we like? Also, those developers can add their tools inside REAPER? So users don't have to search outside?
Asked by CoronaMustLeave (104.236.195.x) on March 24 2020, 4:38pm
Reply on March 24 2020, 4:49pm:
    There is ReaPack which is just that, but we really don't encourage people because honestly for most people the built-in stuff is enough, and the support burden of using third party code/scripts/etc is something.
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