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Question: For the third year in a row REAPER wins the KVR Readers' Choice Awards "Favorite Audio Software" category. Congratulations again :) kvraudio.com/blog/best-audio-and-m...What is the winner's speech?
Asked by MS_from_Sweden (82.100.127.x) on October 13 2021, 11:13pm
Reply on October 14 2021, 2:08pm:
    "Thank you, thank you very much"
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Question: g'day! so has there ever been a version of reaper where you thought "yep,thats it,now 100% bug free and keeping it that way!" ??
Asked by unnamed1 (2.25.95.x) on October 12 2021, 10:49pm
Reply on October 12 2021, 11:09pm:
    Critical hubris overload
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Question: hey-do you ever check tucker carlson/fox news...or any news? where do you gather informations?
Asked by unnamed1 (2.25.95.x) on October 10 2021, 4:04am
Reply on October 10 2021, 1:33pm (edited at October 10 2021, 2:19pm):
    Despite being named "News", TC and the vast majority of what's on Fox News is opinion and commentary, NOT "News". So no, I don't watch that, it's pretty low on information and high on opinion. The NYT, Washington Post, and propublica are all pretty decent sources (though they all sometimes err, as they are made of humans), and if you want commentary with supporting facts John Oliver's show on HBO is pretty good.
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Question: Do you like campfires and do you have a fireplace in you home ?
Asked by Just Asking (207.148.176.x) on October 8 2021, 12:09am
Reply on October 8 2021, 7:27pm:
    Sure as long as I'm upwind of them... but no, I don't have a fireplace.
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Question: Are you still using Visual C++ 6 to work on the Windows 32-bit version of REAPER? Which VC++ version do you use now for 64-bit Windows?
Asked by Matt Campbell (68.103.72.x) on October 7 2021, 3:09pm
Reply on October 7 2021, 7:26pm:
    We use VC2005 with ICC now for win32/win64 releases (though usually VC2013 for development purposes). We stopped using VC6 early this year.
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Question: Hi Justin, I am writing a book on audio production, and I would like to use Reaper as the DAW for readers to follow along with. Who would I contact for permission n to reprint a few tables and icons from the manual? Thanks so much!
Asked by Keith (130.215.8.x) on October 7 2021, 2:09pm
Reply on October 7 2021, 7:27pm:
    I'll ask Geoff!
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Question: I have upgraded to Windows 11 stable version (launched yesterday). Now, REAPER looks better than before :-P (thanks to Microsoft, haha). Now will you switch from Win10 to Win11 for REAPER development? Because obviously a software dev have to use latest tools, no?
Asked by Abhi (122.176.5.x) on October 6 2021, 12:57pm
Reply on October 6 2021, 5:38pm:
    Nah, these days I mostly use macOS and linux anyway. And our compilers on windows are quite old :)
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Question: For what you use chromebooks?
Asked by Josh (185.169.255.x) on October 5 2021, 6:08pm
Reply on October 6 2021, 5:39pm:
    Mostly for running linux via Crouton
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Question: What is your strangest code side project?
Asked by Stark (78.72.156.x) on October 5 2021, 1:35pm
Reply on October 6 2021, 5:39pm:
    Not too many side projects these days. Lots of code to automate/optimize/secure the business, I guess
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Question: Do you agree with this resumé? ('What it all means') stereophile.com/content/analog-com...
Asked by wasereb4 (79.246.88.x) on October 4 2021, 12:52am
Reply on October 4 2021, 1:52am:
    No, if the reed-solomon error correction produces the same bitstream as was encoded, then there can be no variation in the output (unless the error-correction logic causes other components in the CD player to behave differently, which would be a defect in the player, IMO).
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Question: Were you featured in Wired magazine when you were 19? I seem to recall a one page article about you.
Asked by BozSteinkalt (23.241.70.x) on October 3 2021, 12:49am
Reply on October 3 2021, 2:29am:
    Sounds about right, yeah, but that was a long time ago :)
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Question: hey- do you think some clever developer could actually create a "music only" operating system? which would be fully dedicated to music making softwares. (with basic internet connectivity) (AOS- audio only system)
Asked by unnamed 1 (2.25.95.x) on October 2 2021, 3:56pm
Reply on October 3 2021, 2:30am:
    Sure, someone could do it, but I don’t think it would be clever as much as silly…
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Question: hey..so we know what you and keeny look like..are there any face images of either schwa or white tie anywhere online? (or do they remain__ unseen?)
Asked by unnamed 1 (2.25.95.x) on September 29 2021, 1:53am
Reply on October 1 2021, 5:38am:
    That's for them to answer...
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Question: Do you find additive synthesis interesting, from any perspective?
Asked by n997 (87.95.123.x) on September 28 2021, 4:55am
Reply on October 1 2021, 5:39am:
    A little?
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Question: Thank you, and have you ever thought about NDIS for JPG?
Asked by Nicholas Forystek (173.16.33.x) on September 27 2021, 8:51pm
Reply on October 1 2021, 5:39am:
    NDIS? Shoutcast? For JPG? meh
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Question: What is your favourite GUI library.
Asked by Ulf Enhörning (185.75.43.x) on September 27 2021, 8:24am
Reply on September 27 2021, 4:54pm:
    I don't use any other than win32 and WDL vwnd, so I wouldn't know... dear imgui is pretty cool, not that I've made anything with it.
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Question: Have you ever had a brawl?
Asked by Simon (93.177.74.x) on September 26 2021, 10:18pm
Reply on September 27 2021, 4:53pm:
    No I've only been pushed and pushed back, and been punched in the face (as a kid)
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Question: Even better way to ask; were you ever left in a LAX airport in a child carrying seat?
Asked by Nicholas Forystek's Server (64.251.31.x) on September 26 2021, 3:19am
Reply on September 27 2021, 4:52pm:
    No, I don't think so. And sorry, I've cleaned up your other "questions" because they are a bit too much. Please take no offense.
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Question: I asked my question wrong, so I'm going to ask if you have ever met or know or relate to a couple names, I think I got it wrong. Beatrice Arthur, Beatrice Frankel, Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Ingles?
Asked by Nicholas Forystek (173.16.33.x) on September 26 2021, 3:11am
Reply on September 27 2021, 4:52pm:
    Nope
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Question: Do you think Bernie have a chance next election?
Asked by DdSL (191.54.63.x) on September 23 2021, 5:33pm
Reply on September 24 2021, 10:50pm:
    No idea, but I wouldn't think so.
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