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Question: I want to use music you authored for a game I am developing. Will you give me permission and what are your stipulations? [permalink]
Asked by Phillip (96.41.96.x) on November 28 2015, 1:25am
Reply on November 28 2015, 1:35am:
    Let me know which tracks (email justin at cockos dot com would be nice!), but if they are from my "Alone/" directory, then they are Creative Commons CC BY 4.0, which means you can do pretty much whatever you want as long as you give credit. I look forward to seeing what you use!

Question: What's your take on the Glitter Beard trend? [permalink]
Asked by itsJon (69.50.183.x) on November 27 2015, 1:47am
Reply on November 28 2015, 1:35am:
    I'm oblivious to it.

Question: What would you do if you couldn't code ? [permalink]
Asked by wasereb4 (93.217.211.x) on November 27 2015, 1:44am
Reply on November 28 2015, 1:36am:
    Whatever it takes. I've been enjoying making music, painting and monotype printing, but I doubt I could make my rent doing those things.

Question: How was your thanksgiving? Did you eat a lot? Fav food today? [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.160.4.x) on November 27 2015, 12:09am
Reply on November 28 2015, 1:36am:
    It was great! So full. Sweet potatoes are hard to beat.

Question: What do you think about coding tutorial websites like codecademy.com? Is this the new way to go for teaching youngsters to code? It's like code packed into another big bunch of code. :D [permalink]
Asked by Albi (81.159.124.x) on November 26 2015, 10:58pm
Reply on November 28 2015, 1:36am:
    I haven't spent much time on those (why would I, really?), but I think the amount of information available now is fantastic. The 16-year-old-me is incredibly jealous.

Question: I have the impression you have been the sole developer of REAPER for a long time (which is an amazing tour de force in itself). When did you hire your first employee, and how many full time developers are there today ? [permalink]
Asked by Nicolas (78.192.140.x) on November 25 2015, 8:50pm
Reply on November 28 2015, 1:38am:
    I was only the sole developer of REAPER for a short time, then soon after it got limping along, Christophe started contributing. Schwa joined a couple of years later (or so, I forget, it's been so long!), then a couple of years ago Christophe left and JeffOS started contributing... so there you go.

Question: is connor a poor name? [permalink]
Asked by ben farrell (171.33.193.x) on November 25 2015, 12:17pm
Reply on November 25 2015, 12:58pm:
    Uhh no?

Question: Do you enjoy being more responsive to the testers of the current pre-releases or is it sometimes tedious to answer all the questions? Anyway, I like the fact that you're giving us users more information about the development. :) [permalink]
Asked by Albi (86.128.178.x) on November 24 2015, 11:05pm
Reply on November 25 2015, 3:57am:
    I definitely do enjoy it, but it isn't always easy. Also it can be a bit frustrating when the discussion gets derailed and on to a subject which isn't really relevant from a development perspective, though sometimes that works out for the best too. Anyway...

Question: At what age do you think you'll retire from software development ? From development of REAPER ? [permalink]
Asked by Nicolas (78.192.140.x) on November 23 2015, 11:02pm
Reply on November 24 2015, 2:55pm:
    How can I know such things? :)

Question: If a drunk falls down in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? [permalink]
Asked by PunkyBrewster (99.103.118.x) on November 14 2015, 10:26pm
Reply on November 15 2015, 2:12am:

Question: When I minimize winamp then bring it back up again, the playlist window shows first, then a half a second later or so the main winamp window snaps in. Why dat? [permalink]
Asked by Will (107.203.156.x) on November 14 2015, 8:10pm
Reply on November 15 2015, 2:11am:
    No idea.

Question: I'm learing php and programming a blog as an excercise. Assuming you programmed this and your blog, did make it so other users could log in? Do you have a mysql table for "users" or because you knew it was just for you did you not bother with that? [permalink]
Asked by Dream Of Sleepin (5.70.17.x) on November 14 2015, 10:10am
Reply on November 15 2015, 2:11am:
    I didn't bother with that. Actually, I didn't bother with mysql...

Question: What browser do you use? And what OS? [permalink]
Asked by Nico (181.90.46.x) on November 12 2015, 10:35pm
Reply on November 12 2015, 11:19pm:
    Usually Chrome, on Win7 or a recent OSX version, but this all varies.

Question: Do you ever feel like REAPER does everything you personally need and have the desire to stop working on it and focus on your own music? [permalink]
Asked by Chris (50.246.0.x) on November 10 2015, 1:22pm
Reply on November 10 2015, 2:35pm:
    Sometimes, but then something comes up that I'd like to have (most recently, Super8, heh).

Question: How long do you think it would take you to write a minimalist daw with the insight into the problem you have from reaper? (no copy/paste or referencing from reaper allowed!) :) [permalink]
Asked by heh heh (79.55.9.x) on November 8 2015, 7:56pm
Reply on November 10 2015, 1:11am:
    Minimalist DAW -- that is incredibly vague! Also do you mean something somewhat usable, or something solid? I'd say anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 years, depending on the answers to those questions.

Question: Sorry didn't notice, copy pasted from notepad. It cut the word something and that i will love Reaper for the rest of life and understand it's probably a very particular problem. Would love to know what you think about it though, just as an abstract concept. [permalink]
Asked by Oblong (94.61.193.x) on November 8 2015, 3:08am
Reply on November 10 2015, 1:12am:

Question: It's 18 years since Winamp 1.x (thank you, BTW. Loved it). How do you feel about what became of the tech that you created under the Nullsoft banner? I am specifically talking about Winamp, SHOUTcast, gnutella and WASTE, but if you have strong thoughts on others, or want to include your thoughts on AOL after all this time, please feel free to share. [permalink]
Asked by Zoltan (72.15.57.x) on November 6 2015, 9:15pm
Reply on November 10 2015, 1:12am:
    It's a shame that it ended up where it has. I'd like it back, but don't think it's terribly valuable at this point.

Question: Is there any way for a JSFX to detect which operating system it's being run on? I don't need to know the version, just Windows vs OSX will do. Bonus points if the method works when running JSFX in ReaJS too. The reason I need this is because gfx_drawNumber rounds off in Windows but truncates in OSX: forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=168401 [permalink]
Asked by Kite (67.160.138.x) on November 6 2015, 9:10pm
Reply on November 10 2015, 1:13am:
    Hmm a better solution would be to fix the rounding issue you describe :)

Question: I've since migrated to Renoise for composing purposes. Someone wrote a little Lua tool to import scala files and I learned enough from that to hack something together. Still think one of the main flaws in DAW paradigm is to base them around a fixed scale, from a guitar analogy imagine you buy a guitar with fixed strings and you can't tune it to drop d or som [permalink]
Asked by Oblong (95.69.58.x) on November 6 2015, 4:13am
Reply on November 6 2015, 6:12pm:
    Perhaps the question was truncated here, try again!

Question: Do you have a guess who the creator of the Vanillacoin cryptocurrency is? His comments make it sound like he helped develop Gnutella. Is it you? [permalink]
Asked by Sarah (174.45.96.x) on November 6 2015, 2:08am
Reply on November 6 2015, 6:12pm:
    No idea, it's certainly not me.
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