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Question: You know MÃ¥neskin? A great band imo, great singer. youtube.com/watch?v=QN1odfjtMoo
Asked by Sven (146.70.42.x) on August 8 2022, 10:26am

Question: Can you explain your workflow of creating branches for specific features and then making custom builds that include some of those features. I don't really understand how you merge all stuff and keep everything sane. Do you have some automation system for this? How does the naming of branches / builds work? Thanks
Asked by nikolalkc (88.172.223.x) on August 6 2022, 11:32pm
Reply on August 7 2022, 3:16am:
    We use pre_ for branches that go in prereleases. Then we keep a branch called dev-pub which when we want to do +dev builds include all of the pre_ branches.

    When we want to do a build, we put a special commit on the end (WANT_BUILD version_number), and push that to a branch named want_build, which has machines watching it and ready to build on demand.

    Once a pre_ branch is ready-ish to go to release, we merge it to our main branch. Sometiems two pre_ branches end up intertwined, we'll merge them, or keep one dependent on the other, in order to avoid continual conflicts.
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Question: Check this program out: stemroller.com/. It does a good job separating different parts of a mixed musical piece.
Asked by Jesse (173.63.46.x) on August 6 2022, 6:02pm
Reply on August 7 2022, 3:14am:
    Sounds cool, I haven't tried it yet but curious what it'd do on live recordings... or my own mixes for that matter
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Question: In the FX Window, all plugins are sorted by type of VST, like first VSTi comes, then VST3i comes, etc. How to arrange my plugins alphabetically, instead of VST type? I searched a lot but can't find anything :O
Asked by Abhi (122.177.150.x) on August 6 2022, 8:06am
Reply on August 7 2022, 3:14am:
    Hmm maybe if you hide the type? I forget
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Question: heyo-recently reaskinnedthemed a bike..wanna take a peek?
Asked by 2022 (2.26.240.x) on August 5 2022, 10:17pm
Reply on August 7 2022, 3:14am:
    Sure! Post in the comments here
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Question: Was the winamp refactor/rewrite that was done around 2001 any good?
Asked by JackCane (174.246.202.x) on August 5 2022, 7:56pm
Reply on August 7 2022, 3:14am:
    Rewriting a whole thing is rarely a good idea
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Question: How are you? (and thank you for winamp)
Asked by Soren (89.150.139.x) on August 5 2022, 4:09pm
Reply on August 7 2022, 3:13am:
    Fine thanks!
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Question: How do you deal with bugs and other issues reported by users, when you are not able to replicate them on your dev machines? Do you find bugs in Reaper for example, which take several days to fix? How do you generally, as a programmer, psycho-physically deal with difficult to find/fix bugs?
Asked by Zabukowski (31.217.53.x) on August 4 2022, 12:05pm
Reply on August 4 2022, 8:37pm:
    User cooperation with persistence...
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Question: Is there some subject that makes you go BrrRRrR about music/music technology?
Asked by Aloha! (189.112.46.x) on August 4 2022, 3:51am
Reply on August 4 2022, 8:37pm:
    Makes me cold? Not really
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Question: Have you something done with a Raspberry Pi?
Asked by Chris (77.64.160.x) on August 3 2022, 12:38pm
Reply on August 4 2022, 12:39am:
    nothing persistently interesting
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Question: Is reaper has got tracker?
Asked by Reaper (95.7.140.x) on August 2 2022, 11:20pm
Reply on August 4 2022, 12:39am:
    not really
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Question: Hello -- I've been using your products, from Winamp to Reaper, for most of my life. From the bottom of my heart, thanks. Now to the question -- I also live in New York, and was lucky enough to work as a full-time musician and producer (even held a couple Reaper meetups, mostly advocating for using it in professional environments) until COVID hit. Do you suppose there is a way for "professional" musical occupations, like arrangers, producers, songwriters and session players, to earn living wages in our time?
Asked by dadagod (24.188.156.x) on August 2 2022, 9:08pm
Reply on August 4 2022, 12:39am:
    I have no idea!
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Question: Ever consider turning Reaper into a web app using web assembly?
Asked by Jesse (173.63.46.x) on August 1 2022, 11:25pm
Reply on August 2 2022, 8:08pm:
    too many things preventing it from being useful (plug-in support, lack of threading, etc etc)
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Question: Reaverb Or Reaverbate most often? also mention another favorite reverb plugin! :D thanks!
Asked by OPoP (45.128.39.x) on August 1 2022, 11:08pm
Reply on August 2 2022, 8:08pm:
    ReaVerb with some awesome impulse responses usually
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Question: have you ever tried balancing rocks/stones? (i found it a really fun/challenging meditation) i.pinimg.com/originals/78/d2/57/78...
Asked by 2022 (95.148.58.x) on August 1 2022, 8:58pm
Reply on August 2 2022, 8:09pm:
    Nice, not since I was young
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Question: hey- do you have any all time fav commands for any particular os??
Asked by 2022 (95.148.58.x) on July 31 2022, 10:13pm
Reply on August 1 2022, 4:00am:
    Uhh rsync and ssh and git are all incredibly useful
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Question: What did you think of the new Top Gun movie?
Asked by Erin (75.15.159.x) on July 31 2022, 9:51pm
Reply on August 1 2022, 3:59am:
    Haven't seen it yet, but the last couple of episodes of What We Do In the Shadows are great.
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Question: Where does GetUserFileNameForRead store its last position? It remembers it, but doesn't seem to store it in the windowpos ini-file...
Asked by Mespotine (146.0.126.x) on July 31 2022, 6:43pm
Reply on August 1 2022, 3:59am:
    Probably Windows that does that?
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Question: Hi Justin. Just wanted to mention that a monospace font in the note items would be great to write down tablatures there for example. Greetings and keep up the good work!
Asked by gideonstar (84.58.33.x) on July 31 2022, 10:22am
Reply on August 1 2022, 3:59am:
    noted
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Question: Hey how to over-right new MIDI notes into older ones? Let's say I have a chord progression, but then I copied another melodies (notes) and pasted into that chord progression. Currently there will be two notes, one above another. But instead of this, I want to replace all duplicate notes with my new pasted notes. How can we do this in REAPER?
Asked by Food (122.176.10.x) on July 30 2022, 5:03pm
Reply on August 1 2022, 3:58am:
    Use MIDI touch-replace recording?
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