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Question: Will the WavPack version in REAPER be updated anytime soon? Version 5.1 was released in Jan 2017. What are your thoughts about recording directly to WavPack instead of WAV? [permalink]
Asked by Michael (47.184.86.x) on June 4 2018, 8:37pm
Reply on June 5 2018, 12:02am (edited at June 5 2018, 12:03am):
    Ah perhaps, yeah (though not sure anything in 5.1 would even apply to the reaper plug-in). I record to wavpack rather than .wav a lot of the time! It uses more CPU but usually when recording I have a ton of CPU to spare (even on a very old C2Q).

Question: Your thoughts on Microsoft acquiring GitHub? [permalink]
Asked by fladd (131.174.45.x) on June 4 2018, 3:14pm
Reply on June 4 2018, 7:25pm:
    GitHubLinkedIn ugh. But I dunno really.

Question: Hi Justin. Two or more duplicated lines and I will usually make it a function. What are your thoughts on code duplication? [permalink]
Asked by provoc (118.209.246.x) on June 4 2018, 3:01pm
Reply on June 4 2018, 7:25pm:
    I think that's a bit premature, but a dozen lines seems about right. Having said that, I'm very guilty of letting functions get huge.

Question: Are you still upset about the outcome of game 1 of the NBA finals? Do you blame the refs or Lebron's teammates? [permalink]
Asked by Mommy (76.110.183.x) on June 2 2018, 11:33pm
Reply on June 3 2018, 12:24am:
    Completely over my head ;)

Question: There are a few people reporting that Reaper's performance takes a hit due to Spectre and Meltdown fixes, which apparently restrict something related to thread-handling. Is this true, and if so, can anything be done about it? [permalink]
Asked by Justin (24.193.0.x) on June 2 2018, 4:50pm
Reply on June 3 2018, 12:24am:
    I have zero information to offer!

Question: Which OS has the best audio api in your experience? [permalink]
Asked by Will (23.125.224.x) on June 2 2018, 12:37pm
Reply on June 2 2018, 2:54pm:
    For audio: I'd say something like jack(linux) and ASIO(windows but not a MS API) are tied somewhat, then CoreAudio (macOS), then ALSA, then far behind the native win32 APIs.

    For MIDI, jack is simplest, then maybe coreaudio/win32. I haven't implemented ALSA MIDI yet.

Question: Do you watch videos in Lynda, Udemy, Groove3, etc. ? Have you subscribed to anyone of them? [permalink]
Asked by OnlineLearning (104.236.74.x) on May 31 2018, 6:17am
Reply on June 2 2018, 2:54pm:
    Not really.

Question: Are you married? My sister wants to marry you. [permalink]
Asked by Breanne (59.89.120.x) on May 29 2018, 12:29pm
Reply on May 29 2018, 4:25pm:
    I am, but also I wouldn't be in to the whole arranged marriage thing.

Question: Have you alone written the EULA for REAPER or with the help of other people? Is it boring to write EULA stuff and updating it with every upgrades? [permalink]
Asked by IreadEULA (104.131.92.x) on May 29 2018, 12:28pm
Reply on May 29 2018, 4:25pm:
    Our EULA was written once by a lawyer many years ago, but while we've slightly updated it since then it is rare that it changes.

Question: What are some websites that you enjoy reading for leisure? [permalink]
Asked by rob is not long (47.201.169.x) on May 29 2018, 12:36am
Reply on May 29 2018, 4:25pm:
Question: Any advice for novice programmers interested in audio? [permalink]
Asked by gentlemanRabbit (47.154.0.x) on May 28 2018, 7:44pm
Reply on May 29 2018, 4:23pm:
    Hah I dunno, jsfx and reascript in REAPER are a good and relatively easy way to do interesting things...

Question: What your thoughts about Linux? will it be equal in popularity with Windows at some point? p.s Also, why do i need to enter "yes" for human, what if i'm pony? discrimination! [permalink]
Asked by Pooooony (94.230.207.x) on May 28 2018, 2:27pm
Reply on May 28 2018, 4:52pm:
    Ponies not permitted! I like Linux, but who can ever make such predictions about the future..

Question: Do you have perfect and/or relative pitch? [permalink]
Asked by Pitch (117.197.12.x) on May 27 2018, 4:45pm
Reply on May 28 2018, 4:52pm:
    Definitely not perfect nor absolute, but my pitch perception has been getting better I think.

Question: What would you do if electricity wasn't discovered (yet) ? ? [permalink]
Asked by wasereb4 (88.130.48.x) on May 27 2018, 12:58am
Reply on May 28 2018, 4:51pm:
    Hopefully I'd discover it! Otherwise playing music doesn't require electricity so if I could make that work I'd try.

Question: Which you prefer/like more? Windows or Mac (or Linux)? Android or iOS? [permalink]
Asked by iOS X (220.158.145.x) on May 26 2018, 2:11pm
Reply on May 26 2018, 2:32pm (edited at May 26 2018, 2:33pm):
    These days, linux and iOS. But I use all of them except Android.

Question: SWS thingy, could you comment on this please ? https://bit.ly/2kmRR9s [permalink]
Asked by nofish (87.123.192.x) on May 25 2018, 11:01am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:11pm:
    For future reference please email me rather than post here. It's probably a bug in our end, I'll see if I can reproduce and see why.

Question: Will you guys release both 32 & 64 bit REAPER 6 or just 64 bit? Newly released Studio one 4, Live 10 & Reason 10 stopped developing 32 bit and only provides 64 bit software. Actually, now it's better to stop having compatibility for older computers since 99% people use 64 bit now and soon, no one will use 32 bit. Barely there are people who use Windows XP, m [permalink]
Asked by BeModern (59.97.206.x) on May 25 2018, 4:48am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:09pm:
    We have no plans to drop 32-bit support any time soon.

Question: Is it as secret what is going to be in Reaper 6 or everything would be posted in Pre-release discussion? [permalink]
Asked by Georgy (172.250.71.x) on May 25 2018, 1:08am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:09pm:
    It will all go into the pre-release discussion before release, but before it goes there it might be secret.

Question: why they made vst3 hosting harder than vst2? [permalink]
Asked by ruchira (123.231.124.x) on May 24 2018, 10:00am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:09pm:
    I guess it's just more complex? Some might say overdesigned? Some... hah

Question: Will Reaper die withought you? [permalink]
Asked by Dick (216.240.42.x) on May 24 2018, 2:34am eh
Reply on May 24 2018, 2:39am:
    Hopefully we'll never have to find out!
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