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Question: What's the proper way for a host-app to link to libSwell.so (linux)? Host-app's modules (.so) should be able to consume swell api by using SWELL_PROVIDED_BY_APP and swell-modstub-generic.o.
Asked by Gio (79.130.185.x) on August 22 2019, 12:52pm
Reply on August 22 2019, 8:50pm:
    CFLAGS += -DSWELL_PROVIDED_BY_APP -DSWELL_LOAD_SWELL_DYLIB
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Question: Did you try to write telegram bot? if so, what language would you recommend for it, Lua or Python? I'm writing on Lua, but thought, maybe Python will be more powerful and easy later, when bot will start to grow, what do You think?
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on August 22 2019, 11:25am
Reply on August 22 2019, 8:51pm:
    I haven't, no idea!
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Question: What languages should a rank n00b learn to make stuff for the web? And how should such a n00b learn them?
Asked by SadNoob (71.70.229.x) on August 22 2019, 5:35am
Reply on August 22 2019, 8:51pm:
    Javascript would probably be the most fun.
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Question: Being the creator of Winamp, what music software do you currently use and why. I find muscles to be quite a treat. (:
Asked by Henry a. (174.255.77.x) on August 22 2019, 4:34am
Reply on August 22 2019, 8:51pm:
    REAPER ;)
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Question: Hi Justin, if I wanted to work in customer service design, what kind of coding languages would I have to learn?
Asked by BoobleChooble (71.70.229.x) on August 22 2019, 4:19am
Reply on August 22 2019, 4:27am:
    I'm not sure what that is
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Question: Do you know that theirs over two trillion galaxies in the universe? I feel like everyone should ponder this weekly when they face problems. (;
Asked by Brian H. (174.254.67.x) on August 22 2019, 2:28am
Reply on August 22 2019, 4:27am:
    I didn't know that that was the number, but that's crazy huge.
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Question: hey-"do you fear or embrace super intelligeant ai,or nano techno?"
Asked by bert (95.145.189.x) on August 21 2019, 11:25pm
Reply on August 22 2019, 4:27am:
    While I'm sure it could go wrong, I don't fear it, particularly... Hopefully when it happens it'll be a good thing (thinking of the Culture series)
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Question: Have you ever tried vietnamese coffee?
Asked by Revizneid (113.160.245.x) on August 21 2019, 9:51am
Reply on August 21 2019, 10:25pm:
    Yep. Pretty good. I'm also a big fan of pho and bun and banh mi
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Question: Just wanna shout out that Reaper is absolutely incredible. I've used Cubase, Fl Studio, Studio One. Reaper clicked almost instantly with me! Whatever wizardry you possess man, keep up the good work!! I havent been this impressed since I tried Cinema 4D for the first time! :p
Asked by Austin S. (174.255.132.x) on August 21 2019, 1:42am
Reply on August 21 2019, 10:25pm:
    Thank you!
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Question: REAPER has two developers (you & Schwa), right? Why don't you hire more developers, like 10 developers? So that it won't be too much load for you two? We don't mind having the discounted price increased from $60 to $80 or 100.
Asked by Abhi (117.245.71.x) on August 20 2019, 4:29pm
Reply on August 20 2019, 11:54pm:
    Because I’d rather not! Boo!
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Question: I'm convinced noise canceling headphones are black magic. Do you have some? One of the best inventions ever.
Asked by Will (50.84.190.x) on August 20 2019, 4:06pm
Reply on August 20 2019, 11:55pm:
    I’m not much a fan, to be honest.. I have some in ear ones that block conventionally pretty well...
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Question: I was wondering if there is a swell function for createpipe when using createprocess so the stdout, stderr, could be redirected to an edit control to read the output in real time, or could it even be added? Here's a sample snippet link that I got working on windows. Was wondering how I could do this on Mac, if possible? pastiebin.com/5d598085afe2dThanks, Wyatt
Asked by Wyatt (76.77.164.x) on August 18 2019, 5:06pm
Reply on August 19 2019, 5:50pm (edited at August 19 2019, 5:52pm):
    For macOS there is SWELL_CreateProcessIO()/SWELL_ReadWriteProcessIO() which you can use (or steal). (I know you didn't ask, but for linux -- pipe()/fork()/close()/dup2()/execvp()/fcntl/etc... a small pain but not too bad, let me know if you want some sample code).
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Question: Can you also put REAPER Blog (tutorial) videos in your website in organized way, just like Kenny's videos are there? Because, looking for random tutorial videos in your website is much better than searching on YouTube actually.
Asked by Abhi (117.197.15.x) on August 17 2019, 2:16pm
Reply on August 18 2019, 12:48am:
    Not really up to me
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Question: What thing inspire you to put your DAW's name as REAPER?
Asked by Abhi (117.207.138.x) on August 17 2019, 7:22am
Reply on August 17 2019, 11:10am:
    It was about being able to reap what I was sowing (playing)...
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Question: What do you use for internal GIT hosting?
Asked by fujimotos (211.0.240.x) on August 14 2019, 10:06am
Reply on August 14 2019, 5:00pm:
    Linux and ssh and git
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Question: Hi! I want to write a toy daw. Any cool suggested reading on threading/concurrency, audio, dsp come to mind?
Asked by ernie1b (95.239.10.x) on August 12 2019, 6:02pm
Reply on August 12 2019, 9:52pm:
    Nothing really comes to mind, sorry!
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Question: hey-3 questions in 1 if you would please.. a."3bands? Not Vampires/Decanted Youth+yes,Yes, Exactly, Yes!-but why 3+solo,is 1 not enough!!?" b. "was you aware of the qatsi trilogy?> reactions? ost?" c.being a 'free indivdual creating their own products_ "do you find the 'system' to be limiting,or enhancing your outputs or productive flows?"
Asked by buztbee1 (2.25.95.x) on August 12 2019, 1:35pm
Reply on August 12 2019, 9:51pm:
    a) they are all different. Not Vampires might not be a real band though. b) I am not, I will check it out. c) not sure what the system refers to here. explain in comments.
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Question: Have you ever been in a moshpit? )
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on August 12 2019, 6:48am
Reply on August 12 2019, 12:52pm:
    Hmm people I've been around have definitely thought so, but not sure
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Question: Will there be a new 'REAPER 6 Explained' series, or will Kenny just rename '5' to '6' and only make videos on new updated features?
Asked by Abhi (117.207.136.x) on August 12 2019, 5:48am
Reply on August 12 2019, 12:51pm:
    AFAIK he's planning on a new series
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Question: Would you consider making LV2 a priority if a GoFundMe was setup to fund this development effort? If so, what amount would need to be raised to make this the top priority?
Asked by DavidM (47.13.245.x) on August 11 2019, 4:53pm
Reply on August 12 2019, 2:19am:
    No.
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