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Cockos updates Reaper to v4.20

Cockos Reaper 4

Cockos has updated its Reaper music production software for Windows and Mac to version 4.20.

REAPER is digital audio workstation software: a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment.

Changes in Reaper 4.20

  • OSC control surface support for integration with hardware/software that supports Open Sound Control.
  • Localization/translation, use languages other than English within REAPER.
  • MIDI bus support allows sending more than 16 channels of MIDI to a ReWire device, and more.
  • Countless usability improvements, bugfixes, and minor performance enhancements.

The full changelog and upgrade instructions are available on the Reaper download page.

Reaper for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $225 USD (full commercial license) / $60 USD (discounted license).

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Cockos releases Reaper 4 digital audio workstation software

Cockos Reaper 4

Cockos has released Reaper 4, a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment for Windows and Mac.

REAPER updates are evolutionary, not revolutionary. REAPER 4 is not a radically new experience from REAPER 3, but adds a number of useful new features, ease of use improvements, and even more of that legendary REAPER customizability.

Changes in Reaper 4

  • Tweak, correct, and mangle audio with pitch envelopes, which can be applied to individual media items.
  • Create fully automated surround mixes with multichannel track metering and the highly flexible ReaSurround plug-in. Apply rotations, transformations, and diffusions, and even automate the positions of the speakers themselves.
  • Batch rendering wildcards provide sound designers with unprecedented flexibility when generating sound files in bulk.
  • Manage project media and FX with the Project Bay, where you can collect, organize, and edit a list of resources that you are using, or might use, for different types of projects.
  • More Customizable – Arrange REAPER’s windows and toolbars in multiple dockers, redefine your mouse behavior with mouse modifiers, and use the new WALTER layout template engine to create flexible custom layouts for track/transport/mixer GUI elements.
  • Take comping is more predictable, with takes remaining aligned by recording pass, even after splitting and deleting errors.
  • Previewing and inserting media is easier, because you can highlight, loop, and insert subsections of media files.
  • Switch between different MIDI clips more easily in the MIDI editor. Pool MIDI items so that editing one item edits all pooled copies. Define scales and chords for quickly painting runs and arpeggios.
  • Check the changelog for full details: What’s new

Reaper 4 is available to purchase for $225 USD (full commercial license) / $60 USD (discounted license).

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Peavey debuts Xport USB Guitar Interface

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Peavey has introduced the Xport, a high-fidelity, ultra-portable 1/4″ jack-to-USB audio interface for electric guitar and bass.

Peavey Xport

The Xport’s high-quality ASIO™ and Core Audio™ drivers offer rock-solid performance for both Windows® and Mac® OS X. Powered by the USB bus and featuring both Headphone and Line outputs, the Xport provides musicians with a simple, hassle-free digital recording solution.

Included with Xport is Peavey ReValver™ amp modeling software, the only virtual amplifier that captures the true tone characteristics of vacuum tubes. This state-of-the-art software can be used as a stand-alone virtual amplifier or with your favorite recording software.

REAPER™ digital audio workstation software, an advanced multi-track audio production and recording environment for Windows and OS X, is also included with the Xport.

Xport features

  • USB bus powered.
  • 1/4″ guitar instrument input.
  • Headphone output with volume control.
  • Line output with volume control.
  • USB cable included.
  • ASIO™/OS X (Core Audio™) drivers.
  • Windows® XP/Vista/7 – Mac® OS X.
  • Includes ReValver™ and REAPER DAW software.

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Groove 3 Reaper Explained, series of video tutorials by Kenny Gioia

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Groove 3 Reaper Explained

Groove 3 has released Reaper Explained, a series of video tutorials on Cockos Reaper by Kenny Gioia.

Reaper is fast becoming a truly powerful and efficient DAW, are you up to speed on it? The amazing Kenny Gioia breaks it all down for you in this awesome, in-depth series of video tutorials focusing on Cockos Reaper.

You’ll learn about project creation, templates, routing, editing, using plug-ins, automation, rendering and exporting, MIDI, markers and regions and so much more. After viewing this collection, you’ll be able to work and navigate Reaper like a seasoned pro. More and more people are switching to Reaper everyday, don’t get left behind, and don’t fear the Reaper!

Reaper Explained features

  • 26 Tutorials / Over 4 Hours Total Runtime.
  • For all beginner to intermediate Cockos Reaper users.
  • Tutorials written by multi-platinum selling producer Kenny Gioia.
  • Simple to use video control interface for Mac & PC.

Reaper Explained is available to purchase as a 30-day “Watch It Online” product for $17.99 USD, $39.99 USD for a download, or $44.99 USD for the Boxed Disc (including instant download version).

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Cockos updates ReaPlugs to v2.0

Cockos ReaPlugs ReaJS

Cockos has released version 2.0 of ReaPlugs, including two new plug-ins to the suite of free effect plug-ins for Windows.

Want to use some of the comprehensive FX plug-ins that REAPER provides, but stuck in another host? Haven’t made the switch yet? Fear not — you can download ReaPlugs, a package of FX that includes many of the plug-ins that come with REAPER, for free!

Changes in ReaPlugs v2.0

  • Installer..
  • Plug-ins brought up to date with their REAPER 3.1x relatives (many improvements)..
  • Fixed leaking GDI resources on plugin unloads..
  • ReaControlMIDI added:
    • Flexible MIDI controls in VST format.
    • Automate CC envelopes and bank/program selection, as FX parameters.
    • Full sysex support.
  • ReaJS added:
    • Realtime user-editable effect processor.
    • 64-bit internal audio processing, MIDI support, full PDC support, multichannel I/O support, graphics display support.
    • Hundreds of included effects, including: delays, compressors, limiters, convolution, distortion, spectral noise editors, analyzers, loop samplers, creative effects.
    • Create new effects from scratch, or modify existing effects to meet your needs.
    • JS editor and debugger included, opens automatically when you edit a plug-in.

ReaPlugs is available as a free download for Windows PC (VST).

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Cockos updates Reaper to v3.3

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Cockos Reaper

Cockos has released version 3.3 of Reaper, a digital audio workstation software for Windows and Mac.

REAPER is a digital audio workstation: a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment.

Changes in Reaper v3.3

  • Action: write current value on envelopes from edit cursors to start/end of project
  • Action: unarm all envelopes
  • Action: write current value to time selection on all armed, write-enabled envelopes
  • Automation: improved write mode (no read when stopped/seeking)
  • Automation: improved latch mode for mute envelopes
  • Automation: smoother redraws when moving envelope trim slider
  • Automation: copy/cut/paste items with envelopes obeys preference to add points at item edges
  • Automation: if first envelope point is moved, no longer draw nonexistent first point
  • FX add dialog: added optional VST physical directory path folders, with right click options
  • FX add dialog: resizable panes
  • Loop sections: fixed loop length rounding bug
  • Menus: fixed edit menu take list, improved support for take list in customized menus
  • MIDI editor: docker tab updates correctly
  • MIDI editor: fixed toolbar issue when reusing existing MIDI editors
  • Mixer: reduced flicker on Windows when modifying sends, etc
  • OSX: right clicking track volume fader properly sets focus on volume field
  • Solo in front: better support for routed solos
  • Track I/O button now shows themable highlight for sends, receives
  • Pitch shifting: added safety mutex for initialization of some pitch shifters
  • Preferences: consolidated DX, ReWire, JS preference settings into one pane
  • ReaVerb: better CPU distribution in ZL mode
  • ReaVerb: improved quality when switching between mono/stereo/silent content
  • Scrollbars: prevent invalid draws with overlapping windows
  • Undo: improved tracking when tracks are auto-named via media explorer import
  • VST: fixed issues with undo state saving on parameter edit on non-chunked plugins
  • Wave64: fixed writing of W64 files that do not have BWF chunks
  • Windows: fixed some redraw issues on tab+listview (ReWire tabs, screensets, etc)
  • Windows x64: fixed support for rx2 with unicode filenames

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Cockos updates Reaper to v3.2

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Cockos Reaper

Cockos has released version 3.2 of Reaper, a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment.

Changes in Reaper v3.2

  • Actions: FX last touched parameter: show TCP knob, envelope, param mod, MIDI learn, or alias.
  • Autoload last project: does not load last project if it crashed on last load.
  • Envelopes: fixed random crash when adding many points via pencil mode.
  • FX: tempo-synced plugins account for project play rate.
  • FX: Undo/redo on floating FX windows no longer restores window position.
  • Item edge editing: update edge edit/timestretch cursor while editing.
  • Screensets: save/restore extended mixer details with track views.
  • MIDI editor: restore secondary sources on multiproject switches.
  • Misc: fixed erratic ntdll crash when scrolling the arrange view.
  • Missing media prompt: search button.
  • ReaComp: smooth changes in wet/dry, automakeup gain.
  • ReaDelay: smooth changes in tap volume/pan, wet/dry.
  • ReaEQ: smooth frequency, gain, bandwidth changes (sweepable filters).
  • ReaPlugs: denormal management improvements.
  • ReaXcomp: smooth changes in gain, band frequency/threshold/ratio/gain.
  • ReaXcomp: fancier ratio indicator.
  • ReaVerb: OSX deconvolution support.
  • ReaXcomp/ReaComp: RMS optimizations.
  • ReaScript: GetSetChunkState chunk length limit increased to 1MB.
  • ReaScript: added GetUserFileNameForRead.
  • OSX: better CoreAudio samplerate setting (should not override bit depth, too).
  • OSX: huge performance improvements (denormal management, alignment fixes).
  • Save as: separate trim/convert options.
  • Scrub: avoid runaway scrub when using arrow key navigation.
  • Tab to transient: stop at media item start when tabbing backwards through transients.
  • Tweaks to missing filename resolving (always resolve relative filenames to full).
  • VST/AU: record automation from closed plugins that have internal MIDI control.
  • Windows: added readahead buffer for live CD playback in Media Explorer.

Reaper is available to purchase for PC and Mac for $60 USD (discounted license) / $225 USD (full commercial license). A complete and uncrippled evaluation version Reaper can be downloaded from the website.

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Cockos updates Reaper to v3.14

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Cockos Reaper

Cockos has released version 3.14 of Reaper, a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment for Windows and Mac.

Changes in Reaper v3.14

  • Action: show/hide all floating windows
  • API: added functions for sending commands to the active MIDI editor window
  • API: added register(“command_id_lookup”) to find extension actions
  • API: added functions to retrieve track/take envelopes
  • API: added MIDI_eventlist_Create, MIDI_eventlist_Destroy
  • API: added GetSetTrackState, GetSetItemState, GetSetEnvelopeState
  • API: fixed extension shortcut problem
  • Automation: fixed action to set envelope lane fader from MIDI controller
  • Automation: more consistent behavior for new envelopes picking up the fader value in non-trim mode
  • Auto-crossfades: fix for some crossfades not being reset when moving multiple items across tracks
  • Batch converter: new facility to convert media in bulk, optionally applying FX
  • Custom menus: main MIDI menus can be customized, other improvements
  • Custom menus: import/export/reset individual menus along with entire sets
  • Custom toolbar: support adding extension actions to toolbar
  • DX: fix for synths dropping the first MIDI note
  • Live performance: FX multiprocessing optimization
  • Media item resampling/pitch shift modes: not switched when switching projects
  • MIDI editor: Fixed adding text/sysex events not extending source length when past end
  • OSX: fixed issues with mouse focus in TCP
  • OSX: nicer disk image
  • OSX: various menu improvements/fixes
  • OSX: preliminary video support
  • OSX: alternate VST cache/path config for PPC vs Intel
  • Peaks: fixed recording peaks interpolation accuracy and corner-case crash when recording
  • Prefs/Media/MIDI: Improved behavior when all-notes-off when un-record-arming a track disabled
  • Project/template file save: better detection and handling of failed disk writes
  • ReaSamplomatic5000: Configurable per-instance resample mode
  • Render queue: resizeable
  • Track height: default for new projects can be set via File/Proj Settings/Save as default or Prefs/Projects/Default
  • Track renaming: better support for tabbing through tracks when envelope panels visible
  • Video: improved scrubbing support
  • Video: handling of multiple items improved (later items, higher track numbers prioritized)
  • Windows: Fixed font used in some dialogs for ClearType (OGG rendering, etc)

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