I love the way that Reaper works with channels. Having two highlighted and then having the volume altered on one affecting both is enough to make me want to migrate on it’s own (instead of having to link and then, later, unlink them). Also I like that volume changes are part of the undo history.
Anyway, I wrote the following questions on the Reaper forum and I thought I should post them here too to see if anyone can help answer them
There must be a million threads along these lines but I want to check whether or not I can swap and still use some essential features…
I understand that Reaper can be set to split a clip at 0 dB by default. A tempo track can be variable and speed (or slow) in a ramp (affecting MIDI tempo but leaving WAV clips be with no time stretching). Comping works in the same way as is introduced in Cubase 6. I’m right on those three points, right?
I am a big fan of drum replacement - using real drum tracks recorded in the studio, retaining the OHs and the room mic but replacing snare and kick by converting the tracks to MIDI files and using them to trigger BFD or Abbey Rd drums.
I had a look at DrumReaplacer but it complained that the effect was not in the correct folder. I checked and double checked and it is. Is this because I am using an x64 version? If I get it working it creates MIDI tracks with variable velocities and works in a comparable way to the Drumagog plugin or the automated Cubase 6 peak detector/MIDI converter thing does?
I’d really like to make the move, it looks as though Reaper is more intuitive. Also my personal grudge will be solved with Cubase taking control of whether or not the clock is externally synced regardless of sound card settings and getting it wrong…