It requires no dongle, has no copy protection, and can be evaluated with full functionality.
Features of REAPER 4.5
- Portable - supports running from USB keys or other removable media
- 64 bit audio engine
- Excellent low-latency performance
- Stunning multiprocessor performance
- Direct multi-track recording to many formats including WAV/BWF/W64, AIFF, WavPack, FLAC, OGG, and MIDI.
- Extremely flexible routing
- Supports a wide range of hardware (nearly any audio interface, outboard hardware, many control surfaces)
- Support for VST, VSTi, DX, DXi effects
- ReaPlugs: high quality 64 bit effect suite
- Tightly coded - installer is just over 3MB
- Tool-less mouse interface -- spend less time clicking
- Drag and drop files to instantly import them into a project
- Support for mixing any combination of file type/samplerate/bit depth on each track
- Easily split, move, and resize items
- Each item has easily manipulated fades and volume
- Tab to transient support
- Configurable and editable automatic crossfading of overlapping items
- Per-item pitch shift and time stretch
- Arbitrary item grouping
- Markers and envelopes can be moved in logical sync with editing operations
- Ripple editing - moving/deletion of items can optionally affect later items
- Multiple tempos and time signatures per project
- Ability to define and edit project via regions
- Automation envelopes
- See full list of features here
Changes in REAPER 4.59
- added many new gfx APIs and functionality (including gfx_dest for offscreen drawing)
- string support for code, improved language syntax .
- IDE: better syntax highlighting with simple error detection, ctrl+T for matching parentheses/strings/etc
- IDE: can open/edit multiple files at once (ctrl+O on import line, or similar)
- IDE: watch window has searchable filter, can also do value=xyz or refs=xyz, other operators include <, > and &
- faster in-place fft_permute(), fixes to old bugs in FFT/memcpy
- fixed endian issue in file_var()/file_mem() reading of 16 bit wav files on PPC
- fixed file slider incorrect defaults
- See full list of changes here
REAPER 4.0 beta 2
on 08 May 2011, reviewed by: poundsmack
Fantastic software, highly reccomend!
on 01 September 2010, reviewed by: guest
best software for multitrack recording I have ever tried in my life
REAPER 1.0 final
on 24 August 2006, reviewed by: Mike Ganley
Great software. Everything Vegas and Audition have tried to be!
REAPER provides a flexible but easy to use interface that is equally suited to amateurs and professionals alike.