Reaper is portable, which means you can run REAPER on any other computer, directly from a USB key or any mobile storage device. No need to install. you can run different versions of REAPER within the same system/computer #1Reaperfacts #2WhatmakesREAPERdifferent
One good use of this is when you get a corrupted project file. This is extremely rare but can happen because of a power cut or some dodgy plugins. You can still go back to your automated backup version, but if you want to manually view and edit the project file, this is possible. This saved me one day when an early version of a plugin was causing issues at project load. I was able to set offline all instances of the plugin. #2WhatmakesREAPERdifferent
You can create your own toolbars, add buttons to trigger your preferred or most-used actions.
You obtain a bespoke DAW, tailored for your use and needs. You can also modify REAPER’s theme, create your own or download hundreds of others in the Reaper forum. Here is below the REAPER 5 official theme Here are some user-made themes Related Tutorials Kenny Gioia - Customizing the Toolbars Reaper TV - Creating custom action toolbar shotcuts #2WhatmakesREAPERdifferent
Within the same track, you can simultaneously play audio, midi, video or even picture* files. Items can be from different channel counts (mono, stereo, multichannel), sample rates, bit depths or compression types (mp3, flac, wav, etc.). REAPER will convert and play them in realtime to the project’s settings, without converting the source files destructively.
* Pictures will appear as steady pictures in the video rendering window, for the length of the item.
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Pretty much any action you can do in REAPER is customizable, assignable to a keyboard shortcut, toolbar button, mouse behavior or MIDI control. All actions are available in the Action List window: You can also create macros (called custom actions) to trigger a sequence of actions at once. Any repetitive set of tasks can be automatized with custom actions. This is an essential feature of REAPER, which speeds up your workflow. #2WhatmakesREAPERdifferent