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JTaylor
post Dec 17 2011, 06:15 PM
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I found the problem I had with Amp3 and Reaper addressed in another post and I would like to give it a try. However, every time I open it, it says "Reaper is not free!" and tells me I have x amount of days left before I have to buy it. I thought it was free? huh.gif


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post Dec 17 2011, 06:21 PM
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No, it is not free.

The Demo is but it works on trust, so the demo never actually runs out, so you can use it in Demo mode (which is no different to paid full version) forever. At $60 for a DAW which could be sold for 5-10x that amount, then I would encourage buying it.


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post Dec 17 2011, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 17 2011, 05:21 PM) *
No, it is not free.

The Demo is but it works on trust, so the demo never actually runs out, so you can use it in Demo mode (which is no different to paid full version) forever. At $60 for a DAW which could be sold for 5-10x that amount, then I would encourage buying it.


I agree with you 100%. I'll use Audacity until I can buy it. Thanks for the info! cool.gif


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post Dec 17 2011, 06:58 PM
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I just got Reaper 3 weeks ago and loving it. My trial hasn't run out but i will buy it. It just as good as any other DAW out there
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post Dec 18 2011, 02:24 AM
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Reaper is an excellent DAW, which upgraded a lot since early versions, which looked pretty basic. 2-3 years ago it was 1 generation behind bigger names at the time, but now it became almost as good and comfortable to work with (specially if you are seasoned user). You can see that they are making progress, obviously donations and licenses are helping.

Having said that, it was marked as Number One DAW of the year 2011 by some sites, probably a marketing trick, but still, their business decision to distribute Reaper with unlimited free demo license certainly pushed things a bit.


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post Dec 18 2011, 02:50 AM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ Dec 17 2011, 12:45 PM) *
I agree with you 100%. I'll use Audacity until I can buy it. Thanks for the info! cool.gif

I'm using (should say learning to use) Reaper in the trial mode. Just click "Still evaluating" until you purchase it. I will purchase it soon, but you might as well get used to using it. It has many more features compared to Audacity.


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post Dec 18 2011, 09:26 AM
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I wasa reluctant to try Reaper since I was comfortable with my old DAW, but since I invested some time I learning to use it I really dig Reaper. It's true, you can use it as long as you want for free, but I agree with Posterboy that you should give them some money when you use it on a regular basis.


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post Dec 18 2011, 04:08 PM
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These guys are right. I am still evaluating Reaper. I will certainly buy my own license one of these days. But you should certainly start learning it. You will be amazed how much better it is than Audacity.


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