I'd like to cast a vote for Reaper, too...
Everything that Buzap Buzap said, PLUS, for those of you with older
gear, IT RUNS ON OLDER HARDWARE!
I started using it, initially out of desperation, when I was mixing
and Garage Band started crapping out on me, Logic was too much for the
machine I had, and I needed something that didn't have to big a
learning curve. I run Reaper on a "October Surprise" 2.0 Ghz Mac G5
w/8 Gb of RAM (that's a 4 year old machine!) and I'm pleased to say
that it barely breaks a sweat with Reaper. I can use all of my VSTs
that I've been using for performance, only now I can use them for
As has been mentioned, their demo policy is VERY flexible as it is NOT
"cripple ware" ... I've been using it since November (which reminds
me, I need to pay for it next month!).
Definitely worth a download and a test drive!
On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 1:56 AM, George Ludwig
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 11:43 PM, Buzap Buzap <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> If you want to try a new thing, I'd recommend taking a closer look at
>> Reaper (http://www.reaper.fm). It's pure DAW. Costs 60$ / 225$ and you can
>> test it for free. Don't be fooled by the price. This is probably the most
>> stable/customizable/flexible DAW you can find on the market.
>> best regards
> Interesting...I'd vaguely heard about Reaper but didn't know anything about
> it. They have a very nice licensing policy, plus it run on both Windows and
> OSX. I may need to try this out since I hate Sonar for various reasons, and
> also hate ProTools for other reasons. Live is the only DAW I use right now,
> and it's not much of a real DAW. ANd Logic is kinda pricey. :(