Harvester , Digital Audio Workstation and MIDI Sequencer Software for Windows, macOS and Linux, recently updated to version 6.0, received support for embedding smaller versions of some plug-ins into the audio track and mixer panel, new automatic stretch time base And for Retina / HiDPI display and so on.
REAPER (Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording) was originally released in 2005 and was developed by Campos. Cockos is an American digital audio technology company founded by Winamp’s Justin Frankel and Gnutella Peer Network Reputation.
The music production application released its first native experimental Linux version in July 2018 and has been continuously improving since then, although it is still considered to be an experiment on Linux.
It is also important to note that REAPER is proprietary software. You can try REAPER for free for 60 days. After the trial, you can still use it, although a short screen will be displayed when the application starts. A commercial use license costs $ 225 and a discounted license costs $ 60 (including personal use, Details here ).
The music production application has hardware and software MIDI support and comes with 64-bit internal audio processing. The application has hundreds of studio-quality effects for audio and MIDI, as well as built-in tools for creating new effects, and thousands of third-party plugins for effects and virtual instruments, including VST , VST3, AU, DX and JS. It also supports macros / scripts, custom layouts and appearances, and more.
New features in REAPER 6.0:
- FX plugin embedding: Embed some plugin UI into the audio track and mixer panel (supported by ReaEQ, ReaFIR, ReaXcomp, graphical JSFX plugin support)
- MIDI CC Envelope: Process MIDI CC data as a continuous data envelope instead of discrete events; create smooth musical clarity and effects
- Auto Stretch Time Base: Added a new “Beat (Auto Stretch When Rhythm Changes)” time base to automatically stretch and re-adjust audio around complex rhythm changes; easy to use with speed mapping and live playback recordings
- Route Map: View and edit project routes with advanced graphical patchbay simulation
- Retina / HiDPI: Automatic rendering to HiDPI and Retina display; new default theme natively supports 100%, 150% and 200% scale factors
- Large-scale project improvements: The behavior of tracking a large number of projects (more than 200) has been greatly optimized; metal display support can greatly speed up screen drawing on newer macOS displays
- New theme with extensive customizability via Tweaker script
- Dynamic split improvement: Added preset support, comprehensive inspection and improved algorithms and gating
- Import and present media with embedded transient information
- Positive or negative playback offset per track
- Optimized and greatly improved the quality of resampling to convert between common rates
- Read the full change log
On Linux, REAPER supports ALSA, JACK, and Pulseaudio audio backends, as well as ALSA (raw) and JACK midi. As for supported plugin formats, these are ReaPlugs (built-in) and Linux VST 2/3. DSSI, LADSPA and LV2 are not yet supported.
If you want to use the Windows VST plugin with REAPER running on Linux, see Linster .
For more information on REAPER on Linux, including information on user configuration, extensions, using Swell themes, a list of tested plugins, and more, see Reaper Linux Wiki You might also like: How to create your own Internet radio station using Icecast and Mixxx running on Ubuntu / Debian or Fedora.
Download REAPER for Windows, macOS or Linux
On Linux, REAPER is available for i686, x86_64, armv7l (ARM 32-bit, such as Raspberry Pi 2+) and aarch64 (ARM 64-bit) architectures. The Linux archive comes with a script that you can use to install REAPER, or run it from the current folder without installing it (the configuration is in the same folder, which is very useful and can be used as a portable application). The script also has the option to integrate REAPER with your system (so it appears in the application menu, etc.).
Unzip the REAPER Linux package and run
install-reaper.sh Script in terminal to see all available options.
Reaper is not available for Linux users on the Flathub or Snapcraft stores, so using the officially provided binaries is the only way to install it. In addition to Arch, you can use the Arch User Repository (AUR) in it Reaper’s Pack (Still using the official binary).