However, reviewing them, most of them can't. It seems to be the general consensus. You can also shift the current pattern up and down in octaves, shift it backwards and forwards in time, reverse it, or apply a Swing feel. Everything in Reaper is far behind Cubase just like Linux and Windows comparisons. For example, the Echo Decay parameter alters how echo time changes for each repeat.
Oh yeah one more thing. Reaper's load on the system was about 60% to 70% of Cubase. I swear I don't work for Image Line, haha. And the workflow for most of it's effects, synths, its sampler, etc. But I get the feeling that most of the functions that make it better than audition or reaper, wouldn't necessarily matter in my pursuits. It had amazing sound quality. I just much prefer using Reaper.
Budget isn't an issue for me, either. No way to do that in reaper. But it's not a step editor and I get that. There are several areas that Reaper is still behind compared to Sonar Automation - weak so far Freeze awkward implementation Traditional bussing non standard. Cubase offers a superb 32-bit mixer engine with surround sound capability, full scalability and a full-screen mode. Like most computer-based pattern sequencers, Step Designer can be fiddly to set up, but once you've created a bunch of patterns it's made far more usable via automation, which allows you to easily switch between patterns.
You'll lose your VariAudio data at times and have redo all your changes. Reaper has its share of quirks, to be sure. Ya gotta like that its free eh? If you are more comfortable with making beats in maschine, use that. One thing that does impress me with Reaper is that it's a 3. If you need better audio handling you could always export to cubase. This is easy enough for products that offer a free trial, such as Ableton.
Yeah I downloaded it and used it. There are several areas that Reaper is still behind compared to Sonar Automation - weak so far Freeze — awkward implementation Traditional bussing — non standard. I mentioned setting up ReaSamplomatic5000 as a drum rack. Cubase is pretty packed with features and contains quite a few things that Reaper lacks. Due to some other issues I've had with Sonar which have since been resolved for the most part I keep Cubase around for certain situations that still arise.
If a thread is about collaboration or something that needs a sound example then you may post a link to your sounds. Its notes including those in chords are then sorted into a list and played according to various Trigger rules and Play modes. There are four 'modules', that can be activated in any combination, and two modes: Filter and Transform. I know it fairly well and will miss some of the funtionality in Reaper until it becomes available. Reaper is cheaper and has many advanced features for mixing and better organisation options, including all kinds of way to hide stuff, make preset tracks, chains, subprojects etc. That's simultaneously strong and weak part of Reaper.
But I do prefer writing my music in Ableton because of how it lets me approach audio. But, like others said on here, you can probably do it all in house with fl 20 nowadays. Feature for feature Sonar and Cubase are like brothers. I am interested in making my music sound as good as it possibly can, given the level of my mics and other equipment. There are many things to like about Cubase. There are also the Reaper which are a meeting place for thousands of users. Autopan will seem very familiar, with its selection of waveforms, Min and Max settings to determine the swing extremes, and Period parameter for altering the duration of each cycle.
But once you get into it, you will quickly find things that piss you off about it. I spent years getting work done in Cubase, but never quite loved it. Cubase has behaviors I don't like. This was 10 years ago, I'm pretty sure you can do it all in fl now, but for sure fl excels at sequencing and midi editing hands down. Only if that person have enough patience he's gonna able to overcome this threshold. I have modified Reaper which is behaving almost like my previous daw so I feel home now.
The knobs are all the same size, color, can't be organized in any way, can't be hidden in track view, etc. It impresses me that the app is a 3. I don't mind beta testing things, I do for others. This is the part that's unclear. That said, I was only enumerating features I missed from Cubase with no thought to whether they could be duplicated in Reaper somehow. However, for me the most useful application is changing the velocity curve from my various keyboards to make the most of the 0-127 velocity range. In Reaper, you have 1 track type which allows any kind of media item.
Cubase is a bit of a hot mess. If you know of a better place, please let me know in the comment box below. Again I think I was pretty clear on this too: But to this day I still stumble upon annoying features pretty frequently, e. For guitar and bass, I play a strat style esp through 2 and a zoom gx1 pedal, and into the audio in. I most often use Battery though. This is very flexible, allowing the creation of riffs that alter with chord shapes.