About REAPER

REAPER is an on-premise solution that helps small businesses and non-profit organizations streamline processes related to audio producing, editing, transformation, and customization. It enables staff members to overdub and record multi-takes or layered audio and MIDI in several formats and on multiple disks according to individual requirements.

REAPER allows team members to utilize a drag-and-drop interface to import, move, split, re-seize, loop, crossfade, pitch shift and render audio files. It lets employees switch between multiple layouts and change colors, icons and toolbars. Staff members can intuitively handle changes across tempos, time signatures, pitch-shifting and varispeed. Additionally, it lets users embed plug-ins into track contro...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10

19 Reviews of REAPER

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.9 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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August 2021

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Cristhian Josue from El Punto Lab

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Design

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

Reaper, when the community makes a daw great.

Pros

Reaper is the daw you always wanted if you are looking for a great community that will welcome you with open arms, in my opinion, the ability of the developers of this daw to listen to the community is undoubtedly the best of this software. despite its visual ineffectiveness, reaper is the right alternative for Linux users, because this daw bets for simplicity and compatibility with any operating system, leaving aside more visual or unnecessary aspects.

Cons

Reaper can look intimidating, it looks like software from the '00s rather than a current daw, usually, people who want to give a chance to this daw are novices in the field of music production, so they might be overwhelmed by many aspects of this daw, either the poor quality in the visual aspect, the unpopularity of this daw in the mainstream or simply the prejudices that each person may have.

January 2021

Benjamin from Bob Heavens

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Great software for independent artists

I started using Reaper when I realized that my version of Cubase was obsolete. A friend recommended it and I tried it, band members started using it as well and now we can teach each other things. I use Reaper on Windows now and have not tried the Linux build but I think that's great! I used to run Reaper on a laptop I found in a dumpster, the Windows build run through WINE in Ubuntu. I didn't have any issues, but I think I only used it for editing, maybe not for recording.

Pros

It was free to try and there are tons of tutorials online and other people using Reaper to learn tips and how to use it. It's similar enough to the other programs I've used (Cubase/Protools) that I could jump in and learn from there. The EQ plugin interface is very nice as well. I find it is very convenient to use the waveform and move/change band points.

Cons

The only problems I've run into have involved things that I overlooked or didn't completely understand. I have been able to fix them, easily though not always quickly. I can't say that I have anything I like least about it. It's great.

Reasons for Switching to REAPER

A friend started using Reaper and told me about how cool it is. I realized that my version of Cubase was pretty old and I gave Reaper a try.

November 2021

Rafael from Codebase

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

For experts and begginers

After two years using this DAW, i definitely won't change anything of the software, the way that the company offers the DAW is really generous, i'm not welling to give a chance to other software.

Pros

In my opinion, Reaper is the most friendly software to use among all the options that someone could choose. It is easy to use, easy to watch, you have a great work flow with the interface and also the native plugins are so good and have a great quality.

Cons

I think that the only thing that i dislike is the design of the desing of the native plugins, it is so simple, maybe if developers change this just a little bit, with some colors and different icons, people would use it more.

March 2021

Tony from T.A.L.L. Consulting

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Entertainment

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2021

Reaper - Best for the money!

Pros

The cost of Reaper is why it is so attractive. In the end if you are going pro you will need to spend more money. But you can purchase a user license extremely cheap and have most of the functions you need in a DAW to create and mix great music.

Cons

It just wasn't "pro" level. But again, for the money there is nothing out there that has as much to offer as Reaper does. If you aren't trying to mix to a movie or do some other pro level recording with advanced work flow requirements this is the DAW for you!

Reasons for Switching to REAPER

Logic is MAC only. Reaper will run on Windows, which is my preferred OS.

September 2021

Andy from Montgomery Group

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2021

Stability is Reaper's Greatest Asset Compared to Leading Competitors.

I would not jump from this music software package to anything else now having seen how far I can reach musically now because I have learned the shortcuts to make music.

Pros

Reaper's stability is undoubtebly one of it's strongest features compared to other leading competitors. Never in 2 years has it ever crashed! Even the load time and resources used barely affects my RAM.

Cons

To get the best out of Reaper, follow Reaper's video tutorials on Youtube. You will save your self hundreds of hours of setting up and learning all of the features. I didn't do this and learned the hard way.

Reasons for Choosing REAPER

Reaper's price is totally unbeatable - But well worth the purchase. Support the guys and pay the small amount for the full version, it's totally worth it!

Reasons for Switching to REAPER

Pro Tools crashes a lot - How can you make music with such an unreliable piece of music software?