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 control and mixer pan...

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Supported Operating System(s):

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

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January 2021

Benjamin from Bob Heavens

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra



Value for money




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.


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.


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.