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

6 Reviews of REAPER

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5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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March 2021

Anonymous

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Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Reap the benefits of REAPER

I'm still getting used to REAPER. The program offers such deep ability for configuration that I find myself forcing my attention to the few basic features I need to mix my audio. It's an amazing program for an extremely low price. I plan to spend more time with it and eventually make it my primary audio workstation.

Pros

I like that a personal use license for this digital audio powerhouse is only $60. REAPER is ultra-flexible, allowing a myriad of configuration and user interface customization options. You can download skins that will make REAPER look like Logic Pro, Cubase, Pro Tools, and other DAW's. I really like that REAPER reads all of my VST plugins, as some DAW's (Digital Audio Workstations) don't load VST3 plugins, or plugins by certain manufacturers.

Cons

I don't like the default color scheme of REAPER, but with a wide variety of downloadable skins in the internet, a user doesn't have to settle for REAPER's default appearance.

March 2021

FLAVIO from ViT

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Reaper reaped expensive competitors

During this pandemic era, I and friends played remotely and recorded some songs without getting together. Reaper made this much more fun and easier than using traditional heavy softwares such as Sonar and Cubase.

Pros

Reaper is light, fast, cheap, effective, intuitive, fun to use! I tried last 3 decades many other music production softwares, most of them are huge slow monsters, full of bugs.

Cons

The online help is not as good as the software itself, but most of time I found on YouTube tutorials produced by the users which helped me a lot.

Reasons for Choosing REAPER

Reaper price is much more attractive and it is faster with much better usability.

Reasons for Switching to REAPER

Reaper is faster and consume less computer resources. It has also a great stability.

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.

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.

February 2021

Maciej from Maciej Nowak

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

My go to DAW

I am a hobbyist musician and have been using Reaper since 2009 (switched from ProTools). I am a big fan of this DAW as I know it, yet I have so much more to learn and so many features I did not get to know yet.

Pros

Reaper has the most intuitive workflow for me. Before using Reaper, I tried Pro Tools, Cubase and Cakewalk. Reaper fits my needs the best. I love that the developers are conbstantly updating it and adding new features.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like in Reaper. There is maybe a steep learning curve if you are used to using another DAW, but Reaper is definitely worth it.

Reasons for Switching to REAPER

Reaper is much cheaper option and at the same time does not lack features.

March 2021

Manase from Soundhat studio

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

Best Multitrack DAW for MIDI recording.

I do most of my HD midi oriented sound creation in this software.

Pros

The easy layout and use and compatibility with most MiDi controllers. Weather YAMAHA, M-AUDIO or AKAI it still rocks fine.

Cons

The graphics in the layout display are not that amazing.