REAPER for linux is in the making

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Andrew, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. muaB

    muaB Producer

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    why cant someone just make an extremely dumbed down reaper version for me
     
  2. Xupito

    Xupito Platinum Record

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    JS plugins are awesome, but they are scripted plugins. So by definition are slow but much easier and faster to develop. No real competence of VST plugins.

    On the other hand, VST plugins are not inefficient. It depends of the tools you use to program them. Most of Reaper plugins are available (and free) in VST format (ReaPlugs). Including the JS one. And they're almost as fast and lightweight as the native ones.
    Many VSTs are slow and memory hungry just because of their fancy GUIs (that applies too to many Kontakt libs). Or because they use an "easy" but heavy framework without proper optimization.
    The real downside of VSTs is that they are Steinberg property.

    BTW, one more reason to congratulate FabFilter staff. The most perfect balance I've found: quality, memory and CPU usage, GUI...

    Sorry friend, that was a joke without the proper emoti: :bleh:
    Instead I used the old school text one: :P -> :-P

    There shuould be another universal standard about emojis lol. Between whatsapp, skype, many forums, switching from computer to smartphone... damn many times I'm typing on the computer and expecting the auto-erection... I meannn the auto correction
     
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  3. Andrew

    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    @Xupito To answer your question, there's no reason why it shouldn't work.
    In fact I would expect much lower latencies out of linux kernel, which unlike Windows is also offered with (realtime) RTOS extensions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTLinux
     
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