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YAGFF (Yet Another Google-Fu Failure)
June 2, 2008 2:42 PM   Subscribe

I read something online a few weeks ago about a new open source tool for audio recording amd processing. I have searched my RSS feeds and via Google, and haven't found it. It wasn't Audacity. I do believe its title was a single word, perhaps beginning with 'R'. I thought it was developed by the same guy(s) that did Winamp or Skype or something (but Googling with this fact hasn't helped me)
posted by jpdoane to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
REAPER
posted by comwiz at 2:48 PM on June 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Reaper? http://www.cockos.com/reaper/
posted by gregjones at 2:49 PM on June 2, 2008


It looks nice and all, but why would someone pay $225 for Reaper rather than use the full-featured and free Audacity?
posted by arniec at 2:52 PM on June 2, 2008


Thats it! Thanks!!

arniec, Its only $50 for non-commercial use.
posted by jpdoane at 2:55 PM on June 2, 2008


@arniec:
Audicity is hardly feature and interface worthy of being compared to true DAWs.

Also, REAPER distribution allows it to be acquired and used for free, with a somewhat optional license. So the $225 ($50 for non-commercial use) price tag does not necessarily apply.
posted by comwiz at 2:58 PM on June 2, 2008


Ardour?
Jokosher?
Rezound?
Rosegarden?
Sweep?
posted by PueExMachina at 2:59 PM on June 2, 2008


The software that you've marked as being the correct answer to your question about “a new open source tool”, Reaper, is not open source software. It is proprietary and they do not make their source code available.

I understand that you may have remembered incorrectly, but just wanted to point this out to readers of this page.

posted by Sitegeist at 4:07 PM on June 2, 2008


I understand that you may have remembered incorrectly, but just wanted to point this out to readers of this page.

Yes, thanks. I remembered incorrectly
posted by jpdoane at 7:54 PM on June 2, 2008


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