Reaper 6 is out now – here are some of the new features
The world’s cheapest professional DAW just got even better – introducing Reaper 6, with a ton of performance improvements.
One would expect a total version update to come bundled with a ton of fancy-looking new synth plugins and effects, however, Reaper 6 is taking a different approach. The core focus behind the latest update to the world’s most affordable professional DAW is behind the scenes performance and user experience improvements. Reaper prides itself on a no-frills approach to music production, they don’t bundle tons of samples and stuff you probably won’t use, the focus is purely on performance and workflow – and it has become even more evident in Reaper 6.
One of the biggest introductions in the new update is a new Theme Manager system, which allows you to fine-tune how the application looks and works, you have deep control to disable or hide almost all parameters within the DAW, you’ve got control to automatically enable these on different triggers – such as hiding the track control panel while the mixer window is open and much more.
Embed plugin GUIs anywhere within the DAW…
Another massive new feature is the ability to embed a bunch of the Reaper plugins anywhere within the Reaper 6 layout. For example, you could load an instance of a plugin on the mixer or directly on the plugin’s control panel – for less jumping between windows while working on a project.
The internal routing within Reaper has always been incredibly powerful, however, the latest update introduces visual improvements to the routing system, allowing for much easier management of your project’s routing.
The Reaper 6 update is free to existing license-holders, and a new license can be bought for only USD $60 (Around R900 excl. duties) and a commercial license for USD $225 (Around R3400 excl. duties)