Cockos has released Reaper 6, a major update to the DAW for MacOS & Windows. A preview version for Linux is also available.
Here’s what’s new in Reaper 6:
- FX Plug-in Embedding: Embed small versions of some plug-ins into your tracks control and mixer panels, including ReaEQ, ReaFIR, ReaXcomp, graphical JSFX plug-ins, and more.
- MIDI CC Envelopes: Handle MIDI CC data as continuous data envelopes, rather than discrete events; create smooth, musical articulations and effects.
- Auto-stretch Timebase: Automatically stretch and reconform audio around complex tempo changes; easily work with tempo-mapped and live-played recordings together.
- Routing Diagram: View and edit project routing using a high-level graphical patchbay emulation.
- Retina/HiDPI: Automatic rendering to HiDPI and Retina displays; new Default 6 theme supports 100%, 150% and 200% natively.
- Big Project Improvements: Vastly optimized behavior for projects with high (200+) track counts; Metal display support for massively faster screen drawing on newer macOS displays.
Other updates include: New theme with extensive customizability via Tweaker script; Dynamic Split improvements; import and render media with embedded transient information; per-track positive or negative playback offset; and faster and higher quality sample rate conversion.
Pricing and Availability
Reaper 6 is available now, with pricing starting at $60.