Cockos Unleashes Reaper 6

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.

13 thoughts on “Cockos Unleashes Reaper 6

    1. > What is it?

      Remember when Cubase was released originally it was only for the Atari ST and the entire program was written by Karl Steinberg, including extensive sections in assembly language, and it came with it’s own multitasking operating system for Atari called MROS? Amazing a whole sequencer could be written by one guy.

      Then Steinberg bought Nuendo, threw away Cubase, and rebranded Nuendo as Cubase? And it pretty much sucked and never recovered?

      Reaper is a sequencer/DAW written by one guy who has been working on it for 20 years or so. In my experience, it has lower latency and higher performance than Cubase, Logic and Live.

  1. reaper is certainly the best DAW out there, although not quite the most user friendly at first and even after having learned it well over some years there is always the possibility of hitting some random hotkey or setting in a subsubsubmenu somewhere that may take a while to track down and correct

    but all in all its its definitely worth it for the insane level of granularity over every aspect of functionality, not to mention the incredibly low CPU footprint even when using a mountain of plugins

    1. It’s fully customizable .. you can make it look and work however you want .. and there is a whole data base of user themes online that are very cool looking and fun to use.

    2. Is it really less inspiring than…well, any DAW? What makes a Cubase or Logic that more “inspirational”? Look at videos by REAPER Blog on Youtube on how he modifies REAPER to fit his exact needs/wants and get more out of his DAW. That’s something that makes a GUI exciting. Good luck doing that on any other DAW.

  2. The most amazing functionality and game changer for me has been Reaper’s subprojects! I think Reaper is only DAW that has this functionality.

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