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Pro Extremely cheap
With the same capabilities as its competitors, Reaper 4 costs only $60, which is a fraction of the price of other DAWS. Reaper also offers an indefinite free trial with no limitations.
Pro Offers a discounted license
Pro Simplified workflow
In Reaper, a track is a track is a track. There is no distinction among MIDI, stereo, mono, surround, etc. tracks, and that means you can put clips of all kinds on the same track. Just create the track and go.
Pro Comes with 300 free plugins
Pro Add an unlimited number of tracks to each session
Each track can be equipped with different effects.
Pro Highly customizable
This program lets users change to different themes and has a lot of options when it comes to rendering.
Pro Multi-level freezing
A freeze can be applied to a group, and then picked apart track by track.
Pro Rarely crashes
Most DAWs have a tendency to crash constantly, reaper crashes very rarely.
Pro Constantly updated
This DAW pays attention to user feedback, so they are constantly adding new features and updates.
Pro Auto-bridges 32-bit plugins in a 64-bit environment
When using a 64-bit installation of Reaper, all of your 32-bit plugins will still work alongside your 64-bit plugins.
Con No PFL metering
If you want to meter your input levels before your FX and volume fader, you'll need to insert a metering plugin as the first part of the chain, since there is no option for PFL metering.
Con No groove quantize feature
Straight quantization is available, but Reaper 4 is still missing groove integration.