Reaper Vs Pro Tools ?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Miczka, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Miczka

    Miczka Active Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    Hi all,

    How would you rate a PC setup based on Pro Tools 8 and a DIGI 003 rack Vs Reaper and some middle range audio interface, like LINE 6 UX8 or whatever MOTU ?

    Pro Tools/ 003 would seem an obvious choice to me as I'm used to my old Mbox, but from reading so much good stuff about Reaper, I'm hesitating. The second option would leave money for getting other hardware, maybe some preamp.

    What do you think ? Do the two options even compare ?
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    You could use the 003 with Reaper as well. Reaper doesn't care. It's only Protools that cares what the interface is.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    If you're accustomed to ProTools, you might find Reaper a bit disappointing. I would look into another DAW. Even Cubase 5 Essentials might seem a bit closer. Reaper is great for the money but I don't personally think it keeps up to the other DAWS. That's just my opinion though.
  4. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Rainy Roads WA USA
    Reaper has a free to use trial....I believe 30 days full use. I would give it a try and see what you think
    I currently use Cubase 4 which I know pretty well and I've used Sonar which was OK...but I've never tried PT.
    I still prefer Cubase but Reaper was fine...I didn't really think it was any better or worse, a little different in terms of setup, selections etc...It really comes down to trying the different versions and seeing which one you're more comfortable with..
  5. Miczka

    Miczka Active Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    Thank you all for your inputs.

    After a couple of days trying out Reaper, I must say I'm not too comfortable with it, even if I customized the thing to make it more Pro Tools-like...

    I think if I were to start using a DAW for the first time now, I'd use Reaper. But being used to the easiness of the PT interface, I'll stick to those crooks at Digidesign.
  6. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
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    Somebody please tell me what menu has this option. It's been disabled on every PT setup I've used.
  7. westmc45

    westmc45 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Now I Live in Korea
    I researched all the possiblities for using a PC with Pro tools and came to the conclusion for the money iMac was the best choice for me. So I bought the iMAC and an Mbox( comes with Pro tools). This seems to work for me. Just my opion. I am not a professional just more like an beginer.

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