Switching to Cubase from Reaper for good.


#1

So after a few soft rejections, which eventually led me to deleting the item from the cue, I have finally discovered my problem. For some reason, Reaper is not handling UVI mixdowns. It does not matter if I render it in the track and then mix it down, or if I mix it down straight from the Midi-plugin (without audioizing the track). I have been using UVI Complete Piano Collection a lot, and I love it, but whenever I try to create a track, there’s always artifacts (cracks, pops, strange stutters). I thought it was a problem with UVI, but then I tried going back to Cubase, and no problems whatsoever.

It’s kind of funny. About 3 months ago, I made a go for Cubase after buying a UR22. I opted out of it and remained with Reaper because I was way more familiar with Reaper, and just didn’t want to go through the learning curve with Cubase. After returning to Cubase now, I noticed that it seems really familiar and intuitive to me. I understand it better, and I feel more comfortable using it than I do using Reaper. Very strange.
Due to this, I have decided to make my transition completely over to Cubase.


#2

I have been a Cubase user for about 24 years and I think you will never regret the switch. Once you have everything setup as you want it do not change this and you will lead a blissful musical life! :slight_smile:


#3

I’m still with Reaper :slight_smile: Love it


#4

Reaper kicks asses. If you had some hard or soft rejections, that wouldn’t be because of Reaper or Cubase.


#5
petrenj said

Reaper kicks asses. If you had some hard or soft rejections, that wouldn’t be because of Reaper or Cubase.

There may be something wrong with my install (although I did try reinstalling Reaper), but I feel better about Cubase at the moment. I still love Reaper, but for some reason, Reaper and UVI do not like each other on my PC. I use UVI a lot, so I have to go with Cubase.


#6
petrenj said

If you had some hard or soft rejections, that wouldn’t be because of Reaper or Cubase.

Exactly!


#7

Have you tried the option “Save live output to disk (bounce)”? When I have problems with cracks or pop this option usually works.


#8

Yeah, Reaper is a bit iffy about some of the plugins I use aswell. I love it to bits and it’s the best thing for recording live guitars, but I am slowly moving anything else I do into Cubase. The MIDI editor alone is worth the switch.


#9
EuphoriaAudio said
petrenj said

If you had some hard or soft rejections, that wouldn’t be because of Reaper or Cubase.

Exactly!

The reviewers specifically mentioned these artifacts and said I had to fix them.
I tried everything, and no matter what I did they would just end up occurring in a different spot. So in this instance, it was because of Reaper. Cubase was fine, so it was not anything I did or didn’t do.


#10
RoyaltyFreak said

Have you tried the option “Save live output to disk (bounce)”? When I have problems with cracks or pop this option usually works.

Thanks! I’ll try that.


#11

Use the Cubase!


#12

Check this link out. It might be useful to you in making a decision on changing DAW or not.

http://src.infinitewave.ca/

For the record, i am also on Cubase.


#13

FYI having done some VST programming (and testing in a few DAWS), I can attest that Reaper has been the most buggy in terms of GUI and closing your plugin out. Stuff that works in other DAWS simply needs more finessing in Reaper. just my experience.


#14

Pops and clicks are usually a buffer setting thing with samples. Try disabling your LAN controller. I put a shortcut on my desktop to do this quickly. DPC latency checker proves that LAN controllers/drivers brutalize your audio stream.

If it is while rendering, you should try the option “inform plugins of offline rendering state”

I have the same UVI collection among others. I had issues when rendering until I checked that option.


#15
gballx said

I have been a Cubase user for about 24 years and I think you will never regret the switch. Once you have everything setup as you want it do not change this and you will lead a blissful musical life! :slight_smile:

I second that my Cubase brother! I’ve been a user since 1998, and it is indeed “blissful” to just knock out a tune when inspiration hits, rather than spending all your time on your knees with technical delays.


#16

There’s nothing worse than being on your knees and cannot get anything out of the organ.


#17

Ahhh brings back some fond memories… Atari 1040st FM and a copy of Cubase! Apart from it keeping on crashing just at a critical point, it was the industry leader in those days.

I use Avid ProTools and to be honest, you won’t find a better software package for the price in my humble opinion. Shed loads of free plug-ins, regular updates, native (any audio interface), very stable and tons of facilities. Well worth a look if you are thinking of changing / upgrading. :wink: