Version 5 of the DAW offers under-the-hood optimizations and improvements 13/08/15
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Cockos tells us that they have released version 5.0 of REAPER, their complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X. They say that it contains many under-the-hood optimizations and improvements, in addition to the many items listed in the full changelog.
A spokesperson said, "As always, we will continue to introduce improvements, optimizations, fixes, and major new features throughout the version 5 release cycle."
New in version 5
FX:VST3 support, sample-accurate automation for VST3 and JSFX, FX browser improvements.
ReaScript:API and scripting improvements, including a built-in development environment for creating and debugging scripts in LUA, EEL, or Python. Create anything from simple macros, to complex new functionality.
Control grouping:Flexible, automatable VCA control. Link groups of track controls together at any point in the signal flow.
Video:Many improvements to video support and performance, including real-time programmable track and item effect processing.
FX parameter automation:Full automation and MIDI/OSC learn support for per-take FX, improved FX envelope and modulation management via the Project Bay, increased automation recording speed.
And more:New GUI layouts, Media Explorer improvements, metronome beat patterns, Opus support, MIDI note-off editing, new volume envelope modes, new actions and API functions, and many other fixes and improvements.