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Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 15th, 2012 @ 06:44 PM Reply

For all of you interested in trying out REAPER or getting started with music, they just changed their policy to allow for a 60 day trial period.
Since I'm such a fan-boy of REAPER I thought I'd get the word out there for them. A license is just $60 if you're a beginner or semi-pro.
http://www.reaper.fm/index.php

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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 01:16 AM Reply

I've been using reaper for 3 years on a trial period (they call it evaluation period, same thing really). If the trial is 60 days now that's actually a downgrade and means I'm gonna be in even more debt now that I have to pay for fixing my pc AND buying reaper.

Cause debt is always fun.


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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 05:47 AM Reply

How is that a down-grade? It's still unlimited... It just means there's less pressure on people to buy it so quickly.


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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 06:44 AM Reply

At 11/16/12 05:47 AM, MetalRenard wrote: How is that a down-grade? It's still unlimited... It just means there's less pressure on people to buy it so quickly.

More, you mean, because the original trial period was unlimited.


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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 08:26 AM Reply

At 11/16/12 06:44 AM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote:
At 11/16/12 05:47 AM, MetalRenard wrote: down-grade? It's still unlimited...

Not anymore apparently.

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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 08:32 AM Reply

No you've all misunderstood.
http://www.reaper.fm/purchase.php

It is NOT crippled in any way. The trial used to be just 30 days. Now it's 60.
Doesn't mean it stops working after 60 days either. -_-


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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 08:33 AM Reply

At 11/16/12 06:44 AM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: More, you mean, because the original trial period was unlimited.

The trial period has never been unlimited. It just doesn't stop working after the period passes. You should still buy the software after, they just don't stop you from using it despite that. It's your choice to buy it or continue to use it, and I think this is very kind of them to allow for this.


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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 09:45 AM Reply

I'm a huge fan of what Reaper is trying to do. If I had time to learn a new DAW I would probably head in that direction. The whole set-up is just so foreign to me as a user.

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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 10:00 AM Reply

At 11/16/12 08:33 AM, MetalRenard wrote:
At 11/16/12 06:44 AM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: More, you mean, because the original trial period was unlimited.
The trial period has never been unlimited. It just doesn't stop working after the period passes. You should still buy the software after, they just don't stop you from using it despite that. It's your choice to buy it or continue to use it, and I think this is very kind of them to allow for this.

Yeah like you mentioned, it has never been unlimited. Letting the trial work for indefinite amounts of time was not intentional. Apparently, with this update they fixed that and extended it to 60 days to "make up for it". Or so that's what I've heard.

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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 10:37 AM Reply

At 11/16/12 10:00 AM, Braiton wrote: Yeah like you mentioned, it has never been unlimited. Letting the trial work for indefinite amounts of time was not intentional. Apparently, with this update they fixed that and extended it to 60 days to "make up for it". Or so that's what I've heard.

Heard or tried for yourself? As far as I can tell on their site it's still unlimited in that respect...


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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 03:02 PM Reply

At 11/16/12 10:37 AM, MetalRenard wrote:
At 11/16/12 10:00 AM, Braiton wrote: Yeah like you mentioned, it has never been unlimited. Letting the trial work for indefinite amounts of time was not intentional. Apparently, with this update they fixed that and extended it to 60 days to "make up for it". Or so that's what I've heard.
Heard or tried for yourself? As far as I can tell on their site it's still unlimited in that respect...

Read different comments of different people in different forums that stated that. And as far as I know Cockos have never officially mentioned in their site that the trial was unlimited (in duration), before and after the update.

Besides it would make no sense to "extend" the duration of a trial that was "supposed" to never expire.
But I guess the only way to find out is to wait 60 days until someone's evaluation period is over.

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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 16th, 2012 @ 03:49 PM Reply

The evaluation period was unlimited in both functionality and time, and it acknowledged this right in the "buy me" dialog that popped up every single time you open the program. I've been using it a long time, I'm not making anything up for the sake of argument, that is how it was.

I'm not complaining either, I would need to buy it soon either way as I'm using it to record the metal portion of my album and I can't sell anything recorded in the program until I at least get the discounted license.


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Response to Reaper Trial Now 60 Days. Nov. 19th, 2012 @ 01:39 PM Reply

The only difference between the trial and evaluation periods (which has no time limit) is that one has no pop-up telling you to purchase the licence. That non-reminder period has been extended to 60 days. Um, good, I guess?

I don't really thing that's huge news, as long as the product remains free after the period is over.


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