Originally Posted by mrjassonturner
Reaper not easy to use? I got pretty deep into both, and I have to say, by default, Reason is more difficult to use IMHO... Especially if you have no hardware studio background. Plus, you have to learn audio engineer jargon just to comprehend the manual in Reason. I barely had to read anything using Reaper..which I thought to be the MOST intuitive of any Daw I've used to date. As you said, it's just not suited well for production more than it is for mixing. But to each his own....
Well I suppose I got into the basics of Reaper within half an hour but I lost heart when using various effects especially some of the none audio effects.
I have just been kicked in the pants by this thread. I haven't used the program since last August. There have been a few additions to its functions in the intervening months. I am about to download the latest version and investigate its MIDI routing facilities. Also I have not tried to use it with Reason 7 but expect it to wok as smoothly as it did with 6.5.