December 21, 2005
Friday should be the day
El nuevo screenshotto (I know, I know, bad):
Won't be long now. The general todo list is still quite large, but the number of items that need to be
done before releasing is quite small (really just a few).
It's so satisfying working in an environment where doing new things is easier than I expect; it
makes me happy to get things done quickly, and happier that I created the workable environment
to begin with.
I'm hoping I can keep REAPER feeling as sparse as I feel it is now. I might be biased, but it
feels less cluttered than a lot of other audio software, and I think that's a really good thing.
Steve kept comparing shit to garageband and telling me how I could probably take ideas from it.
I'd used it some before, but today I fired it up (well, spun it up is more like it, since I have
an ancient 667mhz mac), and was thoroughly disgusted. I honestly don't know where to begin.
Basically, everything UI about it sucks. The audio end of it seems decent, though it's
painfully slow on my G4. Anyway. Back to bitching about the UI-- It has a ton of buttons that
have tiny little icons that it isn't really obvious what they do, and there are no tooltips or
anything to help you learn, you really have to click, figure out what happens, etc. So lame.
And when I drag a nice loop into the project, I can't just resize it larger and have it loop,
it makes me go drag a second copy of it. lame x10. anyway.