Reaper Audio Software Is Coming To Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 1 May 2016 at 04:52 PM EDT. 18 Comments
If Audacity and Ardour aren't cutting it for your audio editing needs on Linux, there's another Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) option coming to Linux: Reaper.

Reaper is a high-end audio production software suite developed by Cockos Software. Reaper has been supported under Windows and OS X for this software that's been around since 2005. With the current development version, native Linux support is coming.

The Reaper 5.20 Beta 10 release brings a native Linux build for the first time. There's an x86_64 binary along with an ARMv6t2 build for use on the newer Raspberry Pi devices.

Reaper is great for professional DAW needs, but will set you back $60 USD for the basic license for $225 USD for the commercial license. More details on Reaper can be found via the product's web-site at The early Linux development builds for evaluation can be found here. There's some more background information via this forum thread.
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