Hey guys, I'm most experienced using Avid's ProTools and Sony products (Vegas, Forge, & Acid) for sound designing, mixing, and mastering.
I'll be in a pickle for the next few months designing 5 short films and I will continue to use Sound Forge and ProTools for fine edits, v/o, adr, foley, and mixing to stereo/5.1. But for the dialogue, bg, and sfx assembly (majority of my time) I will not be using ProTools. I've used Vegas and Acid before but I do not wish to continue with it for various reasons. I am familiar on a basic level with Reaper and even though I don't like to make any changes mid project I believe it's a necessary sacrafice.
A couple questions: (1) How does Reaper using PC 32, 64 bit, and/or OSX respond to Waves VST plugins? Lag? Errors? (2) Does Cockos have a broadband noise reduction plugin? I'll primarily be using eq, reverb, compression, and maybe some others. Maybe I can just rely on Cockos plugins. I do enjoy using Waves Dorrough plugin for reference though. (3) As I'll be using Forge for fine tuning, any noticable disadvantages using Reaper as a multitrack DAW for editing sound to picture? I've got AATranslator so omf, aaf, edl will work fine. Necessary especially for going between ProTools and Reaper. (4) I will also be using Reaktor a little for musical sfx and I'd prefer to use it as a plugin as opposed to it as an external software. Reaper okay with it? (4) Excluding the external and desktop specs, can Reaper as a DAW handle 14 hour days?
I need a bit more assurance before I make the move. Any feedback whatsoever would be much appreciated!