What do you like best?
Reaper is one of the best recording software you´ll found out there. Mainly, I use it to record songs and sell them to users on Fiverr (using my voice and an acoustic guitar), and they come out with great commercial quality. What I mostly love of this software is how easy it is to link the recording hardware with Reaper (by only clicking the software a few times); I also enjoy its click and cut tool, which allows me to erase and cut any part of the recording I dislike, in an easy way. The most amazing part is that I can easily export my files in any known audio format I choose (like WAV or MP3).
What do you dislike?
As this software is a bit more complex than free tools like Audacity, its initial learning curve is a bit lengthy: if you want to get the most out of it, you need to spend many, many hours learning how to use all of the tools that Reaper has to offer, and this might be a bit discouraging for some users. Nevertheless, if you have the time and patience to do this, you won´t regret it because you´ll be amazed at how easy your recording sessions will become (and you´ll also be amazed at the high quality you get from your audios).
Recommendations to others considering the product
The first thing I´d like to tell you is: thank you for giving the world a nice recording tool. The price you charge for Reaper is also great (and it´s great that you trust people so much that you allow us, users, to keep using Reaper because you´re sure that most of us will pay for it). Nevertheless, it would be useful if you created a special discounted price for students
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
When I record songs in order to sell them online, my main obstacle is to find professional software to gets the job done with the highest quality. Reaper solves this problem: I can record songs and audios with great commercial quality. You´ll really be amazed at the quality of sound you get: really, if you record a song in a professional studio, and then you use the same guitar and microphone to record the same song with Reaper, you won´t be able to tell the difference.