Above site run by Jon Tidey.
I haven’t known about Reaper for long, but what i do know is that it’s bloody cheap, or free if you have no money. It’s more customisable than probably any other DAW. It does auto fades when you do an edit (I’m jealous) and i think it doesn’t create a fade file so it makes it easy on your hard drive. It has an option to mix between wet and dry on plugins (simple parallel processing). These things alone are reason to try this thing out, and are just off the top of my head. I’ll go and look up some more. BRB. Ok i just had a look. A few more things include the ability to download scripts that can perform new functions and you can run Reaper from a usb stick apparently. No doubt there is a learning curve which is unavoidable with new software but it seem definitely worth trying. Oh wait i just remember another thing. I think you can bounce multiple mixes at the same time and you don’t have to wait in real time like protools for instance, so you could bounce vocals up/down mixes together saving a lot of time. Stop listening to me get over to the blog to hear from an expert.