One of the users on the forum noticed some aggressive targeted advertising from Presonus on Facebook today.
I don’t know about you, but that really rubs me the wrong way. REAPER is not a real DAW? Dirty move Presonus.
The official advertisement for the 48hr crossgrade sale is below. REAPER is listed among the qualifying ‘bloated’ DAWs. HA!
There are more problems with this ad.
First, you can’t sell a crossgrade without insulting the other companies?
Second, the list of DAWs is really messed up.
- Performer and MOTU are listed separately, rather than MOTU Digital Performer
- “PropellerheadsRecord” It’s called Reason 6. At least attack a product that is current.
- WTF is “DigitalACID”?
- You missed Cool Edit Pro and Audacity :p
On the other hand, it’s nice to see REAPER being seen as competition. The success of REAPER is entirely built from A) the most efficient code possible, and B) word of mouth recommendations from users. Cockos doesn’t advertise AT ALL, and they don’t attack Presonus, AVID, Steinberg or any company.
BTW, this blog is not affiliated with Cockos Inc. This post was not approved by Cockos Inc or any developers of REAPER, it is just the opinion of the editor.