okay so here I am... I want to get a new DAW and get better mixes down and so on, but I'm stuck on what to "upgrade" to.. I have Reaper at the moment.. but i feel like something is just missing from it.
Any thoughts on what i should try and why?
I just do this for fun and just get basic mixes down, not looking for pro tools.
Budget = college kid
Reaper shouldn't really be the bottle neck for quality of your mixes. There are many people using it and producing amazing results. It's clearly a capable DAW in the right hands.
What may be missing are some good plugins for you to use. Good mastering plugins and so on. Take a look at Toontrack's EZ Mix, or Izotope's O-zone. And read/watch a lot of tutorials.