You`ll ask, what for is it? For many reasons, i dont like automatizations, arranging and preprogrammed (for sure i preprogram some patterns, fx and shit) stuff like this, i like mix and perform my music by hands in realtime (the famous "hands-on-desk" method, think dub music style for example) using controllers or just typical pc keyboard and mouse.
So i did this thing, i tested it mins ago, loaded up multitrack wavs to Reaper, everything is there, all works )
I think most of users here heard of brilliant vst plugin called Recorder by Voxengo (available only for PC, i asked Voxengo if there is a Mac version coming, and they told me its not coming soon, i hope asap), so we can just place this plugin on every channel in Renoise at the end of the chain and here we go! )
But this is not working out of the box.
So i`ve prepared some explanation how to handle this trick. This is not a tool, its just an *.xrns song where you can see how it works and simply apply this to your projects.
The first of all:
- Download Voxengo Recorder and put it in your vst directory.
- Download my *.xrns song and see how its done.
How to do it yourself:
- Place the Voxengo Recorder on every channel you want to record
(If you want to record aux/bus channels too, always place recorder plugin before Send device!).
- The sync trick. You need to create a pattern before your song starts (any length you want). In fx column you must set all your voxengo recorder plugins to OFF on all channels by typing "xFxx" command (see picture). Go to the end of this pattern and set all recorder plugins to ON on all channels by typing the same "xFxx" command (see picture again). Now i`ll explain how this plugin works, when plugin is bypassed (OFF) and you pressing start (to record) (and even if your song is playing) nothing happens. It starting to record only if its ON (not bypassed). Next you must open all your recorder plugins manually one-by-one, set the "out file" and bit depth settings and other parameters if you need to for each opened plugin and press start (be sure the plugins bypassed!). Yes, if you have from 16 to 64 tracks it can be a pain-in-the-ass, but i see no solution right now to automate this thing with just one button or a shortcut or a tool and yes, the start button in voxengo recorder isnt automatible too (if someone can make a solution for this, it`ll be great!).
- Hit play! Voxengo Recorder plugins start to record all your track separately!
- When your song is finished and stopped, once again open all your Recorder plugins and press STOP button.
- Go to your favorite "horizontal" DAW and throw all your wavs in it on separate tracks. The only thing left is to fix silence at the start/end of the wav files.
- Finally you have your project as a wav multitrack!
I didnt tested this trick on big projects yet, so if your song have lotsa channels and you record in 24 bit, i think u`ll need a fast HD (high RPMs, hi-speed bus, SSD disks and shit like this).
Also i dont know how this trick will work on tracks which have lotsa fx plugins with small/big latencies. So its up 2 u to check it out.
Any comments, advices and ideas how to ease up this trick are welcome!
Thank you )
Edited by atarix, 06 March 2011 - 03:35.