I thought I'd try Renoise again, since I have been so happy with my Hackintosh so far... and... OMG. This is acting like it's supposed to. I can actually enter notes in live with my keyboard during song playback and it's accurate. This hasn't happened since I was using old versions of Renoise on XP. I wasn't expecting that drastic of an improvement in usability. And since it's actually entering notes on-time now, I can use the quantize options and it's all good. On Windows, the quantize options were useless to me because the initial way it was entered was so off-timing that quantize just made it sound worse.
The performance of Renoise under Windows 7 and 8, when it comes to live input, was wretched, quite frankly. It became unusable for me--and the options that made it usable when it wasn't performing so well in the past were removed, and I was left with a program that was unusable to me. Now that I'm running this on my Hackintosh, same exact hardware, I'm having a great time again.
Again, I wasn't expecting this. I guess Windows just sucks for making music, or *something*, I don't know.
Anyway. I'm sorry I've been such a pain in the past--but I was extremely dissatisfied before. I literally couldn't use Renoise anymore without just getting frustrated. There are still the limitations that I wish weren't there, but at least the options that ARE there work right for me now.
This is nice.