This community has hammered the beta version of Renoise 3.1 for a couple of months, developers have been squashing bugs and doing some feature-finetuning along the way.
A big thank-you to everyone who have participated in this beta!
In case you missed it the first time around, new features in 3.1 include:
- Support for VST and AU MIDI generators: This means that you can use specialized tools such as harmonizers, note matrices or arpeggiators - things that can “drive” other instruments in Renoise.
- Improvements to the sound engine: Completely new, rewritten filter section as well as optional oversampling and bandlimiting on sample playback. Various improvements to Renoise's native DSP devices.
- More love for Phrases: Phrases have become a lot more powerful and streamlined too - when working within the phrase editor, you could describe it as “feeling more like the pattern editor”. And when working in the pattern editor, you have more options for controlling phrases.
- Presets everywhere. And now, libraries too: Renoise 3.1 includes a more powerful preset system. You can now store/recall samples and keyzones as presets too, and the whole preset browsing experience has been improved.
... and much more. A detailed description of what's new can be found on the Renoise 3.1 launch page.
Now we've reached the point where it's ready for prime time.
As always, the final build is available on our backstage server for registered users - but also, if you are looking to try out Renoise and haven't got a license, there is now a demo build of 3.1 available at our download page.
Note also that the "ideas + suggestions" forum for 3.1 has been merged into the main forum. So, if are looking for a topic in that location, it has simply moved - no topics have been deleted.
If you are a tool author, be sure to check the list of API changes. The biggest change is that phrases triggered in program mode can exist without a phrase mapping.
Enjoy this release and make some great music!