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#1 Lavender


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 03:24

Does anyone have a configuration file for keyboard mapping like FT2 or Skale (ex: F1..F8 keys for octave switch, Alt/Shift/CTRL+F3, F4, F5 for erase/copy/paste etc)?


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:24

Alt/Shift/Control + F3,F4,F5 should already work like FT2 by default.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:16

since ft2-osx is now a thing, i pretty quickly discovered that if i switch back and forth between renoise and ft2, the keyboard shortcut context switch hit on me is pretty huge.


if i am just doing exclusively one or the other, i can manage ok, but if i'm bouncing between 'em?  nope.


so i set out to make renoise work like FT2 for the most part, keyboard shortcut-wise.  i was thinking i'd publish the keymap.xml but since it's a _complete_ full dump of all the keys and not just the delta of what i changed, i think maybe this won't be so useful for everyone, so here's a summary of the change notes i made:


i didn't try to do every single thing possible or over think this but here's an example; it didn't take too terribly long.


Note: i'm using an "Apple Keyboard (Apple Inc.)" usb fullsize keyboard w/numpad.
original    new           description                                                     
alt-b       ctrl-d        show/hide disk browser                                      
n/a         shift-ctrl-d  focus/show disk browser                                     
f1          ctrl-x        recall view preset 1                                                
f3          ctrl-s        recall view preset 3                                                
f4          ctrl-i        recall view preset 4                                                
n/a         shift-ctrl-i  focus/show sample keyzones                                  
n/a         ctrl-a        Toggle Advanced Edit                                                
alt-o       ctrl-z        hide/show upper frame                                           
alt-l       shift-ctrl-z  hide/show lower frame                                   
n/a         ctrl-e        focus/show sample effects                                           
FT2.EXE - ctrl-t = transpose                                                    
ft2-osx - ctrl-t = trim (delete unused samples, patterns, etc).                 
- i chose to leave this alone; in Renoise, transpose is under Advanced Edit,    
  and while there is no configurable option for a Trim like thing, i didn't     
clover-m        ctrl-m          Open MIDI Mapping Dialog                                    
shift-clover-m  shift-ctrl-m    Show Used MIDI Mappings                         
n/a    f1     Set Octave to 0                                                         
n/a    f2     Set Octave to 1                                                         
n/a    f3     Set Octave to 2                                                         
n/a    f4     Set Octave to 3                                                         
n/a    f5     Set Octave to 4                                                         
n/a    f6     Set Octave to 5                                                         
n/a    f7     Set Octave to 6                                                         
n/a    f8     Set Octave to 7                                                         
n/a    f9     Set Octave to 8                                                         
FT2 - numlock, /, *, - would select instrument banks (blocks of 8)              
Renoise has 'next/prev instrument page', which also chunks in groups of 8, so:  
alt-right   numpad =    Select Next Instrument Page                             
alt-left    numpad =    Select Previous Instrument Page                         
f9    f16   jump to row 0                                                           
f10   f17   jump to row 16                                                          
f11   f18   jump to row 32                                                          
f12   f19   jump to row 48  
clover-shift-home   alt-q   select first track                                                      
* - also set accordingly for Phrase Editor                                      
clover =    `   increase editstep                                               
clover -    ~   decrease editstep