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Posted 28 July 2016 - 00:29

Tool: GT16-Colors v1.2a1  …for Renoise 3.1

 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 00:39

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:44

What a beast of a tool...just incredible. Thanks for sharing it and for your hard work on it.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:34

Hi MEEF Chaloin. Thanks!  ^_^

 

Yes, is a beast!!! When you master the advanced tool "GTC" and the advantages with groups, you will notice. Careful about the red buttons!!!   :blink: :huh: :dribble: :w00t:


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 16:43

This is amazing. Thank you!



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 10:18

This is amazing. Thank you!

 

Thanks robohymm. Enjoy!


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 11:31

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 11:44

Incredible work and beautiful gui work, but what exactly is this tool for? looks so complicated... I normally color tracks and groups by type, so does this tool help me?

 

So I basically would love to have a tool, where I can connect track names or name patterns to colors, like:

 

"%bass%,%duck%" -> blue

"%kick%" -> light blue

"%drums%" -> green

"%pad%,%chord%" -> red

 

etc...

 

So if I name a track "synth bass", it would automatically colored to blue. Or name a ducking send track "duck bass", it also colors to blue.

 

EDIT: Thx to joule for the hint, there is a tool like I described above made by airman: http://forum.renoise...ool-autocolors/


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 12:10

Incredible work and beautiful gui work, but what exactly is this tool for? looks so complicated... I normally color tracks and groups by type, so does this tool help me?

 

So I basically would love to have a tool, where I can connect track names or name patterns to colors, like:

 

"%bass%,%duck%" -> blue

"%kick%" -> light blue

"%drums%" -> green

"%pad%,%chord%" -> red

 

etc...

 

So if I name a track "synth bass", it would automatically colored to blue. Or name a ducking send track "duck bass", it also colors to blue.

 

Hi ffx!

 

The tool is made to my liking. You need a little learning...

 

Basically, you can build groups per colors. Then rename them manually according to their groups of instruments. Yes, what you ask is broader, since a color relate to one or more names of instruments.

 

What I can do is create templates grouped colors. This matter had it in mind before creating the tool, but it requires a lot of work. Basically it is adding an additional tab called "templates". Using a drop-down list you have several templates, depending on the style or genre of music. For example, classical, rock, electronic, soundtrack ... With the tool, you could add instrument tracks with missing colors and rename or rectify.

 

In fact, that would be great Renoise includes something similar natively.  Ohhh, you began composing all empty, and with one click have a template prepared with the colors and names associated.

 

I usually compose orchestral and electronic music. I have my templates with a XRNS prepared (with a pattern without notes), with names and colors for groups of instruments. For example, for the group of strings, i use a group of 8 red tracks, agree with the philosophy of this tool:

 

Red Group Strings:

  • 1, 2 tracks: double bass
  • 3, 4 tracks: cello
  • 5, 6 tracks: viola
  • 7, 8 tracks: violin

Things like that...


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 12:14

Oh ok, thanks for the explanation. Seems to be very different approaches for coloring tracks :)



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Posted 28 August 2016 - 18:14

Oh ok, thanks for the explanation. Seems to be very different approaches for coloring tracks :)

 

One of the things I had in mind was to differentiate the tracks of the groups through the intensity of the colors... I wanted to use different intensities in the groups, which operate visually as a separator. Try inserting groups and look the intensities of the colors...

 

But the process is very simple. Select a color, select an option from the list and pressing "insert". Repeat the process... The rest of additional buttons and advanced tools are added to complement the main tool. All together can seem complicated, but it is actually very simple and fast to use. Furthermore, the tool is intended to be expanded at any time. It may add another tab with templates in the future, with the possibility of doing something similar to what you comment.

 

Before, I want to study other tools related colors ("Autocolors", "Auto Track Colors" or similar ), if I think of anything better to save the new code for offering flexible options. From September I will be very busy, with less free time for the code...


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 23:31

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 12:46

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 22:29

Tool: GT16-Colors v1.2a1  …for Renoise 3.1

 
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Features GT16-Colors... v1.2a1 - Lots of important changes!

 

GT16-Colors 1.2 reaches the first alpha version! This new version brings a lot of improvements and establishes a view very similar to the final version.

 

Changes and improvements:

  1. The general GUI has been greatly improved.
  2. The top panel includes smaller buttons for more functions.
  3. WMP: Write Mouse Piano includes a real virtual piano  :wub: ! Wow! Includes a new small button to include note-OFFs activating NCTr button. Integral restructuring of the lower panel.
  4. GTC: Groups & Tracks Control has been completely rebuilt. Now the control panel is "intelligent". It is now possible to control also all effect columns.
  5. DCSP: Device Chain Specific Presets shows a new panel with vertical scroll buttons, more elegant.
  6. PEST: Pattern Editor Specific Templates now lets you color groups of up to 16 tracks, with greater control of the color blend. Include a button to jump parent group. Important internal improvements for the rename of tracks and their color (name + color).
  7. The preferences panel includes a drop-down menu for selecting Renoise Themes. Include also GoldBlue theme by ulneiz, prepared for the GT16-Colors tool.
  8. Includes lower status panel and tool logo.
  9. In some advanced tools modules have been included small buttons with specific functions. Experiment with them.
  10. Review of some internal functions and more improvements under the hood....
  11. :( PETB: Pattern Editor Template Builder disappears!!! It is no longer necessary. To build tracks and groups with colors, names and its properties, use PEST!

PETB was originally the promoter of this tool, GT16-Colors, but it has evolved a lot. GT16-Colors is a support tool to accelerate the process of creating a song, with templates developed for symphony orchestra, among other templates and with an important virtual piano to compose with the mouse, as a support tool.

 

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Preferences | PEST

 

...and much more!

Notes:

  • Some parts are not completed. Comprehensive review of keyboard commands is missing, fill the functions of the AMIC: Adition MIDI Input Control, and add the device chains presets for DCSP.
  • SPNO may disappear, becoming just a only button, integrated in another module.
  • It remains to add the bulk of the states for the lower status panel.
  • The tool is now ready to include a PDF instruction manual. 

Enjoy and share with friends!!!

:)  :)  :) Thanks to DanoiseJoule and 4Tey for all the help!!!  :)  :)  :)

 

 

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:23

I'm getting this when installing it

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:58

Unix type operating systems tend to be case sensitive on path/filenames ;)


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 13:45

I'm getting this when installing it

 

Unix type operating systems tend to be case sensitive on path/filenames ;)

 

Wow! I already had a conversation with 4Tey on this topic about, the routes in lowercase. It is possible that there is some route without checking. Thank you for letting me know! Thanks 4Tey also!

 

A new version (1.2b1) has been uploaded correcting this type of error. Please, remove the 1.2b version.

 

Meef Chaolin, please try again the new 1.2b1 version and comment if it works well.

 

Thanks you for the report!!!


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 14:34

Thanks, that's working for me know. This is fantastic, I will have to play with it when I have more time but so far it's very impressive!



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 14:38

That is an amazing idea! I can imagine how it can safe many hours of routine work, once you have your patterns, presets, etc.

 

Maybe there is a chance to integrate a module that can map midi notes to any keyboard shortcut?   I mean specifically keyboard shortcuts that are used in the editor via the PC keyboard: [Shift]+[Cursor Down], [Ctrl]+[X], [Ctrl]+[4], etc. At the moment they cannot be controlled via the standard Midi mapping, but it could be very useful if you want to control the whole program via the midi controller. (Advanced tool #9 or inside of AMIC?)  :dribble:



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 14:47

Thanks, that's working for me know. This is fantastic, I will have to play with it when I have more time but so far it's very impressive!

Thanks Meef Chaloin! Enjoy the tool. Little by little there will be more versions. One conceptual idea that fulfills this tool is that it acts as a briefcase. That you uninstall renoise, reinstall renoise and only install this tool and you have everything installed. It's focused on my needs, but I'm sure it will serve other users. Some areas need a little learning. I will try not to touch too much on future versions, so as not to spoil what has been learned.

 

Enjoy!


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 15:15

Wo this is a nice tool!  Really nice to have a graphical piano.  And also has EMP!! Didn't Airwolf have that, too?  :drummer:



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 15:16

That is an amazing idea! I can imagine how it can safe many hours of routine work, once you have your patterns, presets, etc.

 

Maybe there is a chance to integrate a module that can map midi notes to any keyboard shortcut?   I mean specifically keyboard shortcuts that are used in the editor via the PC keyboard: [Shift]+[Cursor Down], [Ctrl]+[X], [Ctrl]+[4], etc. At the moment they cannot be controlled via the standard Midi mapping, but it could be very useful if you want to control the whole program via the midi controller. (Advanced tool #9 or inside of AMIC?)  :dribble:

 

You are very close to the overall idea of the AMIC module. This module includes lots of buttons to assign specific functions. You can try some buttons in the first 4 lines, some functions are working, they are only for test. The tool has a drop-down list for each function of each button, to know what it is. You will see that it is a beta. They are 144 buttons, but could be 288 if you wanted, wildly.

 

The problem is that just the AMIC module is the tool with more work. It involves creating a function for each button, and many are totally new functions. To address what you want, it is possible with some functions. But I would have to try thoroughly. For example, it may be possible to select blocks by reference to the position of the cursor For example:

  • A function select a block of 16 rows and copy. And other function to paste in position of cursor. (I have not tried it, I do not know if I can separate these commands into 2 separate functions)
  • In general, you can assign any function related to manipulating anything in the pattern editor or in the matrix. The theme is to create the function. I already tried some with amazing results. Create a new song, try the 4A orange button in AMIC (add a metronome) and play song. It is possible to create infinite metronomes. It is an example of so many. The 9M red buton clone the estructure and visual of a track or a group (only one level.). Some functions need to be reviewed.

What I intend with this tool is to have more agility with the 3 peripherals (alphanumeric keyboard, mouse, and MIDI keyboard). In AMIC I intend to include what I call multipliers, Functions that "repeat" an order for work faster, in the composition.

 

If you want, leave a list of functions that you want, and I will try to study.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 15:36

Wo this is a nice tool!  Really nice to have a graphical piano.  And also has EMP!! Didn't Airwolf have that, too?  :drummer:

 

I will never understand, because Renoise has a virtual piano, and does not work with the mouse to edit in the pattern editor. Last summer I discussed this in the forum. The mania of always using the alphanumeric keyboard for almost everything. 

With the mouse and a virtual tool you can do authentic wonders. The theme is to have ample tools for all peripherals, mouse inclusive. I've always missed a virtual piano for editing. One limitation of the API is that it does not allow you to illuminate the keys when playing notes in the pattern editor. The GUI is a bit poor, but ...

 

You already know that I have the help of other members of the forum. With a little patience it is possible to add more functions yet. This is a beta, or demo. At least the virtual piano is almost finished. An automatic drop-down list is missing to describe each effect. A window that grows underneath.

 

And a reflection. Everything created without modifying anything about Renoise. Imagine what a professional encoder can create in just one month of work. I am a newbie. I do not want to comment any more. You already know the situation very well.

 

EMP? What exactly do you mean?


A tip. You can try a rename the names of the tracks and the names of instruments quickly. How about? It's fast? Use the mouse wheel, do not display the lists of numbers (if it is not necessary)...


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 16:03

EMP - just a joke. 

 

 

 

I will never understand, because Renoise has a virtual piano, and does not work with the mouse to edit in the pattern editor. Last summer I discussed this in the forum. The mania of always using the alphanumeric keyboard for almost everything. 

 

Strange decisions, I agree. Yes its already build-in, so could be decoupled from instrument view?   Personally I don't need it, but I can understand it also can help.

 

 

A tip. You can try a rename the names of the tracks and the names of instruments quickly. How about? It's fast? Use the mouse wheel, do not display the lists of numbers (if it is not necessary)...

 

I don't understand this sentence... You want to add this to your tool? I am usually using the airmann's tool "auto-colors", it colors by name. It's a bit rudimentary in config, but totally works non-complicated, after initial setup. I usually colorize tracks by type: For example bass + kick blue, lead+melody = yellow, bass side chain = blue, reverb sends = grey and white, pads, chords = red etc.  I find that more practical for me, if I return later back to the project.

 

 


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 17:00

 

I don't understand this sentence... You want to add this to your tool? I am usually using the airmann's tool "auto-colors", it colors by name. It's a bit rudimentary in config, but totally works non-complicated, after initial setup. I usually colorize tracks by type: For example bass + kick blue, lead+melody = yellow, bass side chain = blue, reverb sends = grey and white, pads, chords = red etc.  I find that more practical for me, if I return later back to the project.

 

 

I mean the process of changing names. Some people have complained about this. Changing the name on tracks or instruments is not very fast in Renoise. In the tool, I do not know if it is easily seen that it is possible to change the names.

 

I studied a little the Autocolors tool. By the way, GT16-Colors and Autocolors are not very compatible, for obvious reasons. When the module PEST is finished I think I can add a checkbox for "autocolors", which would function similarly (type a specific name, and automatically change color of track).

 

I also want to add an empty row detector (note empty), to avoid writing effect parameters (vol, pan, dly, fx) for the virtual piano. I have seen that joule is working on something similar. Something like that: If the next row is empty, do not write and skip to the next row. Long time ago I created a function that avoided writing the effects but within following a continuous jump, which is not the same (the jump should always be <2 to not ignore lines).

 

EMP!!! You should have put the video before!!!  :panic:  :panic:  :panic:

It takes a little humor... and Blue Thunder???


Edited by Raul (ulneiz), 12 June 2017 - 04:20.

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