I already changed my mind, I don't expect anything new anymore... But it would be nice if Renoise could work at least as it was supposed to do, so providing OS update patches.
I really wonder that the Renoise team really does so few advertising at all, seems to me the same already with sononym. I read about it 2 times, and there weren't so many details. There is no starting offer, no kvr thread, no kvr forum support area. I am no marketing expert, but there are a lot of ideas, to have a good start with a new software....
Well, sononym is still in diapers if we talk about marketing. I mean, the product has not even been launched yet. Just an announcement of what it will be. But with that you can not prove anything. Not even there is a demo. When this exists, which could be this week, you can already do product marketing. Now it's still early.
If we are strict, Sononym still does not exist! In any case, it is necessary to invest time in marketing as well, and for that you need staff in charge. Marketing does not work alone. Expecting that the opening of a website is enough is an error. It means announcing it on important sites and "provoking" people. Hey, here is this product. At least try it!
There is so much content on the internet that it is very easy to ignore certain products, no matter how good they are. But in all this there is an advantage. This is Internet. It is very easy to spread a news, make marketing "almost automatic" or at least practically free. Make your product appear on the most respected or relevant music production websites and forums, worldwide. A product can succeed depending on how you sell it.
And of course, make a link that is very easy for people to buy it try the demo and all that, and most importantly, do not quit, keep insisting. The novelty has its pull. But then the product will need to continue selling, and it will no longer have that "novelty" label.
That being said, I can only say that I'm hoping that the next version will be 4.0, if it's true that it will feature a HiDPI interface. That's totally justified imho. Renoise is already cheap, compared to other DAWs. Raising the next version number to 3.5 would be crazy generous imo
I guess everyone is now waiting for a new version 3.2, and it will be an important version. Then come the 3.2.1 or 3.3, 3.4 ... to the 4.0. Jumping directly to version 4.0 is like laughing at the customers in your face.
Another issue is the number itself. I think the number is also important because it implies certain things. Because the rest of the programs use the numbers in a faster way. That Renoise has version 3.0 and two years go by for version 3.1 and another two years for version 3.2 is a bit strange. The reasonable thing is to use the x.1 x.2 ... x.9 for versions of bug fixes and minor things, and versions 3.x 4.x 5.x for important and weighty updates. So from version 3 to version 5 it can take 2 or 3 years, at the most. Even the number is important in marketing.
If now in 2019 the version 3.2 of Renoise appears as important update, people who do not know Renoise thoroughly and its philosophy of updates, will think it is a shabby or poorly worked version, due to a simple number (3.1.1 to 3.2). It is a strange situation, which implies that in any news it is widely specified that it is an important update, which does not pay much attention to the number.
In any case, it does not stop being a number, but it is that people are also guided by certain customs, also with numbers. There is a recent example. FL Studio jumped to version 20 directly for its 20th anniversary. It is something symbolic that you wanted to point out with a simple number. The numbers also matter. It is necessary to always keep it in mind.
In addition, and also this is a strange situation, when the number is higher, it seems like more important. Now FL Studio has the version 20. Who does not know it will think it is an important software, with 20 important versions already behind their backs. Something similar happens with Ableton 10. It has reached number 10. It is an important value for certain values. Even the fact of reaching a certain number causes its developers to put their batteries.
Yes, all this roll for a simple number.