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What made Renoise 'click' for you?

workflow stubborn and its the sheeet what year is this screw ableton im impressed works for me

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#26 sokoban


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 18:15

Ich bin ein Renoiser  :badteeth:

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 19:28

i pretty much like the whole ui. especially the top down tracking nad the the whole "nerdy" hexnumber stuff. seems to me more close to a  traditional composing approach than

all these wave-preview left to right scroller daws with its midi-rolls.

though renoise has its little pesky handicaps and meanwhile i have ableton and still bitwig1.X, i ALWAYS start renoise when sketching out stuff. my renoise fodler has easily the double to triple amount of

unfinished sktches or finished tracks than both other daws combined. i have bought redux too and still dont regret it^^.


i really hope for a bright future with renoise development, but if thats not happening? so what? its already a damn good workinghorse.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 23:32

...ability to precisely sett the volume-velocity from-to values in batch.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 15:11

I used MIDI Studio and XTracker (FT2 clone) in 1997 (what I could get my hands on), the went with Modplug Tracker in 1998, and still use it nowadays.
When I looked for new software in 2003 and after, I found Renoise, and saw a quite interesting demo of Renoise. However, at that time, I felt it lacked something.


2004 was the year I tried Fruity Loops. Loved the sound mixing quality compared to Modplug Tracker, but the app was hard to use.


2005, started using VSTs and VSTi in Modplug Tracker just before Olivier Lapicque stepped out and gave it to the community.
Used it extensively until I switched from Windows to Linux in 2008.
The app was still perfectly usable in Linux, but... Wine makes you not want to work with Windows apps. I don't know how it does that.


During some period I did experiments with MadTracker, Buzz and Psycle (hated them) and BeRoTracker (a Modplug Tracker clone).
Nothing better than OpenMPT, which was improving during that time.
Fast forward to 2015 and Renoise 3.1 beta.
Tried the demo, expecting good progress from the last time I tried it. And boy what I found was excellent: good GUI, excellent sound,

built-in filters, automation, VST support (note that as 90% of the VSTs are made for Win and Mac, I have to use a VST bridge in Linux, which is a PITA),

and the "1 pattern per channel" paradigm where you can assemble and reuse existing channels in other patterns.
It really is not that far from a DAW, and no other soundtracker software can compare to it. By far. That's what made me purchase the damn thing.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 16:25

I learned to produce on Cubase but back in 2007 I couldn't afford it.  I wound up with Mackie Tracktion, than I got Ableton 5 on sale.  I still thought very much I needed Cubase..     I was trying everything out back then, "max, numerology, psycle, buzz."  I downloaded the Renoise demo sometime in 2008/2009 - could not figure it out.  However, I soon joined these forums, and purchased my license...


Its funny..  I can definitely afford Cubase nowadays - things in my life have changed quite a bit, and for the better.


but I feel like, Renoise is what I know now.  I started with this program I was basically brand new to production, 1 year, 1.5 years into production.  I do not know any other program as well as I know this thing.  Even after a long break, and the last version I used was really 2.9 - even though I kept my license current and am currently registered to 4.1


I needed to buy a new computer recently.  I had downloaded this a couple of times in the last few months but my office machine is not suitable for music production.  However, I've been playing around with Renoise on the new machine I got and like I still know this thing.  I can totally see all the new features, and know exactly where I'm at.  How everything works.   It feels so natural to me.   I hope the program is available for a long time.   

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 14:50

i can not really use a computer without a file manager like total commander
only recently it dawned on me that it with renoise and audio behave very similar

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 15:36


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 17:46

every instrument is a sampler, simple as that! 

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 20:34

Renoise has entered my body and eaten my soul, and i think it's too late for exorsism.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 00:47

I'm a long time tracker user and the way Renoise presents its tracker in terms of workflow are just well suited to a numerically thinking person as myself.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 16:37

The Sampler is what won me over with Renoise. It's the best Sampler I've ever used -- easiest to use, most fun to use, and incredible functionality with the modulation sets and FX chains. Using it feels creative and fun, after years of using software samplers that felt frustrating and confusing, etc.


The entire Renoise UI is a work of great beauty and incredible, streamlined functionality. I adore it. It looks fantastic, and once you've learned the program, everything feels like it's *exactly where it should be*. It's amazing how many DAWs never feel that way, no matter how well you know them.


It has my favorite Browser of any DAW, for real. It just works. No weird bloat, you get direct interfacing with your OS hard disk, no weird "scanning" of your files, and it's easy to navigate, feels natural....again, this is a major failing of so many other DAWs.


It freaking rules.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 18:02

I agree with the guy above and for me it's largely because it's so different from the rest of them and it doesn't have a piano roll - I hate piano rolls, I hate everything about them - nothing kills creativity more for me than fiddly shitty piano rolls. Piano rolls suck. I own a few DAWs but for the most part they don't get used. Not sure why I wasted money on crap like Tracktion or Studio one (luckily I got this cheap, fucking crash fest) I can write 5 songs in Renoise in the time it takes me to write one in any other software.   

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 22:01

I think I'm drawn to it because it all feels very crisp and precise, and has a very nice workflow, it all feels very sensible despite it being extremely powerful.
I also like that it runs on Linux, I don't buy any software these days unless it is availabe natively on Linux - and thankfully Renoise is!

Really wish they'd release an optimised Raspberry Pi version of it though.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:57

It was the first DAW I found that let me plonk LFO's on everything and anything without being a programming language. 



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:49

i used FL studios for a year or so, but it just wasn't my thing. I hated the way the automation clips were too short, the values were unspoken of, the layout was so hidden and you had to memorize hotkeys for the mixer, playlist, sequencer, and more. plus, I couldn't figure out any other way to get sound out of Edison without having to export the sound, and no way would I duplicate a file just for fadey bits. 

Everything was slidey and gelatinous, and my overall musical sound kept on looping back to itself. it kept doing things I didn't want it to; playing sounds for too long, lying about mixes, hiding automations, countless settings in presets that would take half an hour to get out with no defaults, etc.

but most detrimentally, the "swing bar" was just too tempting.

so I looked at one of my fav artists, venetian snares (i'm sure he gets brought up a lot), and downloaded a demo for 1.5.2.

now I'm scared of 3.1 and have a bit of a crisis.


good software stuff, feels so real!

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