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#1 GabrielMacedo


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 23:47

Is Renoise suitable for midi orchestration ?


I like the price, and multi plataform support. 


But, what do you think about the tool for heavy midi editing?



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:15

Heavy MIDI, not black MIDI?  :)


Jokes aside, Renoise is not really a MIDI focused DAW. Yes, there are definitely people using Renoise for this kind of thing, but you have all sorts of commands that doesn't have a MIDI equivalent, and entering good ol'fashioned MIDI commands in the pattern is a bit quirky. 

You can come a long way of course with MIDI device automation, and then there are all the other advantages - sample manipulation, and tracker workflow. 


But I would simply give it a shot (try the demo) and see how well it works for you? 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 23:40

Admittedly I have no idea what you mean by HEAVY MIDI editing, but I just want to give a shout out to a beautiful orchestral sound bank I found online.



I have gotten a lot of mileage adding these gorgeous samples to my (mostly rock, hip hop, and dance) songs. One of the things I like best about Renoise is that it's easy for people to create and share sound banks that open up a world of free sounds you can add to the tool.

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