I would like to build several songs within one renoise file.
There are a couple of other topics which flirt with this:
Specifically what I am trying to achieve is to have one set of instruments used for several songs (this is a necessity for some kinds of video game music). It is a huge and nearly impossible nuisance for me to manually synchronize all the instrument banks. Yet I know more professional musicians do just this, so maybe I should just not be a baby.
It's possible that I could achieve this by some scripts which move all the instruments from one file to another, but this isn't very fun.
So what I'm looking for is basically tabs in the pattern editor panel (it would swap the tracks and the pattern list and pattern matrix)
It's possible this could be implemented by the user via a plugin that hides or all the patterns based on their section names (let any section split, or a specially named section split determine the boundaries between songs). it would need to be accompanied by similar handling for the tracks. I think I might try this if I end up using this workflow. Note: in this case, the fact that the master tracks wouldn't be swapped out between "subsongs" is a _feature_ for me-- I wish I did not have to synchronize my master track settings between songs either. However, others might consider that a deficiency.
I acknowledge that my choice of what should be swapped between "subsongs" will seem effectively arbitrary to anyone else, but I hope I've explained the logic well enough.
If I had this implemented ( http://forum.renoise...ffects-to-midi/ ) Then I may not need this feature, since in that case it's more likely I'll be sending everything as midi to an external synthesizer and I can just use midi program changes...maybe?