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#26 random


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 01:35

for me, it makes a difference about rent entertainment such as spotify, games or software where i spend a lot of time to understand the program for implement my ideas.

i would like to decide for myself for upgrades, buy a new computer or use an old version for my old computer without internet connection
In particular, the invisible time, my "skills" are lost if the manufacturer no longer offers to rent his software or takes it from the cloud

yes the developer can do what he wants, it his work, but fortunately i do not have to go to any shit

Edited by random, 04 March 2018 - 01:51.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 02:17

 Radium doen't look as FLAT as renoise .

 Therefore I shall not summon it .

 Nuff said 

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 16:31

 What does a visible waveform provide you?



What studio in the history of audio mixing has needed a visible waveform per-channel in order to perform great mix engineering? I'll tell you: none of them, of course. This has never been a part of mixing,


I believe it's common to work with multiple loops or outside material and edit, stretch, shift and groove extract. A visible waveform is useful for that workflow. Performers in a studio naturally don't need the same treatment that samples from disparate sources might need.


I've also seen visible waveforms be useful for workflows like fixing sibilants in a voice recording.

fuck rented software 


If you have this reaction he hasn't done a good job of marketing, but the dev writes "You choose the sum yourself. The small sum (€2,00 EUR) is perfectly fine for a subscription, but if you plan to unsubscribe immedately after downloading, please pay one of the larger amounts instead (at least €10,00 EUR)."


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 17:38

Ugh, why don't the waveforms fade in from the centre instead of the left? 

It's interesting but some stuff like integrated pd doesn't exist on Windows. ...and using Jack on Windows? No thanks.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:52

( mod edit: split the off-topic discussion to a new thread. cleaned up some stuff. please try to stick to the subject at hand, guys. thanks! )

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:04


Subscriptions are ways to take money from you. I have cancelled most of my subscriptions becos I have Kodi as well as loads of real world entertainment like world travelling, huge libraries, real women, sports, meetups, hangouts etc with actual people and not bits and bytes on the screen..

If Renoise was subscriptionware I would not have purchased it. License ware is better. Makes paying an incentive. The last thing I want is in the middle of a project or say the next morning, the software tells me that you need to pay to use and open your project..major shucks..I would rather work on an older version and be reminded that a newer version exists..if features I don't want don't matter, I don't need to buy.

Going with the flow is not a good thing especially in todays time...

Ever purchased a guitar on a subscription or a piano? lOL...The next morning I pick up my guitar and the string won't play and tell me 'you gotta pay'. Haha..

One thing is for sure, Renoise won't increase your musician ship no more than using Logic or Cubase will, it's just a writing board or a blank canvas, the painting or music comes from everything around it, not in it as an absolute. A good investment on a real instrument is lifelong..no subscription needed.

@dblue: Let's have some fun while it lasts...

Edited by encryptedmind, 06 March 2018 - 09:05.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:42

I thought so, too. But now I understand that there are different kind of subscription models. As long as you are allowed to continue to use the software (just like here, or bitwig), I don't see a problem anymore. It also has some obvious advantages, e. G. Bitwig : you can pause your subscription, if it ran out. And then later again subscribe, when the feature arrives you wanted so much. I like that. It brings some stabilized income for the devs and flexibily for the user. Ok, that would be the case with a normal updates selling, too, but I think such kind of fair subscription brings motivation to the devs, which I will also benefit from.

The worst subscription model of course is Adobe. That only works for quasi monopolists.

Back to topic, radium maybe works fine on windows, but for Mac retina, it is not usable at all. So what's the point of a non working software.

Also the chosen gpl2 license does not pay, since nobody seen to be able to compile this source mess, there is not a single fork by other people.

I think the author really needs to change his strategy, if he wants to be more successful.

Edited by Trackerman, 07 March 2018 - 12:22.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 16:35

The subscription fee is for the Updates. When you stop subscribing, you still OWN the software up to the last update. You are still able to use that particular software version forever, just can't get new updates anymore.


You basically can buy Radium for 2$. Subscribe for a month, download the latest version, unsubscribe.

Then this version is yours forever for 2$. Clear enough? 

Edited by tL One, 06 March 2018 - 16:38.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 23:36

Yeah, I don't get people complaining about Radium's subscription model, it's pretty much the fairest one I've come across. You get to keep the software in whatever state it was in when you stop your subscription, and the sub is cheap. I really want to love Radium but can't seem to get into it. It's probably the kind of thing that's easier to pick up if you're not familiar with tracking and aren't set in your ways - the paradigm is just too different, feels alien and uncomfortable and there aren't quite enough customisation options for me to make it feel more like Renoise. I got a years subscription a few months ago, mainly because I wanted to support this kind of development, but I don't find myself dipping into it very often. It's certainly very interesting software though, and updated very frequently. 

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:50


Yo, I was going to say that last time I checked radium looked a bit buggy, having problems with jack and other things. It reminds me of another project called M4G tracker. Looked like it was going to be a simple but awesome FM synthesis tracker but in the end in was a coders project that was on the wrong platform and would take too much time and effort to complete. I'd say with one noteable exception ( sunvox - nightradio ) you need a larger team to write decent trackers. One guy is not usually enough. Probably a team of ten or more with investment is necessary. Then again, if you are an awesome programmer it is possible. Sunvox has proved to be awesome as fuck, there are other nice one man projects around the place as well...deflemask, that new FM composer, nanoloop etc..but they cant compete with renoise and sunvox.

Having said this, I would say good luck to the radium developer. I like the concept a lot but it just looks unfinished, buggy and rough around the edges last time I checked. He is one of the first to try and tackle the vertical waveforms and audiotracks in a tracker pattern editor problem though, so good luck to him. My main point is that building a tracker is not a menial task at all and will require a large team to get it finished in time.


Edited by lettuce, 20 March 2018 - 23:33.