I'd love to be able to select next/previous sample in the current samples folder.
Would really speed up my workflow !
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 21:17
It's tough because as now I suspect Renoise just loads the sample into memory and forgets where the sample came from. But I also suspect that this would be relatively simple to build with a tool – the tool would have to load the sample and remember the path, and then it could use that path to navigate through the folder and auto-load samples. That would be pretty cool. In fact it could potentially even do a hot-swap or a/b sort of thing, where it knows the "current" sample, lets you audition other ones, and you can always revert to the sample you started with before navigating. I'm sure @danoise has all the time in the world for something like this, right?
Posted 10 May 2018 - 13:06
It's a nice idea, and conceptually similar to loading a waveform "preset" - here you can also step through the available samples.
It's tough because as now I suspect Renoise just loads the sample into memory and forgets where the sample came from.
Actually, no. If you look at an instrument, the source path is present. But the tricky thing is then to extract this, because this value (AFAIK) is not present in the API but needs to be determined from the .xrni - so, unpacking/parsing, etc.
Maybe there is a simpler way, not sure atm. If not, then maybe loading samples through a tool would indeed be simpler to implement (but unfortunately not simpler on the user part...)