I'm really interested in Roland D50 sounds:
How can I get similar sounds in Renoise?
Roland has the new D05 module of course, but I'd rather avoid the hardware integration issues.
Munt is an emulator of the MT-32, which is like a little brother of the D50, but the MT-32 doesn't sound as good. In fact it seems to have a stereotyped "video game" sound - although maybe clever processing could fix that. So I haven't even tried Munt.
Can some of the D50-type sounds be made directly in Renoise? I know that two of the biggest ingredients in the "Linear Arithmetic" synthesis are 1) Ring Modulation and 2) Sampled attack, synthesized body.
Renoise has a Ringmod but it seems to only multiply by fixed waveforms. True? In the D50 sounds, of course, both inputs to the Ringmod were configurable.
For sampled attack, synthesized body, I guess I could glue them together in Audacity, then import and let Renoise pitch-shift the whole thing - but the attack timing would change up and down the keyboard, probably wrong. I could use two Renoise instruments in parallel, one playing the sampled attack and one the synth-pad sound.
Has anyone made rich, D50-ish instruments in Renoise?