Cells! is a real-time performance tool for Renoise. It enables users to trigger samples quantized and synced to tempo.
Video from Beta 1 (See below for later video):
Note: The screen capture application makes the GUI a bit more sluggish than it really is. Also the audio and video go out of sync towards the end.
Current status is beta 4 and shows some of the new features added since the video:
The current feature list includes:
- Quantized triggering of cells (4 beats, 2 beats, 1 beat, 1/2 beat, 1/4 beat)
- Realtime tempo adjustment of playing cells
- Beat position indicator
- Seperate audio outputs for main playback and cueing
- Multiple playback tracks
- Each playback track has the following:
- Multiple playback cells (with tooltip if full sample name and length in beats)
- Current cell playback position indicator [new]
- Volume control (with tooltip of current value)
- Panning control (with tooltip of current value)
- Resonant filter [updated]
- Bass kill switch
- Selectable routing to 'A' or 'B'
- Mute button
- Send to cue audio out
- Samples are stored in instruments and can be loaded / unloaded while Cells! is running
- Cells can be either one-shot or looping playback mode [new]
- Crossfader for mixing between 'A' and 'B' sources
- Crossfader cut buttons (non-latching) for 'DJ-style' cuts and drops [new]
- Main playback and cue output volume controls
- BPM control
- Tempo nudge up and down for mixing into/out of other sources [new]
- Extensive midi maps (over 230 functions and counting) [new]
- User specified number of tracks (6 to 16 tracks; default of 8) [new]
- User specified number of cells per track (6 to 16 cells per track; default of 8) [new]
- Equal redistribution of 'A' and 'B' tracks (left half of tracks get set to 'A', right half to 'B') [new]
Note that some features have been added/changed since the video. These have been identified with [new] or [updated] as required.
Despite the large feature list, Cells! remains CPU efficient. To give you an idea of how well it works: I can run 12 tracks of Cells! in realtime on an Atom netbook with only 512mb of ram and using the internal sound card. This was on the Linux version of Renoise.
Many thanks to Void Pointer for making the following video for me with Beta 4.1:
It shows the newer features (e.g loop position indicators and one-shot samples) and has much better audio/video sync.
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Edited by mxb, 13 December 2011 - 11:38.