I have 2 particular issues in Renoise that I am having trouble finding the answer to, i am hoping you can give me your advice on the subject.
First it seems that I cannot keep my VST windows open, I go to plugin and external editor and it is fine, but if I want to go back to edit and play the pattern while tweaking mys sound, the GUI for my VST disappears. This is not consistent, sometimes it satys open, any advice on keeping it open until i close it manually?
Next i am having trouble wrapping my head around the tracker work flow. In particular I am used to Piano roll, where I play with the keyboard until i get something approximating what I want, then I manually tweak the note lengths and timing to get the rhythm and sound i want.
Any advice for a Typical DAW users who is used to piano roll workflow on adjusting note length, spacing etc.?
keep my VST windows open
You can use the ‘pin’ button to affix the plugin window to the screen
adjusting note length, spacing
Tracker workflow is defined by the use of keyboard. So I would recommend taking a look at Preferences > Keys.
In you case I would highlight the following:
CTRL+SHIFT+Insert : Insert new row in column (push down)
CTRL+SHIFT+Delete : Delete row in column (move up)
CTRL+SHIFT+F3/F4/F5: Cut/Copy/Paste column
Notice how all these shortcuts are using the CTRL+SHIFT modifier. This indicates the column.
But the same approach can be extended to other areas of the pattern:
CTRL : Pattern
SHIFT : Track
For fine adjustments to the timing of notes you have the ‘nudge’ feature in the Advanced Edit panel
Also, here is a pretty cool editing idea implemented as a tool
Thanks Danoise, some of this is definitely useful. The whole work flow is a little alien to me, but I really like it and I am determined to learn it!
So nudge seems to be a good one, is there a way to nudge whole sections at a time?
Also in a piano roll editor with typical midi notes I can lay down a 1/4. 1/8 1/16 notes etc. For instance doing a snare roll start with 1/4 and gradually work your way up to a quick burst of 1/16th or 1/32nd notes, However in renoise i was able to at least space the notes closer and closer on the grid, but at current zoon, or pattern resolution by my calculations i am only putting down 1/16th notes?
I guess I am looking for some way to translate the Midi note length I am used to choosing over to renoise.
Also if I want a longer or shorter note not followed directly by another it seems i have to put a note off? is there any way to automatically do that Ala the 1/2 note or full bar note in a piano roll editor? basically to tellr enoise I am laying down a full note please have it automatically stop at the appropriate length?
Ok post fail !!
What I meant to say was…
Yes the grid by default is 16th notes
If you don’t have any room for a note off use the Cxx command - C1 < being almost inaudible - with C9 being the most useful I find