Here’s just a little list of things that would make using Renoise a bit easier for me (and hopefully for others as well) in one way or another. Most of these have been discussed to death already, but I decided to put them all in the same post with my comments.
Moving the recording window around
This has been stated one or more times in the past, but I’m going to mention it one more time. Just for the sake of using two monitors, stretching Renoise over them both and getting the record window right in the center of the two screens. It’s very awkward.
No autosaving enabled while recording
I’ve experienced this several times. In the middle of recording something the program starts to autosave and I’ve gotta record all over again, because saving bigger samples takes a while and the whole program kinda jams while it saves. No fun. Just for comparison, e.g. Cubase has this feature (it won’t autosave if the rec button is on).
Windowed version of the mixer view (and if any luck, other views as well)
This has been discussed to death already, but the good factor in a windowed version would be remarkable, at least with two monitors. The mixer view is one of the crucial ones for me, so having the mixer view together with the pattern view is something I’m craving for.
Pressing stop two times no longer puts you in the beginning of the song
I rambled about this some days ago already, so enough of that. Anyone who finds this feature usable, hands up. Might be your last chance, if I understood correctly…?
(At least) 6 command lines instead of 4 in one track
I tend to automate stuff a lot nowadays and I usually do these live (this way the automations get recorded in an effect command line or whatever those are called) and I tend to find myself out of command lines when doing this. 4 isn’t enough in one track, need moar!
Some tweaking with saving a song
Not sure if this would be possible or not, but saving a song with a dozen of samples is a pain in the arse. My idea for a suggestion would be: when saving a song, Renoise automagically detects if a certain sample/instrument has been modified since the last save or not, even when saving into a whole new save file. This way Renoise wouldn’t go through every (long) sample again and again when saving and this could speed saving up a lot (for us long sample users). Or am I completely off the hook here?
A hot key for Renoise commands/effects list
Yeah yeah, I should’ve printed out the command lines text file and put it up my wall by now, but I didn’t. In the meantime, I’d love to have a button and/or a shortcut for some compact list of the Renoise command/effect parameters. This would help a lot every time I forget about a certain command, 'cos I tend to misplace the original list from time to time.
Here’s for starters. Might remember some others later on.