This topic is getting really weird.
To answer the original topic’s question:
We’re doing little work on Renoise right now, mainly small clean-ups and bug fixing and have started some other project a while ago too. That we’re doing something else doesn’t mean that Renoise is dead. I think it will benefit Renoise and Co in the long term. We always have been working on/off Renoise in the past.
If Renoise or Redux is worth the money should be decided by what it is, and not what it could be.
We’re actually a tiny team. Some of you may not be aware of this:
DBlue is taking care of E-Mail and other Renoise related support things
Danoise is doing extra graphical/web/conceptional stuff and XRNX tooling
I’m the only active developer for Renoise - always have been the main dev. We used to be max 2 “full time” coders for a while, but since a few years it’s just me again.
We’re doing meetings every now and then in a small office in Berlin.
There are many more people around that like Duncan, Paul, SatoBox and others, doing sometimes more and sometimes less work for Renoise - payed or for the fun of it - but there’s definitely no big stack of “coders” waiting to implement this and that feature as planed and tracked by some other guys.
There are also no plans to change this: Renoise is a niche product in a niche market. Trackers never will be THE way of doing music. And honestly, they should not: they make a lot of sense to some, none at all to most. Adding a piano-roll on top won’t fix that. Making Renoise open-source also won’t fix this: this would simply create a new bunch of other problems.
I do get that many of you here are getting more and more frustrated because “their” THE MISSING feature isn’t implemented - after all those years. But we really never will be able to fix that under those circumstances.
Redux actually was an idea to fix this problem once for all, by bringing the core of a tracker into “your” other DAW of your choice, so that you can use all the other features you always wanted, but no tracker.
This wasn’t meant as an excuse to NOT implement this and that feature into Renoise, but we know how much time it takes us to bring new stuff into Renoise, so that was meant as an offer to be more free in the choice of tools that you can !now! use and combine. Hard to say if that plan really worked out at the end. But that brought phrases into Renoise too - which surely makes things more complicated in Renoise itself but also offers a big bunch of even more nerdy tracker alike things again into Renoise again.
I do understand though, that the lack of information is causing such threads too:
If it helps to write more “what’s currently happening here” blog or forum posts, we will try doing that in future. Right now there’s not much happening though.
PS: @Andrey Marchenko: What are you currently working on? Will our work on Renoise and Redux be well spent?
Alright, this topic from :https://forum.renoise.com/t/devs-on-what-you-are-currently-working-on-redux-update/47067 clarifies it all.
It’s burried in 2016, bringing back up.
Yet my rant remains true : my gutt feeling is that we don’t have much news because any serious and grounded information will get washed away by puns and memes and complaints.