Good lord. I must say, this silence really is frustrating as hell.
I love Renoise and I want it to stay and to be further updated with performance updates, modern OS and plugin compatibility updates and features like high DPI support and better routing for e.g. real sidechaining with compressor plugins.
The new Sononym sample browser should be directly integrated into Renoise. Could even be made in a way that you need to buy a Sononym license, but it would then be accessible directly from within the Renoise UI.
Would be a killer feature to call it version 4 along with a bit of UI performance increase on high screen resolutions like 4k. I would happily buy it again to support its development.
From my point of view, Renoise is underpriced anyway, I’d happily pay more for future versions.
Arguments brought up very often in the past are: Simply use the current version, it is stable and refined and there are people still using 2.8 or earlier versions and it is a tracker, there’s not much to innovate anyway and blah blah blah.
The thing is, since I moved to a 2017 iMac, the UI feels very, very slow. It just can’t handle drawing all the metering in resolutions beyond 1440p smoothly. It is annoying as hell and a bad experience. May be a mac build thing or compatibility issues with newer versions of MacOS, but it needs updating anyway.
And I want it to be performant and compatible with future versions of all my plugins and operating systems, so I want to know that it is being worked on actively.
I have bought and tested almost every DAW out there. Renoise has a very unique workflow and an amazing UI, it would be THE place for me to stay. It just needs to be made future-proof.
Please give us AT LEAST an updated official statement for your point of view right now, so we know you read this stuff here and understand the situation. And please get back to Renoise development soon.