I love splitting old .mods or the programming of a track in the pattern editor into separate tracks, which is possible through scripting ( http://tools.renoise.com/tools/split-separate-tracks & http://tools.renoise.com/tools/module-splitter ), but would like some kind of inverse as well, joining similar instruments into the same track!
I’m pimping a bunch of .xm’s at the moment that sometimes have the same programming (= similar in content, for example doubling up melodic lines with an offset to create echo’s) spread out over multiple tracks. Splitting all tracks would create great redundancy.
It would be great if a tool could automatically sort the content of patterns so the same instruments are collected and joined into ‘dedicated’ tracks. Especially handy for these old .xm’s & it’s where often tracks occupy the same different instruments weaved throughout.
Additionally I’d like to be able to select the track blocks in the pattern matrix, right mouse click and do some action like ‘join tracks into 1’, so it you can join anything into one track also.