I thought renoise could do what others daws did. In some way it exceeds. But in one crucial way it is an epic failure. The way it handles note offs, not able to record stabby short midi notes, not intelligent enough to allow note offs to over lap or at least put the other note on another bar so it does not interfere and cut the note off for cascading polyphonic notes.
I don’t have time now to wait for a patch for them to fix it. So I am back to cubase 5 now knowing that the audio engine’s are the same. Cubase sx 2 was bad, but cubase 5 sounds good now so. Ableton sucks at midi, step editing sucks on it. I hate how sonar does everything. I love renoise, but this note off thing is a deal breaker for stabby bass lines and stuff that is funky that needs different note lengths.
Not to mention it quantizes the note lengths when quantize is on, this is plain stupid. I will come back to renoise if and when they fix this, but for now I can no longer recommend this app for any serious music recording, for drums its great, for notes its not at all.
If you need to record shorter notes with more tightly positioned note off commands, then you need to increase the resolution of your patterns. To do this you should increase your LPB (Lines Per Beat) by some factor of 2: ie, from 4 to 8, or from 8 to 16, etc. You should also use the Advanced Edit tools to expand your pattern data to fit the new LPB setting. With more resolution to work with you can easily insert note off commands that cut off the note more rapidly and create a more ‘stabby’ sound.
i’ve had great success recording into renoise w/ various controllers. making sure chord mode is on and setting the LPB to 32 (i usually make the blocks a length of 100 or 200 in hex mode) is what allowed me to get solid real time recording w/ midi guitar and electronic drums. only have issues if i quantize the information after recording, so i dont bother w/ that much. maybe a bit off topic of any solution you are after.
Yes, but it depends on the length of your original patterns. The main thing to keep in mind is that patterns can be a maximum of 512 lines long. Every time you use the expand function you are doubling the length of your pattern. Assuming you’ve used the default pattern length of 64 lines, then you can expand a total of three times before you’ll hit the limit: 64 lines to 128 lines (4 LPB to 8 LPB), then from 128 lines to 256 lines (8 LPB to 16 LPB), and then finally from 256 lines to 512 lines (16 LPB to 32 LPB).
With a bit of careful consideration it shouldn’t be a big deal.
You can simply double or quadribble the LPB and then increase the pattern size x2 or x4 (if you don’t want to have short patterns that scroll quickly out of vision) to be able to record staccato notes.
What’s the deal here?
What you want is simply possible, just not on a low LPB ratio.