hello all, well i’ve become hooked on this powerful program renoise, and i’ve started to dig deeper into it, and additionally i read the trackers handbook, which is a good resource if you have never checked it out.
so I feel like i have progressed to the point to ask some questions. I will number them so it is easier to reply. thanks in advance to whatever you can bring to the discussion. the questions are in no order…
1)so i have the start of 4 songs in renoise, basically i’m starting on beat/drums and some bass medolies, just trying different stuff in the pattern editor to see how it sounds. At a certain point the pattern editor (basic stuff no fx) and the vertical track kinda clicked for me and i saw the tracker light I’m getting to the point where i want to try fx and a vst program or two (i got in on the $10 PSP nitro deal, that i’d like to try) which leads to me to my first question: should i continue working in renoise at this point or should export the individual channels to have and use a different DAW for the eq, fx, automated stuff? I see people doing it both ways and i’d like more info on the drawbacks or benefits of either.
2)assuming a person wants to go the latter route of using a different DAW at a certain point in the musical process, can someone please explain for the beginner the different options and their limitations for getting what is made in renoise into a different program. as i see it there are three ways depending on the system you are using: a)export to wav b)rewire renoise into other DAW c)use JACK in linux to route audio into other DAW. first am i correct in thinking these are the options and second, when you use rewire or JACK can you still send the seperate channels outputs or are you limited to just sending a master channel output. obviously the drawback of rendering to WAV is that it is you have to rerender to wav any changes you want to make in the tracking.
3)so I have installed and successfully used renoise on the following linux distros: linuxmint, unbuntu, unbuntu netbook remix, pure:dyne, fedora, crunchbang, and puppy linux. the fact that i can use linux or doze or osx makes this software a big winner for me, there really aren’t alot of audio programs that can do that. I have not tried JACK yet, it’s on my list of things to do. I’m in the process of finding the best distro to use. i’m testing 64studio and ubuntu studio as well as dyne:bolic, for their real time kernal and decent selection of audio programs. my question is this: now in the windows XP world, i’m used to and proficient in making seperate “clean” XP partitions with services and things like network cards etc, disabled. should I be thinking of a similiar setup for linux? two boots, one normal distro for other notebook things and a lightweight distro only setup for audio?
- also on linux, has anyone do any studies or compared how the different distros sound or how the linux version of renoise sounds compared to the windows side? i keep reading this idea that some DOS trackers sound better then windows trackers do because of the way windows deals with the putting the audio together. any insight into this? this is me being curious, i’m nowhere near any level where that should even matter.
4)sometimes i think trackers with the style of buzz seem appealing because of their ability to then sequence the different patterns, perhaps my wording is not quite right but i hope you know what i mean. Is this perhaps the traditional sequencer side of my brain trying to take control? that i don’t have to switch to a sequencer and can just use the number of patterns i need for the song could be considered a plus in renoise that i am overlooking right?
well thanks for reading if you made it this far