First of all, let me introduce my self and my relations with music and trackers in common. I believe that will help me to introduce problem better . I started with trackers about 10 years ago. It was mostly Fast Tracker 2 and then Impulse Tracker for a while. I was active for about 3-4 years but then problem with running FT2 on Win2k came and also lack of possibilities like applying all those cool filters (reverbs, flangers, echoes, etc) made me inactive. But all this years I was looking for trackers, waiting for something new. And, well, thats how I found Renoise . It is tracker, it can all those filters, it moved forward, it is not just another FT2 clone, but… There is one think that was implemented in FT2 which is needed for me like air. It is X-FADE. Yes, I know it exists in Renoise, but comparing with FT2 it works tragically. I actually failed to do any normal looping in Renoise with it. It simply doesn’t do what it must do by my opinion. At least that how it looks for my after FT2 x-fade experience. Why is it so important for me? Well, I really can’t understand how it is possible without it . Any long lasting sound must be looped and x-fade (cross fade) is the tool for it. I had an idea to use external program for it, but I didn’t find any free utility for it, and pay money for advanced sample editor like Sound Forge just because of 1 feature is not wise I think. Another problem with external software is that I switched to Linux (Ubuntu). Once again, big thanks and respect for Linux version of Renoise. That was one of the factors before switching. So, what I am trying to say, is that X-Fade (Cross Fade) is very useful and important feature and is actually last thing that stops me from active usage of Renoise (I am planning to do some comeback to music, on a non-pro level of course). So, in the end, I will highlight the main request of this message:
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do a Cross Fade in Renoise at least on level of Fast Tracker 2 x-fade and you will made at least one person on this planed very happy! Happy enought to become a registered user of Renoise and much much more.
Thank you in advance!