This suggestion has been brought up before in other discussions (by Sunjammer IIRC), but it’s probably the number 1 feature I long for in Renoise, so I think it deserves another mention:
The most obvious ‘problem’ I run into when producing music in Renoise is clutter. Songs with many send tracks and long effect chains, although powerful and awesome, can quickly become cumbersome to work with.
For example: http://datassette.net/temp/royknoise.png
(This screenshot also shows just how bloody essential the mixer view is, btw)
I’m not sure how much of a pain in the arse it would be to develop, but a nice way to ‘clean up’ these kind of situations could work like this:
Say you have a multiband send going into 3 send tracks with different types of distortion - you have created native Multiband Distortion. That’s awesome, but if you want to re-use this in other songs you have to either save 3x DSP chains and 1 multiband send preset, or make a template song for it.
A better way to store this structure would be to wrap up those 3 tracks and 1 device into a single meta device, which you would then place inside a single send track - so we’re actually having a whole other track with 3 different send tracks actually contained WITHIN a send track inside Renoise - but these extra send tracks ‘inside the black box’ would not be addressable from anywhere else.
This device could contain any number of FX and send tracks, but appear in the Renoise Track DSP view as a single device, be isolated from other tracks elsewhere in Renoise, and with only the pertinent parameters that need automating exposed to Renoise automation and pattern commands via a user-definable GUI front-end.
For extra awesomeness, these type of devices could be saved into the Renoise DSP browser as custom ‘black box devices’ for re-use.
Anyone else think this would be ULTRA-MEGA?