What are the best suited (multi)clipboard managers out there that work well together with Renoise (that is, storing the xml clip data).
The ideal candidate for me would be a product that had ‘always on top’ feature and then hosted a lot of buttons to which you could assign the content of some specific clipboard data. Also the button could be labeled with a tag (such as for example “Drumloop #12”). When you press the button the data would load into the current clipboard and could easily be pasted back at Renoise’s pattern cursor again.
Maybe a better question is to ask what sort of tools you guys actually use for storing/calling multiple xml clips. Do you have some kind of preview solution in regard to such clips too (so that you can hear the clip contents before selecting and pasting it into Renoise)?
Let’s brainstorm a bit on this topic. We know that Renoise has 4 clipboards, but that’s not enough for building a complex and large database of clips. So what’s your suggestions and/or ideas in this regard?
Of course, as a native Renoise feature, we would prefer to have it dynamic (clips anchors in the xml data that fetches objects in either realtime or by post-rendering). However, I think even the static clip organizer speeds up repetetive tasks quite a bit.
As you can see on the image above, in the menu there is this “Sheet” submenu. There you can choose among up to 20 sheets (all rename-able), giving you hundreds of slots to store clips into. There’s also a View submenu which works similar to Renoise’s own Global view presets (with 8 different presets to store). I especially like the sheet feature, since that lets me create different subcategories such as “patterns”, “drums”, “arpeggios”, “chords”, etc. In the configuration you see on the picture above, that’s at least 6x6x20 = 720 clips… and more are possible if you use the scroller bars.
slightly off topic and for that im sorry, but could the concept of larger clip databases extend renoises live capabilties in a fashion similar to the preview browser in ableton?? (of course dealing with midi tho not elastic audio)
to be honest i would never use renoise live (or a laptop for that matter) but i know many cats here do use renoise in a live setting, so this may or may not be an interesting progression for them…