I have been toying around with the 2.5 version of Renoise, the demo for on and off for a week or so. I am liking it so far. Previous to this I have been using an MPC1000 and misc software like Cubase LE(very buggy) and Reaper. I work with a lot of loops especially drums. I am a guitarist by nature so thinking like a drummer is a little difficult at times for me.
What I want to do is mimic my workflow on the MPC and also implement some of the features of Renoise. And have a one stop operation. Can Renoise do this? Below is my current process.
For me a general song construction idea works like this. (this is very condensed)
1)assign a drum loop to a pad on the MPC.
2)set tempo and length.
3)record guitar track into MPC.
4)overdub and sweeten
5)bring takes and drums into software to mix
I am getting a nice laptop soon so I am preparing what I need, which may be Renoise.