I am currently trying to find a good way to let me switch the volume on certain channels on and off whenever I play or release a note to create the typical complextro sound. Right now the best solution I could come up with is adding a Gain effect to every channel involved to effectively mute the track whenever it is switched on. Unfortunately this results into quite the unreadable mess after a while.
I tried to experiment with Key Trackers which I thought would allow me to affect the on/off state of a effect device whenever a note was played but this didn’t quite work the way I expected. The signal follower seems to work better but I’d still end up with one control track per instrument track which only distributes the mess pictured above over even more tracks.
My prefered solution would be a multitrack switcher (similar to an A/B device but supporting more than two channels). A8X looked promising but somehow it’s not possible to specify which input channel a Send Device should route its signal to in Renoise.
Anybody got a helpful tip?