so, i’ve been recording some guitars in renoise as of late. got this little idea of some kind of a “pattern break mask”. (i think it can come in handy for other things than audio recording as well)
here’s the scenario: i record me playing the part(s) repeatedly without break (let the reel roll, yo!) until i feel that i must have atleast one take of it which is good enough. i always add a little countdown pattern with 4 beats and loop over that and one or more patterns repeatedly and try to play as relaxed as possible. i often wind up with quite a bit of audio data to sift through and the countdown pattern (the audio silence, that is) must be removed or 09’d.
ok, so here’s what i would think would be neat for handling long samples in the sample editor:
[i]a toggle option to show vertical markers which indicate where patterns start. a way of making exact selections with these vertical marker lines would then make editing like “copy to new sample/instrument”, merging and punch ins etc. very efficient i think!
i imagine it could be pretty convenient for cutting up drum breaks, correcting untight hits and for quick determination of the imported sample’s bpm visually as well.[/i]
a little example as to make it a bit clearer: looping three patterns and inserting an “anchor note” with the new audio sample at the start of the pattern like below. (ph34r my sick paint skillz! )
would give this in the sample editor: (added the cyan coloured lines which would indicate end of the loop as well here btw)
maybe there’s a good way to do this already and i’m not aware of it. if so, please enlighten me! :>> edit: would this be possible with scripting btw?