Do some of you play piano or guitar?

Hi im new here im bunja Just wanted to ask if you all mostly use a querty keyboard to make music , or if you play piano or music keyboard / ?

Im new to renoise just learning it properly as i was messing with it before and i really love it , and lately i have downloaded the simple piano roll, which is cool but dont know if learning that alongside the tracker system will mess me up , in future if development is stopped on these tools

I really like the tracker way actually

So which way do you mostly work ?
If your playing piano are you now using the simple piano roll tool or the tracker for stuff played in

Its not important Just a question as im curious cheers peeps
Peace and love

I play guitar. I have some midi keyboards and controllers but my skills there are pretty basic.

Sometimes I use the qwerty keyboard if I have some very basic stuff I want to try. For anything more complex I will use my Akai MPK mini.

I will also use the Renoise sampler to record guitar (both acoustic and electric) and bass guitar. However, I will also use Reaper for any extended instrument recording because I find it much easier to work with when dealing with wav files of any notable length.

Any vocal recording I do is in Reaper as well.

Welcome to Renoise!

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For simple mono guitar parts or basic vocals (or just scratch tracks while composing) I do all recording and arranging in Renoise.

Often though I use multiple inputs to record a single guitar / baritone guitar over multiple channels so for things like that, along with more complex vocal arrangements, I use Reaper.

I prefer working in Renoise generally though, especially using the pattern editor in place of piano rolls.

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I’m a guitarist first – learned that before learning keys or any electronic instruments/ beat making software/ hardware, etc.

The first thing that made me fall in love with Renoise was that it has the GuttRoll plugin – it lets you enter notes on a guitar neck instead of translating to a piano keyboard or some other representation. So great.

Then I discovered ChordGun, set up some keystrokes that I could enter quickly, and this is now my favorite way of sketching out songs

Alongside those, I’ve just gotten used to the tracker interface for entering notes. If you know (for example) which notes go into a chord, you can very quickly enter them in the tracker by holding down [shift] and entering all the notes in the chord [shift + d3 + g3 + d4 + f#4] = Dmaj7. Pair that with the step length setting so that it automatically advances 4 or 6 lines after you enter the chord and you can get a nice syncopated chord progression going in no time.

With all that said, it sometimes comes in handy to have a piano-style midi controller handy, especially one with a lot of buttons and knobs for automating parameters and triggering events.

I find that giving myself over to the way Renoise wants to work leads me in interesting creative directions. I really like recording a guitar part, chopping it up, and sequencing the chops back into the tracker.

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I play guitar and a little piano, but mostly use the qwerty keyboard input for composition, no piano roll (to each their own, tho). If I want chords, I usually fire up a midi keyboard controller, as it’s nice to be able to stretch out and play open voicings across octaves, and have input with velocity sensitivity. Every once in a while I’ll do some finger drumming for a rhythm part input, but usually I’m programming everything via qwerty

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im going to try learning both methods cheers guys

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