Most notes I add are done step-wise with a MIDI keyboard. Sometimes I use the knobs / pitch bend / mod wheel. Then on very rare occasions I play live, partly because I suck at it and partly because I don’t like the way Renoise inputs notes live.
I do 99% of stuff directly on the pc keyboard. But I do also have an Oxygen 8 midi keyboard which I play around on some days, when I want to try and build ideas using velocity-sensitive VSTs. But once I’ve got the idea, I usually go back to input notes via pc keyboard.
Hi, im using both step-wise (pc keyboard) and live to enter my notes (Evolution MK249C).
I also dont like how live notes are recorded like Johan said.
(im not that good but live recording without quantize is almost impossible me thinkz…)
most of the time i have to re-edit the live notes i played but than it also
sounds…uhm…bland…daft…not live anymore…
There is one thing that id like to see added to Renoise, live recording of my notes (with MK249C) on 2, 4, 8, etc. steps only!!
So when i start recording, whatever random notes (even chords) i play should be placed only in one row only, beneath eachother at given interfall.
whatever i hit on my midi-keyboard it should always look like this… (with pattern running and recording) :
so i guess this is a new feature request… …or is this allready possible?..
this function has been in most other trackers and i dearly miss it in Renoise.
I use my midi keyboard to enter notes live, which wouldn’t be possible without the use of “record note delays”. It does catch sloppy playing really easily, so it often requires a few takes. I love the ability to use midi input with renoise! It’s what got me into using trackers again.
Edit–addition: If the latancy is more than around 50ms, live entry is not really a feasable option. The use of asio is a wonderful thing.
I have a Evolution MK-249C2
Right now I probably do
42,5% step recording with PC keyboard
42,5% Live recording with PC keyboard
7% Live recording with Midi keyboard
7% Step recording with Midi keyboard
1% Tweaks with midi keyboard
I can’t play a piano but I use it sometimes to get ideas and make chords that are hard to make on a PC keyboard.
I use it sometimes to record live and sometimes steprecord with it to get velocity.
I also rarly use it for automations.
But right now its to far away from my computer and Renoise, and as you can’t start the recording from the midi keyboard I mainly use the PC keyboard both for live recording and step recording.
I miss quantsize too.
I think the PC keyboard is a ok instrument but could be a good instrument if it only allowed n-keys to be pressed and had pressure sensitivity.
What is it about the way you don’t like how Renoise inputs live notes?
The drums and beat is created with my PC-keyboard… like most trackers do… FX, panning, codes, and other magic tricks …all done with the powerfull pc-keyboard.
Since everybody finds it so damn importortant to hear a melody in a song I recently bought my midi controller M-audio e-keys49 to create the melodic part of a production…
|The midi controller works fine for me because i took music lessons (keyboard, guitar, bass) when i was a kid… so i know more then the basics.
Thats why record real-time… and editing (timing, codes, magic tricks) again with the pc-keyboard