You could also use slice markers on the longer sample, since Renoise will not perform any volume ramping when the end of a slice is reached. This would negate the need for note off commands altogether.
Yeah this came up because I learned about the “play sample past slice marker” feature… which is_killer_ for sequencing breaks. So I am using slices, but I want to specify when it should stop playing via a NOTE-OFF, because I also want the ability to play past the next slice.
Some better control over the volume ramping in Renoise would of course be great, not just for note offs but for other thing like automating volume levels from the pattern or with meta devices. I would welcome the ability to increase or reduce its ramping amount, or to even disable it completely for certain situations. But for right now, you’ll simply have to live with it and find your own workarounds for these edge cases where its effects are not desirable.
I suspected this would be the case, it seems like the inverse of what happens with Sxx commands, which have a little fade-in. If you have precisely trimmed beats then it softens the attack because of the fade-in.The automatic fade-in / fade-out is great for samples that aren’t cut perfectly, but has that downside when you do have samples that you want to start and end precisely. Hopefully you guys consider some way of making those fades optional in a future release.
dblue thanks for confirming the behavior and the workarounds. Cxx / Oxx does the job in this situation for me, and I’m sure I can work out a tool to insert them if I want.