Should be very simple to add and would be extremely useful.
What you can do in the meantime, and that you probably know already, is to make your custom envelope, then lower the lfo frequency and at the same time increase the points. This way you can make a very long lasting LFO.
Not ideal, but it works.
Well it’s strictly speaking not about triggering on notes. It’s about having an envelope you CAN sync to notes or whatever, and leaving that choice up to you. If you need it to trigger on notes, just reset the LFO every note.
But it’s really about more than synth style envelopes for melodic instruments; for that matter, for the most part, the existing xrni envelopes handle that.
For me, primarily, it’s about adding extra dynamics to beat programming.
I agree with taktik: a “retrigger on note” option would be useful and save a lot of work.
Also, there could be a slider to set a minimum threshold of when a note’s velocity causes the retriggering of the lfo.
On the other hand this whole “retrigger on note with threshold and routing it to a track’s effect” thing should better be integrated as envelope (next to cutoff/resonance) in the instrument section in an upcomming version.
I’d go with the “don’t loop lfo” and “retrig on note” options for now as it should be easy to implement and plant into the gui.
sunjammer: could you please make a small tutorial song for this, like the one which are already available in the installation pack? I think it may be interesting to add such a tutorial to the collection.
anything under 100kb (with OGG encoded samples) is welcome
Hm so apparently an LFO set to one-shot stops transmitting values once its pass is done.
This is both good and bad. Mostly bad. Good in that it lets you resume “normal control” of the parameter after the LFO has had it’s way with it, say if you’re tweaking knobs live or something.
However. Let’s say you animate the offset of one LFO with another, and the first LFO is set to one-shot; the offset LFO may still be modulating, but the output of the modulated LFO ceases to have an effect.
Am i making sense? =)
A big part of the appeal of Renoise’s LFO device (which is ridiculously useful) is chaining LFOs, and as it is, chained One-shot LFOs don’t play nice together.