EDIT: Unfortunately one or more blank lines isn’t enough to fix this issue now but apparently occasionally it works… What appears to work is adding a dummy note as TheDamnChicken says below… I have also discovered that this is happening on other rows for example first note in a track on row 16 of the first pattern (maybe later patterns too?), I just noticed i have another synth not rendering even though it begins on row 16… this basically means I have to make dummy notes for everything to make sure in a busy mix, this is not great.
If you’re an long time user you likely already know what this is about from reading the headline and have probably experienced it too, in that case just skip to last paragraph for a suggestion to this problem.
Here’s the thing, I thought my mixing had turned a serious wrong turn on song, I couldn’t figure out why and what but it turns out Renoise suddenly started consistently not rendering out a subtle bassy synth (Spire1.1.17-x64) i had playing from the first line. It’s a subtle sound so it eluded me for a long time but the song sounded off and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong, out of frustration I booted up two versions of Renoise, loaded old and new versions of the song in each and figure it out one by one because I knew the render of the old was correct… so yeah eventually I figured it out and for some reason Renoise has stopped rendering out the first note of that track. Many of you would probably have spotted that the bassy synth was missing but I am getting too old to notice that or something like that
This issue has been happening forever with different synth plugins, it can be fixed it seems if you insert an empty one line pattern as the first thing, that’s a bloated hack though but something we will have to do to make it render out properly.
So I wonder if the bug can’t be found and fixed then how about Renoise insert such blank 1-line pattern in the background before rendering and then strip the silence from the rendered WAV, may that solve it?