When you run Renoise you can feel it’s a great program.
It will probably stimulate your immagination and lead you to be willing to compose some…
Renoise come packed of DSP-TRACK effects… and that’s just fine… but comes with no instrument, no sample, no vsti…
Unexperienced users might proably feel the urge of building their own sample library… but how?
Here is a small list of usefull suggestions to get some instruments for you to start with…
As you noticed, there are 3 tabs in the “instrument setting”… the first tab could be the first source for your sounds… because that’s the MIDI… and you DO have a bank of sounds in your midi soundcard already. Just turn it on… select the channel… and find out what’s wrong in midi music
Sampled sounds on web
The all-classic sample collection that any composer is used to hide somewhere. Pro composer are known to take YEARS to build a decent collection themselves… you can have your try by searching on web for free samples to be downloaded. There are plenty of sites giving away average-quality samples for free… have a browse…
On Top of a Cloud
That’s the result of a very short browse on the net… do your researches!
Keywords to hunt for instruments are: WAV - SAMPLE - XI - INSTRUMENTS - and I wouldn’t despite to add a “FREE DOWNLOAD” pasted among other keywords…
A “Software” synth to load like a plugin. Since Renoise can load and handle those VSTi… just do yourself a favour and go visit:
TraxMusic Vsti page
Ripping from Modules
Come on… do it with no shame. As long as you great and thanks the original owner of those samples, you can use it. Remember that’s lame to rip an entire sample-set and replicate one atmosphere by changing notes…
Listen to XM and MOD modules you find around and save the worth samples on your hd.
It’s slow, I know, but great things take time.
One final suggestion about samples and the way they sound…
Don’t get too mad if you can’t obtain the sound you’re looking for… most of the time it’s not a matter of sample… it’s a matter of frequencies… so instead of restlessly search the web for -that- sample… you better load your Equalizer and tweak that bassdrum a bit…
Hope this is usefull somehow