First let me say that if I’m writing this in this forum is because I’m planing to use Renoise.
But the thing is… I’ve been doing Tracking music for 15 years or more. I started in a Commodore Amiga 500 with a tracker I don’t remember the name and then worked with Fast Tracker 2 for a long time, then I had to move to Skale Tracker but Skale Tracker is no more. They decided to abbandon the project.
So… now I don’t know what to do.
Also there’s one thing I really need a tracker to do.
I export my music to Pro Tools and then work there the final mix and also add more keyboards or voice, whatever…
But Skale Tracker has one major problem… I export WAV but they do not start on the beginning… there’s a bit of silence in beguinning of the wav files and also the BPM’s do not match. It may sound ok on the beguinning but in the end of the music it’s all out of tempo.
What’s with Renoise? does it work well exporting the songs to Pro Tools or other software alike?
Help me out guys… I need to decide wich software I’ll lern and I’m too stubborn to abbandon trackers.
Problems with BPM not perfectly matching when exported and loaded into Pro Tools is a common problem with Trackers and seems to be linked to the Speed/BPM thing. Renoise also suffered from this problem but since the change from purely tick/speed based this is no longer the case and exact BPMs have been the case since version 2 or 2.1 IIRC.
You have to register to get the Render options but as mentioned you can choose to render whole song, individual tracks or split completely up into patterns so perfect for exporting and loading in another system (Pro Tools) if you prefer that for your mixing and mastering.
Enjoy. I’ve never come across anything that approaches Renoise for stability, usefulness and friendliness of community, although development can seem a little slow, in large part due to the lack of promises made by developers and lack of a road-map, the Devs do truly listen to feedback and every update since I’ve registered has had plenty of nice surprises in there.
Notice my first comment in that paragraph about Renoise’s stability. All updates are lovingly received I was just pointing out that it’s different from many softwares that give regular updates, but often introducing bugs with them and breaking things that were once working (Reaper for example, which has a new version up very regularly.) This is where Renoise differs and it’s a good thing. But although we always know the team are working their hardest on improving our favourite software we rarely get any promises of what to expect or when. Good thing is this means only the features that have been truly finished, tested and proven working well will make it to the public, bad thing is we often don’t know exactly what is going on.
There’s no way I would change the way it works though. Better to have nice surprises than to be promised something which can’t be delivered in the hoped time decently or to have a hash-up of a function because it was promised for a version and couldn’t be finished satisfactorily in time for release.