Here’s something to try… this is one way to do the intro/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus/outro song form. and I’ve heard this approach called ‘subtractive composition’. Basically, come up with a good hook. This is your chorus… and then subtract things from it to make the supporting parts.
Make a loop that you like. Let’s say it’s 2 bars (64) long.
Duplicate it 8 times (for the “verse”)
Then duplicate it 4 times (for the “chorus”)
Make a section marker for the first 8 called verse 1
Make a section marker for the last 4 called chorus
Make the first “verse” pattern loop. First try muting tracks to strip it down and make it interesting. Now add some stuff to it to make it unique. Can you modify the drum pattern to keep the feel but make it unique?
When this sounds ok, copy your work and make variations across the other ‘verse’ patterns.
Now does it sound ok how the ‘verse’ transitions into the ‘chorus’? Probably not, make it better.
Do this same kind of work for the ‘chorus’ to make it better.
Listen to your intuition. As soon as you think to yourself, “I should add this” then add it. “I should take this out” then take it out.
Renoise lets you work pretty quick so listen to your intuition, don’t judge and just do it as soon as you think of it.
If you’ve worked out your first ‘verse’ then make a copy of it to go after your chorus. Label that section ‘verse 2’
I guess the trick here is to get the structure going as quick as possible and go back, pattern by pattern and add the details.
Copy your chorus and place it after verse 2.
Copy one or more of your verse pattern and place it after the second chorus and label that section Bridge. Do crazy stuff in here.
Copy your chorus one more time and place it after the bridge.
Now pick some patterns to place in the Outro and there you go.
Before you know it, you’ll have an entire song. Keep listening to your track and as soon as you have the thought “I should change that” stop the sequencer and change it.