How to use LFO + GAINER: Tremolo and Volume ducking levels can be too much (-166 db) should be -around- -12 dB to -6 dB to even less

For use with

LFO > GAINER
LFO > HYDRA > GAINER
PATTERN COMMAND TO LFO RESET > LFO > HYDRA > GAINER
SIGNAL FOLLOWER TO LFO RESET > LFO > HYDRA > GAINER
VELOCITY TRACKER TO LFO RESET > LFO > HYDRA > GAINER

in the device lane, at the bottom of the screen, on the left, there is a list of internal Renoise effect and meta devices.

the triangular icon at the left bottom shows and hides the device lane.

you can, from there, search the effect and meta devices.

LFO

(double click to add, or drag to the device lane)
can have a custom enveloppe. Click the Custom button in the LFO.

you can then set the Frequency in LPC (Pattern Lines per LFO Cycle) to match the tempo.

to reset the LFO on time:

  • focus on the pattern editor
  • go the right line in the same channel (LFO is on the device lane for that channel)
  • right click the LFO Reset button. This will add a command to reset the LFO.
    (use the xx00 value to start at the begin of the LFO enveloppe, up to xxFF to the end)
    or
  • use a Velocity Tracker or Signal Follower device outputting to the LFO Reset
  • set the Destination Min. and Max. to both 0 or to a further time in the LFO enveloppe

you can connect the LFO to a

HYDRA

to set all levels for the output plugin. (for many, if desired)

to then connect to a

GAINER

where one should notice, that the level reduced should not be too much.
If it is too much, the song will sound less stable.
If it is just right, it adds to the swing, feel, of the rhythm.
The right levels to duck are mostly between -12 db to -6 dB, maybe less.
Only sometimes it works out good with more or less.
I found that completely ducking to no output volume mostly created too much dynamic impact.

Have fun, happy use of Renoise!