hello i’ve been using reason for years to make electronic music. i’ve not exactly rich and i don’t even own a midi controller. my setup has always consisted of a laptop, headphones, monitors and soundcard. whenever i can afford to purchase a new laptop it is usually not top of the line. so i run reason out of necessity.
recently though i’ve started to get interested in other daws available on the market. i became intrigued by renoise but have no idea how to use it. i’m reading the quickstart manual now after having the demo installed on my computer for about a month.
i just have a few questions.
first of all i’m not really computer savvy and that is one of the main appeals of reason to me. it acts like a hardware setup so to speak. i’ve also read on another forum that unless you are good at maths you won’t be able to properly grasp “hex” which i’m assuming is something to do with renoise.
secondly. my style of production has always relied more on sound design more so than composition. obviously composition is important in my work but i’ve always placed more emphasis on actually creating the sounds. from what i gather renoise seems to be pretty much hailed in chiptune and breakcore. 2 scenes that place a large emphasis on composition. i’m just wondering is this true? basically i’m wondering would there be any cough “standard” techno or electronic artists doing music with renoise.
i’m sorry if my questions seem horribly noobish but i’m just starting out learning about trackers and i really know nothing about them.