Hi, Renoisers !
Since I discovered Renoise, some days I use it, some others, not. In fact, I use it in a really basic way, because I’m still walking on eggs (french expression, I don’t know if I can actually translate it in english but you get the picture) with this awesome software.
It’s like :
“Yeah, I use Renoise for this track because I want to know how to use Renoise better.”
And after an hour :
“I need this, this and this, let’s open Live 6 to have it, and after I’ll need that, let’s open Numerology 3, I know how to shape it, and huh, I’ll need this too, let’s open my sound editor to record it”.
I’m… diffracted. I could have no problem with using 3 daw, I have 3 licenses, but because of my habits, Renoise is the software I know the less. That said, here are the things I’d like to discuss :
I’m using Numerology because it’s a huge modular midi sequencer. I can blast my Akai with retriggers and have some nice retrigged FM-like sounds, or granular-like textures. I can do rule-sequencing, half random with a lot of handsome controls. I can have a long grid of non-repeating chords in minutes.
I’m still using Live 6 because of its easy routing, and mostly because it’s the first daw I used in deep, since Live 4, back in 2006 or something.
But hell… I still waste my time by sequencing with my MOUSE. The tracker thing is wayyy faster ! And fun.
So I’d like to know some tricks I didn’t find. Yet.
If I want to do kinda progressive retrigger thing (you know, not a R3334444555566667777 trick, which will sound robotic, but a sweet, natural retrigger sequence, autechre-like)… Do I have to switch to a 16 LPB workflow and do this manually, or is there a sweet tool for it ? Or for other natural progressive purpose ?
I’d like to know how you use Renoise for sound design. Here how I do it : I just open my wave editor, and record a long take (5-20 min.) with synths, samplers, different routings, different gear. Then, I slice it manually, throw away some crap, keep the interesting sounds, often more than fifty. Then I can use it. If I use Renoise to record, is the sample offset command precise enough for long wave files ? OR is there a way to slice not by 1/16th, 1/8th, but by automatically detect waveforms and make a simple, sweet renoise instrument with all this stuff ?
And I eventually have more questions, but I’m at work and it’s lunch time.
If I see a post like this in any board I’d say RTFM or GFUTTAS (Get Fucking Used To This Awesome Software) ; like I said, I’m at work, I have time but not Renoise, and not much time till september. So, I’d like to have a few leads to try with a precise aim and not lose the little time I have.