Wasn’t sure where to put this, so I made a new topic:
I assume that Renoise 3.1 will also get named note columns per track, such as Redux. It would be great if you could consider to make it possible to lock certain notes (or ranges of notes) to those columns (in a similar way to what you do with MIDI inputs, where certain note ranges can be locked to a single track) during recording.
I think this will be especially important for a tight integration with Redux when it comes to drums. Let me explain why:
People should be able to record their drums with Renoise (since recording is not possible with Redux), and then take this sequencer “recording” seamlessly into another DAW via Redux. After all, this seems to be the main idea of Redux.
When recording drums, it is absolutely indispensable to record each drum into its own track in order to mix the whole drumset later properly. Now, while this is possible in Renoise (at least when using MIDI input devices, see above), it is not easy to move those multiple track then into a single phrase, in order to use it in Redux.
My suggestion above, to also allow to record into seperate note columns would make it easier to convert the whole drumkit recording into Redux (in which we then can still route different notes to different outputs, and thus keep the mixability).
Most importantly, please note that I am talking about recording actually played drums here (i.e. press ESC and then play, and then play your drums to the song using either the computer keyboard or any MIDI input device, such that the notes get recorded into the sequencer), and NOT about simply programming them manually in the sequencer.
Please also consider this MPC-style way of creating drums when finalizing Renoise 3.1 and its integration with Redux. I think those two programmes together could be very powerful tools in such a workflow, and having this covered properly can potentially bring a lot of new users (people who are used to performance samplers such as the MPC).