Thanks, I want the 1 bar bass line to loop. The continuous paste function is helpful. It is also helpful that I can temporarily shorten the pattern to 1 bar, edit the bass line, and then set the pattern back to 4 bars without losing my notes in bars 2-4.
I just bought Renoise. The additional sample pack is slightly disappointing. It would be nice if categories such as Brass, Strings, Leads, Pads, etc. were included. Of course, I can create my own but it would be nice if some of these basic sounds were included.
You don’t actually have to change the pattern length. Use the Block Loop functionality as seen on the transport panel. Set it to 1/4 and enable it (keypad enter), Renoise now loops 1/4th of pattern. Which part of the pattern is looped is decided by on which line your edit cursor is at the time of enabling the block loop.
We will probably give some new samplepacks to registered users in the future. I for example intend to record one once I get a better sound card - something that probably suits your needs - brass, bass, strings, choir, etc samples from some hardware synths.