hey. I have played around with renoise-3b now every day since it was released and I am really happy with the new functionalities. I also accept, that you had to increase interface complexity for that. But now after 2 weeks of screwing around with the new sampler engine I’d like to suggest thinking about the way the interface changed.
This christmas I went to visit my parents, new Renoise on my laptop. It was lovely. Best christmas present. Played with my new toy, dad (73) gets interested. ‘what are you doing?’ ‘it’s a software for composing music. you select instruments and enter notes. looks like excel but is easier to learn and doesn’t crash.’ ‘really? show me!’ so I taught him renoise in about an hour. but it was 2.8. Didn’t dare to show him the 3 beta, because explaining the placement of those several viewports would have been super confusing
Maybe it is just me. I bought renoise ten years ago and have so completely grown to it, that I just have a hard time to adjust. But especially the sampler window with its different views sliding feels uncomfortable. Like a tablet app crashing the party. Besides wasting space with the bars of unselected options it would be much nicer sticking a little more to the former tab concept.
I don’t know if that made any sense, but I made a photoshop of what I mean
the saved space would also excuse the redundancy of buttons below for shorter mouseways.
Second idea, I don’t know if I should waste another thread for that, but PLEEEASE
add a button to switch min and max values to all those doofers, hydras and the lot!! I so often want to have just a quick invert out of curiosity