yepp same feelings, IMO currently a MUX Modular wrapper is the best solution to solve this
can create keyzones, can use multi-out, has drag and drop support also has inbuilt macro system which can be connected directly to a Doofer one etc. (ok … it’s also costs some money)
Ehum… That goes a little beyond my horizon. Muxers and doofers and all that. I can’t even buy a pizza without worrying if the money gonna last the rest of the month so the muxer thing for 60 bucks is like grasping for the moon at the time being (as is the ReNoise license)
I have several kinks to fight with for the MIDI routing that are quite frustrating…
For now. this is what I have to do all the time with the MIDI device routing;
Using a M-Audio Key 69 I can set up to 4 keyzones on it using seperate channels. But it’s a rather poor workaround for the pitch and mod-wheel will then be limited to only one of those channels and will hence not work on the other instruments.
Problem nr 2 with the MIDI routing is that Mute/Solo does not work properly. For some mysterious reason, ReNoise still plays all the VST and trigger all their notes on the track, it only mutes the sound. There is a thing in Options supposedly to fix that but it doesn’t work properly. Using a ton of VST’s, this eventually borks the CPU with overload at some 8-16 tracks going on and all the VST are processed, even the ones that are temporarily muted.
Problem nr 3 with MIDI routing is that some VST, quite many in fact, will only work on Omni-channel. This also complicates it with the built in Keyzone per MIDI channel on my M-Audio controller.
Problem nr 4 is that I record a lot of it all live, as in real time playing, and the inability to rather swiftly swap instruments on and off makes that needlessly difficult.
This should be done with the numerical keys used for instrument selection being toggles, and VST’s should be working as they get highlighted in instrument window rather the complicated MIDI-routing and then manually pull down the volume sliders per track on my M-Audio controller or similar.
For example, in Sudio One, the only thing I like about that software is the “monitor” button each instrument has. This does the trick for VST. It toggles them on and off. Literally, as in no note triggers or sound. And it allows for as many VSTs as the CPU can handle to be played at any given time, no matter what channel they are on.
It shouldn’t be that hard to make ReNoise instrument selection window and the numerical keys do same thing.
Just some thoughts.
Speaking of patience, thisparticular forum post from taktik is worthreading again today:
Sadly… That thread is 3 years old. Don’t want to sound pessimistic or anything but I’m not a young man and if the updates are years between, I may just have to give up on this alltogether. My hearing and vision are not getting better with old age. This is the reason I was asking if it was worth to purchase the license. I don’t feel good about paying that amount of money (Some of you say its cheap, but you guys don’t know my situation - everything is relative, especially pricetags) for something that may or may not ever happen at all. Does that make sense? - Had the updates been weeks or maybe months between. Ok, I’d find a way to scrounge up the cash. But not with the way it is now I’m afraid. I can’t motivate that.
Appretiate all the replies here so far though.
** Edited a few times for the most brutal typos… **