Im happy with renoise as it is.
I guess the next step would be some sort of clip launching from the pattern matrix which could be recorded into ‘audiotracks’. That kind of thing might make renoise very CPU intensive so Id need a more powerful laptop.
I only really hope for small updates.
I want a toggle on/off button in addition to ‘oneshot’ button in ‘sample properties’ (for pad drumming).
I wish the vibrato, autopan and tremelo pattern effect commands would result in something which cycles in time with song settings.
I would like to have the option to have things defined in ticks and lines inside sampler modulation sets (currently only beats or milliseconds).
The global groove sliders should show the actual groove / swing percentage instead of going all the way to 100% (I think the maximum is 66% if I remember correctly, perhaps the maximum should be 75% - dotted sixteenths).
When you put a pitch envelope into sampler modulation sets…the selected points value goes to 1, and its quite difficult to determine exactly what value is one semitone…maybe should mark out the 12 semitones in the octave more clearly.
There could be an increase in maximum number of instruments? Currently only 256 (which is usually enough).
When you record automation with the right mouse button…you only get one take because if you want to let a pattern go round more than once, when you stop moving the mouse…the previous automation still happens, it doesnt record ‘no movement’ once the pattern has looped once already.
Some people have requested a dynamic EQ I think…Im only just starting to learn about EQing and stuff but I think its supposed to be useful for letting a kick come through a bass sound more clearly.
People wanted an update to automation lanes so that there would be more types of curves…any possible curve drawn with the use of tangent handles like the pen tool in illustrator.
Maybe some simple native synth? to prevent aliasing issues like when using single cycle waveform samples, although there is already the anti-aliasing button which works really well.
A wavescanning feature (automate loop points).
A pitch-shift which doesnt speed up the sample as you increase pitch? ( I dont really need this personally).
Thats all I can think of…Renoise is already so powerful as a sampler-sequencer and vst host… Its the best in the world for those things but its not the best for things like recording long takes of vocals or live instruments. Also its not the best for ‘live’ things I guess…live looping, stuff like that…
Its the difficulty of creating triplets in trackers that makes people reluctant about renoise because you have to count ticks across lines…also people look at the pattern editor and see it as ‘programming’ when it is really easier and better than pianoroll. Counting hexadecimal is not hard…halfway is ‘8’…but a lot of people still stuck on ‘why is halfway not 5?’.