I was curious to check out the track so I downloaded the XRNS and jumped into Renoise, but when I tried to load the song, I encountered a strange problem. During the loading process, I can see Renoise’s status message reporting various things like it’s loading the instruments, samples, patterns, etc., but then it suddenly gets stuck on “Activating the new song…” and uses almost all my CPU power, causing Windows to become very sluggish and unresponsive. After waiting for a minute or two, I was forced to manually end-task Renoise.
Now, my system isn’t exactly amazing. I’m still using a laptop I bought in 2003, which has a 1Ghz Centrino M processor, with 1Gb of memory, running Windows XP Professionl SP3. It’s definitely not a powerful workstation, but it handles my daily tasks ok, and I can manage to do a bit of Renoisering if I don’t use too many VSTs. I’ve never had this kind of problem before with simply loading a song, even with some fairly large and complex songs. I might not be able to play them back in realtime, but at least they load and then I can render them.
So… I wonder what could be happening here? Is your track just too damn uber-l33t for my crappy little lappy? Maybe it’s a bug in Renoise?
PS: Here’s my log file: http://illformed.org/temp/Log.txt