Wow! I think this is my first official post to the Renoise Community (certainly no beginner though)! I know… it’s long overdue… but I’ve been soooo darn content with what Renoise has offered my creative process that I really haven’t yet had an issue to write about other than maybe shameless praise, obligatory nitpick, and the occasional missing of ‘Nibbles’ (Is that a sore spot yet?)
First and foremost- as a producer for about 15 years and as someone coming from Amiga500 running Octamed… and then Fasttracker 2.08, I can safely say Renoise has changed my LIFE. There’s NOTHING I can do or ever say that could possibly even BEGIN to relate to the production team the sheer gratitude I have for you and your creation! THANK YOU! And a big thanks to the rest of the Renoise community here that’s helped work out all the bugs and offer great suggestions and support. And it just keeps getting BETTER!! Really…thank you. It’s been the final output of all of my productions for quite a few years now and I’ve done my best to make the Renoise option available to newcomers to music all over the world as I come across them.
As mentioned, I’m a first time poster here. If I haven’t asked this question in the right place I apologize in advance for taking up the space. I know reading about what other people want to get it super boring, but this means about the next decade of music production for me- and before I step in a big pile of invisible dog crap, I sure would like to know it’s at least there
Truth is, I’ve just been suffering through my productions lately, as they’ve gotten SO power intensive… run a few vst’s on the top of what are usually 1000’s of sizable samples and man… this old laptop of mine (hyperthreaded inspiron 9100, echo indigo DJ- love the echo for laptops!) just CRUNCHES through it! It’s painful. Even crashed it on rare occasion w/o recovery of HOURS of work (man that hurts, dont it?) . So I’ve finally saved up enough for a decent desktop that I plan to order next week and would absolutely LOVE and REALLY APPRECIATE to hear any words of wisdom from anyone involved with creating or using Renoise that are graciously willing to lend a minute to write it.
Sticking with PC for various reasons. Actually, I’ve got my eyes on this DAW box… http://www.dawbox.com/Sys-DAW-Q4P-Rack.htm
…or at least building it from components myself to save a few bucks. I definitely want to make full use of Renoise’s recent support of multi-core technology, don’t often use hardware MIDI directly with Renoise, and would love a nice interface with 1/8", 1/4", RCA, MIC (with op.phantom power if possible), and sure would be nice to have Direct - IN’s and OUTs for all of it. Will probably be still using my laptop for live performance still, but would like to leave the option to take this desktop on the road if need be in the future.
I’d obviously be opting for the Dual-boot (XP/Vista 32bit) installation (unless there’s some problem with that, in which case I’d happy to dedicate XP pro to it) and as much warranty as I can get.
It would be a great peace of mind for me to get some advice or recommendations on the box before I pull the metaphorical trigger on my wallet…The box itself, specs, soundcard/interface (PCI? Firewire? USB seems a little dodgy, no?)? Do they make a cerebral interface yet? Can I jack Renoise directly in to my Oblongata thingy? Any problem with the chipset?
Again a big thanks to all the staff and the community that supports this fantastic software. Thank you Renoise Team!!! And dude… Tik Tak. Whoever you are you’ve changed my life. Holy crap I love Renoise soooo much!!! Can’t wait to see what’s coming next!