Anybody made and used one of these with renoise, or anything similar at all?
For those that haven’t a clue what I’m talking about
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Pretty sure I saw Exile mention suing one with Reaktor in (I think) the video of him demonstrating the capabilities of Reaktor 5 on NI’s site.
Just starting to look at it again and it makes me realise quite how much I have forgotten about the MDI side of things. Got a very basic question I should know the answer to…
Say I had a midi controller (could be a MidiBox or master keyboard ect) and I wanted to aassign some of the knobs to parameters of a paticular VST(fx). Could I then happily assign different knobs to VSTs in other channels? Talking just about effects at the moment.
What about if I wanted to control the filter cutoff and resonance of a few different VST instruments? Would I not get problems with the synths having to be on the same MIDI channel to do this?
As to what I would like to control of Renoise. Would probably consist of 8 channels, of which 5 would be tracks, 2 would be sends and 1 would be the master. Each channel would have a fader to control the volume (although I would proabbly have it control a gainer at the end of the chain so it doesn’t efect the sound of any effects the sound is being fed into) and probably 7 analogue knobs per channel (this would fully utalise the possible analogue inputs. Would be tempted to use rotary encoders rather than the linear potentiometers but would work out a lot more expensive. If I did it would proabbly be two groups of 4 (or 4 groups of 2 even), rather than a group of 4 and a group of 3 knobs per channel.)
I’m assuming that with Midi Learn none of that would be a problem to set up…
There are a hanful of other option I would like to have as well though. A button on each channel to toggle mute on and off with indication. Buttons next to the groups of knobs to turn on and off the effect entirely (again with indication leds)
Would also be good to have a rotary encoder for sample select (well 2 as sample could be a different slot of the rni) and then a section to adjust envolopes and/or lfos for the sample.
Stepped rotary controls on pattern oder and editor could also be useful. Much like using the mousewheel to either jump pattern, or up/down a few lines for the different effects I’m sure we all know are possible.
And I suppose transport controls should be included somewhere really. Pretty much standard really
So firstly, has anybody had any experience with making and using these boxes?
And secondly, how much of what I would like to be able to control is actually possible with the current situation of renoise?
Many thanks, I feel like I’ve just written a whole bloody essay