As someone who’s getting a DJ mixer that can also send MIDI data from the knobs, sliders, & buttons. I implore & humbly beg: PLEASE LET THE MUTE & SOLO BUTTONS TOGGLE WITH NOTE DATA!!! It might also be beneficial in the Preferences to set up a third MIDI interface solely for mixer controls.
I was going to start a new thread about this, but I just found this one so I’ll resurrect it.
Does a list exist that shows what a MIDI controller can and can’t do with Renoise? I’m in love with Renoise 2.0 so far, and I was thinking of buying a controller, but I keep reading bits and pieces on the forum about functionality that won’t work. In this thread I see that the mute/solo buttons in the mixer can’t be mapped, but I’m not sure about other things (like transport: play, stop, etc.). Anything else that’s good to know?
Of course, I don’t mind these limitations. They just help with picking out a controller. Actually they’ll probably save me money because I can buy a controller without push buttons and transport controls.
it’s not actually that handy i find. I bought one but rarely use it. A normal keyboard is much easier to use. It’s not very efficient to have to move around between the midi-keyboard and computer-keyboard+mouse. It’s nice to assign the twiddle knobs to parameters though, and then just twiddle around. (Also, I don’t play piano, that may have to do with it)
i know this is kinda a deviation from what the current consensus is in this thread but… even being able to use the computer keyboard to control the mixer window would be nice.
like the letters 1 Q A Z would be track one. Z would mute and A would solo. maybe 1 and Q could control fader position or a slider on an effect. then this could expand to every track with each slanted column of keys. i know this might be super difficult to program, but it would be sweet for those of us who dont have a midi controller(me).
two weeks ago I got my KORG nanoKONTROL midi gear, which cannot control Renoise out of the box.
Therefore I wrote a small helper application (utilizing alsa, rtmidi, qt4, x11 xtest extension and the KORG product photos) to map nanoKONTROL buttons/sliders/knobs to Renoise keystrokes. In this way it is possible to control Renoise by Midi.
It works quite well under Linux. However it still needs some polishing and testing before it can be released to the public (as open source of course!).
Screenshots of the application and more photos of some KORG nanoGEAR can be found at my picasa webalbum.
I hope that my app soon gets obsoleted by a new Map-Midi-to-Keystrokes feature in a future Renoise release…