Not sure how everyone’s composing music but that’s the question.
I imagine that for me the best way would be:
Rough composition using a music keyboard, that has built-in samples, styles and effects.
Transfer to Renoise and finetune some stuff, especially timing (not hands of a robot here ), maybe also edit more
Transfer a modified MIDI file back to the keyboard and record the song using the keyboard (and possibly a PC sound card)
Optional - use the recorded wav back in Renoise and yet add some specific stuff, depends.
I’m curious what keyboards do you use with Renoise ? Have been working with Roland EXR E2, quite good overall performance, but a poor sequencer and I failed with transferring the MIDI files to Renoise (it couldn’t read them correctly) and back.
I think that for me a pure MIDI controller is slightly out of consideration at the moment, wanna play with a baby that sounds as is, without assigning MIDI instruments or even booting PC before leaving the bed in the morning, and such (am I not, too lazy? )
Yeah, I know that Renoise has quality built-in effects with plenty parameters to tweak, is extensible by VST plugins and can render to wav, have composed several songs in it, but I’m getting little tired of watching the patterns scrolling. Maybe a temporary issue, but would like to try a more “natural” way, i.e. using the kbd while using Renoise rather for the polishment.
Cheers and thanks for comments