While I think version 2.8 automatically upgrades all of these tools successfully, actual user feedback to confirm would be appreciated.
Therefore, if you have any of these tools installed on Renoise 2.8 and are getting errors that were not present in Renoise 2.7 can you please post them in this thread.
I’ll also look at giving these tools a bit of a polish as they are upgraded in turn.
Additionally, support for some other tools will be dropped. These tools are considered “end of life’d (EOL)” and will not be unmaintained. I cannot support maintaining such a large number of tools and for some I no longer have the hardware required.
If you don’t rename your tracks (Track 01, Track 02, Track 03, …), then you Freeze Track 03, then you insert a new track to the left of Track 03, Renoise will rename Track 03 to Track 04 and you can never unfreeze it because it won’t be found. Was this always the case? I don’t remember
When you freeze a track, the created instrument has a redundant Sample Keyzone covering every octave and pointing a sample named (None). Was this always the case? I don’t rememeber.
# Additional File Format Support #
Seems to work, no real problems.
I’d rather see one error at the end (i.e. 36 samples could not be loaded…) instead of 36 error dialogues that I have to manually get rid of, then the error message. Was this always the case? I don’t remember.
# Batch Rendering #
This one doesn’t work? In all these my tests, it would only render, like, half a second of audio then move on to the next file. It would also tell me it’s done, but then load the last file and do something else.
# SysEx Librarian #
Did not test. I don’t have any gear that uses .syx files.
Are you planning to update, optimize the ‘freeze track’ tool so it wont render empty track sections before or in between the ‘sounding’ track bits (maybe through cutting away the silence(s) in the rendered sample, or only render track portions which contain note events))? Then smartly place the rendered samples across the track sequence, instead of one large rendered sample with a lot of redundant space.
I’ve made a request in the actual tool thread, but you’ve never replied as I guess you’re busy working on other stuff. Anyway, the current freezing is cool, but it could be pimped imo, for example using an addition render mode called selection in matrix or sequencer or something. Keep up the good work!
I’ve been taking a look at the Batch Render tool again. I fixed it once before to support the changes to the interpolation options.
I’ve spent some time on it today, and I’m stumped about how either additional notifiers or implementing an observable like app_new_document_observable could help, or where they should be added.
It looks like rendering is initiated, since the .wav files are created in batch, but each .wav is only a few KB, as if rendering is interrupted and the new song is loaded without waiting for the previous render to complete.