Heyo renoise community;
I just finished my 4. tune with renoise and now I got the opportunity to perfrom them live in a month. Makes me damn happy but also very nervous! So right now I’m preparing my live set of the four songs - now I’ve got several questions.
First to my music: I make some kind of Reggae/Dancehall oriented music. Most of the time I’m singing in my mother tongue which is swiss-german (rap/toasting/singing). Sometimes I play guitar (over an amp) or some melodies with synthesizers via a small midi keyboard(behringer UMX 250).
I decided to use four instances of renoise (one for each song) which works pretty well. What I had to do first was to set up CopperLan, because I wanted to use one (or two) midi controller for each song (each instance).
This was very good described by danoise in this thread (with CopperLan-Screenshots, give thanks!), so it was pretty easy -> https://forum.renoise.com/t/multiple-instances-of-renoise-and-live-midi-controlling/39031
But with all songs opened, the four synths played by the midi keyboard we’re playing at the same time. My solution was to midi map the pre master volume. Now I can start with the first tune and when its over I stop it and lower the volume to zero. Then I make the the second song to full volume and hit start. And so on …
Question 1 : I don’t know if this is a good way to do such a thing, but it works quite good - what do you think about that in general?
Questions 2 : I never did such a thing (my first gig) - so I don’t know how I should use the microphone. Shall I go over the USB interface (the guitar I think I just can play it live via an amp)? Or is this just done live at the location via the mixer there? Shall I use just some reverb? In my songs the vocals go through some dsp-fx (compressor/reverb/eq/ …) - what’s you’re experience?
Question 3 : You’ll propably know, that it’s possible to create loops in the pattern sequencer; from the manual:
Using the column to the immediate left of the pattern numbers, you can cause a pattern or sequence of patterns to loop. Left-click and drag in this column to indicate the patterns you want to loop. To remove a loop just click on a single slot twice. Clicking here next to a section header will automatically select all of the patterns in that section."
I think it isn’t possible to midi map that function? It also seems not possible for example to loop four patterns at a point in the song and also loop another section of four later in the song? And another thing: when I mark for example four patterns, this is not saved, so I had to do it before I play live? Do you know a good work around for my problem?
Question 4 : I first thought of one big renoise file containing all songs. But there is no function to “import” one renoise song into another?
Thats all for the moment. Thank’s for you’re help!