For quite some time, the die-hard pattern command users among you have wondered why it was only possible to address up to 14 DSP devices or parameters with effect commands of the type 2300 (set the second device’s third parameter to 0). In other words, why limit the range to 1-E when in theory, we could carry on all the way to Z.
Renoise 2.8 removes this limitation, and lets you address DSP devices over a range from 1 to Y (device 1 to 34), and device parameters over a range from 1 to Z (parameter 1 to 35). Parameter 0 for each device is the enable/disable toggle, previously on F.
Commands starting with 0 are still reserved for sample-based commands. The global commands that used to start with F have now been moved to the end of the alphabet and and all start with Z instead of F.
We also took advantage of these newly available letters to remap the somewhat cryptic number codes for our existing commands, so that almost all of them now have an easier to remember letter acronym which corresponds with the name of the command. Below is the complete overview.
Pattern Effect Commands
OLD NEW DESCRIPTION 00xy 0Axy Arpeggio 01xx 0Uxx Pitch Slide Up 02xx 0Dxx Pitch Slide Down 05xx 0Gxx Glide to Note 0Fxy 0Vxy Vibrato 06xx 0Ixx Volume Fade In 07xx 0Oxx Volume Fade Out 03xx 0Mxx Channel Volume (deprecated, use volume column) 04xy 0Cxy Cut Volume (Volume Slicer) 09xx 0Sxx Sample/Slice Offset 0Bxx 0Bxx Play Backwards 0Exy 0Rxy Retrigger Note 0Dxx 0Qxx Delay Note (deprecated, use delay column) 0Cxx 0Lxx Track Level 08xx 0Pxx Track Panning 0Axx 0Wxx Track Surround Width F3xx 0Jxx Set Track Routing (was global before) FFxx 0Xxx Stop All FX (was global before) NEW COMMANDS 0Exx Set Instrument Envelope Pos 0Txy Tremolo (same options as Vibrato) 0Nxy AutopaN (same options as Vibrato)
Volume/Pan Column Commands
OLD NEW DESCRIPTION 9x Ix Fade In (Pan Left for Pan) Ax Ox Fade Out (Pan Right for Pan) Ex Rx Retrigger Bx Bx Play Backwards Fx Cx Cut Note Dx Qx Delay Note (deprecated, use delay column)
MIDI Commands in Pan Column
OLD NEW DESCRIPTION C0 M0 CC C1 M1 Pitchbend C2 M2 Program Change C3 M3 Channel Pressure
OLD NEW DESCRIPTION F0xx ZTxx BPM F1xx ZLxx LPB F2xx ZKxx TPL F4xx ZGxx Groove FBxx ZBxx Pattern Break FDxx ZDxx Pattern Delay REMOVED COMMAND FCxx Master Level (is now 0Lxx in the master track)
For detailed information about parameter usage etc, see the FX drop-down menu underneath the pattern editor.