I recently purchased renoise, and I have to say, it makes waaay more sense than all of the other DAWs I’ve attempted to learn recently. I never heard about it until just a few days ago when I was looking for something to get started making electronic music. Everything I looked at (Ableton, Reason) seemed more complex than I was prepared to handle, but Renoise hits the spot between being easy to understand and complete enough that I can reasonably make good tunes.
Anyway, I’ve made my first beat, and I think it’s pretty cool. It’s obviously not completed, but it’s far enough along now that I can share it without being embarrassed. I started it Sunday morning after going through the tutorial videos and downloading some samples online.
Interesting. I never thought about it as an industrial type thing. I was thinking more Depeche Mode, honestly. I originally had a wobble bass in there, because that was the first tutorial I saw on youtube, but it sounded like crap. The automation track is still there though, and it was the wobble bass rhythm that inspired to create some of the kick/snare rhythm, so I might still find a use for the automation elsewhere.
That’s one thing I was worried about. In my headphones, the low lows are way heavy. I’ll definitely look into a HPF there.
My plan is to repeat the main groove and add more complexity to the snare rhythm. I always intended there to be a lead. Both bass line started as lead lines, so…