Here is a very quick little tool that inserts slices into the pattern along with the accompanying note delays to maintain the original groove/timing. Seems like quite a few people have been asking how to do this, so here it is.
yeah, I though this was the problem first as well, but I actually loaded the sample from within the instrumet, so without any prior mapping. No, I think the problem is the octave setting, the script puts the note events at octave 4 (with the amen from the Renoise dir for example), while there is only sound when I transpose the notes down an octave to 3.
Thanks for the hack dblue but a more long term feature needs to be designed i would say
Some way to store patterns and pattern variations is obviously needed (Something i have asked for a long time ago and even did a little hack job myself to get it going)
This is a cool stop gap, but the feature definitely deserves a thorough think through.
It is useful to have libraries of patterns and sliced instruments that you can then swap and change as you like.
for a future update please consider adding an option to add note-offs whenever an event is automatically placed into an extra column. This to prevent a stray event from continuously looping (have the note-off at the same place a next event starts in the ‘main’ column?).