I’ve released version 0.5 of a new tool called Randy Note Columns.
The README has the full description, but the shorter version is:
Set up a track with multiple note columns.
Then set parameters to randomly solo just one of the note columns.
A Renoise timer gets set to kick-off a random note column selection at set intervals.
Useful for adding a more natural quality to tracks (e.g. an occasional set of triplets, or a melodic variation)
You can adjust various values so that the note column switching happens with a frequency that feels/sounds best for you.
Sample config pop-up for a track that has three note columns; column one is always the default column, so you set the relativelyfrequencyof switching to one of the other note columns.
UPDATE 2015 Jan 18
I added a few things:
Timers are cleared when you load a song
You can now save all timer settings, per song
You can reload the saved timer settings, per song.
The popup window has two new buttons, Save all and Load all. The code creates a config file name based on the currently loaded song file name. It then serializes all of the current timer functions and writes them out.
The reverse happens when you load saved settings. When reloading the timers are restored,appliedto each track, and made active.