Big fan of GridPie here, and I’ve just discovered today that the tool is able to record pattern changes live into the song data - YES!
This allows me to do something I’ve been wanting for a long while - create a series of patterns in Renoise, then live jam them out in order to create a rough song structure to work from.
However, on testing this I’ve ran into some issues
GridPie works fine in non-recording mode, creating aliased patterns no problem. It’s the session-record mode I encounter issues with. The manual says -
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that Grid Pie also come with a session-record mode. This is
identical to the normal recording mode, except that it will produce a continuous stream of new
patterns for as long as it’s active. To enable the session recording mode, enable song-follow
and edit-mode, and then turn off the pattern loop (which is enabled as the default when starting
So I arm playback-follow, edit-mode and remove the pattern loop, but strange things happen. Instead of creating a stream of patterns that are consistent with the originals, I get a broken up sequence of smaller ones. This is best illustrated in a screen recording I made -
You can see me activating patterns via the launchpad, and a block of several new pattern sets being created at once instead of one. This behaviour seems to happen near the end of pattern playback.
Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug? I could have a go at fixing it, just wanted to check it’s not me first. Thanks!
System info -
Windows 10 Pro
Renoise 3.1 64-bit