Some tool i have been working on for a while.
It is the sequel to the instrument chainer, though this time it simply changes the native controls for you to make the chains.
-Solo and chain instruments, checkboxes are midimappable.
-When solo is turned on, solo option follows if selecting instruments in the native Renoise list. (also after the tool has been hidden)
-Rename instruments (click on the name in the tool-list to get an input field)
-Show 5 to 50 instruments
-Scrolling list using keyboard buttons (sorry, no scroll-wheel option here)
-Basic Midi in and midi out properties in one view (toggable), quickly programmable as well.
-Synchronized changes between Renoise and tool (Renoise OSC Device currently doesn’t work yet)
-Change recorded note content on one track and propagate the track to the other chained tracks (Multitrack edit mode, I guess a lot of folks that want to layer instruments would be glad to have this one)
Feature lists in the instrument list context menu.
You can assign a keyboard activation shortcut to it in the Global -> tools -> Midi Management Console
Notes of awareness:
Because the midi instrument is changed dynamically, it can sometimes take a while before you get a response. If you get any visual erratic behavior or instruments not being toggled of settings properly, you can use the reset buttons below the columns to reset different instrument settings for all instruments. I have not been successful to track down why certain triggers don’t really respond other than that i think it is due to the switching of the midi device. In that case i can’t think of any solution here.
Edit:Propagate button changed to the desired multi-track edit mode. It also has a shortcut key to toggle it (Global->Tools->Midi_management_console_multitrack_edit_toggle). It works, but before you do stuff like clearing a pattern or copying a pattern, toggle it off
Edit 2: Pattern change processing is now optimized, huge changes including huge undo actions are ignored.
Edit 3:The following options are automatically saved and loaded: Solo/Chain device and channel, midi-in and midi-out panel states, visible instruments.
Edit 4:Fixed problems with track assignments (false track visualisation, app crashes on browsing)
Getting the visuals and settings cross-synced was the worst part of the job. If you get a tool-crash, please be so nice to write steps of reproduction. If it is regarding devices, supply what position the device had in the list.
Have fun (or irritation if stuff doesn’t work)
Download from the tool page: