With the public release of Renoise 2.8 I think it is time to put the Lauflicht Step Sequencer to the next level, too.
Since the first alpha version over 1.5 years ago, this tool quite evolved, also with the help of the community. So first of all thank you all for the great support, your motivation, new ideas and bug reports. I would be happy if you continue sharing your opinion in this thread.
Besides a lot of small tweaks, the new key features of version 2.0 are the controller matrix, the keyboard mode, and the performance improvement.
As in the old thread, I will post new beta releases and fixes in the first post of this thread from now on.
- 8, 16 or 32 steps
- unlimited free selectable tracks
- set up for each track a sample, sample bank, a vst instrument or a Midi instrument of your choice
- set up default values for each step: velocity, delay, note values including “note OFF”, note length
- chord mode: insert up to 3 notes in one track
- variable note resolution: 3 modes switchable (for example edit 1/2, 1/4 or 1/16 notes)
- quick clear: delete all steps of a track at once
- autoload: new patterns are loaded into the plugin/Launchpad display automatically on pattern change
- all parameters changeable during play
- midi control: All steps of each track and the parameter Editstep and Page can be controlled via midi hardware. Just open MidiMapping in Renoise to assign.
- multisample (samplebank) support
- instant instrument switch: when selecting another instrument for a track, the notes in the pattern of the appropriate track are changed to the new instrument automatically
- keyboard mode: The basic goal of the virtual keyboard is to create melodies and chords in a much more easier way. The keyboards starts with the note ‘C’ and reflects a complete octave range, up to the note ‘B’ (aka ‘H’). To determine the length of a note you can use the key ‘Off’.
- create a melody: To set a note, simply press on a key on the virtual keyboard, and then on a step in the sequencer. The selected note is shown below the keyboard. To change the octave just press Oct+/Oct-.To create a melody just repeat pressing a key and a step alternating as long as you are finished.
Tip: You can also map every key of the virtual keyboard (including octave up/down buttons) to a key of a hardware midi-keyboard. So you can combine setting a note value on your midi-keyboard and push a step to set the note value.
- to create chords: just switch to another note number below the keyboard and set the note value for every of up to three notes. If finished, click on a step in a track to set the chord.
- powerful controller matrix: control up to 8 different parameters per track, like Filter-Cutoff, Velocity, Delay, any midi/vsti cc parameter of every single step in real-time. Even the note values (including note length) of the track can be controlled! So it is very easy and a lot of fun to change the notes of a melody while playing the pattern. Playing around with these parameters in the matrix will often give some unexpected and great results, which will boost the variety of your track. Furthermore you can assign every step of the matrix to your favorite midi-controller. With a midi-controller with at least 8 or 16 knobs (like Doepfer Pocket Dial, Korg nanoKontrol2, Behringer BCR2000 or similar) the matrix can be controlled in an excellent way.
- improved performance, e.g. faster loading notes into the step sequencer on pattern change.
- optional version with Launchpad integration available
New in 2.11:
- fix in the controller matrix parameter display
- controller matrix: “None: None” is selected by default if there was no parameter chosen to control
- fixed error on track insertion
- using groups should be possible now
There is a special Launchpad edition available which turns your Launchpad into an independent Hardware Step Sequencer. This means, if you have set up the tracks and samples, you do not need the step sequencer gui on the pc monitor anymore, you simply can create sequences without the mouse. You can control the complete pattern with the Launchpad:
- real moving light: the first row reflects the moving light to show the current play position
- complete bidrectional editing: all changes made with the Launchpad (e.g. setting a step) are visible in the software plugin at once - and vice versa
- bidirectional Launchpad pattern control: scroll through the tracks with up/down buttons, make the next steps visible with left/right buttons and the “next page” button
- keyboard mode: setting the note value with a virtual keyboard displayed on the Launchpad display
- autoload: new patterns are loaded into the Launchpad display automatically on pattern change
Get the Launchpad Edition here: