This tool is a development on from my Capture shortcut tool. This tool is an Autocapture with a similar functionality.
The following screenshot shows one of the functions of this script, which is to automatically add instrument data to the first line of the song. This is necessary to make the script work quickly so if you are not happy with this please use the other tool linked above which gives a similar functionality (but is not automatic like this script)
ADDS PATTERN INSTRUMENT DATA AUTOMATICALLY PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PICTURE
More ‘reliable’ instrument capture by always grabbing the first instrument in a track.
Will grab instruments even when you scrollbar left and right through a pattern.
Emulates having single instrument slots assigned to different tracks.
Jumps to last instrument slot if a track is empty.
Enable/ Disable the tool in the pattern editor menu.
Automatically adds pattern instrument data to the start of tracks for faster operation.
Advice for best Results:
Particularly on larger songs, delete any empty tracks as as these will slow the script down.
Switch off renoise`s native Autocapture in the options menu to avoid any possible conflicts.
-improved status messages, should be less “flashy”
-Removed the behaviour to choose last instrument slot when choosing an empty track
-Improved script speed in Master Track and sends
-No longer necessary to remove unused instrument slots for better performance
-Fixed a bug where non existant instrument references would cause a hang in the script.
Known Issues: (Gone in beta 3)
After installing for the first time you will need to load a new song for the script to become engaged.
If you “Reload all Tools” in renoise you will also have to load a new song.
The jumping to instrument number slot 7 occurs when you click on an empty track. This is because in renoise the last instrument slot is often empty, ready for you to add a new instrument.
I can see how this may not be ideal in all situations though. Let me know if you think a preference would be good here.
If you want to see it add instrument info automatically,
add a note in pattern 1, column 2 of an empty track
navigate away from the track and then back to it.
You should see the instrument number appear in column 1 of the track.
This is the only place where the script adds info. It does not need to if there is a note with an instrument number there already.
edit: also the capture first notes instrument is from my other script and should not have to be pressed here.
A better way of checking if this is working for you is to load a completed song and move around the tracks. e.g. the demo songs
Rather than jumping to first empty instrument would it be better to stay on the one you are on? Not with auto-capture but when asking to capture nearest instrument you may of found one you want to use but not be 100% sure the track you are on in empty. Capture nearest instrument will then take you to an empty slot rather than keep you on the instrument you are ready to start using.
I never used this function before but want to use it now because I want to get my whole live set into one file, thus needing to control different sample slots.
I figured that it works per pattern. maybe this is why it’s now called “auto capture instrument from pattern” instead of “capture nearest instrument” (if I recall correctly)
Posted in the wrong threat was discussing this while this tool was mentioned, cool tool! and maybe better for me than the normal capture way.
thanks a lot !!! this is such a cool idea ive always wanted this…too bad its so slow. my tracks are 10 minutes longs and such…it makes it impossible for me to use it …maybe renoise could have this implemented in a native way !!!
in the tracks with wich have notes everything works nicely fast. but in tracks without notes everything drags, even if the noteless track has the number of the intrument in the first line. my renoise setup is somewhat complex…there are many things that need to be set before i can make music, so i use templates. and all this templates start with empty tracks.
couldnt your tool just check the instrument number in the first line (in the first pattern) without the need for a note and also not scan the whole track until the end of the song ?
i dont understant why it needs to scan the whole track, if it captures the instrument in the first line. maybe you could add an option to not scan the whole track and just capture the instrument number in the first line.