New Alpha, test with usual care. It enables you to use a Virtual Keyboard to view the currently playing instrument in renoise
NOTE: Do not use this tool if you set your instrument MIDI outs i.e. to external hardware, as the assignments will get reset as soon as the tool is running
The tool has a GUI that can be found either with:
Virtual MIDI Piano Helper Preferences…
Tools:Ledger`s Scripts:Virtual MIDI Piano Helper Preferences…
Here you can enable the tool and choose the MIDI output you want the currently selected instrument to be routed to. This changes the MIDI output of whatever instrument you have selected in renoise:
You can see that the current output is set to LoopBe Internal MIDI. This is a virtual MIDI cable that routes the MIDI out from your instrument in renoise to a separate program that can receive MIDI data.
In this case “Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard”
As renoise plays you should see the current instruments notes playing on the keyboard. This can give you useful visual feedback. As you change instruments manually or renoise autocaptures them from the pattern, the tool automatically updates the MIDI outs to follow.
Playing notes into renoise though is not supported.
You can find Virtual MIDI Piano here:
If on Windows you can download the LoopBe1 driver here:
For reference here is a screenshot of VMPKs Preferences I use (though may be slightly outdated for most recent version). You will also need to set up its MIDI input to be
LoopBe1 or whatever driver you are using. You also have a view menu in VMPK to customise it to your liking.
For advice on using other drivers, Linux and Mac please see the Virtual MIDI Piano home page linked above.