This tool allows to use AKAI Fire FL Studio controller with Renoise tracker. It packs quite a lot of no-nonsense Renoise features to be available at your fingertips. Note: I made it for myself, so it may or may not suit your tracking style
Navigation in multiples of 16 steps
No support for OLED display
No support for multiple AKAI Fire controllers
Something else I forgot
Mode LEDs show beat position within pattern in binary format: CHANNEL toggles every 1/16 of pattern, MIXER toggles every 1/8, USER 1 - every 1/4 and USER 2 - every 1/2.
Pad color in Note mode (or in Drum mode with STEP held) represents note (12 semitones of octave mapped to a hue); active notes (not stopped by note-offs) are showed in a dim color
Pad color in Drum mode represents track color
Pad color in Performance mode represents track color
Pad color in Overview mode: 1st row: current pattern, 3rd row: solo state, 4th row: mute state
Tapping pad in Drum mode captures the nearest note/instrument before of after tapped position
Both live loop recording and stepped recording are supported (set step size with STEP+⟲/⟳ SELECT and use STEP/SHIFT+STEP to skip steps)
Okay, after 2 weeks of struggling, I managed to make it actually work. That is, the new version (download link below or in the first message) addresses the issues I discovered while using this controller for real.
I fixed the bugs, improved track editing (made some shortcuts a bit more intuitive) and also added “Overview” mode showing current playing pattern tracks together with solo and mutes.
Old thread, but I’m curious to read opinions about this. Has anyone used it with Renoise 3.2? What is the layout scheme in Note Mode? Would it be easy to convert it to, say, Fourth Strings Layout? (I’ve seen the Lua, but there’s 3000 lines of it, and I couldn’t figure anything out.)