The next version of the PRE will include some interesting news:
- The minipanel for Follow SEQ mentioned above.
- A new panel for the mixer (Panel 4):
This allows the group control of the sliding bars in the pre-mixer and the post-mixer.
- New window: “Sequence Times”:
Renoise 3 does not have a timeline in the sequence, which could show the accumulated duration of each pattern. This vertical window shows the duration of each pattern as well as the accumulated duration. I wish this was under the hood of Renoise and was compatible with all time-related parameters (including the automation editor). I’m sure this would be a challenge for @taktik. It would be great if it were integrated next to the editable names of each pattern, inside the Matrix as an option.
- New window: “Hex to Dec Converter”:
This new window allows you to easily convert hexadecimal values to decimals and vice versa, also obtaining values in%, with a special treatment for panning (obtaining the reverse value). I always wanted to have something like this. I wonder why I have not built it until now. It looks so clear!
Apart from updating the User Guide and improving some internal PRE things, mostly related to the Chord Builder and the MIDI input, I added a section in the User Guide that explains the concrete steps to start editing notes. For some reason, some users have asked me about this issue and there were still doubts. So I will also leave the steps here in the forums so that nobody has doubts:
Piano Roll Editor. How to start to edit notes? Previous steps.
To start editing notes with the PRE, first you need to configure Renoise and the PRE correctly, both. Follow these steps:
- Start Renoise 64bit.
- Go to Renoise:Preferences/OSC. Activate “Enable Server” checkbox (configure the OSC equal as PRE:Preferences/OSC; Protocol “Udp” & Port “8000”).
- In Renoise, load an instrument inside a slot of the Instrument Box.
- Start the PRE. Go to Renoise:Tools/Piano Roll Editor…
- Enable the PRE (activate in “ON”, top left switch of window). That is, select the PRE window in the foreground & press [º] command.
- Enable Edit Mode in Renoise. That is, press [ESC] command.
- Now you can use the mouse to edit notes on the roll.
The new version is almost ready. As soon as it is published, I recommend all registered users to update it!