New Tool (3.3): Song Preview Sample

This started as an idea just to add a custom sample to a song that can be used as a preview when you are browsing your .xrns in the renoise browser. It turns out to be handy as a song revision record too when you use it to save multiple preview samples:

New alpha: Song Preview Sample

Gives custom regular reminders to update a preview samples(s) for your song + menus and shortcuts to automate much of the process:

ledger.scripts.SongPreviewSample_V0.52.xrnx

Workflow:

  1. Render a pattern or part of a pattern that you would like as your preview sample (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R)

  2. Use instrument box menu Set Selected As #Song Preview Sample on that render . It gets added to an instrument named #Song Preview [0] .
    (shortcut of same as manu available too)

  3. Continue working on your song, then get a reminder after [X] saves, that you should update your preview sample. Repeat 1) and 2)

  • NOTE: Make sure you re-save again after setting the sample if you are planning to close renoise as the reminder comes after the original save action.

  • NOTE 2: If you use renoise’s ‘Delete Unused Instruments’ you will lose the preview instrument, so recommended to do deletions manually with the help of this tool. Or add a silent note from the instrument somewhere in your song.

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Preview sample:
Instrument that gets created:

song prev

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Preferences:

Found in:

Tools menu: Ledger`s Scripts:Song Preview Sample

You can set:

-U.S. date notation in sample naming - M/D/Y instead of D/M/Y
-An additional timestamp for the samples contained in the #Song Preview [X] instrument
-Reminder frequency: The default is 5, set to zero to disable reminders/ tool.

Screenshot 2021-10-16 045633

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Update reminder:

This is what pops up after [X] saves. You can access the preferences/ skip until next reminder here too .

image

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Within The Instrument:

Samples are named in format [DATE] : [TIMESTAMP] : [XRNS NAME]

Example with timestamp disabled here. You can see the song being saved under new names on the newer samples. The samples are also mapped from C-4 for most recent, down the white keys for easy previewing

supersong

White keys mapped, most recent at top (C-4).

white keys

Final Result:

Renoise Browser with Expanded xrns:

  • Now before you load an xrns you have used the tool with, you can check/listen to the preview samples.
  • Once the song is loaded you have a record of your progress and if you’re taking the mixing/ style in a better direction.

sample list in xrns


My Other Scripts

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v0.51 in first post

  • Bypass Song option was not working with the initialising dialog. It now
    will add an instrument named #Song Preview [b] which bypasses reminders for the song. You can enable reminders again by deleting this instrument or editing the [b] to a number (like [0] or [1]) and the tool will continue the count to the next reminder.

    Conversely you can also change a number to a [b] to bypass reminders for an already present #Song Preview instrument.

preview bypass

bypass

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0.52 in first post

  • added a skip option to the reminder dialog which will reset the counter to zero. You then wont be reminded until the reminder interval is reached again. (You will however have to re-save the song to save the re-set counter state )

prev skip