If you have ever used IT you might maybe know there was that option where you could set a pattern loop start and then tell it to loop X times starting at that point and ending at the point where you said “loop!”
The IT command was SBx.
So you could set things like:
C-5 01 … SB0
And when it reached SB3 it would come back to SB0 three times, effectively playing C-5 01 three times more (besides the first one)
I wonder if this is possible with Renoise… can’t seem to find nothing related to this thing of altering the normal pattern flow, other than the pattern break effect (FBxx). But that’s not exactly what I want
I thought I wouldn’t need to use “size optimized” tricks in Renoise but actually the pattern looping stuff is very cool for creating that massive retrig effect where all the notes in a row are replayed several times
Makes the listener go !!
Anyway… will think of something else to replace it
I’ve just discovered Harmony Assistant by Myriad. As it’s a score-based sequencer where you have all the repeats, sections and jumps that come with traditional score writing. And it’s really, really great! It’s really liberating to be able to put in a repeat for the vers but have the last 2 bars different - without having to copy the whole vers. The traditional score might obsolete in the age of computer DAWs but I realize it’s 500 years of knowledge and requirements aggregated into it.
I also realize that trackers have more in common with score editors than piano roll sequencers - which was a real surprise for me. In the case of Harmony Assistant there is no VST support (yet) but there is a basic build in sampler…which reminds me of any legacy tracker but putting your VSTi in Renoise Harmony Assistant can sync/control the synths in Renoise no problemo…