I’ve been thinking about how Renoise could be used in live situations, like a lot of people here.
Thinking of how pieces of equipment like the electribe work made me reflect on how the pattern sequencer works.
Maybe there’s already a way to do this, if so I didn’t run into it yet, but I did read the manual a few times.
I’m aware of the block loop feature but it applies only to a single pattern.
If you could have midi mapping for the functions:
- Change pattern sequencer loop size(Rotary or Slider)
- Add a sequence to the loop(Trigger)
- Remove a sequence from the loop (Trigger)
- Move current loop forward, (and put the first sequence of the new loop in the play queue) (Trigger)
- Move current loop backwards (Trigger)
- Move current loop one cycle forward(If the loop is 4 patterns long, then move 4 patterns forward) (Trigger)
- Move current loop one cycle backwards(Trigger)
Essentially, these commands would change the size and position of the grey boxes representing the loop in the pattern sequencer.
There could also be cue points, so you could jump to different pre-determined parts of the song.
We could then easily, without touching the mouse, and without the risk of activating the wrong sequences or moving blocks around by mistake, move around the sequencer during a live perfomances.
Maybe this already exists somewhere and I didn’t notice it? Or maybe it has been already suggested! Or maybe there’s even a workaround.
What do you think?