Questions About Renoise/Rewire/Ableton/Midi

I’ve looked up a lot on this issue but am still not totally clear so just going to ask:

What i want to do is transfer all my .xm notations into Ableton via renoise/rewire.
I plan to assign each instrument to “midi out” or whatever and then slave renoise to ableton and record the midi commands with ableton. Then i’ll drag my samples into Ableton’s sampler tool.
Should this work pretty fluidly?
I’m new to all of this and want to make sure I have a good grasp on it before I put down the money for ableton.
Thanks a bunch,


I’m not sure exactly what it is that you’re trying to accomplish, but in any case that’s not precisely how Rewire works.

Renoise will actually control Live’s instruments as the session is running, Live doesn’t record the midi from Renoise.

If my ableton session is receiving MIDI commands from renoise AND Ableton is recording/playing, shouldn’t the midi commands be recorded into the ableton session the same as if i were recording midi notations into ableton with a midi keyboard?

my guess is Yes, but I just want to be sure.


well I borrowed a copy of Live from a friend and figured it out myself.
This is probably only relevant to other beginner’s like myself but here’s what happened:

I created a bunch of MIDI routes using Mac’s internal IAC routing thingy.
I loaded ableton as a slave to renoise.
I created a bunch of midi tracks in Ableton and loaded them with the Sampler instrument.
I took the samples from my .xrns file and loaded them into the corresponding ableton tracks.
I then MIDI synced the corresponding tracks between the two programs.
Syced MIDI time.
Arm. Record.
Now my songs are notated in ableton.
Pretty cool since they were all created with Nitrotracker on my nintendo DS.
I never would of thought it was possible.