Dude, you’re totally right - I was over the top, and pretty frustrated last night, my apologies.
I have a big project coming up in a week that I intended to use renoise for. It’s a little intense, as it’s a 48-hour horror-themed event, where you get 48 hours to make a film, and I’m the composer, and possibly the sound engineer. I figured out a workflow that allowed me to align scores with video frames, have picked up some great samples, trimmed down current set of VSTs to stay focused, etc.
The final touch getting prepared for this endeavor was picking up a good in-host morphing utility for those samples - need room for creative exploration on some of these sounds. The two primary candidates, of course, are Melda’s MMorph and Zynaptiq’s Morph 2. Coming back to the forums to find this particular long-in-the-tooth issue is still outstanding, but more, that there is zero information about either it being added nor when the next release that might include is…too much.
I’m a developer. My girlfriend is also, and works for MS. I totally get reasons for why and when promises about features aren’t communicated. Sometimes, it’s actually a legal issue or brand new technology, completely understandable.
But that’s not the case here. Instead this appears to be a completely unnecessary policy decision that leaves us in the dark, on the most fundamental component of my workflow. Now, I need to go pull open Reaper, or FL Studio, or Ableton, etc., refamiliarize myself, and establish a new fast-paced workflow, a week before the event.
This is just crappy Renoise devs. I need you to be the ‘professional’ DAW you’ve committed to being and I’ve accepted you to be, and while that may not mean having every latest-greatest feature pushing the edge, it certainly should include fundamental technologies that have established a firm standing in professional plug-ins, but at the very least needs to shed light on your awareness and intent around it so your users understand what you actually represent. I depend on you, your users depend on you, and this quite frankly, is…yeah, the biggest disappointment I’ve experienced with Renoise to date, only worse for your utter silence. Crappy.