I bought Redux immediately. I love the Renoise team.
However, there are some things I would love to find (in v1.0) or as an update.
If they already exist, forgive me for being blind. I haven’t found them yet.
- MIDI out
- VST subhosting
- VST capture (vST sampling, as exists in Renoise)
- Scalable GUI
MIDI out and VST subhosting would allow me to use many more of my established techniques while adding the extra sequencing/DSP/awesomeness of Redux/Renoise to my entire collection of VST(i) plugins.
VST capture would be a secondary want… if all instruments must be sample-based, it would be great to temporarily load a VSTi and sample directly in Redux. Yes, this can be done in Renoise but my workflow would feel interrupted if I had to launch 2 DAWs, do a capture, and come back. It would be nice to do it all within the same interface.
The scalable GUI is pretty big for me. Or small. I only run at 1080p, and I love the way Redux is laid out and functions, but it feels a little cramped/too small. I would love to scale it up so I can see what I’m doing.
Overall, I’d like to use Redux to control other synths at the instrument/track level, giving any one of them features like complex sequencing, tight timing, the and excellent automation that I enjoy with Renoise… preferably without needing to capture to samples first.
In other words, I imagine it would be awesome to have a bunch of “mini-Renoises” playing in concert with their own patterns, triggering epic sequences and effects. Right now Redux is an excellent sampler, but I can’t readily integrate it with my usual workflow.
I understand that I should probably be using my other DAW and Renoise via Rewire, but that’s tedious to set up and manage – needing to save two DAW projects and load them together in the correct order and set routing. I have done this in the past with excellent results, but since it increases the difficulty of use I rarely do it. I also don’t know if it’s possible to trigger instrument-specific patterns via Renoise instead of the “global” pattern list which encompasses all Renoise tracks and is locked to the main DAW’s timeline. If independent triggers is possible that would make me very happy.