I know what you mean, it’s alot easier to learn a tracker program, or any other, for that matter, by opening an already existing file.
In Fasttracker 2.08, for example, this was very very easy.
Simply because Fasttracker was purely sample-based, meaning the only thing that was put in a .xm file, was samples, and of course the patterns and values for the instruments and the likes…
Now, with renoise, u have a whole new specter, right?
Most renoise users, as far as i can tell, likes to use VST’s and VSTi’s. These are usually pretty big, seeing as they are programs/plugins that are to be opened within Renoise, you need to add these to the .rns file you want to upload on the net. Unless the downloader already HAS the VST/VSTi installed, which you can’t always account for, this will leave your song more or less unfinished, depending on how big a part the VST/VSTi plays in your song.
And you don’t want your song to be played without that kick-ass PRO-53 lead do you?
But, if you can somehow manage to link the crowd to the plugins, or maybe even upload the VST/VSTi’s along with the song, then why not?
Oh, and if you want to have a look at fun .rns files from previous beatbattles, check by ptrance’s homepage for downloads.
Or go directly to the files here;
P.T’s fun page with lots of downloadable .rns files
Cheers, oh, and Tuborg rules.
Homer : “i want some new beer Moe.”
Moe : “Well how about this? Tuborg, the beer of Danish kings!”
Homer : “Mmmm, danish…”