After months of hardcore testing and fine tuning, I am really proud to announce that the final version of Renoise 1.8 is ready for production.
Registered users can download the builds at the backstage:
Demos are available at the Renoise download page at:
The changelog (1.5 > 1.8) is available right here:
Let me first say a big big thanks to all who were involved into this release, namely the alpha testing group and all who took the time to report problems in the 1.8 bug reporting forum, or gave us ideas on how to make the current set of feature even better and fun to use.
I hope that you noticed that we do not label our suggestion boxes with “trash” and try to listen to every single recommendation; Even if we can not implement your ideas in all cases at once: You all helped to make Renoise what it is. Feature and stability wise.
About the “1.8” forums:
The 1.8 Bug reporting forum will not be deleted, but closed and moved to the archive. We will (tomorrow) merge the rest of the 1.8 discussions forum with the rest of the global forum (to “Ideas and Suggestions” or the “General” board).
Maintaining this release:
If there are any problems left, report them into the “normal” bug reporting forum from now on please. We will (as we did before) maintain this release as necessary and release new updates as soon as there is something to take care of.
1.8. What now?
Well, first give us a small break. Then: Renoise 1.5 and 1.8 were both huge (really huge) “under the hood” releases, where a lot has been prepared to make Renoise ready for the future and prepare some of the open big features (which can be seen with the undo/redo stuff and XML document changes on the surface for example). This is one of the main reasons why maintaining (fixing) and fine-tuning this release took so long. As this preparing step is finished now, the next releases should be more frequent and more feature related. We can not yet promise when which feature will come, but we will try to get Renoise tested and build up more frequently from now on. - Just for the case that you fear to wait another year for a major release.
Thats it. Go download it and do some music instead of browsing forums!