the first Renoise 2.6 beta versions can be downloaded at the Renoise Backstage.
Beta versions are available to registered users only. Demo builds will be available shortly before the version goes gold.
For a complete list of all the new stuff, have a look at the ►►► Renoise 2.6 launch page ◄◄◄ please.
2.6 is a relatively small release, but definitely a release for the Renoise geek. Mainly its all about scripting, better MIDI controller support (again through scripting) and a bunch of features for everyone (some not THAT nerdy stuff like: better large sample support, a 64port for Linux, DSSI support for Linux and more).
The scripting features will open up a LOT of possibilities, also in terms of contribution. Everyone is invited to hack their own Renoise features and share them - or not. If you are not a developer, you can easily install and use scripts from other developers via “tools”. Its all open, and everyone is invited to hack!
To see what the Renoise team already now has done, have a look at the Renoise tools page.
To create your own tools and start hacking, have a look at the Renoise scripting page.
Renoise Team Changes (Good Ones)
The Renoise team grows. We’ve got a new Renoise-developer on board, Erik, who already helped us a lot this in the 2.6 release (sample auto-seeking, 64port). Welcome again on board Erik!
New beta and Scripting Forums
There’s a bunch of new sub forums now, two dealing with the scripting and two with the 2.6 beta testing in general. Please help us testing the releases, in order to make Renoise as rock stable as possible! Please also give us feedback about the scripting there. Technical feedback or just some input for the tools. Every feedback is very welcome!
Enjoy the Beta (and scripting)!
On behalf of the whole team