Well, I live in Spainand here Renoise is not well known.I think the main reasons are 3: the advertising, the lack of multiple languages and GUI low resolution.For example, Ableton Liveis very popular herebecause it has a constant campaign behind.There are many tutorials in Spanish, masterclass onlineand even a license is required to teach officially, like if Ableton was the most special software in the world.There is a horde of young excited at being dj… FL Studio also like in Spain.
People get carried away by the best known, not for the best.Also, I think that Renoise, if I had better GUI for higher resolutions and multiple languages, Spanish, French, German, at least, would be much more accepted automatically…
- The GUI resolution is an obstacle.
- Language is a tremendous obstacle although everyone knows English as a second language.It’s very important the multi language!!!Renoise team has a forum of followers and does not take advantage… For example, lance Renoise in Spanish, and half of Spanish musicians use Renoise per inertia, without advertising.It is matter of strategy and risk.
- It is a tracker without piano roll, a strange thing for new generations.People do not like to associate numbers with notes, apparently.
- Existing video tutorials are only in English in general.Where is the Spanish, French, German?
- Renoise team does not promotein the forum.I mean that does not reward somehow collaborations.
- Renoise, despite appearing LUA open at the same time is very tight.
- A new way to promote is to create a database file language so that forum members interested, translate it into other languages. This is similar to how it works Wordpress or JetAudio PC program, for example. Renoise equipment markets it in English. Interested parties have the possibility to translate. This does not exist in the closed mind. Renoise team would owe nothing to the forum members, rather the contrary.
- "How to seduce young people?"This would be the best advertising slogan for Renoise for people starting.
- The list is long…
Another example, here in Spain, the main websites with forums on musical composition with DAWs, ignore Renoise for lack of impulse.A blatant example would hispasonic.com.It has a forum dedicated to almost every major DAW. Renoise is ignored, it seems that even on purpose, because it does not cost 30 seconds to create an official subforo that is called Renoise DAW.It is an absurd topic.Asked in the stores that sell DAWs about Renoise, and the experts do not know Renoise and is a program for many years…
I guess in each country will be a different situation.What happens in France or in Germany with Renoise?In Spain, when the first trackers, it was an entire religion.That essence is lost with the appearance of other DAWs, which literally have eaten the market.It is true that advertising creates popularity also blatantly.
I guess the Renoise team read these things at some point, and again be ignored.We’ve been thus long time.See the popularity now does not make much sense. Little has really changed seemingly with the new version.I speak worldwide.
Oops, something else. Renoise not pirates.Oddly enough, pirating is pure advertising.You sacrifice a version to be hacked. Later shields the next version.It could be a bestial marketing strategy if done well. The rest of DAWs are pirated (almost all), partly because they are very expensive.All of them are very famous. Much more popular. At least the Renoise team should be proud, because Renoise is not pirated.Piracy also involves a lot of popularity and it does not imply that a DAW is better than another…