- Registered users can download the update at the Renoise Backstage
- Demo versions are available at the Renoise Download page.
- VST3 plugin support
- Audio Sidechain support for VST2/3 and AU plugins and for some native Renoise FX devices
- a few little other tweaks and fixes
(Renoise only) VST3 support: The VST2 protocol was deprecated by Steinberg a while ago and replaced with the VST3 protocol. More and more plugins will be available in the new VST3 format only.
VST3 support is by default enabled on Windows and Linux. On OSX it can be enabled in the Renoise Plugin/Misc preferences. Feature-wise, VST3 behaves similar to VST2, but sidechaining is a lot easier to realize in VST3 (see below) and external VST3 editors can more easily be resized - when supported by the plugin.
(Renoise and Redux) New #Sidechain device (in the Native/Routing sections in Renoise’s Track FX browser), to send audio in tracks or instrument chains to sidechain ports of plugins (VST2/3, AU) and the following native devices: Compressor, Bus Compressor, Gate. A video has been created to demonstrate how this device works.
Please note that the sidechain support in VST2s is a bit wonky: The VST2 protocol never had an official way to support side-chains, so the support in hosts and plugins is problematic. The VST3 protocol simplifies this, so it’s preferred to use a VST3 version of a plugin, if available, for side-chaining.
(Renoise, Linux only): Timing fixes for ALSA MIDI: previous version of Renoise may not have applied note delays in MIDI events correctly.
(Renoise and Redux) Alt-Tabbing to Renoise sometimes could have frozen the Renoise GUI for a few seconds when a lot of sub folders were visible in the Renoise Disk Browser.
(Renoise and Redux, Linux only): Use XDG_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME paths on Linux (defaulting to “~/.config/Renoise” and “~/.local/share/Renoise”) to get rid of the Renoise folder in your home directory. The old “~/.renoise” and “~/Renoise” folders are symlinked to the new paths, so older versions of Renoise, when installed, can still use the old paths. If you don’t have older versions of Renoise installed you can remove them.
(Renoise and Redux) Various compatibility tweaks and fixes for OSX - but most of them got released in the Renoise 3.2 bug fix updates already: All builds are notarized now, a few drawing fixes for OSX Big Sur, replaced Renoise’s “custom” full screen mode with the standard OSX’ full screen mode for better compatibility in newer versions of OSX.
(Renoise only) Lua API changes (new API version is 6.1 - this is a minor, fully backwards compatible update - so all old tools will auto-upgrade). See here for the complete list of changes.
A big thanks for the alpha and beta tester crews who helped to make this happen.