I’ve had the pleasure of using Renoise for about 2 months now, and I have to say, I really love it.
I remember using Impulse Tracker way back when in DOS, and so I was able to slip in to Renoise like an old pair of comfortable shoes… Except these shoes were super awesome self-lacing shoes like in Back to the Future II.
Seriously, I’m a software developer myself, and I like to think I can spot damned solid, intuitive, sexy software when I see it and Renoise just really hits that mark. It has been a pleasure to learn and use over the past several weeks.
So huge kudos to all the Renoise developers. I’m sure it’s just going to keep getting better and better, and the fact that it enables all of these amazing, creative people to exercise their musical muscle, well, i gotta say, that just makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.
It really has single handedly opened up a whole new arena of musical possibilities for me, personally!!
Thanks for all the amazing work. Keep it up. I look forward to sharing my “output” soon! I have about 10 tracks that I’m finishing up over the next couple weeks that i hope to do something with.
Well, I said open source IF things would stop in development and thus no income being generated any more.
Just like the roots of Renoise themselves were…
But yes, I shall show you an external program (not something you can do within Renoise) pattern arranger that will basically allow you to open up a .xrns file, and then re-arrange the patterns. Given that it is expressed in the XML which I’m sure it is.
Will be written in C#, using .net 2.0
Features for 0.1:
Opens a file, allows you to re-arrange the order of patterns and to increase/decrease the length of a pattern by multiplier or dividers of 2. Most basics of gui.
0.5: Alternative arrangement support, generate random arrangements, ?