Hi all (in particular, the devs),
First post, I know, however I have been a long-time user of Renoise and for the first time I’ve felt the need to vent.
I’d like to use this post as an opportunity to beg for Pulseaudio output from Renoise.
- No, it won’t be “pro audio” quality
- No, it won’t have the lowest latency
- No, <insert 100 other pro-audio related reasons>
- All of the cons above are negated if I need them to be with some work
- It would let me bang out an idea without having to temporarily destroy my desktop setup in order to run jackd and all that comes with it
- Not having to try and Google and getting 2-4 year old documentation on how to best get your desktop working nicely with jackd and pulse
- I can have other audio in my desktop environment work at the same time as Renoise if you can do it
A lot of guides still refer to things like “remove pulseaudio from your system and just use ALSA”. This is impossible these days, gnome-shell in particular.
Also, I don’t want to have to try and cobble my whole desktop audio to run through jackd, all the time. Yeah, sure, it’s an option, but not practical or needed for the other things you need day-to-day.
If I ran Windows, none of this would be an issue, so why can’t you make Renoise more accessible for Linux in general?
I know you guys work very hard on Renoise, but unless there’s a massive technical reason on why you can’t allow Renoise to output to pulse, I see no reason why it can’t be an option.
I’d really appreciate it (and I think many others) if you made pulse output a choice under Linux.
Apologies if I sound angry, but I love Renoise and I simply don’t want to have to screw around so much to just run it on a modern Linux DE.