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8Bit’s Renoise TouchOSC iPad template
To use you must have Osculator (http://www.osculator.net/) running along with Renoise. There is currently no PC version of osculator so for PC/Android folks, im open to suggestions or wait for the Duplex port?
Tested on Renoise version 2.7.2 with iPad2.
This is a custom iPad template for Renoise control using TOUCHOsc on an iPad.
There are 4 pages; Mixer, Keyboard, Pads, Sequencer. A mini-transport is available on all pages with page specific controls (for instance, you can turn quantize on by pressing the Q button in the keyboard/pad pages)
The transport contains Play, Stop, Record and Loop. Keep in the mind renoise does not talk back to TOUCHOsc so if you set the record on one page and switch to another, chances are it wont still be lit. This mean you have to switch it again to get visual sync. Same applies with loop and play.
The Mixer allows user to control the volumes, mutes, solos and pans for the first 10 tracks. Using the Views buttons you can change what you see on the screen to reflect your current workflow.
The effects sends do nothing at the moment since Renoise maps effects differently based on order in the chain we will have to get back to this for universal support. In the meantime, since these are already pseudo-mapped you can set them (if you know how to use OSCulator) to whatever you want.
A word on solo: You may want to rely on muting tracks instead of solo’ing since the behaviour of the GUI does not properly indicate what is solo’d or not (instead the button is either on/off, so watch your screen!)
Keyboard and Pads give 2 varieties of triggering options to enter notes. Pitch Bend does not behave like a real one. It will not return to zero so use your fingers for that. On both pages you can increment/decrement track number so laying down a song is user friendly (as well as octave and instrument controls.)
The Sequencer page is intended for live jamming and allows cue triggering of up to 32 sequences of a song. The track mutes on this page allow for micro control (live track muting) without having to go back to the mixer page. Pattern buttons on top immediately switch to the next or previous pattern (there is no cueing done like on the grid.) TAP tempo works but does not alter the tempo of your song, instead look at the bottom of your renoise screen for the results and manually enter the tempo,
Renoise2.touchosc - this is the file that goes in your TOUCHOsc application, either sync it with TouchOSC Editor by opening it and syncing it (I had no luck getting their app to sync so good luck.) If you are jailbroken navigate to the TouchOSC application directory Library/Layouts and create a folder named “Renoise2.touchosc” and place this index.xml file in it. On your next load of the template it should work.
Renoise-Controller - this is the file you load into OSCulator that contains the mappings information.
touchosc-renoise-map.xrnm - midi mappings in renoise. Click on “MIDI MAP” in renoise and load this directly in.
Watch your screen at all times! This GUI is intended as an accessory to Renoise and is victim to the software controlling it. I’ve found it acts strange at times (mutes are on but the track isn’t muted until you press it again, mysterious hold notes on keyboard/pad pages, song time is totally wrong and gives odd numbers) and will altogether stop working with excessive use due to wifi dropout or software overflows. Again, watch your screen, the template gives no feedback.
Since I clocked hours on this, if you end up using it, tell me about it or shout me out.
That should be it! Now go make some tunes!