I know this topic has been up TOO MANY times allready… but I really want to try to get the discussion gathered in one place. For those of you here who know me, you know I am a die hard Renoise user… has been for many years, and will be for as long as I am still able to drink beer
Lately (last two years) I have found myself using Logic more and more (and soon going over to Pro-Tools for various reasons). I do a lot of the creative stuff in Renoise… but the moment I need to clean up the track, start mixing… working with audio that demands attention spans more than 10 seconds… the obvious choice is going over to the more traditional DAW. Also, routing / bussing etc is to me a huge pain in the ass in Renoise, and make so much more sense in Pro-Tools / Live. And maybe most important… when mixing, the last thing you do before taking your track to the mastering process… this is something that can take as long as actually composing the track… I really really hate the mixer view in Renoise. As much as Renoise makes me want to create, I can not stand the thought of doing all the mixing in Renoise as well.
I was just reading the “Renoise saved my life” post… which was a great read. And many people said… there are so many things you can do in Renoise that you can not do in Live or other traditional DAWs. My questions are:
- What can you do in Renoise that you can not do in a DAW?
- Do we need a better mixer? By that I mean to separate the environment of mixing with the environment of creating more. Two different worlds they are.
- GUI. I used to LOVE to Renoise GUI… now I feel it has actually become a bit outdated. Compared to the other major DAWs it has barely evolved since its start. I still LIKE the GUI, but wish it was more “pro”. I mean… maybe I wish it had more of a track view instead of the pattern view… I have no idea myself… but often when working in Logic / Pro-Tools I am having a great time and sometimes wish I had Renoise style composing directly on the track instead of having to route audio via Rewire like I do a lot these days.
Sorry for messy post… but I am sure you know what I mean