I don’t want to propose any “bells & whistles” for the next Renoise versions.
Just 3 simple (i believe) things to make our lives easies
A. Ability to have the right modifiers keys available for shortcut combinations
(RCtrl+Space, RShift+C, etc)
B. Delete selection (and not “cut”) by pressing the “delete” key (when a selection is made).
C. A better way of navigating between patterns. I think the implementation of this needs
a total re-design. It would be much better if the pattern sequence would not be affected
by pattern navigation. I would like, for instance, to jump to pattern 3 from pattern 1 without
changing anything in the pattern sequence. Of course there could be some kind of switch
to enable/disable the pattern navigation and the pattern sequence.
To expand the whole idea, it would be very useful if we could have some kind of pattern map
(maybe beneath the pattern sequence column). Small numbered boxes representing patterns.
So by clicking on them you could quickly navigate to whatever pattern you want. Used patterns
could be highlighted in order to distinguish them from the empty ones. Of course many things
could be done here to further extent the usability of the pattern map. For instance, drag 'n drop
to rearrange patterns etc.
A: you can already rearrange these in the keyboard settings, it will warn you for already existing mappings (stop / play / play-record etc.) but if that is your choice then you could assign playing and recording under different keys.
C:There are many users that desire a new pattern arranger that have similar ideas, i believe this was put on Martinal’s to-do plate (though he is still too busy with his private life currently).
Ewps, i thought you wanted to move play / stop etc. functionality under different keys.
No, right side modifyer keys aren’t usable in that way. But you can reassign the functions that are assigned to them under different keys.
many users coming from Impulse Tracker ask this. Actually, I’ve never found this useful until yesterday, when I used Renoise live together with acoustic musicians. I felt the need for a way to edit a pattern while playing another one, and also the editing should be mute (i.e.: the note inserted in the pattern being edited should not be played when written).
The first play-one,edit-another feature could be a simple switch, just like the pattern follow one.