I’m looking into adding Renoise/XRNI support to ConvertWithMoss.
Looking at the XML document of a Renoise instrument, I’m a bit puzzled though. It looks like there are two tags than can be used to identify the sample file (in the archive): Name and FileName. Neither contains the actual name in the archive though. FileName corresponds to the path of the source of the file. This is an absolute path and basically only useful on the host of the original author of the instrument.
The Name only contains the basename of the source file but since the files in the archive are prefixed with “Sample XY(basename).Z”, it does not uniquely identify a sample in some cases. So matching any filename that contains “basename” can result in multiple matches.
If the instrument author used two samples with the same basename (that is possible), how does Renoise/Redux (or any interpreter of the instrument file) uniquely identify the sample in the XRNI? Is there another tag/attribute/method I should use? Are the sample tags interpreted in order as they appear in the XML, e.g. first Sample tag corresponds to SampleData/Sample00, second to SampleData/Sample01? In which case the tags above would become almost meaningless.
Sorry if I posted to the wrong corner of the forum.