Hi guys and gals,
So just a brief history I used Impulse Tracker back in the mid 90’s, was the beginning of my journey with composing music and by far the best experience of my mid to late teens. I had the pleasure of communicating with Jeffrey Lim a couple of times in those days.
Impulse Tracker opened up doors for me to the point of being one of the very few who took a PC to rave parties in Sydney and played live with Impulse Tracker. LOL… I will never forget those days.
That was about 20 years ago…Due to circumstances in those times, composing became a second hobby and soon was not something I could dedicate time to anymore.
Here I am 43 years old, 2 kids, beautiful wife, living the dream…
The dream of getting back in writing music has been haunting me for 20 years now and I feel I am now ready again.
So I initially thought something like Ableton was the go to product and not only did I buy a license for it which cost a pretty penny, I invested in an external soundcard a Native Instruments Komplete 6, an Akai MPK Mini as well.
I have not really invested too much time in Ableton at the moment, but my roots are really with Trackers, that is what I know and remember.
So I found Renoise, Schism Tracker as options for modern day tracking.
Sorry for the long winded intro, here are my questions.
When I play my Impuse Tracker original tracks they do not sound as good as playing them thru Schism Tracker, why is this ?
Is Renoise, really the best option for me, if I want to utilize my external Midi equipment like my MPK Mini as a Synth to play notes, or samples etc…etc… Is this even possible to configure it with Renoise ?
In personal or professional opinions is something like Renoise inferior, superior to software like Ableton when it comes to composing music, what are the pros and cons of each. The last thing I want to do is choose one then move onto the next.
Is it possible to load up sample banks other than sample files eg WAV files, any way to import Ableton sample packs into Renoise?
I think that’s about it for now… too many questions.
A big shout out to the developers of this software, just the fact that your keeping the tracking scene alive with software like this deserves a big pat on the back.