Some trick with live playing

  1. run renoise
  2. load some lead/string/looped_wave instrument
  3. choose some track and expand note column up to 6 - 8, for example
  4. fill the command column with 00xx/01xx/02xx
  5. move the cursor back to note column and click “play pattern”
  6. try to play live with your instrument

if you have filled the command column with “007C” you’ll get nice live chiptune playing, 01xx/02xx are good for some experiments. don’t forget you can expand the command column as well.