[19:45] i wanna do this:
[19:45] play some notes, that are stored sequentially
[19:46] tap a single key to set length/tempo or effects
[19:46] on those notes
[19:46] know any sequencers that can do that ?
[19:47] the virus ti has this feature
[19:47] Ableton Live. Is the only program that comes into my mind.
[19:48] k, i have ableton lite
[19:48] becoz, this way i can record anything that my mind can make, without being a skilled live player
[19:49] k, so i will suggest it to renoise team
It would be nice if Renoise had every feature that all different music software on the market have today. No, make that all features that all softwares have today (including games and operating systems).
I just wanted to enforce a discussion about this. I mean, you are using a word processor for text, melodyne to time-pitch samples. There is and will always be something you can not do with one tool and thats actually a good thing because every tool and workflow has its advantages.
Imagine a Renoise with everything you can do with sound. That would be a monster which runs out of control, or?
Why not just, uhm, track the melody? Or play it as good as you can, and then edit it manually until you’re satisfied with the rhythm?
“not the best live player in the world” is an euphemism for “not playing keyboard at all”, right? Recording stuff is mostly for people who can play instruments, so their talents don’t have to “wait outside” while using a tracker - but the basic idea of tracking is to build the stuff from the ground up, line per line if need be, not in realtime at all. I’m sure others would wildly disagree of course, but that’s kinda how I understand it.
“Play from current position” is your friend. That and patience.
Renoise 1.9.1 + XRNI 2.0 + clips/subpatterns + routing = pretty damn close to everything you can do with sound. I already find myself not using Audition nearly as much; I enjoy Renoise’s realtime feedback and ease-of-use way too much.
I am virtually certain it’s possible to give such a beast a tight GUI. I’m not as sure that CPU requirements won’t balloon though.
I don’t care about this feature, so i’m not going to argue for or against it. However.
I’m very partial to letting things do what they do best. There was a time i’d be militant about what sequencers or tools i’d use, but i guess it boils down to the same kind of argument you get with Windows vs Linux or OSX or whatever; there comes a time when you’re just too old for the bullshit and just want to get things done.
Before i found Renoise i was working on a tracker with a friend that would use external editors for every single thing we didn’t feel was absolutely integral for a tracker. This translated to vsts and whatever external sample editor you wanted, and it’d work through temp files to bridge the software.
Personally, i still find myself yearning for Soundforge features when i use Renoise, but there’s no fast bridge between Renoise and other tools, so i just stick with Renoise and make do.
I think that’s the real crux of the problem; It’s not inherently easy to bridge Renoise to software that would do the job better, so the hurdles make us want the functionality right there and immidiatly accessible.
To put it into other words; if Renoise had a fast and simple way to exchange things like samples or sequencer data with other packages, this would be a non-issue.
First of all i’d love for renoise to have an “edit with…” option for samples, that would save the sample to a temp file, open that file with whatever package you’d set it to use, and then periodically check that file for changes.
Second, i’d love an import midi function that would let us import uh… midi… directly into a pattern, without opening a new file or something like that.
I think these two additions would silence a lot of anguish.