I am writing to request that there be an option to to store sampled instruments in xrni files external to the project file, but inside the folder where the project file currently is: Logic does this, and it’s a far better way to handle storing samples as far as I’m concerned (modular vs monolithic). One can save multiple versions of a project that uses many samples without having to store duplicate instances of the samples for every version of the project file. I’m asking for this because it’s unnecessary and makes a project unnecessarily bloated in size and monolithic if anyone uses any amount of long samples. I just lost about two hours worth of tweaking because of my own stupid mistake for not saving while tweaking a complex sidechained signal path. However, I would have saved much more frequently if I knew that Renoise wasn’t going to spend a good 30+ seconds trying to save a 50MB sampled instrument that HAS NOT EVEN CHANGED!! If the two were saved in separate files (or if there was some sort of diff algorithm), Renoise wouldn’t wastefully attempt to save every single sampled instrument every time the project is saved.
Additionally, last version, I remember that Renoise used to save a copy of the project in its current state when it crashed. However, it does not do this anymore–as a result, if I’m tweaking a complex signal path with signal followers and hydras, the project may crash without me getting a chance to save.
It’s really a shame that these little bugs prevent me from being able to use Renoise with large sampled instruments, because Renoise has been my favorite DAW for a while. If these few things were remedied, I don’t think I’d have any complaints. If anyone can suggest any workarounds to me, I’d be glad to hear them–but, for now, this is really frustrating. What was I supposed to do in that situation? Stop writing music every few minutes to wait for the inefficient way that Renoise saves audio samples to catch up with me? That would have completely interrupted my creative flow. Yet, saving infrequently is a dangerous way to work, and is not part of the way I usually work. However, I cannot save frequently if I am using a large sampled instrument. Please remedy this – I’m not asking for the default way Renoise stores sampled instruments to be changed, necessarily–just that there be an option for storing samples/sampled instruments outside of project files.