No. I will try to explain it with an scheme:
Device chain (for track or sample effects):
[PREVIOUS LINK] - [CHAIN LINK 2] - [CHAIN LINK 3] - [CHAIN LINK 4] - [POSTERIOR LINK]
In the [PREVIOUS LINK] (red frame of the image) you have the “Routing”, where the audio is sent after processing all the links (PREVIOUS LINK + green frame of the image) in the chain + POSTERIOR LINK.
When you copy and paste an effect chain with Device Chain → Copy/Paste, Renoise just copies and pastes the links in the green frame, without PREVIOUS and POSTERIOR parameters.
Routings are “variable” parameters. An effect chain can be used in any song, regardless of the number of tracks or regardless of the sound cards installed in your computer.
- The effects chain of a track can be routed to the master or to a sound card or a one “send track” (using routing devices).
- The effects chain of a sample can be routed to existing tracks or to other subsequent sample effect chains.
If the track (or sample) is routed to another track X, the final sound will also be the whole process of the effects chain on this track X. It’s like adding chunks of chains one after the other.
In summary, all the PREVIOUS LINK and POSTERIOR parameters are not part of the information to be copied / pasted / saved.
An LUA tool could take care of saving and reassigning these parameters (Routing, Pre Paning, Pre Volume, Width, Delay… and Post Volume, Post Panning). Now, think that Width and Delay are not in the effects chain for the sample.
Another question you might ask yourself. If the final track to routing does not exist, which one do you finally route? All of this should be thought through before scheduling a file to save data or a clipboard.