I am trying to run 2 machines side by side with renoise. The goal is to be able to use them like dj decks in a live performance, being able to load new songs and stay on time is the idea.
I’m sending sync from a 909 (also tried a 3rd machine with renoise). Everything is tight, until one of the renoise instances loads a new file. At which point it seems to still be in-time, just not on-beat.
I used to play live near 100 times in raves using FT2 (the predecessor or father of renoise that shares the same interface and controls)
It is really easy to just use the Cursor keys to tighten the two songs.
Set the BPM’s to sync (+ incase you wish to loop a beginning of a song, insert a loop command into a track, that can be deleted on the fly, when you wish to stop looping)
2.Press play (With the crossfade in the mixer set so that the new song is not heard by the audience)
3.Use the cursor keys to sync the two songs perfectly
4.At the time when it feels right, crossfade the songs to play simultaneously
5.Delete the loop command on the fly from the track that has it (Shift+F3)
You do not need any midi sync. Just use a mixer and the cursor keys… Works splendidly
vv. That tutorial is what I was looking at trying to get this working. Midi yoke obviously won’t work because the machine generating sync is external. Though in principal it should work either way. Everything is perfectly locked up, till one of the renoise machines loads a new file. Then it is off.
Manually beat matching them is not really an option, even though I can do it, I don’t want to have to think about that in a live situation. And I shouldn’t have to.