I believe you can stack gainers in the modulation chains too (operators in the volume domain)?
In modulation tab, for each sample, not exist a “Gainer”. I think not. I’m not sure…Yes there is a “Gainer” (+12.04dB) for FX chain, inside FX Effects tab. Because it is +12.04dB and not +12.00dB?
@Witch. I understand the frustration. So I will try to respond in a calm way…
I use the “Volume” (+12.04dB) in “Sample Properties” or “Plugin” (+12.00dB) (in the left column of Sampler or Plugin tabs) to increase / adjust the volume, for each sample or group of samples (or the plugin where appropriate).Using it properly, and properly normalizing each sample (or fine-tune the volume from the plugin VSTi), there should be no problem getting a large range of volume.I think it is necessary to think of all this as a whole.
Doing all this correctly, it may not be necessary to use a gainer in the effect chain of each track. Apart from all of this, Witch seems to have problems with the theme of tinting or coloring sounds, to highlight one another. And here also come another class of effects devices, such as Stereo Expander, Compressor, Maximizer, using any type of automation…It is necessary to experience everything to get good results.
In addition, you can do other things…
- Pre Volume of a track has +3dB
- Post Volume of a track has +3dB
- For a track inside a group, this group include pre and post volume, with +3dB and +3dB
- Master also has pre and post volumewith +3dB and +3dB
- And use the Send tracks also…
You can include several gainers in one chain inside a track or FX Chain for each sample.If you do this, you may not be correctly using all the features of Renoise to control the volume throughout your journey.
And just a comment. Possibly the same song can be composed with half or even 1/4 number of tracks. It depends on how it is composed. And it’s even easier to use fewer tracks if you only use samples, not VSTi.Using many tracks sometimes is not necessary to get exactly the same result, although it comes in handy to have it all separate.
Witch,Do you make guitar recordings with an appropriate volume input level, and then normalize them if necessary? A high volume would be close to clipping, without adding anything in the chain.On the other hand, when you record a sample with Sample Recorder, you can associate that live recording to a track, and therefore to its effect chain. There you can add a gainer if you need it. But if this is the case, you are doing the recording with a very low volume input level.