My question concerns how new columns inside a single track are generated when recording. I know that by default Renoise will generate a new column whenever multiple notes are played at the same time (unless Mono is enabled), so that a chord is formed, or legato playback (new note on with old note still held), etc.
But let’s say I’m using a Renoise Instrument, and it’s a drum kit – multiple samples in the instruments, and I’ve hit the “drum kit” button in the keymap tab so that each sample gets its own key.
Now let’s say I want to record me doing a take wherein I play the kick, the snare and a hi-hat, all being played on my MIDI keyboard (but it could be from my computer keyboard, too).
Here’s the crux of it – What if I want the Kick sample to always get recodred into track column 1, the Snare sample to always get recorded into track column 2, and the hi hat sample to always get recorded into column 3.
This way I can play all three samples, have renoise record them, but afterward have a very organized three-column track with each sample playing in its own column.
Is there any method to do this? I realize that I can do three, separate recording takes (kick, then snare, then hat…) and create a new column to record into each time, which gives me exactly the results I want, but it requires three separate recordings to do it. Is there anyway to control (perhaps with a tool, if it’s not possible with the native config?) how the incoming drum kit notes from the Renoise instrument get placed into the track, such that this organization occurs when recording all three parts at once?