Thought of a great idea that maybe have been discussed possibly. Correct me if my wrong.
What if each track was able to have its own length and BPM. Basically separate clips for each track/channel. Not one large clip that determines every clip’s length. Also you could setup different speeds for these clips instead of just having one global BPM. The visual for this would be each clip having its own independent white bar going down their row. Not just one giant bar or page moving, but different pattern/clip scrollings that are independent of each other.
This could open possibilities to interesting polyrhythms or just different ways of arranging and writing patterns without having to be limited to a global BPM or Renoise’s current clip properties of all clips in the same row sharing one length and speed.
The only way I see implementing this idea currently would be to create a large clip with different instruments triggering at different repetitions. Ex. One instrument is playing half notes. Another instrument is playing 16th triplets but its phrase is 3/4 of the first instrument and when the clip comes to an end both phrases have been timed to end at exactly the same time during their repeated durations in one large clip. The only problem with this would be the current clip size limit. Different phrase lengths may never sync starting times together after multitudes of repetitions. This is very cumbersome as well.
This probably sounds convoluted.
Like I said, not sure if someone has already talked about this. I haven’t put a whole lot of thought into this yet but wanted to get the idea out while it was fresh in my head.