I have been thinking about creating a tool that would be displaying a real-time graphical representation of DSP effects and their respective links to parameters of other effects or instruments.
I’m just throwing the bubble brainstorm here incorporating Image Magick simply because there exist a version on Mac, Linux (well it says Unix but i see redhat distribution packages, i think the sources compile fine on Linux if the binaries don’t work out) and Windows.
Anyone else struggling with the idea of needing some sort of dynamic graphical representations of current events in the Renoise scripting environment could perhaps toy with it as well. You can’t unfortunately perform mouse coordination controls on the images (other than just clicking it as a button) but you can create dynamic content that gives you some survey of what is linked to what or you can simply create dynamic images without needing to draw those images manually yourself.
Attached is an alpha tool that makes use of ImageMagick.
To make this work, the ImageMagick folder and executable code requires to be in the Scripts/Libraries folder of the Renoise preferences folder:
For windows, i unpacked the zipped version directly into C:\Users[user]\AppData\Roaming\Renoise\V2.8.1\Scripts\Libraries\ and removed the versionnumber from the ImageMagick foldername.
The tool does a simple scan on the presence of any hydra, from the first one it encounters, it will display what device the first parameter of the hydra is linked to and what parameter of that device including the tracknames.
I can’t really test this on Linux and OSX, so i rely on others to do a quick test, perhaps the path directions have to be changed to make it work.