Going to be doing a few live sets this summer (hopefully) and was wondering if Renoise has ever been used for such a thing?
How would you approach this?
Control the flow of the song by setting loop points in the pattern sequence editor?
Lots of Muting of channels and faffing with FX?
Playing in bits and bobs with a MIDI keyboard into the pattern editor (risky?)
Doesn’t sound very engaging to me…?
I’ve used Jeskola Buzz for a live set before, and I think it works well for live because of the more modular approach to sequencing. As you might know it’s more of a ‘pattern of patterns’ sequencer, each instrument has it’s own bank of patterns, which are triggered by being layed out in the pattern sequencer with a column for each instrument.
When playing live, I had a 32 bar loop going in the pattern sequencer, and kind of ‘built’ the song from the pre-prepared patterns as it was playing.
This approach also allows you to switch to a pattern that isn’t currently playing and edit some drum fills for example. You can also switch to the machine flowchart to fiddle with FX etc…
If Renoise’s pattern sequencer was more like this, it would be a vast improvement no? Unless I’ve overlooked something?
Don’t want to use Buzz again though cos it’s glitchy and unreliable (whereas Renoise is steady as you like (and nicer to look at))*.
- obligatory Renoise compliment