the good thing about renoise is, that there is no real major pain.
the bad thing about the above statement is, that it is unfortunately only half-true
seriously, working with vocals is not that funny in renoise, for example.
-handling long samples is a real pain, be it vocals or tracks from other artists. the workaround is to chop them up to 4bar or 8bar-pieces, which can be done very nicely in audition (using bars/beats as timescale instead of minutes/seconds and using the “snap to frames”-thing), but its still a major pain.
-the bpms are not correct, another problem if you tend to work with (material from) other people using logic, cubase or anything else. they tend to get very stupid faces if you tell them your track has 122.009856 bpm. sounds more funny than it is.
-there are some problems with automation, small changes for values tend to sound choppy (or staircasey), thats bad too.
but for some upsides :
the program itself is rocksolid, if something crashed it then it was a stupid vst-plug. and if you are used to trackers, this is the best program you can get. I can nail my ideas to the floor in very little time and on the other hand the freedom to experiment is mindboggling.
Maybe not that important but at least a better answer than Johan’s reply…
Since “Which vst managament” can be resolved by several techniques.
Switching the sorting option to sort by manufacturer name is also one of the few possibilities. Sorting on the folder structure is another one and then we have an idea to create own VST categories where the plugins can be attached under and being sorted upon that.
Take your pick, i did not answered my own question up to the detailed point i wanted to know exactly.
I didn’t realize your “which” related to a bunch of ideas, as I’ve only seen the discussion about custom grouping, not sorting on author etc before. Anyway, my point was only to clarify that there kind of is no VST management atm.
yes the vst management is bugging me to. It would be nice if you could use the keyboard to skip through characters of the plugin you wish to initialise in the vst window. (does this make any sense? sorry, my english) Especially for us artists downloading the complete kvr list (and what not
hmm, I would like to have the protracker like eq-bar thingies in the pattern-tracks, pulsating with every beat, tracking the volume value…making it easier to see if a track is silent or not, so you can glob more stuff in it, without cutting the sample tail. (oscilloscopes don’t really work for this imo)
Some kind of beatslicer thingy that would import & distribute samples a cross an instrument would be cool to. Oohh, so many wishes & I haven’t even bought the damn program yet! sorry
Last thing, similar to the vst selection irritations I have… is the disk browser section. If you have to scroll through gigs worth of tiny samples the lill window just doesn’t cut it. I’d rather see some standard windows-window pop-up for that kind of managing.
in the sample browser, it’d be nice to be able to scroll through the samples, while auditioning automatically, with the keyboard - bashing a button’s always easier than fiddling with a mouse or touch pad… maybe another button to load the sample - more bashing, less clicks
There are two things that I think would really improve it IMHO:
The ability to change the sample start of a sample. I know you can do sample offsets, but isn’t each sample split into 256 parts? Surely you lose accuracy with longer samples? Being able to adjust the sample start, like in Kontakt for example, would be really sweet for layering -it can be a pain trying to sort out phase problems with sample offsets.
Or have I missed something?
Being able to minutely adjust faders with the mouse wheel would be nice. I absolutely love the mouse wheel utilisation in Renoise, and I think this would be the icing on the cake!
Still, Renoise is top notch. Keep up the good work
you can use sample offset along with tiny note delays to sort out most phasing issues i find… although i can sort of envisage a sample offset within a sample offset system…?
but yeah, trigger points set up in the wave editor would probably work best - so maybe you can have up to 16 flags on a sample (maybe more?) and a command much like 900 offset to playback from one of the flags
oh yeah, sample invert would be useful sometimes
i’d really like the old bar graph display in the window back again - the line graph is chaotic and unpleasant (imo) - it doesn’t really tell you anything useful either… i always find the high top-end unrealistically prominent and the bass seems to be sampling too fast so it just wiggles around all over the place… there’s always Voxengo SPAN (freeware RTA) for that anyway
i’d rather see something slick looking in there - bars were useful - but some kind of basic light synth or winamp style visualizations would be nice