January 19, 2021, 12:28pm
So many tools have been vital for me in making music on renoise.
I’d have to say the following are ESSENTIAL to me:
Convert Instrument Number
SimpleSlicer https://www.renoise.com/tools/simpleslicer or SampleSlicer https://www.renoise.com/tools/sample-slicer or Chop Sample https://www.renoise.com/tools/chop-sample
Easytune (nasty but quick - sometimes works) https://www.renoise.com/tools/easy-tune
Copy Automation https://www.renoise.com/tools/copy-automation
I think there was one for randomisation of fx values, but I can’t find it! Anyone know?
What do you use??
January 19, 2021, 6:02pm
…PADsynth Waveform Generator
…Start Recording on Note Input
…Convert Instrument Number
Looking forward to using:
January 19, 2021, 6:34pm
SMC by Raul
but, most of the time i do not use any tool, these are tools that caught my attention and were tried out couple of times…
@EatMe thank you for reminding me about the chord-lord, it’s a great tool!
January 19, 2021, 7:38pm
I am going through phases where certain tools get used a lot for a project, then move on to others, but there are a few that get a lot of playtime. Some always in the background, automatically baked in to the Renoise workflow, like;
Automatically closing the diskop when opening a song file (
https://github.com/bjorn-nesby/org.oscillity.MinimizeDiskOps) and auto-minimizing unused track dsps ( https://www.renoise.com/tools/auto-maximize-selected-dsp-device).
Another pretty essential tool for me is the LPBx tool (
https://github.com/mogue/renoise-pattern-zoom) which automatically expands all pattern lengths in a song by factor X and stretches the note events and pattern-command values accordingly. So once you’re happy with the main structure of your song you can use this tool to achieve a higher ‘resolution’ for even more intricate patterns.
But main tools always in the workflow mix are the CDP tool (
https://www.renoise.com/tools/cdp-interface) for sample manipulation in the wave editor and automasher for generating automation shapes ( https://www.renoise.com/tools/automasher).
For administration sake I also use the countnotes & organize instrument tools often. The first one to see which samples haven’t been used yet, and the other for ordering the instrument list, perhaps removing empty slots etcetera.
So many great tools out there, sure I’m forgetting something. Hope to be using the sononymph tool more often in the future.
January 19, 2021, 8:02pm
My must haves are
group selected tracks (this should be native already, tool development seems to be discontinued and it messes up nested groups sometimes)
overtune (my all time favourite. This is just endless fun and really educational too ) convert instr. number
samRender (my favourite raul tool)
and occasionally rubberband and padsynth
I use the tool that converts a selection to MIDI a lot. Its invaluable for collaborations/sharing “notes”
January 19, 2021, 8:28pm
This list is great! I’m gonna try out some of your suggestions, hoping others will see something they like too.
I remember one for changing lines per beat, so you could alter the LPB settings and it would move your notes accordingly… so you dont’ have to move every note one by one. Anyone know it?
EDIT! Its LPBX!!! Yes, nice one Djeroek!
January 19, 2021, 8:35pm
There was a good one for showing where an instrument is used in the track. I’m pretty sure someone wrote it when I asked if it was possible… that was really helpful for projects with loads going on.
January 19, 2021, 11:11pm
Just one at the moment, but I love it ^^
Set Track Width To Active Columns
January 20, 2021, 9:36pm
Hey I found the tool Ledger wrote for me:
Ah wow thats brilliant!! I’ll try it later, thank you
Its very useful for busy tracks.
January 21, 2021, 3:58pm
I did an update for this tool that fixes the nested groups problems. The download is available further down in that thread here:
Definitely a handy one from Cas, I’ve not seen him around in quite a while though.
January 28, 2021, 8:46pm
Cool ! thanks for sharing man
January 29, 2021, 9:58pm
Piano Roll (Raul)
Can you let me know the name of this I would love to use this as well
February 17, 2021, 4:00pm
How tf are you people not using find and replace?
I usually wonder how it’s not part of the program
February 17, 2021, 9:36pm
Definitely “chop sample” and “convert instrument number”
sometimes i use “expand song” or “pattern resizer” and samRender
But that’s about it when i think about which ones i actually use i think (-:
February 17, 2021, 10:47pm
Always a free Instrument Slot
I tried ChordLord but found that it’s TOO MANY chords – would rather have quicker access to the most useful ones without tripping over the obscure ones.