Oh… it sounds like a troll topic that will go into a flame war, doesn’t it ?
Well it isn’t. Because I really asked myself this question : what would a 3.3 really be about… because 3.2 is actually a pretty damn GREAT update that solves most major problems that were left.
VST 3 ? I very much encourage you to read the “Please add VST3 support” thread. TL;DR : it wouldn’t improve anything, and there’s no plugin that is VST3 only (edit : I was wrong, eg renoise rack… so yeah it’ll happen more and more)
Piano Roll ? I’ve written a topic about how hard it is to break a fundamental design choice (renoise being a tracker) and it wouldn’t bring anything to the table. Let it be a tool.
So what else really ?
Multi-tracking. When you think about it, this is the ONE thing that prevents renoise from being a complete DAW. You can do everything and beyond with renoise… but if you have 3 mikes, you got to buy another software
Better Duplex integration : to me, this is the second thing that makes renoise stand out in the wrong way, the hardware/software integration is rather frustrating. We can’t hope for a push/Ableton live experience, nor we can expect big manufacturer to notice the small Renoise… but duplex kinda feel like a half baked cake. It’s almost amazing but very limited. Same goes with custom tools… user maintained tools often go abandonware.
Better midi automation : the automation is limited to 2 per track… which is… limiting.
MPE : this is niche, for sure. It almost didn’t make the list. But renoise capabilities with a 5d controller… this could be nuts
I’d like to hear you favorite feature requests but i’d like you to not rush on your keyboard but rather think for a while about :
- does it go with the general design philosophy of Renoise ?
- is there a quick and easy workaround ?
- would it really improve the overall experience of using Renoise ?
May this thread but full of great ideas and devoid of noise and unpleasantness