What gear do use for Renoise performance? Maschine, maybe?


(planetdamage) #1

Hey there!

Been writing a lot of new songs recently (you can find the already released tracks at www.planetdamage.com/music ) and I’m planning to take this to the stage. Thinking about using Renoise as a DAW/performance core and adding some sort of a live hardware to work with. Have you guys used Maschine JAM/Studio/Mikro with Renoise? If so, is that a valid and working piece of setup? If not, what other gear would you recommend or have good experience with?

(Especially interested in the synergy of Renoise and Maschine JAM but at this point anything goes, really.)

Thanks!


(Mastrcode) #2

I use my hardwaresynth, a Roland SH-201, not just as a synthesizer, i also can use it as a MIDI controller. All the knobs and fader’s can send/receive MIDI signals to/from the DAW. Works like a charm. Here’s a pic of that Synth:

sh_201_top_gal.jpg


(Akiz) #3

what have you mapped it looks its best use is for synth not daw


(Mastrcode) #4

Normally it is a pure synth. But all its knobs and fader can send MIDI CC to inside the DAW via USB. So i can also use the knobs and faders to control all kind of things inside a DAW like with external MIDI controllers. I mainly map it to macro controls inside Renoise. But it’s not very portable because of it’s size.

If you look for some gear, which is also well portable, then i can recommend these two little boys:

http://www.music-group.com/Categories/Behringer/Computer-Audio/Desktop-Controllers/BCF2000/p/P0246

http://www.music-group.com/Categories/Behringer/Computer-Audio/Desktop-Controllers/BCR2000/p/P0245

They are also very usable for live performances.


(dirtnoise) #5

I got a Maschine Jam but I’ve haven’t used it in renoise too much, I tried mapping it out now, I’m gonna give it a few more go this weekend.

yeah I can change sequence with it,

I can mute tracks with it 9VKJlbM.gif

I can turn on and off filters with it, R5mbDdJ.gif

and I can play notes with it.

So yeah the basics works, the controller editor is also really good so I can imagine you can do pretty much anything with it, one neat thing to note is that you change matrix page so you can map a insanely huge amount of stuff if you want.,ss there anything you want me to try out?


(encryptedmind) #6

This guy seems to have his entire setup built around Renoise and looks like a fully live setup, he answers questions in the comments too about this setup…maybe worth a try.


(lettuce) #7

Basically just like a launchpad with 2 launchkontrol.

I’d like to see a sweet setup using 2 joysticks…people go nuts for that ish ( they can understand how the sound is changing in relation to something they can see ).

I’d also like to see a setup with 2 expression pedals on the feet and a 16XPads or keyboard ontop.

I’ve also got a fondness for alternate mode pankat and want to see it in use more often.

All the alternate mode stuff in a band along with a zendrummer, and a linnstrument player, all using renoise!

broadway-1597.jpg


(_) #8

A bit old school, but the Korg Padkontrol & Renoise working pretty fine for me.

You can find those pretty cheap now, yet still an awesome controller & pads.


(lettuce) #9

I hear a lot of people still rate the Korg padkontrol more highly than any other pad controller.

Ableton Push2, Mashine MK3 and MPCX all have some nice pads too.

Its slightly more budget but for the price I’m really happy with AKAI MPD218 pad sensitivity ( it still doesnt register the lightest possible hits, but it is nice, you can still play softly…you dont have to smack the pads hard like MPC1000 and MPC500 ).

Maybe the Korg padkontrol sensitivity is better though. I’d like to try it out.


(_) #10

I hear a lot of people still rate the Korg padkontrol more highly than any other pad controller.

Ableton Push2, Mashine MK3 and MPCX all have some nice pads too.

Its slightly more budget but for the price I’m really happy with AKAI MPD218 pad sensitivity ( it still doesnt register the lightest possible hits, but it is nice, you can still play softly…you dont have to smack the pads hard like MPC1000 and MPC500 ).

Maybe the Korg padkontrol sensitivity is better though. I’d like to try it out.

The reason people still like those pads, is because they are built different:

“…they also have a very firm comfortable feel, and a great response which is even over their entire surface, including the very edges. They’re definitely a cut above the usual squidginess you get with a lot of pads on drum machines.” -https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/korg-pad-kontrol

So being ultra sensitive anyways, you also dont have to hit/touch the middle, like with lotz of others around…very accurate feel!


(lettuce) #11

Looks good:

Digital display for quickly assigning midi number to pads…

XY pad for 2 effects, and for rolls.

footpedal input for program switching or kickdrum.

Will it react to extremely light touches?

I’m quite tempted to get one, they are cheap now.


(_) #12

Mos Def good & very sensitive, also got the lpd8 & the PadKontrol is way more accurate.


(Akiz) #13

Launchpad:

Stepp0r and Duplex are amazing

Step sequencer and live dive too (but i ve got some script problems when both tools are enabled).

The only thing i am missing are polyrhytmic sequences (so launchpad recording and playing phrases) everyting else is better than with Ableton.


(trueschool) #14

I’ve been playing around with the LK controller app for my Android tablet – using that to control Renoise. It can be a matrix, a chorder, a keyboard, a mixer. At this point it seems like a good way to get a lot of the tactile functionality of a hardware controller for a fraction of the cost.