hmm, late to this thread, like most other things, haven’t been around here a lot for a while.
my renoise story is i was an old school folky muso since long back in the day, and a lover of almost any style of good music, and had been working in computers for a long time, and was looking to combine my love of music with my computer knowledge to maybe make some sounds for fun one day… well, this was quite a few years ago now.
so i started the long learning process that never ends… and really early on stumbled across renoise because it ran on linux which was my preferred platform. i hadn’t used any daw before,
i went on the renoise irc channel and talked with a few of the guys who used to hang there at the time. my questions were basically along the lines of “so renoise has a tracker heritage, if i learn this as my first daw will it break my brain or something so i won’t be able to learn the more common tools??” heh heh, well after being asked what kind of music i would like to eventually be able to make (which was experimental electronic at the time) the guys in renoise irc encouraged me to just jump into renoise first (no suprise! ha ha) and so i did.
well these many years later i’ve played around with every kind of daw and all the other kinds of related digital musical software, and i can only say that still every time i come back to renoise it seems like a comfortable place that i’m not figthing against to try to enjoy playing with music.
… eh, so, to cut an already way too long story shorter i never did the historical trackers at all, and i think back then i learnt a lot more in a much quicker way by starting with a sensible organised piece of software like renoise where all the underlying digital music technical issues were so close at hand, so close to the surface.
anyway let me end by adding my thanks to taktik and you others for this good and fun place to explore sounds.