Actually, none of us are big fans of Electron/node.js. But in this case, the choice made a lot of sense. A lot of custom C++ modules under the hood, though.
The potential benefit is in having a much more powerful sample browser - but it’s not the immediate plan to combine Sononym + Renoise. They will exist separately, at least for the time being.
As for the immediate Renoise plan - even I don’t know. All I know is that taktik have expressed a desire to get his hands dirty with the code once again.
So, good times!
Well, I find the idea to have an application only available as what is basically a website and then ship it with an entire browser included to make it a “desktop application” pretty insane in general, and yet it is happening everywhere these days But I am very glad to hear this is not the plan for Renoise!
While Sononym is not for me, I wish the team success with it. I can actually see it being (commercially) more successful than Renoise. It has all the right ingredients for the kids nowadays (Elektron GUI, ML buzzword, boutique pricing).
But I am also very happy to hear that Taktik will dive into Renoise coding again!