Using Renoise since 2001. Loved the 2.8, the 3.x is still weird to me but it’s the usual version so I use it. Ran Renoise in Windows (7,10) but moved to Linux. Ran Renoise on Ubuntu, Fedora and now Antergos. I even wrote a VST/Win-Tutorial about Renoise which is linked at german Ubuntuusers-Wiki and every time I come back to this forum I see: “Where is a new Renoise-Version?”
There are some minor issues with 3.x but let’s face it: Renoise is by far the most stable software we have ever used. Rushing to a new version or releasing Updates which don’t bring something really new seems not practical in this special case because that Renoise-Team is realllllyyyy small.
As a “Tracker”-solution, renoise is perfect. The famous piano-roll is a nice feature but as an oldschool-tracker-user (coming from Xtracker, Protracker, WhackerTracker and Modplug) I really don’t see an advantage in that view. If I want pianoroll, I use LMMS. Or Reaper. Or Bitwig.
I want a tracker, a dirty hex-solution-effect-thingy-tracker. Using Plugins is nice but I must admit, that I had more fun using plain samples. From the “demoscenish” point of view VST is lame
Conclusion: We all want to see a “new” renoise but let’s face it: This program is almost perfect like it is. A “new” renoise can only be like Season 8 of GoT