Another advantage of a VSTi instead of Rewire is that all songdata within Renoise could be saved along with the Host where Renoise is loaded, while with Rewire one would always need to save 2 files separately.
Well according to user votings it is not. Apparently it ended up somewhere at the end of the voting list of preferred features. Then you have the licensing issues. So don’t expect Rewire in any version in the near future. If you want a tracker interface in a VSTi, there are other options (forgot the name). To speed up the development of Renoise to get a specific feature in, either join the team, donate large sums of money or bribe the devs.
Renoise as VST plugin ended upon the ninth place.
Wether it is easy to make, well i can’t determine, but some options won’t be available or depend upon the features of the host used in (ASIO/recording) so it would probably be stripping it down till the effective areas are left and then you have a very powerfull sampler and beatmachine.
Thanks. Looks a much better/simpler way of getting Renoise integrated with other apps than trying for Rewire support. Maybe I’m missing something, but it seems like VST/i has all of the perks and none of the drawbacks.
Running Renoise as a Rewire HOST (master) would certainly be really useful, I agree. Even running it as a Rewire slave would be like introducing airplanes to my composing world of horses and wagons.
The best way around these problem today is still to use energyXT. I know, some people on this board get a little bit annoyed whenever I mention energyXT. But it does solve many real, practical issues – for me and probably for many others as well.
What I can do with it is this:
Export Renoise patterns as MIDI files – extremely useful, especially now when the BPM issue is fixed in 1.8. Exporting includes notes, volumes and velocities and effects like “F2” (cut notes).
Creation of soundbanks (consisting of several VST:s and VSTi:s – a bit like Reason’s Combinator device) that can be used in external sequencers exactly as they were used and heard in Renoise.
Import of long audio-tracks into Renoise, with the ability to trigger the audio from any offset (i.e. not having to trigger it from the beginning every time).
Creation of arpeggios and assignment of chords to special note values in the tracker, the splitting of the keyboard into one chord section (left hand) and one melody section (right hand) etc. There are lots of routing possibilities in eXT: e.g. velocities 0-30 triggers VSTi #1, velocities 31-50 triggers VSTi #2, etc. One of the most useful IMO is that you can create new instruments by mixing several VSTi:s together.