Enigma is a great example. I guess I could still work on individual pieces with Renoise and then export MIDI to another app. I’m just no fan of the piano roll in Cubase/Sonar. I grew up with Mod tracking with OctaMED on the Amiga so no surprise there.
Another way would be to just save one song’s ending to a new file and start the new track from there.
Well, if you are very organized with the tracks, and many of them are repeated among all the songs on the album, it is not unreasonable to use only one song for the whole album.
If you do a quick calculation, with BPM = 155 and LPB = 4,with 64 lines per pattern you obtain more than 4 minutes with 40 patterns, 40 minutes with 400 patterns, 80 minutes with 800 patterns.Renoise supports up to 1000 patterns.You can use sections in the matrix editor to separate each song.
If you start a new album project for several songs, this could be a pretty professional solution.The difficulty lies in being very orderly with the patterns, the tracks and all the instruments.If you use VSTi instruments, the song will really occupy very little space, they will only be text data (XML file). If you use samples, it changes a lot, since the samples will be saved on the song-album…