Currently I’m setting up a new W7 x64 system. As everyone can imgaine I really don’t like the idea of stuffing this system with all the old 32bit software again, only because my main DAW can’t handle 64bit, specially because there’s not a glimmer of a roughly estimated release date for Renoise x64 or at least the x64 VST wrapper. Well, since I’m under pressure to continue work I had to make a decision and just want to get rid of some thoughts now.
Most times I loved Renoise for its capabilities and flexibility and often I hated it for its lacks and inflexibility. But now, with (actually pretty late) switching to x64 it’s nothing but a completely rational decision to move on from a DAW that would force me to make my new system an old system again. As much as I appreciate the work of the developers team, at this point I have to say: Instead of things like ReWire or a (from a musicians point) useless API, handling 64bit stuff in a most minimal way actually since years ago should have been your primary homework.
I still don’t get the point of putting a feature (like an ambiguous GUI coding API for example) into a DAW that lacks way more important and essential producer and music related things.
What about the unexploited potential of the native XRNi?
What about pitching tracks?
What about FX returns for FX sends?
What about triggering XRNi params from within a track?
What about independent pattern sequencing for each track?
What about enhanced automation curves?
What about pattern independent automation curves?
What about the parameter and value limits for native FX?
What about timing issues?
What about something else than sliders and checkboxes for the GUI?
What about sample exact tracking?
What about automatable EQs?
What about FX-chain containers?
What about 64bit?
Just a few examples that come to my mind and yeah, I know this all means a vast amount of work. Just like a coding API does, that most musicians are never ever going to use, because they use Renoise as a sequencer and DAW, but not as a coding playground. A simple fact is, the core won’t get any better, no matter in how many ways you keep using it.
Well, anyway… I want to say thanks for what I got with Renoise back then. I want to say thanks for all that I learned with and from Renoise and I want to say thanks for what I was able to achieve with it.
Thank you Renoise & bye bye!