Several years ago I created a video about Loop-point Automation in Renoise. Now that idea has been built is available for download. Loop Marker Automation is a tool that changes how a sample is being looped by controlling the movement of two slice markers. Loop playback responds to both start and end marker movement.
Thursday May 20th 2021
Beatsyncing a sample is a quick and easy method of synchronising the length of its playback to a certain number of lines. Although its simplicity has been retained since the early days of Renoise, it’s affected by a couple of factors introduced in recent versions.
Friday April 30th 2021
Mute Groups are inspired by a feature from hardware samplers and drum machines, where you may know them as ‘choke groups’. The idea has been adapted to fit within the Renoise workflow and, although it can be used with any type of sampled sound, it’s most commonly applied to percussion.
Friday April 2nd 2021
There’s a few useful additions in this update, all focussing on accuracy. The first draws better lines between recorded points. Second, the os.clock is now used to get accurate time values when recording and replaying. The third, Replay Interpolation, makes use of the new os.clock calculations to move the replay to where it would be predicted to appear at that time, anywhere along the drawing.
Sunday March 14th 2021
Wouldn’t it be nice to just draw something and that would drive some musical changes? The Drawtomator allows you to do this by assigning effect parameters to the X and Y axis of your drawing. However, this is more a proof of concept than a reliable automation device.
Sampler – FX Chain Outputs
Friday January 29th 2021
When you create an FX Chain within the Sampler, by default, that instrument will then be restricted to playing on a single track in Renoise, or a single output bus in Redux. However, an FX Chain’s output can be changed to route the audio to a specific track or output bus, and this can be different for each FX Chain.
Monday January 4th 2021
The Sidechain device sends its audio signal to an effect that’s in a different track or sampler fx chain. This allows the receiving effect’s behaviour to be controlled by an audio source other than one that it’s actually processing.
Thursday October 29th 2020
A ghost note is a note in the Pattern/Phrase Editor that’s had its instrument or sample number removed by the user. When played it will retrigger the most recently played instrument/sample in its column, but with some useful differences from the normal behaviour.
Saturday October 3rd 2020
A brand new set of 10 photos taken from the summit of Ord Ban, next to Loch an Eilein, have been added to the Photography section of the site.
Effect commands offer a lot of control over instruments and this series has presented the major uses for each one, hopefully inspiring you to experiment with them in your audio projects. However, there are some non-obvious but useful quirks worth highlighting; either a specific application of techniques, or combos where different effect commands interact.