Renoise, the community driven tracker-like music production software, has been updated to version 1.9.
Highlights in v1.9
- Multi-core support
Renoise 1.9 will take advantage of all the cores in your multi-core processor to boost up performance, allowing you to add much more and heavier DSPs, tracks, VST FX and VST Instruments than before.
- 6 New DSP devices
New artillery for the loudness war: the Bus Compressor and Maximizer have been created without any concessions in regard to quality, with exceptional 64-bit dithering and feedback transient analysis. The Velocity Device opens a new world of level-driven FX manipulation. The other devices are Chorus, Distortion 2 and Gate 2.
- Supercharged DSP devices
Existing DSPs have received an overhaul, including filter response graphs for the 64-bit EQ devices, the intuitive LPC frequency unit in the LFO device and 64-bit precision filter auxiliary sections. And that is just scratching the surface.
- Improved MIDI support
Fast and stable MIDI timing through WDM MIDI drivers, adjustable jitter reduction for the MIDI Clock to improve external synchronization, hot-pluggable devices on OS X and non-blocking MIDI connections on Windows.
- Preset handling for Renoise’s DSP devices
Organize your original DSP settings to have quick access to your signature sound, or get quality presets from other users to save yourself time. The A/B Comparison feature lets you switch between two configurations so you can decide which one sounds best.
- Adjustable rulers in the Sample Editor
The rulers in the Sample Editor will help you to slice your beats. With a rightclick you can switch the scale. Enable Snapping to snap to the nearest division and you got yourself a homebrew beatslicer. Well, almost.
- Per-Sample Interpolation and NNA
The interpolation mode and New Note Action (NNA) have been moved from instrument level down to sample level. Chiptune artists take notice, it is now possible to disable interpolation to preserve that authentic crunchy sound.
Visit Renoise for more information and a link to download the Renoise demo.
Wlodzimierz Grabowski has released version 3.2 of Extreme Sample Converter, the multifunctional audio program, browser, player, and program editor with advanced conversion between different sample formats.
New in ESC v3.2
- Renoise: import and export added.
- FLAC: import and export of lossless audio compression added.
- Dash Signature: import and export added.
- Tools: New redesigned trimming functions.
- Lots of bugfixes.
Extreme Sample Converter is available for Windows PC and costs 69.90 EUR.
Visit the Extreme Sample Converter website for more information and a link to download a demo of Extreme Sample Converter.
Last month Arguru (Juan Antonio Argüelles Rius) had confirmed that Aodix, a tickless tracker-interface based sequencer and VST2 host with ASIO2 support, would soon become free. Arguru did not plan to continue support for Aodix because his work at Image-Line took up most of his time.
Juan Antonio Argüelles Rius
Sadly, Arguru passed away in a car accident on June 3rd. The talented and well respected plug-in developer made fame in the early days of the tracker scene. His work includes Psycle, Renoise, discoDSP plug-ins and various Image-Line products (Fl Studio 7, DirectWave, Deckadance…)
Keeping true to Arguru’s plans, Zaf (Aguru’s partner in Arguru Software) has now released Aodix v184.108.40.206 for free.
- Full modular audio and MIDI routing
- 256 tracks, 256 patterns
- pattern markers and pattern calls, patterns being of virtually unlimited length
- 32-bit float sample precision
- Up to 960 PPQN (Pulses Per Quarter-Note) timestamp precision
- real-time record and automation
- piano-roll track split view
- real-time performance with very low latencies
Support for Aodix will only be available for registered users.
More information: Arguru Software
Renoise has launched BeatBattle V: Underwater, the fifth edition of Renoise’s official music competition.
Despite its name, the competition focuses on themes rather than on beats. The entries are made available in Renoise format to enjoy and learn from.
Renoise BeatBattle V: Underwater
A samplepack for this competition has been created by yOUTH, the winner of BeatBattle 2. The pack contains 37 samples which you can use in any way you want.
According to the rules you can also use your own samples (recorded or VST renders) if you like.
Renoise 1.8′s biggest new features is the sample recorder. Renoise songs with vocals and live instruments are few and far between, which makes us a bit sad. That is why we allow you to create and use your own samples, either by recording them or by rendering VSTs.
The deadline for submitting your song is June 1st and there are many prizes to be won, including software by Camel Audio, Crysonic and Wusik.
Visit the Renoise BeatBattle V: Underwater webpage for more details on this competition.
Renoise v1.5.2 has been released with small fixes and improved stability for both platforms (Windows and Mac OSX).
- Changed MIDI Program Change behaviour: When modifying parameters of a MIDI instrument, Renoise will no longer resend program changes to all the other MIDI instruments, but only to the altered one
- OS X: Improved VST window handling: VST editor windows should now require less CPU – various drawing / resize incompatibilities were fixed
- Windows: Fixed possible random crashes when deleting a VST or native DSP device by clicking on the small “X” button in the DSP device
- OS X: Fixed start-up problems, if Reoise was installed on a case sensitive file system
- OS X: Fixed broken Apple menu in OSX 10.4.3 and higher
- Fixed wrong import of 32 bit float AIFC and 24 bit files
- Fixed broken Impulse Tracker import – songs with compressed samples should load correctly now
- Fixed initialization problems with the Korg-M1 VSTi
- Fixed distorted Audio output with the Normad Phaser VST
- Fixed incorrectly bypassed *VSTiAutomationDevices: Parameter changes were sent to the VSTi even when the device was Bypassed
Renoise v1.5.2 is available for registered users and the demo version has been updated as well.
Check the Renoise website for more information.