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Renoise v2.8.0 Final released (incl. full 64-bit support)

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Renoise

Cross-platform music production software Renoise has been updated to version 2.8.0 final.

Renoise is a complete, expandable Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with a refreshing twist. It lets you record, compose, edit, process and render production-quality audio using a tracker-based approach. It features a wide range of built-in audio processors, alongside support for all commonly used virtual instrument and effect plug-in formats.

Changes in Renoise v2.8.0

  • Full 64-bit support
    • 64-bit versions for all platforms: Windows, OSX and Linux.
    • Plug-in bridge allows 32-bit plug-ins to be used within 64-bit Renoise.
    • Full Rewire 64-bit support.
  • Reworked Pattern Maxtrix with Slot Aliases
    • Alias individual pattern slots in the matrix, i.e. treat them like clips.
    • Edit one slot and have changes propagate to all other aliases.
    • Quickly clone or alias slots by dragging their edges.
    • Use section headers to group parts of the song together.
  • Track Groups & Collapsing
    • Group tracks into logical units, collapse them for better overview.
    • Flexible routing of group tracks.
    • Collapsed tracks use minimal space, while still providing a quick overview.
    • Pattern effects in groups will affect all member tracks simultaneously.
    • Automatically collapse all tracks except the one you are focussing on.
    • Color code tracks with adjustable background colors.
  • DSP Effects and Meta Devices
    • New DSP Multitap delay for spaced out filtered echo madness.
    • New DSP Repeater for st-st-st-stuttery goodness.
    • New DSP Exciter to make your mixes sparkle.
    • New Meta Mixer allowing blending of modulation signals into one output.
    • Improved EQs with bigger graphs and all values can be automated.
    • Improved Send devices, which can now be individually panned.
    • New and improved crossover filters for the Multi Send device.
  • Sample Editor
    • Left & right channels can be edited separately.
    • Zoom level & current selection are remembered per sample.
    • Significantly faster sample loading.
    • Destructively render slices to individual samples.
    • Improved keyboard and mouse selection handling.
    • Improved marker and waveform display visibility.
    • New and improved processing tools (mute selection, insert silence, invert phase, swap stereo channels and cross-fading loop creator).
  • Improved Spectrum View
    • New Phase Correlation Meter in Phase Scope.
    • Side-by-side comparison of two tracks in the spectrum view.
    • New drawing modes: Filled Curve, Bar and Spectrogram.
    • Configurable frequency scaling, precision, peak fall rate, and slope.
  • Pattern Effects
    • Pattern effects in the master or group tracks will affect all member tracks.
    • Up to 34 DSP devices can be addressed via pattern commands 1xyy-Yxyy.
    • New pattern effects: Tremolo, Auto Pan, Set Envelope Position.
    • Logical mnemonics for pattern effects from A to Z instead of cryptic numbers.
  • Performance Improvements
    • Hyper-threading support for new Intel i5 and i7 CPUs and others.
    • Various audio engine speed optimizations for all platforms.
  • Other Workflow Improvements
    • Graphical BPM/LPB/TPL automation in the Master track.
    • New Favorites system for plug-ins and native DSP devices.
    • Expandable and detachable Envelope Editor.
    • Memorize last used bank/preset paths per plug-in.
    • Automatically name rendered songs/patterns.
    • Right-side modifier keys are no longer hard-coded.
    • Finer control over note distribution when dragging samples into keyzones.
    • Improved color picker with saveable swatches.
    • Context menus overhauled and made more consistent.
  • Under the Hood
    • Quicktime is no longer needed to import MP3 files on Windows.
    • Plug-ins are woken up from auto-suspend when clicking on their windows.
    • Support for mono capture devices on OSX.
    • New Jack implementation on Linux.
    • Trimmed overall memory footprint.
  • Lua Changes
    • Renoise Update Checker and Tools Auto Updater are now part of the default installation.
    • Various new Lua API bindings.

Renoise for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for 58 EUR (+ VAT for EU customers).

More information: Renoise

Renoise 2.7: Sampling, Instruments, Automation, and Native DSPs

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Multiplatform music sequencer and audio processing application Renoise was updated to version 2.7 beta.

The metronome swings back. Renoise 2.7 transitions from the developer-heavy focus of the previous release to more musical concerns such as Sampling, Instruments, Automation, and Native DSPs.

As part of a beta promotion, Renoise 2.7 is available at €40 for new users. We’re lowering the entry barrier to our beta cycle, known as the feature improvement phase before the final release. Already registered? Then why not bump your version for €32 in the Backstage?

Changes in Renoise 2.7

  • Renoise’s internal instruments have been re-engineered. The focal point is a new keyzone editor that supports overlapping, velocity, and key release mappings. The Sample Keyzones editor brings with it user interface refinements, improved drumkit generation, better tuning options, new sample properties, and loop modes. Live instrumentalists can also tap into new realtime rendering modes and MIDI input routing, making Renoise on a laptop a formidable replacement for your old sampler.
  • New Slice Markers push Renoise’s breakbeat insanity one step further. With the click of a button, your break is sliced and keymapped. Amens away! More than just a beatslicer, creatives will soon discover custom offsets and the power of aliases for controlling longer recordings like vocals and soundscapes.
  • The revamped Automation Editor now provides a zoomable overview of the entire song, as well as vastly improved envelope resolution. Navigating is smooth, dragging and drawing easier, so simple yet so useful.
  • Internal FX get an injection of winning with a new Comb Filter and a Multiband Send that lets you surgically redirect a single sound source to 3 send tracks. New draggable gain and frequency handles in the native EQs add flavour and finesse to the tools. Other changes include improvements to DSSI, MIDI optimizations, hardware-compatible solo mode, adjustable audio headroom, pre-count, ameliorations to the Lua API, and numerous other changes in every aspect of the app; no stone was left unturned in this release.
  • More, check the change log for details.

To celebrate the Renoise 2.7 Beta, for a limited time new accounts can be purchased with a 30% discount, lowering the entry barrier to Renoise’s Beta phase. Existing customers can take advantage of the -20% reduced pricing on upgrades.

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Renoise music production software updated to v2.6.1

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Multi-platform music production software Renoise was updated to version 2.6.1.

With Renoise you create loops, beats and melodies efficiently step-by-step. It’s a complete, expandable Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with a refreshing twist. Renoise is affordable, yet no corners have been cut in regard to features.

Changes in Renoise v2.6.1

  • Autoseek with multiple note columns didn’t always work.
  • Renoise saved some 24-bit FLAC files wrong on Linux x64_64 – applies to 64-bit versions only.
  • Demo versions nag screen nagged demo version users way to early.
  • Mac OS X demo versions did not include the scripting API documentation and MIDI/OSC scripts.
  • A few other Lua API related fixes.

Renoise for Linux, Mac, and Windows is available to purchase for 58 EUR (excl. VAT).

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Renoise 2.6 “Geek Edition” released, multi-platform DAW

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Renoise, the multi-platform digital audio workstation software, was updated to version 2.6.

It’s official. We are pleased to announce that Renoise 2.6 is ready for production. Over three months of community driven beta testing has put the software through the ringer. User feedback has resulted in our most innovative release to date. Rock solid stable, as usual.

Changes in Renoise v2.6

  • Script everything using a truly open API: Lua is a light-weight programming language, which together with the Renoise API allows you to build add-ons quickly and easily. Lua scripting, introduced as part of the beta cycle in July, has already resulted in a plethora of new tools, as well as native support for the following hardware: AlphaTrack, BCF-2000, BCR-2000, KONTROL49, FaderPort, microKONTROL, nanoKONTROL, Launchpad, Remote SL-MKII, Nocturn, Monome, Ohm64, iPad via TouchOSC.
  • Sample Autoseek: Samples have a new setting, “Autoseek”, which will, when enabled, make them behave like a traditional audio channel. You can start playing back the song at any position, and the sample will automatically seek to the current position in the song without having to be triggered.
  • Open Sound Control (OSC) Server Support.
  • Duplex – MIDI/OSC controller framework.
  • DSSI Support on Linux, 64-bit Linux Version.
  • Support for CAF, AIFC, SND and AU Files.
  • Linux & Mac OSX Performance Tweaks.
  • Minor usability and functionality refinements galore!
  • The full scoop, here: http://www.renoise.com/about/what-s-new-2-6/

Renoise is available to purchase for Linux, Mac, and Windows, priced at 58 EUR excl. VAT.

More information: Renoise

Short links for September 30th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Skale Tracker

Tracker goes online with a Flash based web version.

Skale Tracker is a music tracker developed by Ruben Ramos Salvador (baktery) in the year 1998. The first version was released for Windows, later a Linux version was presented and now a web version is here.

Skale online
Skale Tracker web version

Brings me right back to my FastTracker 2/GUS days. I feel like pulling up some of my old .xm files and doing some remixes.

via CDM

# Show Report: Two Days in Denver with Robert Henke (aka Monolake)

Mark Mosher of Modulate This! writes:

Robert Henke of Monolake and one of the creators of Ableton live came through Denver and performed his work "Intersection" on Monday and then delivered a lecture at Denver University on Tuesday. This invitation only event was hosted by The Digital Media Studies program at the University of Denver.<br />
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This was a real treat as this was one of only a small number Robert's performances in the US. Here is a show report.

# Making music on a microscopic scale – University of Twente

Strings a fraction of the thickness of a human hair, with microscopic weights to pluck them: researchers and students from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente have succeeded in constructing the first musical instrument with dimensions measured in mere micrometres – a 'micronium' – that produces audible tones. A composition specially written for the instrument will be performed in Enschede on Sunday 26 September.

via Matrixsynth

# little-scale and Poppi Doser: Antia (2010)

"A recent project saw little-scale collaborate with electronic music composer and researcher Poppi Doser. Antia – the resultant eight track EP – is best described as ambient and smooth sonic landscapes, interrupted by harsh and rhythmically complex lo-fi beats.

A work of contradiction, Antia manages to create a convincing merger of various stylistic elements. Poppi provides field recordings, plays piano and sings, and little-scale is on the SEGA Mega Drive and Atari 2600."

Available as a free download.

# Fallon and Timberlake give rap history lesson

nashNET reViSiT, Standard Edition updated to v1.4.1

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nashNET reViSiT

Chris Nash has released version 1.4.1 of reViSiT Standard Edition, a free tracking software for VST hosts.

After a long wait, I’ve finally managed to update the free Standard Edition to include all the changes and fixes seen in reViSiT Professional, and am thus delighted to announce reViSiT 1.4.1 Standard Edition, the first official public release of the free edition.

See here for a comparison of the features in each edition. In comparison to the last free release, 0.94 Beta, this update adds several features (customisable keys, sample & instrument libraries, info bar, mouse support, documentation) plus 2 years worth of refinements and fixes.

reViSiT Standard Edition is available as a free download for Windows.

More information: reViSiT

Short links for April 19th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Bendable, Musical Shoes for Nike, and How They Were Made

Peter at Create Digital Music writes:

Shoes are the new turnables.

Or at least that’s the conclusion you might reach after watching a new Japanese campaign for Nike’s Free Run+ running shoes. Apparently wishing to tout the bendable qualities of its new footwear, Nike enlisted sound artists to transform its product into a musical instrument. The shoes get plugged in, switched on, and mixed up, battle-style, as they sense when the shoe is flexed or moved in space. And yes, everything you see in the video is real: the shoes really are controlling digital sound live. We even have the Max patch to prove it.

# What’s wrong with transient shapers?

Kim Lajoie writes:

Transient shapers are processors that adjust the dynamics of a sound. Rather than changing the dynamic range like a compressor, transient shapers operate only on the initial onset of the sound – the transient. The initial smack of a drum. The plink of a piano. The pick of a guitar or bass. They don’t work with sounds that don’t have a sudden start, such as vocals, violins, or synth pads. Transient shapers can either bring out the transient – making it louder, sharper and more prominent. They can also reduce the transient – making it softer and duller.

The tricky aspect to consider here is that the psychoacoustic (perceived) effects of a transient shaper can be similar to those of other tools.

# Xdrum, a sample based rhythm composer for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.

Xdrum
Xdrum for Reaktor 5

It has 800 audio samples (75MB) from 49 vintage rhythm composers, and then 11 additional soundsets. Besides that it has around 92 preset classic and electronica preset patterns.

Xdrum is available as a free download. via waka_x @ Twitter

# Fleischprodukt Waveshaper

A simple waveshaping plugin with various transfer functions (tanh, sin, atan, fold back, saturate, etc.) as AudioUnit Universal Binary for Mac OS X from 10.5 upwards.

Roland Dimension D

# Omega 8 into Roland SDD-320 Dimension D

Calvin writes:

Fired up the ol' Roland Dimension D today, because I was working on a track that needed something different. It's the Omega 8 that you're hearing here – more specifically – I've selected certain patches that I think work well with any sort of chorus. No particular order here in terms of the SDD-320's setting. I used every combination possible, going from each individual number all the way to 1+2, 1+3, etc. etc.

# FFT Algorithm Based Audio Spectrum Analyzer

This audio spectrum analyzer utilizes an ARM7 LPC2138 microcontroller to create an FFT algorithm while performing digital signal processing without the use of special DSP processor.

NitroTracker

# NitroTracker, Fasttracker II style tracker for the Nintendo DS goes open source.

I’m very excited to announce that NitroTracker is now completely open source!

What does this mean? Well, for starters you can now have a look at the source code. More importantly, you can now help develop it! Together we can make the development of NitroTracker go faster (which would be a very good thing considering current development speed) and finally add long-awaited features I promised ages ago.

The source code is available from http://code.google.com/p/nitrotracker

# The Future of Multi-Touch: Behind the Scenes with Stantum, JazzMutant Co-Founder

Peter Kirn takes a look at the future of multi-touch:

For a long time, technologists have described a world of in which computing experiences naturally incorporate touch and gesture. The question is, how do we bridge the intuitive desire for those interactions and the actual technologies that get us there?

Few activities test the expressive potential of interaction quite like music. It’s in our cultural DNA; musical activity may even predate written language. So it’s fitting that the story of touch in computing and digital music would be intertwined, as they are with touch pioneer JazzMutant. Years before well-known Apple products, the Lemur, prototyped in 2003 and shown as a musical multi-touch screen, suggested the importance of fusing display and touch, and of tracking more than a finger or two at a time.

The history, and products like Apple’s iPad and iPhone, you may know well, though. The question on everyone’s mind now is, what’s next? (And for some impatient futurists, the question may even be, what’s taking so long?)

Short links for April 7th, 2010

Cadeli Drum Machine

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Cadeli Drum Machine, a Drum Machine for Andoid:

  • You got 8 patterns of 8 tracks each.
  • Design drum patterns in a matrix, add accents to notes.
  • Pitch and Volume control on each track.
  • Tempo control.
  • Export drum patterns as wav files (mono/22khz).
  • Automatic electro/techno style pattern semi-randomly generated.
  • 3 drumkits included (jungle, electro, accoustic)

# Help Us Fight Copyright Violations

Kid Nepro writes:

So I’m sitting at home, minding my own business when I get an e-mail from someone (I can’t say exactly who) that goes on to tell me that there is an auction happening on ebay that has some of my sounds for sale. The e-mail went on to ask me if I knew anything about it.

Air Harp

# The First Round of iPad Apps Is Here: Updated Round-up, More Thoughts

Peter Kirn takes a look at music apps for the Apple iPad:

I’ve completed my round-up of some of the most compelling music creation applications coming to iPad at or near launch: iPad Apps for Music Making: What’s Coming, The Bigger Picture

The revised post includes some new videos and apps introduced over the weekend, so check out the full line-up. My thinking was that putting everything in one place makes it easier to find, and to get a sense of the … well, the bigger picture.

# Roland MC-307 “HipHop East” Loops

Cyberworm posted some new free samples:

45 loops (12 construction kits) sampled from Roland MC307. 65-93 BPM. wav format, 24 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 62 mb

… and some more Roland samples, this time from the MC-303

# Dan303: Drums By 303. Free drum samples.

Clean and Vocoded one shot drum samples. The drums were taken from the roland MC303 groove box and vocoded using the built in vocoder on the Korg Microkorg.

protrekkr

# protrekkr v2.0 released

ProTrekkr (formerly known as NoiseTrekker by Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius aka Arguru) is a tracker program combining a software synthesizer together with a traditional samples tracker which can be used to create electronic music (like psytrance, trance goa, hard acid, IDM, chip, techno, etc.) for small sized intros, demos or games.

Currently the tracker is supported on Windows, Linux, AmigaOS4, AROS and Mac OSX.

# MOON8 – 8-bit version of Dark Side of the Moon.

Have you ever wondered what Dark Side of the Moon would sound like if Pink Floyd had written it for NES, instead of for a rock band?

THE PROTODECK

# THE PROTODECK, a midibox-based MIDI controller for Ableton Live 8 with Max For Live.

THE PROTODECK controller features:

  • 87 potentiometers
  • 90 buttons
  • 81 rgb leds
  • 2×20 LCD
  • 2 PIC 18F4620 (20MHz RISC processors)
  • fully custom rgb led drivers
  • fully custom firmware
  • 2 MIDI IN/OUT interface
  • power supply unit included in the box