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In an interview with [Future Music](http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/tech/in-pictures-john-tejadas-gear-stuffed-studio-616361/2), John Tejada says, "While I find DAWs interesting, I don’t find them very interesting for creating music. I loved those days of just getting lost inside the [EPS](http://equipboard.com/items/ensoniq-eps) [sampler] or an Akai MPC, so for that reason I’ve become a huge Renoise fan."more
Though it may look like you're standing outside the Matrix, it contains so many useful and flexible tools for sampling and synthesizing. Its rock-bottom price and amazing sound profile means you should definitely check it out.
I love renoise it's great it is easy to use and customization you can script within it and the automation is very good. the reverb is excellent with renoise you are right into the detail it's fast and great for sample mangling.
Only had posession of this today, and already I can say how much fun this thing is. It's so retro and yet so polished. I wonder how many well-known tracks have been made with this. Love it to bits.
Former Chill Member dBlue is on the development team for Renoise. It is by far the best tracker on the market, and it's the only tracker based DAW. We endorse this DAW!