cEvin Key is announced as Renoise official artist http://renoise.com/artists/cevin-key Interview by GraySun Caligari, published in Circuit Breaker Club. cEvin Key: "So Re-Noise is an amazing program if you’ve ever sequenced using that. It’s more of a Tracker style program. It’s more complicated. It was used for songs like “Ganbatte“. How I found out about it was through Aaron from Venetian Snares. I was asking him how he did all that crazy articulated stuff. There is quite a learning procedure but then doorways open up and it’s really fun. About half of the record was written using Re-Noise." *'Renoise' is spelled wrong. https://circuitbreakerclub.org/links-and-goodies/interview-with-cevin-key-of-skinny-puppy/ Interview by DJ Wildhoney, published in Side-Line Magazine. cEvin Key: "I mainly use Logic synced to the room and all clocks, I also like Renoise sometimes." http://www.side-line.com/skinny-puppy-all-my-gear-crashing-on-top-of-me-was-not-good-tech-talk-with-dj-wildhoney/more
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.
4.8/5 very fun and great. not like fl studios where everything slides around and makes horrid noises, and not like ableton where... pros cons neutrals: - version 1.5.2 - solid and tight. hard to do anything you didn't mean to do - you won't forget about automations - multiple effects and whatnot won't mess it up - looks really cool - feels great to type music instead of click it - great key combs for pattern control (ctrl+right, ctrl+right, ctrl+dn, ctrl+left. switched two sequences. - great startup speed (fruit guy too slow) - friendly tool tips (and no anime dance thing) - 2005 great disc browser with quick playback /- 2005 playbacking samples sometimes stop because they long (reasonable) - customizable theme and key combs - many time signatures (pretty much as many as you need, you 71/35 freakhead) - speed control and tick system is great and in tact - many transposes (and not just a knob eagh) - beat slicing and GREAT pattern commands (0B00) - stereoexpander and singlepole lp |- hexadecimal. helpful in having more numbers but sometimes hard to calculate. /- 2005 sample editor is rather lame (no timestretch, etc) /- 2005 crashes - has toggleable backup saves - idk how to buy 2005 1.5.2 ver instead of 3.0 /- 2005 effects are ok /- 2005 reverbs are usually bleh /- clips sometimes (probably just me) /- 2005 hard to make GREAT sounds without vst plugins
anything with 2005 could either just be a problem from 2005 or maybe it's still there. download the demo, that's all i can use because idk how TO BUY 2005 FVERSON.]
overall, it's you. it's not renoise. renoise is a hot friendly smart caring guy and it's you. renoise has done nothing wrong, and never will. get the right sounds -- get the right sequences -- u ho.
I first started making music in 1995 with a piece of software called *FastTracker - I was heavily, emotionally invested in something called *the demoscene, a bunch of talented and creative guys who made, basically, music videos. Music making softwares in those days did not look like anything like today's horizontal-UI-based DAWs, FastTracker looked like Excel to everyone who did not understand what they are seeing. To us who used it on a daily basis, in looked like the same, only with meaning.
Renoise is a *tracker, such as FastTracker, a DAW where progression is vertical instead of horizontal and where the underlying math looks more prominent. If you can get over that (and also the thing that notation is a tad bit different and you really are working in a spreadsheet, to give you an overall view of things to come), this baby is amazing. Compact, fast, solid, works with most VSTs, does not crash often (I had my weird problems with my EMU0202 sound card, though, when you try to quit Renoise, you often have to resort to a force quit) and I made a full EP on it. My problem with it, though, is that in the long run I needed to work with vocal tracks and that is something that I simply could not solve neatly (maybe because I completely overlooked a feature?) and also in terms of visuals I liked an approach better which gives me visual oversight on the whole length of the track down to the sample level without clicking too much.
TLDR Renoise is as good as any other DAW out there. Main point of difference for me was the underlying logic and the lack of the horizontal track view. If you can live with it, this will be an amazing flagship in your arsenal.
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!
If you like the tracker interface, this is the DAW for you. Full VST support, external midi, all the stuff you need. Great sample/instrument-editor can sample a full VST-instrument with one button. Instrument editor/Sampler also available as VST plugin if you use other DAWS, worth a check: Redux.