Renoise is a digital audio workstation that lets you record, compose, edit, mix audio and more using a tracker-based system. Renoise is available on PC, Mac and Linux. Renoise Tracking System and Renoise Redux are known to be strong professional suites in the songwriting community.
What is Renoise and Renoise Tracker?
Renoise is a digital audio workstation designed on the basis tracker systems. In this program, the music scrolls from top to bottom in a grid known as the pattern. These patterns can be ordered anyway and you can edit all the sounds, effects, notes and instruments they contain to create tracks.
What are Renoise’s key features?
- Efficient, keyboard-oriented: Renoise can take advantage of all available cores to boost performance so you can always add more instruments and heavier effects. Renoise is also optimized for the keyboard to make you more efficient, you will be able to control everything from the keyboard and reassign any mapping if you wish.
- Organized and practical interfaces: Renoise interfaces are designed to keep everything as organized and easy to read as possible, there are no more annoying floating windows and every widget stays in its place.
- Sampler: Renoise has a built-in sampling function that allows you to edit and listen directly from the editor.
- Model Matrix: Renoise helps you quickly see the overview of tracks and patterns in your song with the Pattern Matrix view. Blocks and templates are divided into blocks, they can be moved, copied and pasted to help you manage the flow effectively.
- Automating: Work fast, work smart. Renoise gives you graphical automation envelopes that let you easily control parameters to add depth and variety to your creations.
- Plugins, scripts and addons: If you are familiar with the Lua programming language, you can extend and customize the Renoise application by writing scripts. Also, you can easily add many available plugins as it supports DSSI, VST, LADSPA and AU. Finally, the community is active so that you can take advantage of various complementary tools created by members of the community. Customize Renoise to your needs.
- Easy import and export: Renoise allows you to import and export several audio file formats such as .aiff, .wav, .wma or .mp3.
- Over 26 native effects included: Renoise has everything you need to start any production from the default reverb, filter, compressors, delay, flanger, EQ, distortion, phaser, and more .
- Multichannel and MIDI I/O: Renoise fully supports multiple hardware channels that flow in and out in real time. Of course, Renoise fully supports JACK’s state-of-the-art audio interconnect technology. You can connect Renoise to various plug-in instruments and hardware synths in master or slave mods to send and receive notes and controller changes.
- Meta-devices: Meta devices such as LFO, Meta Mixer, Signal Follower, etc. allow you to control or modulate device parameters instead of manipulating the audio directly. You can even link devices between tracks, there are plenty of design possibilities waiting for you.
- Open sound control: With the OSC protocol, you can control and interact with Renoise programmatically by configuring Renoise as a server and sending it OSC commands; you can also turn it into a client.
- Graphically analyze your mix: Renoise has a customizable built-in spectrum analyzer that helps you locate problem areas in your masterpiece.
- Flexible mixer and routing: Renoise has its own mixer implementation replacing the traditional one; it can also be used to manage DSP chains. The app also has a flexible routing system that lets you master and send leads to lead the way. It doesn’t matter if you route one or 50 channels, you can route them to a send track full of effects without any problem.
How to use Renoise?
There are many resources and tutorials on the web to help you learn how to use Renoise, like a The Renoise Youtube channel. You can also ask for help on Renoise Forum
Is Renoise free?
It is possible to download the demo version of Renoise and use it with some restrictions. The Renoise price starts at $75.00 and can be purchased from Renoise’s website.
Is Renoise safe?