Renoise 1.8 released

Renoise is a great Tracker software.


1. 51 new additions (in detail),
2. 28 updates (features that got extended),
3. 9 fixes,
4. 15 changes.


* [Add] Menu bar
* [Add] Show used midi-mappings dialogue
* [Add] 7 presets for storing specific custom GUI layouts (bound to the first seven function keys)
* [Add] Keyjazz option
* [Add] Single-pattern or pattern selection rendering to file
* [Add] Render each pattern into a separate file
* [Add] Multiple sample/instrument selection in the diskbrowser (shift click and ctrl click) to import multiple samples or instruments
* [Add] Colour syntax in pattern editor
* [Add] Zooming facility in automation (4 levels: 100, 200, 400 and 800%)
* [Add] Manual value change of automation nodes (yes you can now type in exact values for each automation point)
* [Add] Copy / Paste selection in envelope windows (inside and between(:D) automation / instrument envelopes)
* [Add] Line-in device to routing group
* [Add] Search facility to various listings (VST/DSP list; automation list; VSTI list etc.)
* [Add] Copy track in song through pattern editor context menu or shortcut (lctrl-lalt-ld)
* [Add] Added transparent copy mode (aka mix-paste in other trackers) to Advanced Edit which allows you to copy contents in between existing notes
* [Add] Added “Column in song”option to Advanced Edit selection criteria
* [Add] FLAC support (encoding and decoding) FLAC files are stored in 16-, 24- and 32-bit (yes first app to support true 32 bit flac!) format
* [Add] Configurable prehear volume slider in sample-section of the diskbrowser and assignable to master or current selected track.
* Sample editor improvements:
o [Add] Snap-to-Zero for selections and loop-based operations
o [Add] Short-cut key controllable options
o [Add] Prehear wave-play on mastertrack or selected track
o [Add] Added bit-depth option to the conversion dialog
o [Add] Line-in recording which features
+ [Add] Pattern quantization
+ [Add] Record-latency compensation
+ [Add] Channel recording selection (L/R/L+R)
+ [Add] Selectable device input (In general for ASIO:Line-in / Mic/Phono-in etc:depending what the soundcard supports)
+ [Add] Realtime track-fx processing to line-in signal
* [Add] Advanced Mixer which contains:
o [Add] Six switchable control components (mute/solo+panning+fader+volume-value+routing component)
o [Add] VU-meters contain three different min/max limits: −24 to 0dB, −48 to 0dB (default) and −96 to 0dB
o [Add] drag & drop dsp/VST effects in mixer
o [Add] expandable/collapsable parameter tables in Mixer DSP/VST blocks and hide/view labelnames
o [Add] Pre (automatable) and post (none-automatable) and MIDI mappable slide-buttons (vol & pan)
o [Add] Specific ASIO channel routing possibilities
* [Add] Command to temporary skip loading the song-template when creating a new song (ctrl-shift-n)
* [Add] specific keyboard focus areas (highlighted with specific area markers in around the corners)
* [Add] lock keyboard focus to pattern area function
* [Add] CPU Load Threshold
* [Add] Hardware buffer triggering:More control to circumvent audio-card quirks, some soundcards perform better with hardware buffers, but *may* perform unpredictable when using the line-in device or recording with it (wrong bit/freq rate recording / playback etc.)
* [Add] SSE support to improve CPU performance (rates of 10% improvement are possible)
* [Add] Custom root-folders for autobackup files
* [Add] Colour-picker added to theme preferences
* [Add] Mute source in delay DSP
* [Add] Three different sample export types in song/instrument export preferences
* [Add] Added colour invert option to invert the complete theme
* [Add] Printable custom keyboard settings from within any XSLT compliant browser
* [Add] Open/Save as song using common dialog
* [Add] Open Recent songs loadlist
* [Add] Missing vst plugin survey for songs loaded that contain plugin references that lack locally.
* [Add] Set option in the advanced edit for mass alteration of values to the same value in the pan/vol/effect column.


* [Update] You can now exclude specific controllers in the MIDI prefs pane
* [Update] Note-Cut behaviour altered to lower CPU usage
* [Update] Flac, Ogg and AAC/M4A added to importable samples, involving improved mp3 support
* [Update] Import format sample-files can now be preheared in the Disk-browser as well
* [Update] Prehear of samples in the diskbrowser can now be initiated by right arrow key (regardless of the prehear button state)
* [Update] Import options (MIDI / raw sample import / wave loop options) can also be altered on-the-fly from the file context menu of the disk browser (use Load File with Options)
* [Update] Samples can now be loaded directly from the XRNS and XRNI archives.
* [Update] Samples in the archives can be replaced with whatever sample format Renoise can read
* [Update] Sample-slot window can be resized so you can balance between the amount of instruments / samples view.
* [Update] All supported file-types can now always be loaded regardless which preset section is selected (song/instrument/sample/theme)
* [Update] Added option for rendering 24-bit quality
* [Update] Effect plugins can be moved by keyboard shortcuts
* [Update] All XML related clipboard contents (pattern / automation / dsp / inst.envelope data etc.) can be shared between Renoise and third party tools (like text editors)
* [Update] Individual MIDI mappings can now be removed without having to redefine all the other controllers
* [Update] Automation can now be controlled by more keyboard shortcuts
* [Update] global Undo/Redo - All actions performed are now all undoable
this includes removing complete tracks and deleting samples from instruments etc
* [Update] You can now hear instruments when playing notes in the mastertrack / sendtracks (excluding track effects!)
* [Update] ASIO auxilary control can also be set in the Mastertrack now
* [Update] Note delay (Dx) and note cut (Fx) commands can now be used in both panning and volume column
* [Update] Increased pattern volume value to 80 (7f) to better support the MIDI volume range
* [Update] Expanded maximum amounts of samples to 256 per instrument
* [Update] Changed file format (XML) for all saved sound-files (song / instrument) to a ZIP-compatible archive
* [Update] Increased beatsync (Now called Sync) value to 512
* [Update] Expanded maximum bpm rate to 999.
* [Update] Automation interpolation process per tick instead of per line. (values are still per line!)
* [Update] International characters are supported now in the fonts. (Using Free Type? fonts)
* [Update] Folder locations in diskbrowser can now be summoned in OS explorer through short-cut / context option.
* [Update] Added global shortcuts for Sequencer navigation: In the keybindings section “global” of the preferences pane, you can now assign keys to navigate the sequencer. These are by default not assigned.


* [Fixed] (Mac) Right side modifier keys work properly now
(to start playing the Pattern / Song by default)
* [Fixed] Changed BPM behaviour to match exact BPM at specific tick-rates (1, 2, 3, 6, 12)
* [Fixed] Fixed quantize problems and hiss sound in EQ filter DSP’s
* [Fixed] VST compatability (Allows you to run V2.4 protocol VST’s)
* [Fixed] VST Timing. (VST plugins with own sequencers now run better synchronised to Renoise)
* [Fixed] Click and crackle problems with Delay dsp when automated have been resolved by smoothing out the volume parameter response (feedback / send)
* [Fixed] Buffering issue with Direct Sound? drivers, this might resolve a lot of playback issues as well if experienced so far
* [Fixed] Samples are saved in full true bit rates (24/32 bit) now instead of being converted to 16-bit equivalent
* [Fixed] “Make Selection unique” now sorts pattern sequence in ascending mode instead of descending.


* [Change] Moved Clipboard selection menu from pattern editor context menu to Edit drop-box in menu-bar
* [Change] Removed Midi mapping button from top-right frame, added it to View dropbox of menu-bar
* [Change] Removed Prehear button from the instrument area (still toggable through the numpad decimal-key)
* [Change] Moved Configs to Preferences dialogue approachable from the menu-bar
* [Change] Moved Advance Edit to (expandable/collapsable) side panel on the right side of the pattern editor
* [Change] Moved author/title and song comment to specific dialog, with toggle switch (saved with the song)
* [Change] Moved “Follow automation on song-position changes” to preferences
* [Change] Moved Copy DSP chain from Advanced Edit to Mixer Panel right-click context menu
* [Change] Moved CPU Usage to Song properties and changed name into Quality Mode
* [Change] ASIO channel-names are now shown in the routing list instead of 1 + 2 and 3 + 4
* [Change] Categorised send-device as routing component
* [Change] LFO Device now displays effect and parametername in droplists instead of referring to the devicenumber
* [Change] To read AAC or MP$, you need to install Quicktime 7.0 or higher on windows
* [Change] log-file is being extended instead of overwritten
* [Change] Renoise styled modal dialogs returned.

Renoise is the next generation of music tracker software, combining studio quality sound and virtually infinite expandability with a clear and concise interface putting every parameter and option literally at your fingertips!
Price: 50 euro.

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