System Requirements

Renoise runs on the following processors and operating systems:

WindowsWindows

Version Renoise 2.7 Renoise 2.8 Renoise 3.0
OS Windows 7, XP SP2 or Vista 32/64-bit for Renoise 32-bit Windows 7, XP SP2 or Vista 32/64-bit for Renoise 32-bit
Windows 7, XP SP2 or Vista 64-bit for Renoise 32/64-bit
Windows 7, XP SP2 or Vista 32/64-bit for Renoise 32-bit
Windows 7, XP SP2 or Vista 64-bit for Renoise 32/64-bit
CPU Any CPU with SSE
 

Mac OS X

Version Renoise 2.7 Renoise 2.8 Renoise 3.0
OS Mac OS X 10.4 or newer for 32-bit Mac OS X 10.4 or newer for 32-bit
Mac OS X 10.6 or newer for 32/64-bit
Mac OS X 10.4 or newer for 32-bit
Mac OS X 10.6 or newer for 32/64-bit
CPU PowerPC or Intel Intel only Intel only
 

Linux

Version Renoise 2.7, Renoise 2.8, Renoise 3.0
OS Linux with glibc >= 2.12, X.org 7.1+. For example Ubuntu 10.04 or newer. A real-time kernel is recommended.
CPU Any CPU with SSE
Sound libasound2 (ALSA >= 1.0 for Audio + MIDI). JACK is optional, but recommended.
More info regarding Linux System requirements.

General information

  • From version 2.8, Renoise has been available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The main benefit of the 64-bit version is support for larger amounts of RAM.
  • A special bridging technology makes it possible to load 32-bit plugins into Renoise 64-bit and 64-bit plugins into Renoise 32-bit at the cost of some additional processing power. Bridged plugins are denoted with an arrow icon.
  • Renoise's minimum window size is 990 x 550 pixels. The window can be stretched across multiple screens. On screens with a height lower than 700 pixels, either the top or bottom panel will be collapsed.
  • To benefit from ASIO in the full version on Windows, your soundcard and system have to be compatible. If your soundcard has no native ASIO drivers, you can try ASIO4ALL.
  • Renoise 1.8+ requires SSE. If you have an AMD CPU, find out if SSE is disabled and switch it back on with H.Oda's WCPUID/XPUID. You can also try A4SSE.