Groovy bassline in less than 5 minutes

This tutorial covers the 2nd half of the Renoise Workflow video. We will continue where we left off, about 4 minutes in the video.


Fat beat in less than 10 minutes

Neil from the bigbeat collective Shaper shows you how he produces a track in Renoise. Learn to create a fat beat in less than 10 minutes.


ADC Processing Delay Compensation For Audio Recording

The secret delay problem that your soundcard's company does not want to be too public about. Let us dig deeper to solve the problem. The reward: recordings that sit perfectly in your mix.


Advanced Midi Routing for Renoise

There are numerous reasons to send MIDI data between Renoise and another program, merge MIDI data or even send MIDI data to a different computer.

In this tutorial I will try to cover every possible scenario.

This article focuses on PCs running Windows. However, the guidelines may also apply to other platforms.


Where should I start? For new Renoise users

Welcome to the world of trackers. In this article I will present you with suggestions to quickly learn the basics of Renoise. I will also give you links to sources where you can get samples and let you discover places to become a more resourceful and inspired composer.

Learn Renoise

The official manual explains every feature of Renoise. Not only is it a good place to start with, it is also a valuable reference when you are more experienced.

Record dry, monitor wet

In this tutorial I will show you how the 'External Audio Recording & Line-in Device' can be used to monitor a wet signal while recording a dry input. For an overview or more general usage, check the Renoise Tutorials article on the External Audio Recoring and Line-in Device.


Making Magic Delay And Verb

A while back I was interested in finding more realistic dub twang-delay sounds in VST form, which was discussed in this thread. As far as I am aware, the authentic spring-twang sound is currently impossible to re-create in software, as it relies on having a real spring and something to twang that spring - imagine trying to emulate those physics with maths!


Ghost Notes uncovered

If you have ever watched a horror movie, you know how sound effects can make you jump you out of your seat. Those sound effects would make for a nice article. Ghost Notes however, are an entirely different subject.

What are Ghost Notes?

The Ghost Notes technique allows you to glide effects from one note to subsequent notes. On synthesizers the same effect is usually achieved with an LFO in combination with the Legato mode.


Renoise and Conserving CPU on Old Machines

For about a year, I was limited to using Renoise on a measly Fujitsu Lifebook Series B circa 2000. In other words, a notebook designed for pure business use (think Microsoft Office only); an 8MB video card, 256MB of RAM under Windows 2000 powered by a 700Mhz Pentium III processor. If you look at the official 'required' specs for Renoise, you'd see that I fall short of this. However, I was able to make music without much restriction. But first, you must let go of everything you know...

Minimize VSTIs


Crippled chords without a Full N-Key Rollover

Identifying the problem

What do writers, gamers and trackers have in common? You type so fast that you hold the keys before they appear on screen. The word "the" is so common, you simply press all three keys are pressed at once. But what happens with lenghtier words? BEEP! Or imagine, your rocket launcher refuses to fire because you are doing a diagonal doublejump in a First Person Shooter. It could mean the end of your virtual life.


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