Session Time Tracker


The Session Time Tracker is a totally automatic time tracker for monitoring time spent on each song. If you have the tool installed, it will just work in the background, without altering your workflow in any way. If you choose to open the tool’s dialog, you’ll see the tool window update in realtime based on your usage.

Saving the file will save the tracking information for the time you spent. If you open a file, fiddle a bit, and close it without saving, no tracking data will be altered.

The tool classifies time spent based on activity, for insight into which tasks take the most time.

The tool can automatically create a report file alongside each of your opened XRNS song files:

  • songname.xrns - Your Renoise song file
  • songname.time-report.txt - A text file containing a human-readable report of how much time was spent on the song. Updates automatically whenever you save the song.


Tool window:

Time report format:


v1.4 (Hotfix): 2020-06-04

  • Change data location to less volatile location - thanks, @Beatslaughter
  • Compact/Detail view toggle
  • Code cleanup

v1.3: 2020-06-04

  • Added tool settings
  • Ability to toggle auto-creation of time reports
  • Ability to have time tracker window open automatically when a song loads
  • Ability to toggle keeping timers running when Renoise loses focus

v1.2: 2020-06-03

  • NEW: Data files now tucked away in tool folder
  • Shorter report filename – -> FOO.time-report.txt
  • Conflict management / data file merging
  • Export button to save a time report to the folder of your choice
  • Fix for potential Windows path issue

v1.1: 2020-06-01

  • Improved performance
  • Bug fixes


  • Automatically works in the background, unobtrusively keeping time records
  • Classifies time spent based on activity.
  • Automatically carries over old time tracking data when “Save Song As…”
  • Stops counting automatically when Renoise loses focus
  • Correctly handles computer suspend / lid closed by restarting time on resume
  • Writes out textual report on song save


Renoise VersionRelease Date
com.dlt.SessionTimeTracker V1.403.2Jun 4th, 2020

Installation: Drop the Tool File (.xrnx) on a Renoise window to install.

Liability exclusion: "You are about to download and install software from a third-party provider. This software was not developed by Renoise and is listed here in a summarised form purely as a convenience for our users. Renoise takes no responsibility for any malfunction, incompatibility, or damage caused by or otherwise arising from the use of the software. In the case of problems with the installation or use of the software, please contact the relevant developer."

Haftungsausschluss: "Sie sind dabei, eine Anwendung (Software) von einem Drittanbieter herunterzuladen oder zu installieren. Diese Software stammt nicht von Renoise und wird hier lediglich als Service für den Benutzer zusammenfassend übersichtlich dargestellt. Renoise haftet nicht für Fehlfunktionen, Beschädigungen, Inkompatibilitäten oder sonstige Schäden, die von dieser Software ausgehen oder sonst verursacht werden. Sollten während der Installation oder Benutzung der Software Probleme auftreten, wenden Sie sich bitte an den jeweiligen Hersteller."