# FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 13th, 2011 - The metronome swings back. Renoise 2.7 transitions from the
developer-heavy focus of the previous release to more musical concerns such as Sampling,
Instruments, Automation, and Native DSPs.
As part of a beta promotion, Renoise 2.7 is available at €40 for new users. We're
lowering the entry barrier to our beta cycle, known as the feature improvement phase
before the final release. Already registered? Then why not bump your version for €32 in
# WHAT'S NEW?
Renoise's internal instruments have been re-engineered. The focal point is a new
keyzone editor that supports overlapping, velocity, and key release mappings. The Sample
Keyzones editor brings with it user interface refinements, improved drumkit generation,
better tuning options, new sample properties, and loop modes. Live instrumentalists can
also tap into new realtime rendering modes and MIDI input routing, making Renoise on a
laptop a formidable replacement for your old sampler.
New Slice Markers push Renoise's breakbeat insanity one step further. With the click
of a button, your break is sliced and keymapped. Amens away! More than just a beatslicer,
creatives will soon discover custom offsets and the power of aliases for controlling
longer recordings like vocals and soundscapes.
The revamped Automation Editor now provides a zoomable overview of the entire song, as
well as vastly improved envelope resolution. Navigating is smooth, dragging and drawing
easier, so simple yet so useful.
Internal FX get an injection of winning with a new Comb Filter and a Multiband Send that
lets you surgically redirect a single sound source to 3 send tracks. New draggable gain
and frequency handles in the native EQs add flavour and finesse to the tools. Other
changes include improvements to DSSI, MIDI optimizations, hardware-compatible solo mode,
adjustable audio headroom, pre-count, ameliorations to the Lua API, and numerous other
changes in every aspect of the app; no stone was left unturned in this release.
Full changelog with screenshots here:
# NEW DEVELOPER ANNOUNCEMENT:
In the last Renoise iteration the core dev team included: Eduard Müller (Taktik), who may
have worked on version one of some other Berlin based DAW. Erik Jälevik, whose previous
gig was lead C++ programmer at Last.fm, and his prize-winning university project
"Beatrak - An Application for Automatic Beat Tracking and Cataloguing of Music
Collections" ain't too shabby. Lucio Asnaghi (kRAkEn/gORe), a seasoned Linux
developer whose other work include Jost, the Jucetice project, and more.
Welcome to the newest contributor: Kieran Foster, aka dblue, aka author of the
dblue/illformed Glitch VST. Kieran has been the official Renoise support liaison for the
last year and is relocating to Berlin to brainstorm and work with the others at Renoise
HQ. Interesting times ahead!
# ABOUT RENOISE:
Renoise is a sophisticated music sequencer and audio processing application for Windows,
Macintosh, and Linux. It's a unique all-in-one music production environment for your
Renoise's rock-solid stability makes it ideal as a live jamming tool. You can map
almost every part of the interface to a MIDI controller, run your guitar through a Line-In
Device and distort it with native effects, or just use it as a drum machine; a sampler on
Renoise's open API allows programmers to easily extend Renoise. With a few lines of
code you can add the features or tools that you always wanted but never dared to ask for.
Renoise is based on mod trackers. Mod trackers are characterized by displaying and editing
music in an easily understood grid known as a pattern. These patterns are akin to sheet
music, but are displayed alphanumerically instead of with musical notation.
Renoise boasts full ReWire and Jack support, FX and instrument VST/AU/LADSPA/DSSI plug-in
support, automatic plug-in delay compensation, multi-core load balancing, MIDI I/O,
OpenSoundControl, audio recording, flexible audio output, graphical & numerical
parameter automation, modular parameter routing, and much more.
Due to its keyboard driven workflow, it makes the creation of desktop music far quicker
than in a traditional MIDI-based sequencer. For experienced users, and those who don't
necessarily want to be bound to piano roll systems to make music, it offers a refreshing
approach to composing and is one of the most efficient ways to do so using a computer.
Instead of spending hours cobbling beats together with a mouse, why not do it in seconds
with just a few keystrokes in Renoise? Whether you're an audio veteran or just
starting out, Renoise is a fantastic addition to any bedroom or professional studio.
Got laptop? Use Renoise.