Renoise
Renoise 3.0.0
Your rating: Now say why...

(1) 3

Audio editor/sequencer.   Demo ($89.00)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Renoise is a sophisticated music sequencer and audio processing application for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It's a unique all-in-one music production environment for your personal computer.

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 steroids.

Renoise's open API allows programmers to easily extend Renoise. With a few lines of code you can add
What's New
Version 3.0.0:
  • Supercharged instruments with per-sample modulation, effects and more.
  • New real-time performance options.
  • Instrument phrases.
  • New DSP effects and pattern commands.
  • Reworked GUI.
  • Access the complete release notes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



MacUpdate - Renoise



Renoise User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(1)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(7)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+25

Stephan2nd reviewed on 20 Apr 2014
Other then a nice flashback to the old trackers for the Amiga (who remembers OctaMED, FastTracker, .. ?) it cannot compete with a modern DAWs like Ableton Live, Cubase, .. ..
The cluttered GUI just does not invite you to be creative imo

But again, it is a great flashback. :)
[Version 3.0.0]


burypromote

+61

Designer reviewed on 02 Jan 2012
An outstanding piece of software in almost every way. Firstly, it looks fantastic with a well thought through crisp UI design. It's probably the best looking DAW on the market - maybe even nicer than Logic. Secondly, it's just so much fun and incredibly easy to use while being as deep as you need it to be. I have to give special praise to the guy who does the official tutorial videos - he just gets straight to the point with no fluff what-so-ever. I had it all figured out in one watch. Love it!
[Version 2.7.2]

1 Reply

burypromote

+242
RavenNevermore replied on 20 Apr 2014
It's a tracker, not really a DAW. If you are working with loops and other sound films you didn't record I guess it's fine.

But for actually recording music it's more confusing in its layout than Logic, Cubase or ProTools. Or even Garageband.
burypromote
+1

+88
tekl commented on 23 Jul 2008
You could also try the free http://www.milkytracker.net
[Version 1.9.1]


burypromote

+9

Rotad reviewed on 28 Jun 2008
I used to use Impulse Tracker back in the day. You can't imagine how overjoyed I was to find Renoise for my MAC. Loads of fun and the price is right!
[Version 1.9.1]


burypromote
+1

+1

conner_bw reviewed on 03 Jun 2008
With a pedigree going back to the days of the Amiga, this music composition tool is by far my favorite piece of software on the Mac. I
[Version 1.9.1]


burypromote

kneskade reviewed on 22 May 2006
rocks my socks
[Version 1.5.2]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 22 Nov 2004
This kicks butt! I've been waiting for a tracker like this on OS X for SOOO long... :)
[Version 1.5b1]

1 Reply

burypromote
Anonymous commented on 02 Feb 2005
Renoise is great. It has a lot of power and speed. Definately my favorite music-creation studio.
If you aren't familiar with trackers, then it may take a while to learn. So download lots of XM-music files and learn. There are literally thousands of XMs out there.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


Indica rated on 10 Dec 2012

[Version 2.8.0]



gatovadio rated on 24 Jun 2011

[Version 2.7.1]


Downloads:10,665
Version Downloads:69
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:19 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $89.00
Overall (Version 3.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-7 of 7
Displaying 1-2 of 2
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Renoise is a sophisticated music sequencer and audio processing application for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It's a unique all-in-one music production environment for your personal computer.

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 steroids.

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 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.


- -