Renoise Config - Everything Works like well Oiled Machine

User Guide for Renoise

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Intro

v1.0.0 – 2020-03-17
Configuration guide for Windows and macOS to use with our Editor & Librarian plug-ins

Renoise User Guide

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In this little Renoise User Guide you will find the instructions to get our plug-in to work with Renoise with ease. This is universal tutorial for all of our plug-in, but we are using our Roland JP-80×0 plug-in in this guide.

Checkout the plug-in user manual prior to this guide, so you have the knowledge to setup the plug-in properly.

Also, as we are not Renoise experts, we engourage you to read the Renoise manual in order to fully understand your DAW.

We hope you have taken all the necessary precautions prior to using our product, like making a full backup of your synthesizer memory.

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Disclaimer

Our company & plug-in has nothing to do with Renoise company, so please don’t bug them if you encounter issues with the plug-in – open a support ticket in your account page in such case. You can find support details at the end of this document.

Support and plug-in updates are free for life to anyone who has bought the license from our store

Renoise

Preferences

Open your DAW and enter Preferences. We will make sure that MIDI ports are disabled for those ports, where your synthesizer is connected at. This will ensure that your DAW won’t crash and we won’t be getting double data in to the DAW processing loop.

Edit -> Preferences…

Renoise Config - Open Preferences

Renoise Config – Open Preferences

MIDI Port Setup

Open MIDI tab [1] and add the JP-8000 vMIDI In to the device list [2] if you use your synth as a master keyboard. Make sure the In Device [2], MIDI Clock Master Out device [3] and MIDI Clock Salve In device [4] does not contain the physical input / output ports used with the synth.

Renoise Config - Adjust MIDI Settings as Suggested

Renoise Config – Adjust MIDI Settings as Suggested

NOTE #1: You can check our support site for additional guides like Setting MIDI Devices to learn how we added JP-8000 vMIDI In and JP-8000 vMIDI Out ports in the DAW.

Insert the plug-in

Select Track 01 [1] in the Edit window and open plug-ins [2] menu. Locate and select [3] the plug-in you wish to use with Renoise.

Renoise Config - Insert Out Plug-in

Renoise Config – Insert Out Plug-in

Plug-in window will now appear.

Renoise Config - Plug-in Window Appears

Renoise Config – Plug-in Window Appears

MIDI IN / MIDI OUT

Now we can select the Physical MIDI input port which receives MIDI data from your synthesizer.

Renoise Config - Assign MIDI Input Port

Renoise Config – Assign MIDI Input Port

And then we choose the Physical MIDI Out port which sends data to the synthesizer MIDI input.

Renoise Config - Assign MIDI Output Port

Renoise Config – Assign MIDI Output Port

Plug-in will now attempt to establish connection with the synthesizer, so it might take some time if your settings are not right or if you chose a wrong MIDI port by mistake. You should see plug-in saying PROCESSING… somewhere in the plug-in interface and also ABORT PROCESS button will appear.

Renoise Config - Plug-in Attempts to connect

Renoise Config – Plug-in Attempts to connect

If all of the settings are correct, you will see “Plug-in is ready to go!” [1] message in the plug-in display.

Renoise Config - Connection Established

Renoise Config – Connection Established

If something is wrong with your settings, plug-in will say “No response from JP!” [1] and that indicates something is wrong with your synth settings, MIDI device or Renoise Preferences.

Renoise Config - Failed Connection

Renoise Config – Failed Connection

Once the connection is in, you should sync the data with your hardware. Usually this function can be ran from the patch librarian tab / page of the plug-in & “Sync Data From HW” button. Check the plug-in user manual to learn more.

We can now close the plug-in window and move on.

NOTE #1: Check troubleshooting from the plug-in, daw or synthesizer manual if you can not establish connection. You can also seek help from our support site if you can’t find out what is causing error in your setup.

Before we move forward, I have renamed my Track 01 to JP-80×0 so that I know where the plug-in is located in at.

Renoise Config - Renaming Plug-in Channel

Renoise Config – Renaming Plug-in Channel

Assign MIDI out to Renoise tracks

Now, in order to send MIDI notes to the synthesizer, we need to have MIDI out active in the DAW. 

Select Track 02 [1] and give it a new name. I have renamed my track to JP-8000 ch1 [2]. After the name is in, select slot 01 in the top right corner of the display [3]. Now we can assign MIDI out to the specific track by opening the MIDI menu [4] and select the JP-8000 vMIDI Out [5] port from the list.

macOS users can point the MIDI out to physical MIDI port where the synthesizer is connected.

Renoise Config - Assign MIDI Track 1

Renoise Config – Assign MIDI Track 1

Next, select “Track 03” [1] and rename [2] the track, but this time we will call it JP-8000 ch2. Select slot 02 [3] in the top right corner window and assign same MIDI out [4] port but change the channel [5] to 2. Now we are sending data to channel 2 which in this case reflects Upper layer in the plug-in.

Renoise Config - Assign MIDI Track 2

Renoise Config – Assign MIDI Track 2

Now MIDI setup is done, and we can move on!

Note #1: If you have multitimbral setup / use with your synthesizer, which most can do, then add more MIDI tracks and point them to respected MIDI channels.

Automating Plug-in Parameters

Select “JP-80×0” track [1] in Edit view. Locate “Instr. Automation” [2] module from the list in the bottom left corner and drag the module in the slot between the instrument and volume module. See image below.

Renoise Config - Insert Automation Module

Renoise Config – Insert Automation Module

Instr. Automation module will show up. See image below.

Renoise Config - Automation Module In Place

Renoise Config – Automation Module In Place

If you click the [L] Filter Cutoff [1] parameter, you will see the plug-in parameter list [2] menu and you can select any of the parameters shown below.

Renoise Config - Select Parameter to Automate

Renoise Config – Select Parameter to Automate

Note #1: You can configure as many parameters as you wish. System Exclusive (SysEx) parameters and system buttons can not be automated.

Note #2: For some unknown reason, it is not yet possible to draw automation in any DAW when moving the knob from the hardware. It has to be done with the plug-in user interface.

Start drawing in OR move the knobs in the plug-in while recording to make automation!

Finishing it up!

Final step is to add Audio track, so we can hear the synthesizer in action. Click Track 04 [1], rename [2] it to identify it later. I have renamed it to JP-8000 Input. Locate module “Line Input” from the window in bottom left corner [3] and drag the module before the channel volume module. See image below.

Renoise Config - Insert Line Input Module

Renoise Config – Insert Line Input Module

This is how it should look when the module is dragged over. See image below.

Renoise Config - Line Input Module In Place

Renoise Config – Line Input Module In Place

Select appropriate Audio Inputs for the channel. Remember to select the inputs where your synth Audio Output is connected!

Renoise Config - Everything Works like well Oiled Machine

Renoise Config – Everything Works like well Oiled Machine

Note #1: You might have routed your Audio Output from the synth itself to external mixing desk or speakers, so make sure you power those units on. Otherwise there won’t be any sound because our plug-in does not transmit any audio data to the DAW.

Thats it for the Renoise user guide. We hope you find this useful.

You have some suggestions? Yes please!

We are always open for new suggestions and ideas regarding to our products. Send your suggestions to us because it will make our products better.

Head down to our main site and drop your idea in, we will have a look at it and let you know if it can be done.

Thank you.

Plug-in user manuals: https://docs.mysteryislands-music.com/

Plug-in updates: https://www.mysteryislands-music.com/downloads/

Troubleshooting

loopMIDI and MIDI-OX are both shipping their own user manuals, so please refer to their documentary to learn more about how they work.

If you have found an error in this document, open a support ticket so we can have it fixed ASAP.

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