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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 the Backstage?


# 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:

* http://www.renoise.com/new


# 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!

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