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Eight weeks of community driven testing finish today. We are proud to announce 
that Renoise 2.7 is stable and ready for production. Thanks once again to our
users, the best in the world.

For the occasion we've teamed up with Puremagnetik.com to bring you "Puremagnetik
XRNI Essentials Volume 1" - a hand-picked selection from their catalog of
professionally multi-sampled instruments. This sample pack is free for all
registered users, new and old.

With over 500MB of sounds, producers can immediately jump into the latest sampling
features of Renoise 2.7. From classic studio instruments like a Stratocaster and
Mellotron to lo-fi digital chip sounds, "Puremagnetik XRNI Essentials Volume 1"
offers something for everyone. As an added bonus this collection includes a
pristinely sampled and programmed Yamaha Conservatory Grand Piano. The package
contains: Analog Synth Basses, Circuit Bent Drum Kits, Buchla Drum Kits, Mellotron
Strings and Flutes, Glitch, Toy & Lo-Fi Sounds, Fender Rhodes Mark II, Model-C
Clavinet, Electric Guitar, Upright Bass, Classic Analog Synths, Grand Piano, and
more.

We're also pleased to announce an upgrade to our XRNX site and a Tool Update
Downloader which automatically updates installed tools. It's so easy even your
grandmother could do it. In fact, she's learning Lua and scripting a new controller
template for Duplex as you read this. But I digress...


# WHAT'S NEW SINCE 2.6?

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


# MUSIC HACKDAY BERLIN:

Renoise will be mentoring at Music Hack Day Berlin. The event takes place on the
weekend of May 28th in the MTV Network offices located at the Spree river. Erik,
dblue and Taktik will be on site to discuss Renoise, the Lua API, drink beer, and
give out high fives. Check our community forums in the upcoming days for more
details.

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