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Renoise is pleased to announce that Renoise 2.6 is ready for production.

Over three months of community driven beta testing has put the software through the ringer. User feedback has resulted in our most innovative release to date. Rock solid stable, as usual.

What's new?

Script everything using a truly open API:

Lua is a light-weight programming language, which together with the Renoise API allows you to build add-ons quickly and easily.

"Firefox has extensions. Renoise has Lua scripts. You can customize the user interface, manipulate musical elements in your song, control MIDI, audio, and OpenSoundControl, or actually dive in and create features Renoise doesn't have yet."
-Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music

Lua scripting, introduced as part of the beta cycle in July, has already resulted in a plethora of new tools, as well as native support for the following hardware: AlphaTrack, BCF-2000, BCR-2000, KONTROL49, FaderPort, microKONTROL, nanoKONTROL, Launchpad, Remote SL-MKII, Nocturn, Monome, Ohm64, iPad via TouchOSC... All created by the Renoise community on their own dime, just for the fun of it! Now that Renoise
2.6 is stable and ready for the public at large, we can only imagine what's next. Note to hardware companies: About those extra units sold? You're welcome.

Check out the new tools page for more: http://tools.renoise.com/

Sample AUTOSEEK:

Samples have a new setting, "Autoseek", which will, when enabled, make them behave like a traditional audio channel. You can start playing back the song at any position, and the sample will automatically seek to the current position in the song without having to be triggered.

And more:

* Open Sound Control (OSC) Server Support
* Duplex - MIDI/OSC controller framework
* DSSI Support on Linux, 64-bit Linux Version
* Support for CAF, AIFC, SND and AU Files
* Linux & Mac OSX Performance Tweaks
* Minor usability and functionality refinements galore!
* The full scoop, here: http://www.renoise.com/about/what-s-new-2-6/

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# 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 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.

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