Renoise is a complete, expandable Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
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.
- ReWire and Jack Transport Support: Connect and synchronize Renoise with other audio applications. You can now combine the best things about trackers and sequencers.
- Automatic PDC (Plugin Delay Compensation): Plug-ins and external inputs have varying amounts of delay, making your tracks sound really sloppy. With Automatic PDC, instruments and effects in your productions will be tightly synced.
- High resolution timing: With the new timing engine added in Renoise 2.0 you can place events with a maximum resolution of up to 65,536 PPQ. This high precision allows live recordings to retain their natural, human feel.
- Multi-Core Support: Take advantage of all the cores in your system to boost performance, allowing you to add much more and heavier DSPs, tracks, VST FX and VST Instruments than before.
- Interface: Quick. Once you get rolling with the keyboard shortcuts, there is no stopping you. There are no annoying floating windows. Every widget stays where it belongs.
- Multi Platform: Renoise runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. If you want to use Renoise on all of them, that is possible too. No need to register a separate copy.
- MIDI: Connect Renoise to hardware synths or VST instruments to send and receive notes and controllers changes. Sync Renoise in either master or slave mode.
- Plugin support: VSTi, VSTfx, LADSPA and AudioUnits: Plug-ins provides you a vast array of effects and synths. With Renoise all that is within reach. Why not map an external MIDI controller to a plugin through the Automate Device and start tweaking for real?
- Low latency audio with Multi-I/O ASIO: Soundcards with ASIO benefit from low audio latency and the ability to route individual tracks through any available hardware channel.
- Integrated Sampler: Edit and playback samples with the Sample Editor.
- External Audio Recording: You can record your sound card's line-in in the Sample Editor. Capture perfectly synched or manually triggered external audio directly into a sample slot. Or route the external signal through the Line-In Device into the DSP Chain.
- Instrument Editor: Turn VST Instruments into CPU-friendly multi-sample Instruments with the Instrument Editor.
- Mixer: Renoise's flexible answer to the traditional mixer. Also doubles as an interface for the DSP Chain.
- Built-in DSP Effects: Reverb, delay, compressor, distortion, flanger, phaser, EQ. Use as many of them as you like - or your PC can handle.
- Track routing: The Send and Master tracks pave the way for unique routing options. Whether you route a single channel or 50 channels to a Send track full of effects, your PC's CPU will hardly know the difference.
- Automation: Draw curves to tell effects and instruments how their parameters should change during playback.
- Rendering to WAV: Export your songs to WAV. Up to 32-bit, 96 kHz, with either cubic or sinc interpolation. Renoise can also save the separate tracks and patterns.
- File formats: Renoise accepts many sample and song formats. See: supported file formats.