The people that started to use sound sequences in the eighties will still remember the trackers. These specific multichannel sequencers used to code for the user to interact with the machine, the reason why its interface is rather different from the modern-day audio sequencer. This appearance, closer to a programing application than to a music creation program required hexadecimal code, in such a way that nowadays only a few loyal users use this kind of software.
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Nevertheless, Renoise has been developed to eliminate the downward slope. This sequencer is based on trackers but includes new functions that make it the perfect option for the users. Even though it maintains the essence of the product, Renoise includes functions reserved up until now to modern DAW, like support for external VSTs or the option to use ASIO drivers to decrease the latency and optimize the performance and quality of the audio.
What's more, it has support for Multi-Core and it is possible to synchronize computers, whether by means of OSC or by means of MIDI. It also has plug-ins for delay compensation, Rewire functions, external audio recording functions, an integrated sampler, options to mix between channels and support for CAF, AIFC, SND and AU files.
If you like music creation and you miss the tracker program, Renoise is the perfect solution. It includes the best technological innovations of that last few years, so you will be able to combine the best things of both worlds with perfect results.