Renoise is a powerful, portable, cross-platform and commercial graphical application that has been created from the ground up to act as a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for aspiring musicians who want to create beautiful electronic music.
It offers an unique way to make music on your favorite operating system, featuring a streamlined interface and a vertical timeline, and it is distributed as a commercial version that costs 89 USD (65 EUR) and a demo version that is limited in functionality (see below for details).
Includes powerful features
The application provides support for multi-core CPUs for working with big audio files, an attractive and easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI), support for MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), as well as support for VST (Virtual Studio Technology) instruments and effects.
In addition, the software comes with support for low-latency audio with multi-I/O ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output), an integrated sampler, external audio recording support, an instrument editor, a mixer, a wide range of built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processing) effects, track routing support, an automation.
Runs on Linux, Windows and Mac
Being designed from the offset to be a multi-platform software, Renoise works on all mainstream computer operating systems. It is supported on all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as on the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows OSes. It is distributed as native installers or pre-built binaries for 32 and 64-bit hardware platforms.
Limitations of the demo version
The demo version will not provide support for ASIO on the Microsoft Windows operating system, both resampling and rendering selections are disabled, you won’t be able to render to WAV, nag screens are all over the app, the freezing and rendering plugins are disabled, a small subtle hiss will be generated randomly as ReWire Slave, and only the first stereo input bus will be available as ReWire Master.