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Routing Devices

Routing Devices either send audio to another FX Chain/track or receive a signal from an external source.


#Line Input

The #Line Input device can route inputs from your soundcard into Renoise, e.g. microphone or line-in jack, allowing you to listen to an instrument directly. You can also route to this device the audio from MIDI devices that have been triggered with Renoise.

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  • Channel: When your soundcard offers more than one input, you can choose a sub-channel here. The recording device is set up in the Audio Preferences.
  • Input: The channel to be routed to Renoise (left, right or both). The level meter to the right of the buttons displays the current input levels.
  • Latency: Select from "Live Recording Mode" for guitar, vocals etc. or "MIDI Return Mode" for Renoise-triggered synths routed back into Renoise. This will apply the appropriate amount of latency to the signal (see Latency handling with External MIDI Instruments for a more in-depth explanation).
  • Panning: The panning of the input stream.
  • Volume: The gain of the input stream.

#ReWire Input

When running Renoise as the ReWire master, you can route other ReWire slave applications into Renoise by using this device. A ReWire slave can be another audio sequencer or a softsynth like VSampler or Kontakt. Once the device is selected and the application is opened, both program's time-lines will be synchronised. If available, MIDI inputs of ReWire devices will then show up as regular devices in the Renoise MIDI panel, allowing you to automate and trigger the ReWire applications from Renoise.

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  • Device: The ReWire slave to be loaded into Renoise. After selecting a device, many applications (e.g. Reason) will be auto-started. If this doesn't happen, then just launch the program yourself and it should be automatically set as a slave to Renoise.
  • Channel: When the device has more than one audio channel available, you can select it here. To route more than one channel from the same slave to Renoise, simply use multiple #ReWire Input devices with the same "Device" setting.
  • Input: The channel to be routed to Renoise (left, right or both). The level meter to the right of the buttons displays the current input levels.
  • Panning: The panning of the input stream.
  • Volume: The gain of the input stream.

#Send

Track Effects: A #Send device routes a track's output to a Send Track within Renoise. By routing more than one track to the same Send Track, you can apply the same effect chain to the audio from multiple tracks simultaneously. A Send Track can also make use of a #Send device, so there are many possibilities available for complex routing.

Sample FX: The device works in the same way, but instead routes the audio to another FX Chain.

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  • Mute/Keep Source:
    • Mute Source: The signal is muted after it is routed to the Send Track/FX Chain, meaning that the current track becomes silent and effects appearing after the Send device in the chain will have no effect.
    • Keep Source: The signal is routed to the Send Track/FX Chain, but also continues to play on the current track (see illustration below).
  • Amount: The volume of the signal sent to the Send Track/FX Chain.
  • Panning: The panning of the signal sent to the Send Track/FX Chain.
  • Receiver: The Send Track/FX Chain that will receive the audio.

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#Multiband Send

A more advanced version of the standard #Send device, this allows you to split an audio signal into three separate frequency bands and individually route them to different Send Tracks/FX Chains. The "Amount" of each band, plus the "Low" and "High" limits can be adjusted in the right-hand graph by left-click dragging the lines.

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The volume scale of the graph at the right side of the device can be changed by clicking on the small button in the bottom right corner:

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  • Amount 1: The volume of the lower band signal sent to the Send Track/FX Chain.
  • Amount 2: The volume of the middle band signal sent to the Send Track/FX Chain.
  • Amount 3: The volume of the upper band signal sent to the Send Track/FX Chain.
  • Low: The upper frequency limit of the lower band.
  • High: The lower frequency limit of the upper band.

Each Amount slider has two additional options to the right of it:

  • Mute/Keep Source: Determines whether the original signal is muted or continues to play on the current track.
  • Receiver: The Send Track/FX Chain that will receive the audio from this frequency band.

There are two additional controls under this:

  • Type: Changes the type of crossover filter used around the Low and High frequency bands. There is a choice of three Linkwitz–Riley filters, a FastFIR and a SteepFIR.
  • Show/Hide Graph: Shows or hides the graph at the right side of the device.