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Fans of the tracker/music production tool Renoise wanted to make use of Gustavo Bravetti’s free FM drum kit on their tool of choice, too. Renoise is a unique environment for music making, a modern take on an alternative generation of sequencing applications called “trackers,” as can be seen from the interface above. It should be a lovely match for some FM8 synthesized drum sounds. Torben, a reader of this site and member of the Renoise forum, went ahead and did the work of porting Gustavo’s instruments to Renoise:

Free Fm8 Drumkit For Renoise, Gustavo Bravetti Exclusive Drumkit for FM8 [Renoise forum]

Being such a friendly guy, I copied the arrangement from Live into Renoise – setting up the 9 instances of FM8 with the drum-patches and the example drumloop.
For info on the drumkit check this link: http://kore.noisepages.com/2008/07/24/free…stavo-bravetti/
For downloading my Renoise-file, get it here: http://vibrants.scene.org/gustavo_bravetti…_1_renoise.xrns
And here’s how the drumkit sounds (in Ableton Live). http://media.createdigitalmedia.net/kore/s…ries/fm8kit.mp3
FM is lovely indeed wink.gif
Cheers,
- Torben.

Thanks, Torben! Hope this is of use to some people. (And maybe it’ll give you an excuse to try out Renoise.)

Part of the appeal of Kore, of course, is to be able to move a sound setup from one host to another, so you could easily switch between Ableton Live and Renoise.I’ll be getting the Koresound version and straight FM8 preset out this week — I promise. And I’m especially curious to try pairing up Kore with Renoise as a host. That said, there are also times when some my prefer to drop an instrument directly into their host, minus Kore. Gustavo’s choice of Live was entirely personal; he likes dropping the different FM8’s directly into Live tracks for assembling beats. So, when I release that Koresound, perhaps we’ll compare how these different workflows function.

Got another host to request? Say so in comments. (Obviously, FM8 presets will work in any host, but I’m curious to know how you like to work.)

3 Responses

  1. Ryan McAllister

    hey peter, cool that you are giving the props to renoise. i use it alongside many other tools. anyways, in regards to that thing you were saying about using kore inside renoise as a host…not so much fun.

    my one complaint with renoise that no one else on the forums seems to care about is that the way renoise is set up you basically can NOT even record any automation from the kore controller. kore can still easily be used as a plugin that can be automated, but recording the input as you physically turn the knobs is not possible.

    i posted a couple topics on the forum that outline the problem:

    http://www.renoise.com/board/index.php?showtopic=15880&hl=

    http://www.renoise.com/board/index.php?showtopic=15882&hl=

    just thought i’d give you a heads up that Kore isn’t quite as fun in Renoise as it is in other DAWs. i don’t mean to bash Renoise though it is a wicked tool and everyone should check it out!

  2. Furman

    hi h r u

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