# FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday March 5th 2010 marks the official launch of Renoise 2.5. Another round of beta testing has passed, a brand new stable and rock solid Renoise is ready for production.
New features in Renoise 2.5 include:
* Pattern Matrix: A birds eye view and editor of the song
* Cross Track Routing for “Meta Devices” and new devices like the “Signal Follower”, which allows you to sidechain other tracks parameters
* Plugin Grabber: Render Plugin Instruments to Renoise Instruments, Samples
* Vastly Improved MIDI Mapping
* A Bunch of New Internal Effects
* And much more... A detailed description of what's new can be found here:
The user manual has been rewritten from scratch. Hundreds of pages of comprehensive documentation and a new video tutorial specifically geared towards Renoise 2.5 usage:
And of course the demo with new tutorial songs, available to all Windows, Macintosh, and Linux users:
# ABOUT RENOISE:
Renoise is a complete music production environment for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. It features full ReWire support, FX and instrument VST/AU plug-in support, automatic plug-in delay compensation, multi-core load balancing, MIDI I/O, audio recording, flexible audio output, graphical & numerical parameter automation, modular parameter routing, and much more.
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.
Renoise's rock solid stability makes it ideal as a live jamming tool. You can map almost every part of the interface to a MIDI controller, run your guitar through a Line-In Device and distort it with native effects, or just use it as a replacement for an MPC.
Due to its keyboard driven workflow, it makes the creation of music for new users far quicker than in a traditional MIDI based sequencer. For experienced users, and those who don't necessarily want to be bound to piano roll systems to music, it offers a refreshing approach to composing:
Instead of spending hours cobbling beats together with a mouse, why not do it in seconds with just a few keystrokes in Renoise? Whether you're an audio veteran or just starting out, Renoise is a fantastic addition to any bedroom or professional studio.
Make music? Use Renoise.
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