MY CUSTOM TWEAKS FOR RENOISE TRACKER

MY CUSTOM TWEAKS FOR RENOISE TRACKER

UPDATED ON: 2022-05-21

Today i want to share my custom made 80s theme for Renoise tracker.

RENOISE `84 [v0.4b]



GRAB IT FROM MEGA.NZ

To install it just double click on downloaded XRNC files. Renoise will launch and install theme automatically.

Also, i’ve figured out how to change internal font and set custom mouse cursor.
Tracker doesn’t provide GUI for such options.

All settings related to current skin could be found here:

C:\Program Files\Renoise 3.X.X\Resources\Skin 

FONTS:

C:\Program Files\Renoise 3.X.X\Resources\Skin\Fonts 

CURSORS:

C:\Program Files\Renoise 3.X.X\Resources\Skin\Cursors 

To chage all program fonts except pattern editor you need to edit:

C:\Program Files\Renoise 3.X.X\Resources\Skin\Fonts\Config.xml

To chage pattern editor font you need to edit:

C:\Program Files\Renoise 3.X.X\Resources\Skin\Fonts\PatternConfig.xml 

where Renoise 3.X.X is your particular Renoise version.

To make things rollin’ you need to copy desired font in TTF format in fonts folder.
And after that edit following files.

ORIGINAL CONFIG.XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<FontEngine doc_version="0">
  <Standard>
    <Size>10,10</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSans.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Standard>
  <StandardBig>
    <Size>13,13</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSans.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </StandardBig>
  <Bold>
    <Size>10,10</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Bold>
  <Italic>
    <Size>10,10</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSans-Oblique.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Italic>
  <Monospaced>
    <Size>10,10</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSansMono.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Monospaced>
</FontEngine>

TWEAKED CONFIG.XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<FontEngine doc_version="0">
  <Standard>
    <Size>14,14</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Standard>
  <StandardBig>
    <Size>18,18</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </StandardBig>
  <Bold>
    <Size>14,14</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Bold>
  <Italic>
    <Size>14,14</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Italic>
  <Monospaced>
    <Size>14,14</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Monospaced>
</FontEngine>

ORIGINAL PATTERNCONFIG.XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<PatternFontSettings doc_version="0">
  <Small>
    <Size>9,9</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSansMono.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Small>
  <Normal>
    <Size>11,11</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSansMono.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Normal>
  <Big>
    <Size>13,13</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSansMono.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Big>
  <Huge>
    <Size>15,15</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/DejaVuSansMono.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Huge>
</PatternFontSettings>

TWEAKED PATTERNCONFIG.XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<PatternFontSettings doc_version="0">
  <Small>
    <Size>12,12</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Small>
  <Normal>
    <Size>14,14</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Normal>
  <Big>
    <Size>16,16</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Big>
  <Huge>
    <Size>18,18</Size>
    <FileName>Fonts/amiga.ttf</FileName>
    <AntiAlias>YES</AntiAlias>
  </Huge>
</PatternFontSettings>
I think that vintage font from Amiga computer fits the tracker interface so much.


Just look at these screens!

SAMPLER



MIXER



PREFERENCES



Font tweak was tested on two machines:

  • Desktop 2560x1600 [150% font scaling]
  • Laptop 1920x1080 [125% font scaling]


Amiga Topaz font can be downloaded HERE .