At last nights meetup there was a lot of people using Renoise to produce music and an equal amount of people that had never heard of it or used it. Below is an introduction video to Renoise and you can also click here to see the main overview on the Renoise website.
Added bonus: Check out this article from Create Digital Music about artist Dkon and an album he did using only a Korg Poly 800 and Renoise.
The new Analog Four from Elektron was a topic of discussion at November’s meeting. Musician DataLine has a couple of videos demonstrating the A4’s abilities, just in time for the December 3rd shipping date. I for one am seriously considering pairing this up with my Dave Smith Tempest.
Here is a simple example of how to do a sidechain in Renoise and then in Ableton Live. There are many ways to implement a sidechain but this is a great easy to follow example of how the technique works.