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0007594ardourfeaturespublic2018-04-08 10:482018-04-08 14:30
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PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
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Product Version5.12 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007594: Make MIDI region copies independent by default
DescriptionOne thing I always have to do for fresh Ardour installations is go to my Session Properties and enable "MIDI region copies are Independent".

When it is enabled creating uinked copies requires a lot of menu-diving and almost always causes data loss - I copy some region, made changes and find out later that the original region is also changed and I need to reconstruct it from memory.

I also always warn new users about this, and I thought maybe it's a good idea to disable this by default.
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x42 (administrator)
2018-04-08 10:54

This has been discussed in the past. There is no correct default. It is a 50/50 game and the correct setting depends on your workflow and style of music.

However, you can always unlink regions after the fact, but you cannot re-link regions once they're unlinked. Hence linked by default is the better and saver default for new installations.
unfa (reporter)
2018-04-08 14:30

Maybe a default hotkey for unlinking MIDI regions would be a good option?

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Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-04-08 10:48 unfa New Issue
2018-04-08 10:54 x42 Note Added: 0020246
2018-04-08 14:30 unfa Note Added: 0020248

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