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0004043features2011-05-16 15:32
ReporterrgrwkmnAssigned To 
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Status newResolutionopen 
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Summary0004043: Doodle Space
DescriptionRelated feature request: http://tracker.ardour.org/view.php?id=3735

Recently I've been working with lots of short regions in Ardour, putting them together all on one track to create new music out of samples from other music. The samples are taken such that playing them back with a sample player at a particular tempo is not desirable, they need to be played back to back to allow some variation in tempo and timing. A single track in Ardour has provided a really nice way of arranging them, but keeping track of what region has what music is difficult. Having the region names showing on the bottom of each region in the track has been helpful, but I'm going to be working with hundreds of different regions and I won't even know every one by its name.

My idea for a solution is the addition of doodle tracks. They would be attached to each audio track just like automation, except instead of moving rubber bands you can draw freely with your mouse. Each region would have its own canvas within the doodle track that displays the region's doodle. Moving further with the concept, in addition to doodles per region, there could be doodles per audio/midi track (and master) and per track group.

The doodles would allow editors to easily identify regions and/or compose with symbols or graphic music notation.
Additional InformationObviously Ardour is not a drawing program, so it may be best to simply display a saved image of a certain type like PNG or SVG and open an external editor when the user wishes to modify it. Then Ardour can only be concerned with whether a certain image is representative of a region, track or track group, and whether a doodle track is showing or not.
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-05-14 19:33 rgrwkmn New Issue
2011-05-16 15:32 cth103 cost => 0.00
2011-05-16 15:32 cth103 Target Version => 3.X
2011-05-16 15:32 cth103 Relationship added related to 0003735