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0005772ardourfeaturespublic2020-05-09 00:38
ReporterLeatuspenguin Assigned To 
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Summary0005772: Include a region "grouping" option in Ardour
DescriptionIf you're working on a large project with many regions, it would be very useful to be able to group regions in various ways, both regions within a track and regions that span multiple tracks. A good example of a grouping implementation would be how it's done in Reaper.
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2013-11-20 11:28


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2014-12-23 13:05

reporter   ~0016074

Note that this, or something like it is mentioned on the post-3.0 development page:

I haven't used Reaper, but there's a similar functionality in Ableton Live and Bitwig Studio: patterns. A Pattern is basically a container for a bunch of regions. The pattern can be shortened (truncates what ever it contains), or lengthened (loops what ever it contains). Within the pattern, regions can be trimmed, moved around, have automation, be stretched, etc, as they are now. All relative to the container. This would be an awesome feature to have in Ardour.

Here is an example of what it looks like in Bitwig: - the pattern being edited in the pattern editor is the highlighted one in the "voc1" track.


2016-03-14 19:47

reporter   ~0018068



2019-01-28 21:44

reporter   ~0020577

Such a feature would be awesome!


2019-02-01 21:55

reporter   ~0020578

For audio regions on a single track there is a function called "Combine" - this makes them appear as a single region, but thy are actually multiple ones, and can be "uncombined" to tweak the arrangement, and re-combined again.

It's not exactly region grouping however.


2019-04-11 15:01

reporter   ~0020629

See also:


2020-05-08 22:10

reporter   ~0024109

grouping on multiple tracks would be usefull. Adding sponsoring for it.

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2013-11-20 11:28 Leatuspenguin New Issue
2013-11-20 11:28 Leatuspenguin File Added: Group regions.png
2014-12-23 13:05 naught101 Note Added: 0016074
2016-03-14 19:47 PipeManMusic Note Added: 0018068
2019-01-28 21:44 garvalf Note Added: 0020577
2019-02-01 21:55 unfa Note Added: 0020578
2019-04-11 15:01 naught101 Note Added: 0020629
2020-05-08 22:10 tavasti Note Added: 0024109
2020-05-08 22:10 tavasti Sponsorship Added tavasti: US$ 25
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