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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0006862||ardour||features||public||2016-04-20 08:39||2020-01-22 21:13|
|Platform||PC||OS||Debian Linux||OS Version||Jessie|
|Summary||0006862: Subtracks instead of stacked layers|
|Description||I know it would probably be not easy to implement, but what about aborting the concept of "stacked" and "overlaid" layers in favour of sub-tracks? The sub-track thing would be a great asset for multi-take recording. Of course, currently I can use the track group feature for something similar but every full-scaled track produces a CPU overhead which is completely unneeded in this case.|
The main downsides of the stacked layers concept:
1. Complex rearranging of many regions between layers sometimes produces a mess, because every single overlap expands the track area vertically.
2. No way to create automatic micro-overlaps between adjacent regions instead of micro-gaps. The micro-overlaps would be the default fades overlapped, instead of following each other, as of now. The micro-overlaps would greatly help in re-arranging flute recordings and other similar instruments, where the gaps produced by a fade-out followed by a fade-in are very easily heard, no matter how short it is.
This is how the sub-tracks would work:
1. If the sub-track feature is tuned on, a new sub-track would be created every time you start a new recording; in other words, every new take is placed in a new sub-track.
2. The "Choose top" feature remains, but now it rearranges the sub-tracks.
3. If the corresponding feature is selected in the preferences, cutting regions would produce a micro-overlap between them. Putting regions together with the snap to region option on would also produce a micro-overlap between them by slightly shifting the region being moved towards the region it is being glued to.
4. When there are no regions left in a sub-track it is automatically removed.
5. When you start dragging a region from the top sub-track upwards a new sub-track is temporarily created when the cursor is near the split between tracks. Dragging it back down without releasing a mouse button removes the temporary sub-track. Releasing a mouse button makes the sub-track permanent and places a region being dragged into it.
|Tags||comping comps take-management|