Hey ya Alex, slow times...


2013/4/29 Alex Stone <alextone1099@gmail.com>
Having given this quite a bit of thought, i offer the following as suggestions for two new track types.


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1. Folder track.

The folder track is simply and only, a container, for other tracks. For large projects, with many many tracks, the process of navigation can be challenging when trying to create soundscapes that involve using a track near the top, and one near the bottom of the track list (as an example).

In addition to this, orchestral projects, in a fairly generic sense at least, often involve working in orchestral sections, i.e. Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and so on.

Using these examples, a folder track based use case might be as follows:

A folder track is created, and named "strings".

The user multiple selects the strings tracks he wishes to add to the folder, and drag and drops them onto the folder track, or, the user right clicks the folder track and opens a dialog that lists all the tracks in the project. The user multiple selects tracks from the list, and hits enter to add them to the folder. There are 2 columns in the dialog, one containing all the tracks for the project, and one that lists the current tracks in the folder.

The folder can be "opened" and "closed" with a toggle keybinding, or double click on the folder track header. When the folder is closed, the user only sees a single folder track. When the folder is opened, the tracks within the folder appear. The user can open a folder, work on the tracks, then hide the tracks again.

With this type of folder track, the user can significantly reduce the navigation involved in large project workflow, simply moving from folder to folder, opening and closing as he or she goes.


To remove tracks from the folder, right click on the folder track header, open the dialog, and remove the tracks currently listed for the folder. (select and press delete. This only removes the tracks from the folder column, nothing else.)


Yep, mostly on the same track. We want this. We'll see what the summer brings, there's a lot of stuff I'd like to do.
 
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2. Text or annotation segment.


The user creates an empty region/segment (i don't know the muse syntax), and right clicks on the region. The menu has a new entry, titled "text". This changes the state of the segment to a text field, in which the user can type an annotation, notes about the project pertaining to dynamics, etc.

Alternatively, the user highlights a track header, where he wishes to insert a text region/segment, and uses a keybinding to insert a unique text region. (if the playback cursor can be used as an edit point, as part of an X/Y with the selected track header, then some sort of icon, which can be mouse clicked may also be useful)

The user then clicks in the text region, and adds text. The region can be resized, and text will adjust accordingly.

So I guess you want a part (segment) type that displays text in the arrangement? Would not be too hard to fix I think, what type of information would you put in there? 

Regards,
Robert

 



I hope that these suggestions at the very least prompt a discussion, that may or may not evolve into something that may prove beneficial for a wider range of users, and their workflow.


Alex.

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