#428 Easier edit & listen

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nobody
matrix (17)
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2012-09-16
2012-01-02
ManDay
No

These are a few suggestions which I'd like:

First the most important: Perhaps I've just not figured out and there already is, but there should be a way to replay accords (all notes at a time), so you can hear your accord and not just the individual notes by clicking them. Perhaps clicking in the gray bar in the bottom on which a double-click triggers play could cause the notes at that time to be played.

Oh, and à propos double clicking there, double clicking again should stop the replay, if possible.

Placing notes should be more like in LMMS, that is: The current key/pitch on the left should be highlighted (the whole row in which the cursor currently is should be highlighted for better orientation), now only when the mouse is already clicked.

It should also not be necessary to explicitly change to another tool (move, stretch). Like in LMMS (e.g.) you could resize the note by grabbing it at its right or left end and move it by simply dragging it.

Clicking onto a note should play it. Currently, the note is only played when it is first selected. Any further click onto it has no effect.

Great program, by the way.

Discussion

  • ManDay
    ManDay
    2012-01-03

    I think the same goes for the Score Editor. I find editing in both, matrix and the score editor very cumbersome. I spend about half of the time changing between tools and trying to place the notes right.

    As for the latter, I probably haven't gotten the hang of it, yet, but editing notes is partly a pain in the back, a few good things to change were:

    Use only one tool for adding and moving notes, so that you don't have to change to another tool just to correct a note.

    Allow for changing the type of a note by selecting it and then clicking the new length in the toolbar.

    Comments, perhaps?