From: Ian Gardner <ilgardner@ya...> - 2011-11-06 22:12:44
Now that the first incarnation of "Linked Segment" functionality is out there in the wild in 11.11, I'm about to have a go at a few ideas to take it further.
At the moment, the basic linked segment functionality is just about the minimum possible implementation - i.e. you can create a linked segment from an existing segment by Ctrl+Alt+dragging it, and you can unlink a linked segment by use of a Segment menu entry.
If anyone starts making use of linked segments and/or has ideas for more features related to them, I'd be more than happy to hear.
At the moment the feature is a bit secretive - if you don't know about the cryptic Ctrl-Alt-drag incantation, you're unlikely to find out about it by looking at anything in the ui. Hence the first extension I want to make is the ability to paste a segment as a link by some kind of "Paste as links" edit menu item (with an associated Ctrl+Alt+V shortcut). I'd also like to put in some kind of "advanced paste as links" functionality for pasting (say) N segments as links, or pasting them at a certain time or bar/beat. Basically finer control of the paste of the links.
I guess we could do with some way of colour coordinating link groups, and be able to change colour of a link group all in one go.
On the dev list we've had various blue sky discussions about relative transposition of links or time stretch/squashing links, all of which I'd love to revisit.
Anyway, I hope at least some of you get some use out of it, even in its present basic form! Let me know if there are any bugs with it too.