[ardour-dev] A couple of small items

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 11:36:12 PST 2004

On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 14:22:49 -0500, Paul Davis
<paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> >   Frankly I hadn't noticed that this was the case, but if I had I
> >think I would have found it annoying also.
> >
> >   Does anyone else find it annoying that there isn't any mute
> >automation? I use this a lot in Pro Tools. After recording multiple
> >takes I'll often take one verse fromone and another verse from
> >another. Mute automation helps do this.
> all that is needed for mute automation is a way of drawing bi-state
> automation. i don't have that worked out yet. you have to draw two
> points per control point (one for the on level, one for the off
> level), which makes the editing model totally differerent.
> everything else is in place to support it.

I think it's more like your edit model for modifying the level of a
complete segment.

Today you have a mode where I can grab the middle of a segment and
drag the whole segment up and down. In mute editing, if I entered two
points at level 1 and then grabbed the middle of the segment and
pulled down, then the segment (which is horizontal at level 1) would
drop down to 0 and still be horizontal.

I don't actually edit at the points, like I do with volume, but I edit
on the segment. That way you only need a single point along with
information about whether the next segment is high or low. Granted,
you could do that with two points, but you'd have to enforce levels
that make sense for mute. I think this is easier.

- Mark

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