kito at gentoo.org
Sun Mar 5 10:35:48 PST 2006
On Mar 5, 2006, at 7:12 AM, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> Rpough mockup based on talk with Dave Robillard about embedding a
> system into a DAW:
I like his idea a lot. The best node-based UI I've seen/used is by
far Shake, heres a little screenshot . A few audio apps use
this concept too, Bias Peak  has 'V-Box' which gives you a node
view that can be used just like any other effect(send,inserts, etc.),
and of course there is Native Instruments Reaktor as well....
> Now think of
> - adding a limter before piping an input into a track
> - feeding a single reverb from several tracks, also with automation
> - sharing automation between audio and midi (with nodes for range and
> type conversion)
> - having DSSI plugins shown as nodes right next to their midi tracks
> - lots of fun by track intermodulation
> - space requirements, avoiding noodle salad
I think if each pane has independent zoom, there are some handy 'auto-
arrange' type functions, and node grouping is available, it can be
quite manageable. I've had quite complex shake projects and they are
quite easy to keep under control.
> - controling plugins in a pane or windows?
Would they have to be mutually exclusive?
> - how to implement solo with the least amount of special rules /
> additional infrastructure / hassle for the user.
> - how to show connections going back intro a track from the right side
Not sure about these...
> So what do you guys think?
Again, I think is a great way to work and I've been wanting a nice
node based DAW for quite sometime.
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