[Ardour-Dev] Automation control point problem in A3

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Sat Feb 15 04:58:54 PST 2014

On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 01:35:41PM +0100, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:

> a problem with this is that you cannot easily create a point on an
> existing line (to "save" the previous level up to this point). what
> you have to do is click well outside of the existing automation line
> for a new point to spring up, and then create another point before
> that to restore the level up to that point. if you want to be exact,
> that usually requires zooming out to the previous point (which may
> be off-screen), hovering on it to read the value, and re-setting the
> new point accordingly. cumbersome.

That is exactly why I prefer the 'two points' method.
The only purpose of having the two points separated is
to be able to grab either without confusion. So the
distance could be fixed to e.g. two times the size of
the point on-screen.

OTOH, iff new points would be created *on the current line*
and then optionally moved (by drag instead of click), that
would allow all common operations:

single point:
   click and drag.

   click the first,
   click and drag the second.

   two times step/fade,
   or mixbus mode.    



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