[ardour-users] fill range w/region = ?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 06:56:43 PDT 2005

On 10/3/05, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 05:48 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > On 10/3/05, Christophe Combelles <ccomb at free.fr> wrote:
> >
> > > BTW... when a region is selected in the track, shouldn't it be
> > > selected in the region list as well?
> >
> > I think that it should be but I also note that it isn't.
> unfortunately this is something that many users think should happen, but
> is actually considerably more complex than they imagine. let us consider
> just one simple scenario.
> you copy a region by dragging. you know have two copies of the same
> region. you select one of them. presumably, the single entry in the
> region list now gets selected as well. you alter the region gain curve
> (or some other attribute of the region) for the copy. now select it
> again. now do some operation that takes the region selected in the
> region list and pastes it into a track. do you get the one with the
> modified attribute, or the original? at what point does an operation
> cause a new region to come into existence in the region list? right now,
> length operations will always do this, but there are other things you
> can do to a region that do not.
> thoughts welcome.
> --p

Hi Paul,
   Just thoughts and comments. The region list could be more hierarchical

Region A
   - Region A-1
   - Region A-2
      - Region A-2-1
   - Region A-3

Everything above is selectable. Region A selects everything created
from it. Selecting Region A-2-1 selects only it, etc.

   There are likely reasons this doesn't work. Clearly it needs to be
very clear that if I'm in the track editor and I edit something in a
region then I need to know if it is editing only that copy or all
copies. PT defaults (I believe - I'm getting fuzzier by the day since
I don't own it anymore!) to editing only that copy and creates a new
element in the list above. The one place where PT can be frustrating
is that when I select a region from the region list it only highlights
one copy in the track editor and it may not be the one you thought it
would highlight.

   I'm not suggesting you mimic PT here. Just talking.

- Mark

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