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

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 07:21:39 PDT 2005

On 10/3/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Actually, I'm pretty sure, now that I think of it, that as I think of
it the ONLY thing PT did was create a new region (sub-region) when an
edit was done on an existing region placed in more than one location.

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

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