[Ardour-Users] A few suggestions...
paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Jun 11 06:19:07 PDT 2018
On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 8:49 AM, Cameron AS <thecamcordernest at gmx.co.uk>
> I've been studying music production for the last couple of years (using a
> college laptop with Windows and Cubase on) and the course is now
> approaching its end. I was also recently persuaded to switch to Linux (as a
> result of a hard drive failure) and I've been surprised by just how much I
> enjoy using it compared to Windows. That being said, there was always one
> teething issue I had with Linux: it's lack of support for music production
> But then I found Ardour, so thank you for fixing that issue in a
> feature-packed and professional way! If it wasn't for Ardour, I would still
> be using Windows!
> I just have a few feature suggestions:
> 1: It would be very handy if keyboard shortcuts assigned to actions could
> appear next to them in context menus and buttons, as I opened the keyboard
> shorcuts window and found many shortcuts I didn't even know existed! If
> it's too hard to program, don't worry about it, but it would make finding a
> faster way to work much easier.
We can't do it in buttons (at least, not easily). I think that it ought to
work for context menus but for some reason does not. Might be worth looking
> 2: To edit MiDi files, I select a MiDi track, then press 'z' to enlarge
> that track to its maximum setting, before going to the Track Menu > Height
> > Normal to reset its size. This works very well, but it would be great to
> be able to skip that last part and simply press 'z' again to reset its size
> (there could maybe be an option in the Preferences to change the default
> reset size [small, normal, large...]).
> 3: There are a lot of options for the grid size in Ardour. So many, in
> fact, that it can be a bit overwhelming changing the setting. Could you
> maybe rearrange the grid menu in some way? Maybe even order each type of
> snap into columns? This isn't very important, but it is just a bit
> confusing to open the menu and see so many options.
This has been significantly changed in our development code. Probably not
worth thinking about much till you see the new version.
> 4: The automation can be a little difficult to center without resizing the
> automation panel, so I wondered if there could be an option in the
> preferences to set each automation point, when it's created, to the top,
> middle or the bottom of the panel by default?
Not sure why this would be useful ...
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