Topic: Workflow feature requests

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  • #26522

    H-man
    Participant

    Hi all,

    I have been using Podium quite heavily over the last few months, mostly to create my submissions for the One Synth Challenge over at KVR.

    As a result of some pretty intensive use, I have created a list of features that I believe would enhance my workflow. Most of them are minor (I think) but each would save time and increase ergonomics.

    Here goes 🙂

    “Save all changes” button on the toolbar

    Ability to set Unique copy by default (CTRL + U is a reach issue for me and it’s a pain making edits only to realise that the changes have propagated to other events, tracks or even arrangements)

    A Shortcut key for Merge

    A Shortcut Key for move bounce audio to a new track (or bounce and move in one operation – I’m pretty sure this has been requested before but I’ll mention it again)

    Option to move the bounce track directly below the track or group that has been bounced

    Quick Select all events on a track (from track header, or a button on the Tracks List Panel)

    Right-click for menu on the track headers shown in the rack on the inspector

    EDIT: Forgot a couple…

    The ability to resize the control points in the Curves window

    Shortcut keys for the tools (that don’t have them already, eraser, segment etc. )

    Okay there goes. I am happy to discuss this with whoever is interested, just some ideas 😉

    Cheers,

    H-man

    • This topic was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  H-man.
    #26892

    H-man
    Participant

    Just another quick one 🙂

    I would dearly love a shortcut key for the “Set height of all tracks”.

    This arises from a problem I have where the CTRL+SHIFT+ALT zoom feature that I love so much starts to behave in an erratic fashion after a lot of re-sizing and copying and pasting of tracks. Zooming starts to jump/scale in large increments which makes it difficult at best and useless at worst.

    Maybe there is a way within an arrangement to re-establish the smoothing scaling that is available when the arrangement is first created?

    #26895

    Levendis
    Participant

    H-man wrote:
    Ability to set Unique copy by default (CTRL + U is a reach issue for me and it’s a pain making edits only to realise that the changes have propagated to other events, tracks or even arrangements).

    i’m inclined to agree. Perhaps with re-ordering the functions of CTRL(toggle)+click+dragging. Additionally, a modifier key when hitting INSERT to make unique copies would be useful too.

    H-man wrote:
    The ability to resize the control points in the Curves window.

    +1 (If you mean scaling time and amplitude of automation)

    H-man wrote:
    I would dearly love a shortcut key for the “Set height of all tracks”.

    CTRL+SHIFT+click+drag constrains zooming to the vertical axis, centered where your mouse pointer is. You can also make zoom shortcuts, next to the navigator. i like to set one that encompasses the entire arrangement (alternate: double-click navigator). Or a segment on the timeline that excludes a sketch area. The snapshots recall horizontal and vertical zoom level, and position. Activate them with the shortcut SHIFT+1…9

    #26905

    H-man
    Participant

    Hey Levendis, how’s things?

    Yes, I use INSERT a lot too. Perhaps a button on the editor for “Make Unique” or even have CTRL+U work while the editor is open could be a solution as well.

    I guess my main gripe is that I duplicate some events, double-click to open them, commence editing, realise what I have done and then have to back-track the changes, close the editor, make the event unique and then do it all over again.

    @Frits, I do of course realise that this would not be necessary if I had remembered to make the event unique in the first place 😉

    H-man wrote:
    The ability to resize the control points in the Curves window.
    +1 (If you mean scaling time and amplitude of automation)

    Errrmmm, no, it’s just that the dots are too small ;( Mostly it’s fine however after a long session I think my concentration & co-ordination wanes a little. I would love bigger dots.

    CTRL+SHIFT+click+drag constrains zooming to the vertical axis, centered where your mouse pointer is. You can also make zoom shortcuts, next to the navigator. i like to set one that encompasses the entire arrangement (alternate: double-click navigator). Or a segment on the timeline that excludes a sketch area. The snapshots recall horizontal and vertical zoom level, and position. Activate them with the shortcut SHIFT+1…9

    Hmmm, yep I agree however maybe what I am talking about is actually a bug of sorts. Sometimes when I copy and paste a track from one arrangement to another (I do this quite often), the pasted track seems to SNAP to the height of the visible area on my screen. You can of course shrink this back down with the mouse however from that point on wards, CRTL+SHIFT+ALT+click+mousedrag or even CTRL+SHIFT+mousewheel makes the track jump back to the height of the screen.

    Maybe I’m doing something wrong?

    #26906

    Levendis
    Participant

    Hi H-Man, fine thanks, you?

    Gosh! i’m impressed with how much i misunderstood!

    H-Man wrote:
    Yes, I use INSERT a lot too. Perhaps a button on the editor for “Make Unique” or even have CTRL+U work while the editor is open could be a solution as well.

    Agreed. This would be a useful command. i think it was suggested previously. The issue raised then was, which phantom copy does Podium “Make Unique”? But if Podium referenced events that are selected on the track timeline, it should be workable.

    H-Man wrote:
    Errrmmm, no, it’s just that the dots are too small ;( Mostly it’s fine however after a long session I think my concentration & co-ordination wanes a little. I would love bigger dots.

    Oh… that’s far less ambitious than the scaling i suggested. :S

    Agreed. Sometimes it’s hard to grab the points, or handles, selectively too. i’d add that when points are at minimum and maximum, they are awkward to grab without clicking on, or outside, the window border. Kinda like they’re in a “hard-to-reach corner”.

    H-Man wrote:
    Hmmm, yep I agree however maybe what I am talking about is actually a bug of sorts. Sometimes when I copy and paste a track from one arrangement to another (I do this quite often), the pasted track seems to SNAP to the height of the visible area on my screen. You can of course shrink this back down with the mouse however from that point on wards, CRTL+SHIFT+ALT+click+mousedrag or even CTRL+SHIFT+mousewheel makes the track jump back to the height of the screen.

    Using right-click on track header>Clipboard>Copy Group and Child Tracks then right-click track header>Clipboard>Insert Track, in another arrangement, has no effect on zoom level, or behaviour, for me. i only tried with the clipboard, not the track templates though.

    #26913

    H-man
    Participant

    Using right-click on track header>Clipboard>Copy Group and Child Tracks then right-click track header>Clipboard>Insert Track, in another arrangement, has no effect on zoom level, or behaviour, for me. i only tried with the clipboard, not the track templates though.

    Yeah, I use CTRL+C and CTRL+V to move my group tracks back an forth. This portability works so well for me and certainly puts some of the other DAWs to shame.

    As an experiment I created a new Phantom Copy of the arrangement that was giving me trouble and the behavior that I mentioned above has now gone? 🙂

    Oh well, all’s well that ends well.

    #28622

    Zynewave
    Keymaster

    Maybe there is a way within an arrangement to re-establish the smoothing scaling that is available when the arrangement is first created?

    Sorry for the late response, but here’s a suggestion: Reset the vertical zoom to default (ctrl+click the vertical zoom slider). Resize one of the tracks to your preferred height. Right-click the track header, and select ‘Set Height of All Tracks’. If needed, do the same with a parameter track.

    #28680

    H-man
    Participant

    Reset the vertical zoom to default (ctrl+click the vertical zoom slider). Resize one of the tracks to your preferred height. Right-click the track header, and select ‘Set Height of All Tracks’. If needed, do the same with a parameter track.

    Hi Frits, yes that did it. Exactly what I was looking for …thanks!

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