Hold “shift” while dragging the object..
I like the new pan sliders..
Maybe the solution is to add a third track layout option, similar to the compact mode but with fewer track customization options and thus more secure for new users.
As discussed on page 9 of this topic, I am considering removing the option from the track menu and let Podium automatically handle the hiding of effects tracks (only in compact mode).
Frits? Would that be the case for all kinds of tracks? I find it quite useful to hide a bounce track at the top of a FX-chain, when I am not in need of it. Due to the high amount of flexibility these changes bring to Podium, and on the same hand also problems of understanding the hierarchy for new users, I would suggest making this an option, but enabled by default. So new users won’t be irritated and users like me, who love to decide by themselves which track should be visible or not, can have their ultimate flexible way of working with tracks.. I must admit, I was first irritated too by the fact that fx tracks are shown “inside” the track they belong to. This contradicts with the paradigm of signal flow. But this is a very powerful way to work with fx-chains, as I soon realized. It is so fast now to create fx tracks and compared to other hosts, it seems to be the most powerful gui imo.
I know having an option for everything doesn’t contribute to a “simple” daw, but the aforementioned should be taken into consideration, as you have created a very powerful new feature here..
Now, if Podium had dragable fx and midi quantize options (grooves) I would be in DAW heaven!! 😆
The new fader looks good, but why is the horizontal line at the top of the fader button?
And could we have a screenshot of what this “zMaster” does? 😀
I really like the direction of your development.. but being able to drag and drop the fx inside the new panel would be my single most wanted feature now. Hope you get to implement it soon..
Beta 4 is uploaded. This has the chain panels on the track headers in compact mode. There are still some inconsistensies between the old track header menu and the chain panel context menus. That’s what I’m working on next. I’m also going to reduce bus send tracks to only occupy one line in the panels.
The embedded chain panels is a rather big feature I think, so please post comments.
Thanks for the update.. I’ve been playing with this nice feature for some hours now. First I thought Podium’s UI gets more and more confusing… But the more I played with the certain options of hiding and showing track lanes or tracks, I found this new feature to be very useful and powerful. You managed to make the GP and the new chains in the track headers work very well together. For me there are two features that would make this “complete”: 1. adding “fx track” inside the track header’s panel and 2. being able to drag and drop the fx tracks in the track headers. Considering the 1st one, I think you already plan to do so. But how about the 2nd?
The routing possibilities of Podium are on such a high level now, that for new users it can be very confusing. I don’t mean the routing itself, but the enormous amount of ways how the user can accomplish managing of the hierarchy. Perhaps offering some sort of “presets” (I know there is “compact” and “expanded”) would make it easier for the beginner.
My suggestions aren’t really “new”, I know, but I only wanted to give you some feedback, since nobody else has written a replay yet. I like the new additons and hope you will complete this soon, together with drag and drop of fx.. 🙂
Since I first designed the track inspector years ago as a panel inside the tracks region, the inspector has grown in size with the addition of embedded plugin editors and the group panel. I’m considering moving the inspector out of the tracks region and instead embed it as a panel at the left edge of the browser window, similar to the “List” panel at the right edge. Imagine there is an “Inspector” tab at the top left corner, just before the project tab. This has the advantage that the inspector can be the full height of the window, and showing the mixer will not reduce the height.
What do you think?
Sounds good to me! 🙂
I use a 1680×1050 widescreen display most of the time. I am running a dual screen setup with an additional 1450×1050 screen. But I must agree with Frits, when assuming that the majority of users out there use 1280×1024, because that is the native resolution of most 19″ and 20″ screens. But I think in studio environments, widescreens are more comfortable to work with, because the screen better fits to a sequencer’s tracks region.
I volunteer for a beta 😀
Preset listing on tracks really should also be available in the GP.
I think the group panel should not show too many details. I see the danger of it being too bloated.. just my 2 cents..
Besides the UI bug, I must admit, this is a huge update for me.. Very useful things have been added! Thank you Frits! But I have two questions:
1. You seem to have changed the behaviour of the left arrows in the group panel. I found it quite useful to chose the hierarchy level via the drop down menu. This is gone now.
2. The new highlighted regions in the group panel, which open a drop down menu are so important for me, but I wonder why I can’t use this important feature when a track does not already have a mapping assigned. It only works if there is a mapping. This feature would make the most sense when being able to chose and add fx plugins faster than before. In the current state, it only speeds up “changing” plugins..
The new BSMR buttons are great. I also like the power, the inspector has gained now.
Thanks again! Great work!
confirmed here too.
Looks promising! 🙂
When will it be released? And will there be the changes to the group panel that you described in another thread?
I love your rock guitar tone. I’ve got a Guitar Port but haven’t used it much.
Any chance you’d let on what amp models you are using?
Thanks a bunch!
Hey. I don’t know which song you mean in specific. The songs from the album, which is linked here, are recorded with the sounds of my GT8 (which I sold via eBay a few days ago 🙁 ) at least the rhythm guitars. The solo guitar parts are Toneport. I very like the Angel P-Ball Amp and the Solo 100. The P-Ball is from the metal expansion. From all the over 68 amps I have, I hardly use more than these 2 🙂 I transferred all my Model Packs to my PodXT which can also be used by my GearboxPlugin. Together with Podium’s excellent bounce feature, it is a breeze to re-amp and try different amp settings without the need of recording again. Highly flexible approach imo. Do you have any Model Packs enabled in your Toneport?
Is that the ZMaster multi FX plug?
You said “reduce the clutter” but would those changes in some way reduce the track count as well?
I’m working on expanding the group panel. This includes an option to compact the headers in the tracks region so that only groups with track lanes are shown. This will get rid of the thin bars for the chained tracks, which can be visually overwhelming with large chains. In effect, the only place where you see fx tracks are in the group panel and in the stacked strips in the mixer. My aim is to make this just as convenient as having them chained inside a zGrid plugin.
My original ideas for zGrid was discussed a long time ago. Since then I’ve implemented e.g. the group panel and track templates, which deals with some of the issues that the zGrid was intended to solve. So although zGrid is still on the plan, I’m trying to take as much of the functionality and integrating it in Podium. This is a better approach imo.
I like the idea of an expanded group panel more than having a seperate plugin. When the group panel has more features and flexibility, fx chains are “integrated” into Podiums UI. But zGrid itself would also be accesable through the inspector as the other zPlugs are, which would be nice as well.
Reducing clutter is one major thing for me. Small projects without much fx are easy to handle and very nice to work with.. But the more fx are there, the less I like working in Podium. I highly anticipate future additions to the group panel!! 🙂