Preference: Put track names ON THE LEFT.

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jasper
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Preference: Put track names ON THE LEFT.

Post by jasper » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:39 am

Can you PLEASE, at least explain the decision to put the tracks at the end of the arrangement (on the right) ?
This will help your users.

I understand the focus of Ableton Live is not composition, so putting the audio browser
on the left implies that the audio is the instrument.

Whether or not you care to admit to it, it's a clumsy situation writing in reverse.
It's VERY IMPORTANT in many ways to have the
instruments/mixer channels at the beginning of the field of vision (on the left).
instead of having the content of the song over here and the instruments/mixer at the end.

A Preference for this would be a great gift.

hvg
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Re: Preference: Put track names ON THE LEFT.

Post by hvg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:40 pm

jasper wrote:Can you PLEASE, at least explain the decision to put the tracks at the end of the arrangement (on the right) ?.
+1 but this will probably never happen. As for explanation, I guess it's one of those workflows decisions that "fit our vision for the product" rather than making any god damn sense. Here's for hoping for Live 11!

ozinga
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Re: Preference: Put track names ON THE LEFT.

Post by ozinga » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:02 pm

Maybe it did not make so much difference when the 17 monitors were common with low resolution and little space. But with today's wide screens (and if you are not used to it) it really is hard. You have a 4 bar loop of tracks on the left of the screen and have to pass all the empty arrange space all to the right and see what is what instead of seeing them together on the left with minimal eye movement. This will never change but an option to have it on the left would be great. Actually an option to swap Browser and Track headers would be awesome.

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