yes, i do agree with a lot of what you're saying here and of course there are a lot of perfectly good reasons why features dont make it into a program.wheel wrote:I think you are being REALLY hard here.
every program has its strengths and weaknesses ... and what you are asking for is obviously extremely important to you, and IMHO would definitely be an advance for everyone using a lot of MIDI (especially those that dont live in Arrange mode) and i'm sure that if enough people ask for it, it'll happen ...
in this case the problem some of us are having is that the program was originally designed to allow freedom of live performance, hence the name "Live"*
the live performance end of the market is a huge portion of thier business; even moreso now that certain hi profile DJs and PA artists are taking it onboard and/or totally replacing vinyl decks with it.
so when you start configuring this thing to manipulate sound in a live situation one of the absolute FIRST things that comes to mind as your screwing around with it is this (in bold to emphasize the point, not to be a dick):
how do i control this thing as efficiently as possible without using the mouse
ie i can guarantee just about every person that started figuring it out asked that question and did everything they could to answer it
etc. coming a public forum and questioning why it cant be done doesnt imply that the programmers are stupid, or that we always know better than they do: its easy for things to read into things that way on a board, but in most cases we're simply trying to help and get what we need if possible.
so a feature like select clip on MIDI launch is wanted and needed by countless people who dont read this board, or havent posted here if they have read it (because they are lurkers) ... even if they havent really articulated what it is or how to describe it
they just know that they have $700 invested in controllers that they want to be able to do a really smooth DJ or PA performance with ... but every 10 seconds they have to reach for the trackball or touchpad and click or move something around .. again and again ..
for what apparenlty seems like no real reason except that a logical feature .. that you would think of just by using the program for 5 minutes ("hey ... wait ... why cant you ... ") is just missing.
same thing goes for control of the browser.
we're not being hard, we're doing exactly what you're suggesting: we're pointing out the gaps and being persistant about it in hopes that it will stick over there, and some morning in some conference room / coffee stained lunch room in berlin someone will go:
"guys, its time we fixed the damn MIDI launchenzfrauzen systemz" thats all.
*btw: im not going to go the 'live vs DAW' route here because i use it for both and love whats been done with the production features.