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PRE-assign clip colours in session view.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:52 am
by womoma
For DJs especially [but would come in handy in the studio], the following would be very useful.

The ability to set colours to automatically update, depending on which section the clip is on.

Let me explain...

If Im a DJ and Im doing a set, Ill need to trigger samples. DJs need an intuitive way of dealing with having to trigger samples quickly.

Lets say I had a controller like this:


I could put colour-coded stickers on the buttons in a column, similar to they appear in session view.


When the clip is filled, the sample or midi clip, would automatically be assigned the colour specified. One could quickly make a template for their performance sets, where colours of clips can immediatly be associated with the relevant button on their controller.


Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:05 am
by kent_sandvik
Yes, content developers really like pre-defined color matchups. I use something similar myself for colorizing audio clips, but I need to hunt around for the right color in the big palette... --Kent

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:28 am
by maxbaun
I'm all behind you on this one! This is a GRAND idea.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:51 am
by womoma
Thanks for replying guys.

The way I see it is this:

Lives session view is supposed to be a matrix which allows for a great deal of spontaneity.

If were gonna be triggering samples we dont wanna be mousing around or rotating knobs to move the highlighter!
We wanna press buttons to fire off samples, and we wanna be able to relate those buttons with our "spontanious" with the speed of a quick glance at the screen.

Ableton - Colour coding is intuitive!

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:08 am
by Tarekith
+ 18 trillion and 2.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:54 am
by womoma
I presume this would be pretty easy to impliment, but would be so kool for us DJs..

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:04 pm
by joesapo
Hope the Abe's are listening on this one... ;)

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:18 pm
by Out Of My System
+1 from me.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:01 pm
by womoma
Thanks lads. I would really love to see this feature implimented.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:24 pm
by Idonotlikebroccoli
Hell yes. And also colours on the track's title bar. It would also be cool if the wave form in audio sample would be affected by the clip colour, like in Cubase.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:29 pm
by womoma
Colour coding really helps the bridge between software and hardware.

I really hope they understand the reasons why we would want to assign colours to clips before they have been filled. Its about consistency. Its about intuition.

When I drag a sample from the browser into a clip, I want it to take on the pre-assigned clip colour, then I can INSTANTLY know what button on my controller triggers it.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:56 pm
by dami
+1 here

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:05 pm
by womoma

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:24 pm
by zazamoth
and that's a plus 1 from me too!

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:32 pm
by womoma
Ableton, we know you like SIMPLE and ELEGANT solutions.

This would be both. :!: