Poster wrote: the only thing I would really like to see is improvements on the Session/Arrange relation..
this will include;
- meta clips.. ((Session) clips that can hold multiple clips or chunks of clips.. sort of miniature arrangements)..
- Session automation..
- non-linear options in Arrange..
- focus on Session as a sampler, with typical sampler like functions, so not a mere clip launcher..
I was thinking about this again just the other day.. I really think the way we are most likely to see this implemented first will be as an extension of the "freeze" function on a clip basis. Mainly because it doesn't have far to go already.Angstrom wrote:I would like the arrangement side to go non-linear.
This means kill off the 1 dimensional tape metaphor and allow multiple mixes to coexist in parallel chunks. The benefits would be: for trying out mix sections and arrangement sections, for trying out/ creating alternate mixes and versions, such as a mono mix, a club mix, a soundtrack mix.
All of these variants obviously use the same source material / clips, and so it would make sense to allow alternate arrangements and mixes to coexist in the same file, rather than requiring us to fork off a version (as we must now). It's currently impossible to recombine two arrangements once they are forked, so any parallel experiments with automation, mixing or arranging can never be reconciled.
Obviously the feature would only be available for audio clips, so there is an inconsistency there with track freeze, but it would enable slightly more flexibility in working with clips but having the option of going back to the original edits
then maybe the ideal longer term solution would be "group clips" where there is a kind of frame for the clips, and in the clip view you have multiple start/end markers to mark each clip
I also think it is only a matter of time before we can cut and paste in clip view - in fact I would guess that may even come first as it's really obvious
even just cut and paste in clip view would go a long way to providing this kind of flexibility.
I think it would be great to have some much more detailed non-linear stuff, but in reality I just think it would be too big a change