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list of requests after a few months of use

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asked Oct 8 in Studio One 3 Feature Requests by ripleysterling (130 points)
Some of these may already be addressed, and I'm not aware, but here's what's stood out to me so far.

When you click the "+" icon to add an insert to a track, it would be handy if the text box is already highlighted, it would remove an extra click to start quickly searching for the insert you want to select, and if you don't use the text box you'll click the name of the insert from the list anyway, so it wouldn't hinder anything. Would smooth out adding inserts.

There's a button in the "arrange" window that will turn a mono track into a stereo track, it would be nice if that was in the "mix" window too, where the faders are all lined up, and where you'd be adding stereo/mono effects.

A "notes" section would be nice. either per song, and/or per track. I currently use a notepad VST, but it's not very streamlined.

The opto "LA2A" compressor in the fat channel responds WAY too fast. It would also be nice if you could stack the compressors to do a two stage compression sort of thing, but that's easily done other ways.

If you right click the "+" to add a bus channel from an existing fader, it would be nice if it automatically routes that fader to the bus you created. Currently you create the bus, and then you have to click the same panel again to route the fader to it.

Make the "punch" zone separate from the cycle zone. It would be nice to be able to cycle a zone, and only punch a section of it. Heck, it'd be nice if you could designate multiple punch zones.

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answered Oct 9 by donaldbaarns (5,490 points)
Some of your requests are either there or don't make sense to me (maybe I'm missing something):

All this is as of 3.5.2x

1) If you choose the "+" sign, the focus is on the Track name. It's logical to have it at the top. You can use [tab] to move to other items. Putting focus on the "Preset" area doesn't make sense as that's the middle of the dialog box. It would be non-standard to start there.

2) Notes: Just updated in 3.5.2.  Menu --> "Song > Song Information". Large free form area for notes about the song. It would be nice to have track notes in a few cases, although you can have long track names, and Events can have very long labels too. Usually between those two you have decent flexibility.

3) If you add the bus by right clicking on the fader and selecting "Add Bus Channel" it routes that channel to the bus automatically. No extra steps needed to route. I'm not sure how you do it from the "+" sign. Maybe I'm missing something.
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