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Show All Console Channels in Arranger View (Fixes Console "Sync" Issues)

+19 votes
asked Jan 17, 2017 in Studio One Feature Requests by Funkybot (21,540 points)
edited Jan 17, 2017 by Funkybot

In order to resolve some of the confusion, complexities, additional logic, and bugs that have popped up from trying to keep the Console and Arranger views in sync with each other I propose that Studio One be enhanced to:

Show all Console channels in the Arranger view, creating a 1:1 correlation between both views. Example: each audio channel would appear in both locations (current functionality), but if I load a Multi-Instrument with 3 stereo channels and 10 mono channels, then I'll see 13 new channels in the Arranger view, one for each. This would be new functionality as in the current implementation, only 1 track would appear for that multi-instrument in the Arranger view.

The effects of this would be that:

  •  Changing the order of a channel in one view will have the equal effect on the other.
  • Engaging a Mute or Solo in one view, will have the same effect in the other view.
  • Busses, Aux, and Effect channels could then be placed freely by the users.
  • Automation could be written directly to each channel in the Arranger view (eliminating the need for extra automation channels, though these should still remain as an option)
  • As part of this request, the only independent functionality needed for either view would be the ability to hide a channel in the Arranger view (obviously with the ability to unhide channels) - this is current functionality anyway
  • Would be nice (but not absolutely necessary) to have Show Busses and Show FX Channels set of options in the Arranger view to quickly hide/unhide these types (for people who will say, "but I don't want to see busses and sends in the arranger")

This would be in line with a DAW like Sonar where a 1:1 correlation has always existed, creating a simplified experience and not requiring additional console logic to keep channel states/names/etc. in sync.

4 Answers

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answered Jan 17, 2017 by maxstratmann (42,650 points)
Please separate your feature requests so that users can more easily vote for specific feature request ideas and for our development team to more easily differentiate which features are being requested.
+2 votes
answered Jan 17, 2017 by Funkybot (21,540 points)
edited Jan 17, 2017 by Funkybot

@maxstratmann, it's all one request: make a 1:1 correspondence between the Arranger and Console viewsThe other items are sub-requirements of the main request. Otherwise, there might be questions about what to do in scenario X, or how to address problem Y.

I've edited the post to try to make that more clear.

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answered Feb 12, 2017 by Funkybot (21,540 points)
Would also like to point that there's a potential issue with implementing Track Notes in Studio One. I think we all expect that Track Notes would appear in the Arrange view, likely the Info bar. However, multi-instrument tracks don't appear in the arrange view, they only appear as Mixer Channels. Does this mean that Track Notes wouldn't be available for multi-instrument channels? That wouldn't make sense. Nor would it make sense to keep any potential Track Notes elsewhere.

Simplest solution: keep tracks in sync.
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answered May 6, 2018 by DrummaMan (3,240 points)
Totally agree with OP - pressing the MUTE button on one should effect the other, and it currently appears random.

...unless I'm missing something...which is highly likely.

Color me a Cakewalk Sonar Refugee...

In Sonar, there was a preferences checkbox to sync Track View with Console View, so Mutes and Solos would stay synced-up.