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Improve better graphics representation of the event (clips) , text, waveform.

+169 votes
asked Feb 20, 2017 in Studio One Feature Requests by tuduranandrei (1,440 points)

Hi Presonus,

As I said before, I am coming from FL Studio 12 as a DAW user and I find the graphics representation of the events (clips) a little harsh on the eye. It seems it's like it does not have any antialiasing applied. When I am zooming out, the MIDI information in the clip it's just a small thin line instead being more thick for better reading. The waveform graphics looks harsh and the text title of the event (clip) is pixelated like it does not have "Clear Type feature from Windows, enabled". 

In FL Studio 12 or Logic Pro X , the graphics in the aranger looks pleasent to the eye, with smooth graphics.  

Studio One 3 look good but I think it has some old graphics left from version 2. frown

My request is if anyone wants a better graphics representation of events, text, waveform when are small or big. smiley

I have attached 2 examples from FL 12 and Logic Pro X. I think it has more consistency in representing what's inside every event / clip. 




9 Answers

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answered Feb 21, 2017 by Skip Jones (164,730 points)
selected Nov 14, 2020 by Lukas Ruschitzka
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–3 votes
answered May 10, 2017 by ilyasoloviev (1,910 points)
Agree on the fonts but i fear anti-aliasing on waveforms would just make it look blurry (especially on Retina display) a much better way (imo) would be to simply increase resolution of the waveforms.
+1 vote
answered Nov 28, 2017 by joeljossie (5,020 points)
Bump. Also, I'd just like to add that MIDI clips really only need to have the preview actually zoom to the notes that the clip includes. Not much else is necessary.
+2 votes
answered Jan 24, 2018 by neiljordan1 (17,540 points)
I do find the single-pixel MIDI lines hard to look at; definitely.
+1 vote
answered Dec 1, 2019 by robertgray3 (40,230 points)
New waveforms look good now but I still think the “thicker MIDI data lines in arrange view” aspect of this FR could use some attention
+1 vote
answered Jul 16, 2020 by federicosilva (4,160 points)

This is still needed

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answered Aug 29, 2020 by francilien (1,440 points)

Following the spirit of this request, it would be great to have the possibility to increase the waveform display of each clip within a track. The waveform display and not the volume of the clip, because we can have multitrack projects on which some of the tracks are really low in terms of volumes and this low volume generates an issue when we look at all tracks: some of them have visible waveforms, but the low volume ones are low enough to don't have visible waveforms!

So it would be great to create a sort of optional "vertical waveform zoom" not impacting the volume of the clip, just the display of the clip waveform. If that makes sense for all. blush

+2 votes
answered Oct 2, 2020 by andypflgner (340 points)

It would be nice to get an option, where i can ajust the view of the events (for examble, with corners or with rounded corners), also an option for the sperator between two events for better editing. A little bit like in Logic 

In Studio One 5.0.2 the Seperators between 2 Events

for a better overview where one Event ends and a new one begins

+1 vote
answered Nov 12, 2020 by joachimsvare (2,690 points)
edited Nov 12, 2020 by joachimsvare

Yes, this needs to be addressed. I'm coming from Logic and I just started doing some "real sessions" in ST1 and I have to say that I find it to be a blurry mess to look at. Apart from that the events needs more defintion and and some kind of separation lines it is also very hard to find the selected tracks. In Logic, PT, Cubase etc, the selected tracks are clearly marked in the track header and in the mixer. It would also be great if we could see on the events if a track is muted. In Logic the events in a muted track is grayed out!

The picture is from two sessions I have been workin on today. The logic session has way more tracks and zoomed out more. All the "events" are still clearly separated and easy to see. ST1 is an undefined blur!

You can even clearly see the selected track in Logic on this small picture.