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Option To Disable Mandatory Project Directory and Name.

+6 votes
asked Apr 5, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by THA-REAPER (650 points)
edited Apr 5, 2016 by THA-REAPER

I would like a option to just get straight into working in studio one without actually making the directory structure and saving a project name first. I hate to bring other names in but if anyone ever used used sonar it does this exactly. I assume it remembers the last sample rate used.

The older versions by unchecking "Store Project in its own Folder." 


The newer versions by going to "--Blank Project--" 


Two reasons.

1) For people like myself the creative process involves starting a project from nothing and no idea how it should sound or what it may turn into initially. In other words a blank canvas. I get brain farts every time like popping the question before the first date when I'm presented with this screen. At this point I have no idea what the song title should be. By no means am I saying that this isn't necessary. Im sure theres others who feel the same here.

2) Not everything is a serious project worth saving. Sometimes you may want to just record a sentence and save it as a wave file and that's it. In other occasions you may be looking to help a forum buddy out by testing something or trying to reproduce a bug. Over time all the non serious projects accumulate in numbers and look like this. 

I understand that it is a very good practice to keep your projects and sessions organized from the start, but sometimes being messy is convenient laugh

PS if anyone is wondering I move every project I saved and worked on to another drive. The ones in the screenshot are obviously junk projects. 

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answered Apr 6, 2016 by Skip Jones (166,650 points)

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answered Apr 6, 2016 by Funkybot (21,570 points)
I couldn't +1 this request enough. I very much fall into category #1. Sometimes I'm just loading up Studio One to jam or demo a new virtual instrument with no intention of keeping anything or recording audio. If I hit upon something good, I Save to New Folder. But...the downside to the current approach is like you, I've got a ton of project folders I don't need cluttering my Studio One Projects folder.