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winnietheshit



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: Selection Tools Reply with quote

This program has really come together nicely.

1. Some acid loop editing style selection tools would be awesome, for quick editing of tempo based samples. Like where you've selected a bar of music, and can use the ";" key to shorten the selection by half, and use the "'" key to lengthen it by 2 times. This allows you to really get quick with splicing stuff together.

2. I would be neat to have some kind of ratio-based-selection. Where the loop select tools would be by 1/2 and *2, these would be by an arbitrary ratio you could set in the preferences. Like the golden ratio or something else weird. Then you could edit stuff that wasn't exactly in 4/4 as well as do all sorts of ratio based edits and measurments.

I suppose you could leave these two features as the same key command and the user could input the ratio in the user prefs or something.
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Rex
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello winnie

thank for the suggestions, don't hesitate to give a visual example for the 2)
i'm not sure to get it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey Rex,

Well, 1 and 2 are the same.. but instead of using 1:2 and 2:1 respectively

But for #2, the multiplication/division of the selection is arbitrary. So, instead of twice or half, it could be a third, or 1.23456. Whatever.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's ok!
that's a good idea, if i understand correctly, shortcut keys to make the selection 2X or 0.5X, or -user defined-X.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the idea interresting.

I have a question: the selection increase conserv the start/stop point, or the increased selection is always centered?

In few word: feature will expand selection but where (right, left, both?)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expanding the selection would leave the leftmost side stationary, while the rightside would double the distance.

This is your selection..
[ - - - - - - - - ]
push a key(say like the right arrow), it it becomes
[ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ]

This is your selection..
[ - - - - - - - - ]
push a key (the left arrow), it becomes
[ - - - - ]
again
[ - - ]
again
[ - ]
etc.

When contracting, the leftmost side is stationary, and the rightmost side gets cut in half and half again, until you've basically selected 2 samples.

Maybe holding shift could move the selection "one selection width" left or right depending on which key you press.

this is your selection...
[ - - - - ]
hold shift and push an arrow key, it moves
_______[ - - - - ]
hold shift push an arrow key and..
[ - - - - ]
back to where we started.


perhaps holding ALT expands the selection in the opposite direction, by moving the leftmost side as opposed to the rightmost side.
Holding ALT would be a mirror of the first example.


Last edited by winnietheshit on Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:09 am; edited 1 time in total
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