New option on loopy
Really, your app is fabulous...
Using a FCB1010, but not yet tested, as I've just ordered the Alesis IO4, I would like to discuss these additional options :
Being abble to have a different color in the middle of each track (that seems to be the smartest and ergonomic way of doing, instead of adding some text or an icon on top of each track)
Like this you may know better which are the drums parts, the strings, voices etc...
But it's not only cosmetic, or for imported/premade sounds, because these colors/icons/texts should be in fact the basics of a grouping track panel.
Each track should have specific options :
-read only (no additionnal options in this case, except muting maybe)
-allow to be recorded
-allow to be overdubed
-allow to be recorded/overdubed
-allow to be erased
-allow to be muted
-allow to be undo/redo
-allow clock length
For example, having track 1+2 + 3 with the same color, should associate them, so into
you should have actions associated to this group of tracks,like:
Action>select track >Track : group 1
So like this, if I want to have let's say a verse assigned to 3 first track, then a chorus to 3 next track, I should be able to go on these three next tracks pressing a button on my FCB1010.
But why three tracks (or more ) ? First track should be prefilled with a premade loop (drums for instance), the second should be also prefilled but could be muted(keyboard for instance) , and the third should be here to add some live loop.
So you should have new actions like select next track and record, where the next group of tracks should be selected, with the track ready to record, the options described before should help to catch the proper loop to do the right thing (being recorded for instance...)
The parameters on each track would allow to make the right action on the right loop.
The good point also with this system is that you should have templated projects setuped for different purposes, like a clean one for complete tracks (verse/chorus/coda), other for simple loops...
I know it's very basic thought, as it could create strange stuffs, I should have not think about all use cases, but it should be a real addition, regarding RC-300 for instance !
As additionnal stuff, it should require also, a way to fill with empty space loop (with different lenght) to prepare the structure of each tracks of each group of track. (a trick that I used on my RC50, allowing 8 bars empty track for example because I know this loop should be that long, but the RC50 can't know about that...)
Also, a mode to switch to groups at the end of the (the larger one) loop !
This should be already integrated without all my messy demand, as it is a basic chaining system.
Sorry if it's not very clear, as I'm french...(and also a bit unclear in my head) I may think of doing screenshots to explain the new group panel...
Also, I saw that you are about to include effects, AMHO this is less urgent than pushing looping system and basic sequencing. Of course fancy effects could be funny, and I don't know if they will be only usable on master or on each track, but you will quickly need a panel as described below if you want to assign properly effects on each track or group of tracks.