Track folders are invaluable for me in Studio One. It's a really tidy way to work.QVprod wrote: ↑15 Jun 2021Makes sense. I imagine if I was ever doing massive film type scoring, I'd have more use for them. Drums are usually on a single midi track, or more recently, done in Machine's sequencer.chimp_spanner wrote: ↑15 Jun 2021
For me folders are a great way of getting control of larger arrangements. I like being able to package all the sections of my arrangement (drums, synths, guitars, whatever) into a single track, and in Cubase this is actually represented by a clip/part at the track folder level that can be moved around or copied. Arguably a better way of handling multiple clips/parts on multiple tracks than selecting, and re-selecting, over and over again. Also really useful for making drum beats in the arranger using audio clips. Hit collapse, and a hundred little clips become one.
I always have a drum folder containing all the drum and perc parts, one per track. A folder allows you to minimise them when not working on them and to mute/solo them with one button. There is also a neat mode where expanding/collapsing the track folder is mirrored in the mixer so the drum channel strips disappear when collapsed. I always have an archive folder. This is where I dump older takes and any MIDI tracks that have been rendered to audio. Alternate takes, harmony ideas and anything else all go in here, tucked away but quickly accessible. If there are vocals I always have a vox folder for all the takes and harmonies. Same if I have more than one string track.
It's all about minimising the clutter on your screen so you can focus on the bit you are working on. And I don't think it would be that difficult to implement in Reason if the will was there.