Small Quality of Life Changes

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deeplink
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Post 13 Jan 2022

Hi RT

I know I'm screaming into the void here, but I've kept a growing list of things I believe could help workflow and general usability. There's nothing new here, just hoping the consistent posting will get RS attention.

Rack
Ability to drag a sample from the Browser or Instrument directly into the rack (dialog > create new..)
Bypass VST in PlugIn Window
Option for VST to stay open as default
VU numerical reading on Mix/Audio Channel meters
Track monitoring from Audio Channel

General
relative note display in Spectrum EQ
internal notepad

Sequencer
more visual representation of connected devices
track level control from sequencer
audition audio clips
join midi notes
double clicking automated pattern takes you to that device on that pattern
Option to snap at transient or zero cross on an Audio Clip
Snapping Relative/Absolute as a check box
threshold control over slices in Audio Clips, option to auto-slice by time division
integrated some Tool Window (F8) options into sequencer e.g Transpose
automatically import filename into AudioClip label

Browser
ability to sort search results or folder contents
tagging of patches and samples
option keep browser focus congruent when on separate windows

Combinator
Label Widget
On a full page in the programmer, list automatically shifts down to reveal "Add Control.."
Multiple-selected widget editing at the same time
Add CV option for Buttons
Stepped knobs/switches


For re-emphasis and to add to the choir, the more onerous requests include;

Sequencer - Track Folders, Punch In/Out, Midi Chase, Ghost/Linked Clips, Separate Editor and Arrangement view, Integration of Scales and Chords in Sequencer,
Mixer - Group Hide mixer channels, Update Spectrum EQ to show all animated Mix Channel controls, Dark Mode, Multiple Select and Control - e.g Sends, Pans etc.
Combinator - X-Y Pad, Radio Buttons, Momentary Buttons, Increase Audio Ins/Out, CV Ins/Out and nr. of knobs/buttons
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elkmony
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Post 13 Jan 2022

deeplink wrote:
13 Jan 2022

Bypass VST in PlugIn Window
This is a big one for me, because I know the VSTs I use are heavy on CPU (PhasePlant or Serum, for example), so I bounce everything to audio anyway. However, even while not playing, the take up some processing power, I think this would fix it.

I agree on all the other ones, but this is one I have not seen that often (I think?). Like, complaints about the sequencer are plenty, but better VST support (and in general, better implementation, I am pretty sure Ableton is more efficient in that regard) would be cool.

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Pepin
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Post 13 Jan 2022

elkmony wrote:
13 Jan 2022
deeplink wrote:
13 Jan 2022

Bypass VST in PlugIn Window
This is a big one for me, because I know the VSTs I use are heavy on CPU (PhasePlant or Serum, for example), so I bounce everything to audio anyway. However, even while not playing, the take up some processing power, I think this would fix it.

I agree on all the other ones, but this is one I have not seen that often (I think?). Like, complaints about the sequencer are plenty, but better VST support (and in general, better implementation, I am pretty sure Ableton is more efficient in that regard) would be cool.
You can already do this by clicking the "power" button in the rack.
I think this request is just asking for a UI change.
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elkmony
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Post 13 Jan 2022

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You can already do this by clicking the "power" button in the rack.
I think this request is just asking for a UI change.
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I NEED TO GO TO THIS FORUM MORE OFTEN

I legit learn so much new stuff whenever I come here, it's crazy.
Now that I feel like I finally am decent at sound design and arrangement, I guess it's time to focus on learning Reason more, even though I have used it for, like, 10 years or something...

Thank you so much, this helps a lot!

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Pepin
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Post 13 Jan 2022

I agree with pretty much all of these changes.
A couple things I would add, which I'm often wishing for:
- When adding a new track, match its vertical zoom to the previous track in the sequencer
- Non-destructive quantize
elkmony wrote:
13 Jan 2022
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rorystorm
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Post 14 Jan 2022

Annnnd

Double click or right click a parameter to type in the exact value you want it to be.

Markers, with labels.

Split at locators.

CV outs for Vsts.

A pony.

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chimp_spanner
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Post 14 Jan 2022

- Auto sort device order between all three views (or at the very least a UI icon or a definable keyboard shortcut)
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Some/any kind of tempo definition for dealing with importing loops of a different tempo than the project
- Folders
- Folders
- Folders
- MIDI note chase
- Auto punch in
- Seek bar for audio preview in the browser
- Tape mode time stretch algorithm
- Adjustable hitpoint threshold in slice mode
- Imported audio auto-labelled with file name
- Sequencer step input
- Note preview on arrow nudge

Reason would be a dream come true for me with half of these things. But meantime I'm refamiliarizing myself with Cubase, which has all of these already. It's just nowhere near as fun.

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