I suppose having it show the first 3 notes of a chord in a Collapsed Track may be an idea and more helpful than just the symbols that let you know if there is data or not. I didn't think this is what you were initially aiming towards with your suggestion. And I'm not sure a secondary partially-collapsed mode, if that is more what you mean above rather than in the current collapsed view.
i think so too. he was looking for something that shows very quickly what (chord) is in the columns. ceg4 is more like "hey, you happen to have *near* keys here, the chord for this is CEG5", chord-info-column. as soon the keys were not near, spread over more than one octave, it's no more possible to display it so compactly, it would probably have to be something like CE4G5 etc. but be it a chord-info-column or a tool tip, it would not have to be always visible or should it? **
the other idea - about uninterleaving display - reflects only a part of his suggestion: the CEG. since a few renoisers are looking for very general ideas to be able to really suggest implementing it into renoise, i thought, give it a try and talk about the interleaving stuff. btw: the symbols would not only tell if something is in there, they describe the data. C # 5 is just what would be standing there normally, but in a different order.
** what i meant there is actually, that it could:
a) display a shortened format like CEG5 if possible or "...." (meaning: not CEG5 and C3E4G5 in the same column)
b ) display a shortened format like CEG5 if possible, and if not: the long version C3E4G5
c) always display C5E5G5 and C3E4G5 no matter which octaves
d) per octave DG5 CDFA6
i'm so overtired, i didn't read jalex post to the end. method d, sorted and *per octave*, is much more readable than the octave numbers inbetween. it's the way to go
sorry i took the thread in a wrong direction by not reading till the end, jalex.
anyway, would it be nice like this too?
(i've let away the lowercase character just because it's a bit disturbing the examples, actually i'd maybe find a character with inverted colors or just different colors nicer than the camel style sequences, could possibly look easier)
Edited by uhuh, 24 January 2012 - 21:14.