So I've got this idea about creating device routings simply by editing their names...
For example, you might want to set up a signal follower device in track 01 and link it to a few other devices?
Easy - add the signal follower and assign this as the name:
This tell us that this device wants to export its routings using the name 'SFW'
Next, go to a track in where you want to use the signal follower. For example, track 03.
Add a gainer device and name it
This will take the exported routing and link it to the Gainer parameter called Panning
And this the moment where you should realize that the tool is useful. Because, we've just established a routing 'in reverse'.
Usually, you'd have to go back to the signal follower in track 01 and make it point here. Or create the gainers in advance, and
then link them up as you add the signal follower.
Now, if we had multiple routings called SFW, you could be more specific by including the name of the track:
Or perhaps it could be numbered too, like this:
Anyway, the name is getting a bit complex. If you don't like how it looks, the tool could offer a way to assign an alternative ("display") name.
To hide the name, simply provide the alternative name at the end, prefixed with a colon. For example, this is displayed as "Short Name" in Renoise.
<< TrackName/Input>Gain : Short Name
This works with any device name, as Renoise interpretes the device name in a special way.
Not sure I would want to hide the names myself though - I've been using a similar syntax in my own songs for years, because I often use complex routings, and can get a bit lost - a proper naming convention really helps here.
What do you think of this idea? Something you'd use, or am I just catering to my own needs here?