The pattern editor only has 2 markers, the selection and the cursor.
CTRL C (if you do not change the command in the preferences) is the action of copying. You should have a panel to indicate which notes you want to indicate, and an option to activate / deactivate and add a kind of graphic multiple selection. All this in the end is too complicated. If you contemplate everything that Renoise equips, everything is usually concrete and direct. Mixing the copy action from the alphanumeric keyboard with such a marking function does not seem to follow Renoise's philosophy. It's like mixing two things.
In any case, this kind of ideas will generate parallel ideas.
I believe it is possible to build a tool with a parent timer, which uses the selection to point to a specific note in a particular note column in a top-down loop process. It would simply be a visual aid. It is possible to play with the selection from a tool, but in the end it is easier to use the mouse.
Another thing you can do is this:
You make a simple selection
Tool VPDpro/Rack 1
You move a volume slider
You press the button "Vol" in Rack 1 to replace.
Consequence: only change the volume values within the selection
Things like that... It is exactly the same as:
- You make a simple selection
- Advanced pattern editor operations
- Selection in Pattern
- Modify: Set
- Change the value
- Consequence: only change the volume values within the selection
I'm just pointing out things you can do. However, the idea of using a timer and the selection of the pattern editor to mark specific notes could be a good toy to program and use to use with a tool.
EDIT: Wow, of course the VPDpro tool has the possibility of transposing notes within a selection. Only transpose specific notes. At the moment it allows to raise or lower an entire octave from -12 to +12. This function is activated with the green button that is located above the Transpose button.
Anyway, look carefully at all possible combinations of controls within the right panel of advanced operations of the pattern editor. Maybe you'll find what you need there.
Edited by Raul (ulneiz), 09 January 2018 - 14:44.