Here’s another topic:https://forum.renoise.com/t/my-wishlist-a-few-things-i-hope-to-see-implemented/42441
Yes, this feature could be intuitive of course. At least a good complement for temporary/special tasks. I also like the idea of displaying ”post-inserts-waveforms”, which I’ve earlier brought up in the sticky long thread as well.
But I would vote yes only if this won’t be regarded as a replacement for a fully fledged horizontal audio-view editor (in the possible future). I’ve been working in trackers for around 20 years now, and still can’t wrap my head around a vertical audio view. Not to mention, how confused newcomers would be?
Remember that not every tool/edit-view in Renoise is vertical; the Sample Editor and the Automation window to mention a few. If something is vertical, it has a good reason to be so.
Moreover, I think a vertical audio-view merged with the pattern-view makes it a bit cluttered and distracting. I can imagine this being turned off/on quite frequently. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s worth to mention that a horizontal audio-view could open up for some more interesting features than a vertical.
So, first of all, instead maybe the Audio-view could be merged with Automation-view. No more automation-guess work. These two views would be toggle-able of course (so the waveforms are rather transparent in Automation-view) and since it’s the same window the feature-addition wouldn’t require any further screen-space. Well, preferably, Renoise should support attachable windows and/or the ability to make this window bigger to get an overview of more than one track at a time.
I also suspect that one would like to have a better overview & understanding of the song at a global level, from start to finish, where the Pattern Matrix currently fails (ZOOM IN / OUT etc). Suddenly, you can now copy & paste a single kick from pattern 10 [line 00] to pattern 231 [line 20] without any more hassle (than just for instance ALT-dragging the waveform in a second).
Furthermore, I imagine the possibility to quickly manipulate a few single clap-sounds in patterns 10, 20, 30 & 40 (non-consecutive selection) simultaneously. Access the automatically created sample in the sample-tree view, for further edits.
Last but not least, start your recording from any line in any pattern.
Well, I could go on, but my underline is simply…
TLDR; Yes, great feature suggestion but I believe the endless possibilities of a horizontal true audio-view editor shouldn’t be overlooked.
Just my two cents (starting from a detuned sample hopefully :D) !