I have a little suggestion to make automating long sweeps easier:
Wouldn’t it be great, if you could choose the scale of the automation window so that it could display also a longer period of time instead of only one pattern?
I always automate my parameters for a duration of at least four patterns and it’s quite troublesome to automate every pattern separately. If you just could choose the automation window to show for example four patterns at a time, automating would be such a breeze!
it can be done if we have pattern-events on the one and song-events on the other hand.
song events are independant from patterns and won’t get copied by pattern based operations/duplications, whereas pattern-based events (automations) will.
I understand your point It-Alien, but the way I imagined it was that if you made the view longer (ie. 4 patterns) it would just show the automation curve of the next 4 patterns, no matter what those patterns were. If the patterns were the same, then it would naturally show the same automation curve four times side by side.
Then again, if the patterns were different patterns (ie. 1,2,3,4) it would show first the automation (ie. for volume) of pattern number one, then after it automation of pattern number 2 and so on. No matter what the patterns were, you could simply see the automation that they have (if any) and change it if needed. The way I see it, it seems quite simple!
I understand that you’re concerned about what would happen if you use the same pattern in different places in the song, but I don’t think it would be a big problem. Since you could see from the pattern that it already has automation written on it, you would know that it’s there fore used somewhere else in the song. And that by changing that automation, also the same pattern else where in the song would naturally change. So if you wanted to make unique automations, you could simply clone the pattern.
I’m just talking about letting us see a bit further away than only one pattern at a time. I don’t see why it would be hard to do. Am I right or am I missing something here?
That’s a good idea, which a make unique option available via right mosue click or something. Would just copy the pattern to a new number and change number of original (I know not that hard to do yourself anyway but…)
Maybe grey out sucessive repeats of a pattern at the same zoom level (does that make sense?) So that to adjust it you have to modify the first of that pattern in the view.
Personally, as I know I’m likely to want to add and chance automation, I use an unique pattern in every single position in my song anyway.
lol?.. what version of renoise are you using?
“my renoise” continues the automation exactly there, where the previous automation ended. just double click the respective parameter-name from the automation list and you’re set.
Still missing this one a lot! Could it be possible to get a word from the devs about the difficulty of implementing this? Just wan’t to see the automation curve a bit further than one pattern at a time… It would make automation so much more simple!