Hi, this feature I believe would/could be a good workflow tool. Not to be mistaken with actual samples in the track_editor, but as a “reference view”
The idea would be called " comparison track " and any sample loaded into a slot will have a context click option to compare to whichever track is highlighted.
things i have already considered
(1) what if the comparison track was longer than the actual e.g track?
[a] then the comparison track will span through the tracks length and will show as the song scrolls and as different matrix blocks are playing, this would be good for comparing whole songs, so one could see things like where an intro ends or where a drop starts etc.
(2) would 1 view be enough at any given time?
[a] possibly a user will require more than 1 view, i think there may need to be more reference views, as a user may want to see where the kicks are in a drumloop and at the same time on another track there be a riff playing and the user wants to track in his/her own pattern as close as possible to match the steps.
(3) what if you are using your sample from the sampler and it has been sliced and/or synced?
[a] this ones tricky i guess, but i can imagine it can still show up from the sampler too and perhaps a possibility to show where the slices are in the ’ comparison track ’
so to recap, this is only a waveform view, no audio will be heard from the comparison track… i hope i have made myself clear enough as i know how i want this but might not be explaining it too well thanks … below is a mockup i made of roughly how it would look />
single combined “mono” waveform view would probably suit best i guess, the image was just a rough mockup.