- 1000 I used to cut up long samples this way. Just having a keyboard shortcut would be much better than using the mouse!
As for controlling start/end position with a controller, this could be done as a tool. Hmmm…
It is possible to have a keyboard short cut for that already For me it would make sense to have “Add marker” assigned to a pad only if you have all these others operations (like Zoom and Cursor movement etc) somewhere very near by, on the same controller - it would allow to have that fast and intuitive software-hardware integration based workflow, like on NI Maschine or new generation MPC’s (Studio, Ren, Touch). Otherwise - mouse and keyboard short cut works just fine.
I’m a heavy hardware MPC user, so my point on these improvements is to have ability to make all the basic sampling and sample chopping operations at my fingertips, for the sake of faster workflow.
I know that certain of these operations can be assigned to keyboard commands and the cursor can be moved with Arrow keys - I’m using all that.
It’s still not that fast as to have it on dedicated pads and buttons. Keyboard keys are quite small and it gets confusing when you have more complex short cuts. After certain time of using dedicated buttons, pads and sliders you develop a muscle memory which allows you to work really fast. While a waveform editing is linear thing (from left to right), mouse cursor moves in 2-dimensional way adding some inaccuracies and unwanted movements up and down.
It’s so painfully time consuming to adjust slices in Renoise - 1) You press a key and audition one slice, then 2) You zoom out to find the right slice marker 3) You zoom in to fine-tune the marker 4) you press another key to audition another slice 5) Then you zoom out to see where the marker is 6) and you zoom in to fine-tune the marker’s position 7) and you repeat the whole process again and again for every slice you want to adjust.
Instead of being able to - 1)Zoom in and press a key to audition a slice and at the same time 2) you could fine-tune current slice marker’s position by rotating a knob (or at least Ctrl+Shift+mouse wheel)