Hello dear friends,
Recently, I was working on the next cover of my new release in a graphic editor, and the following thought came to me: Why is there no Global “Lock” button on channels and tracks in any DAW? It would be great if Renoise became the first DAW to have such a button on every channel. I think that such a function is very necessary for any producer, since I personally work on large projects, and sometimes the number of channels or tracks reaches 100. In such arrangements, you can accidentally hit any parameter of any channel, inadvertently turn up or down the volume, hit some either the regulator from the filter, or move a pattern to the wrong place, maybe delete it by mistake …
Such a button will serve as a lock that will disable the entire channel and prevent any accidental modifications while the “Lock” button is enabled, as in graphic editors, when we Lock a layer so as not to miss with it.
I would like to draw the attention of the developers to take this suggestion into account, because, in my opinion, such a button will simply make life easier for many producers who often work on huge projects.
Iv never used Logic before. The question is, does it lock everything that is connected to the channel itself, including the instrument parameters, dsp parameters, pans and volume, notes and automation?
All those functions are cosmetic visuals. I am talking about locking parameters, midi, patterns-in-place…etc. Folded and unfolded tracks/patterns look more confusing while working on a project of 100 tracks.
In fact, such a function helps to prevent any accidental interference from external controllers, if any. It often happens that I accidentally hit one or another knob, or just stupidly pulled the modulation wheel with the edge of my hand. and it’s just a huge headache when the synth, as a result of all this, radically changes its sound.
As far as I know, there is no such function in any DAW.
About the freezing thing, i used to apply it in A6leton, but it is just a “Render in place” with a rollback option. It does not disable/lock the control of all parameters. In Rea$on there is Bounce\bounce in place and freeze options, but not Lock.
I would be easier to just lock/unlock a track instead of freezing it, which floods the RAM & storage.