I mentioned the need to rename sources in another thread but I would also like the option to name regions at the time they are bounced or consolidated (a dialogue box popping up when I click ‘consolidate with processing’ for example?)
Example: I import a sound recorded with my trusty field recorder which auto-names files so I have something like VOC_200528-0504.wav
(you see why I want to rename… and in any case I can’t see the whole name in the Source list and distinguish it from the other files I imported whose names are only differentiated by the last number, but that will be fixed when we can resize the column widths)
Next I want to isolate a bit of sound and add reverb (or some other process). I edit the sound, name the region ‘crunch’, apply reverb, consolidate (or bounce) with processing but I end up with a sound named after the track I happened to be editing on, not the region or even the source: for example ‘(bounce)Audio.2-1’
Some folks might find that useful, but not me. Fine to have ‘Audio.2-1’ as the default in a dialogue, so those that are happy just hit the enter key, but please let me call it ‘crunchverb’ if I want to.
If the fear is that renaming sources will mess up other sessions relying on the original name
a) make the rename dialogue RED! Add a warning, a disclaimer.
b) offer the option to copy the file in with a new name instead
And yes, I know I can rename the region, but I want to name the soundfiles i.e. sources that I make - I need to be able to organise my materials by name