For some time ago, I needed to switch to Reaper from Ardour, and there’s just one thing that causes me to think about switching for permanently to this proprietary piece of software. It’s not-in-take MIDI editing. In Ardour, where you can edit notes in take just by switching to another tool, there was too many situations, when I tried to change velocity, change the length of a note in one take, but because the selection of previously changed notes stayed here, I changed the previous selection. In Reaper, just because you need to open a take to edit it, it wasn’t a problem, because it didn’t exist.
I have multiple suggestions to resolve it.
- Add an opportunity to unselect EVERYTHING after pressing Ctrl+S
- Double click on take to edit it.
Make a system, similar (in some ways) to other DAWs, when you need to open a take, to edit it. In this case, as main developers don’t want any pop-up windows to be in Ardour, takes will not be allowed to edit before opening
Wish some developer will read this
Give Qtractor a try for MIDI work
#1 is already fixed, although I’m not sure of the relationship to Ctrl-S.
#2 … not sure of the difference between pressing one key “e” to edit MIDI contents of a region and dbl-clicking the region … both have their pros and cons
I did use separation between DAWs(LMMS + Ardour), but it’s too inconvenient to me.
The fix is already in the source code. Version 7.0 (out in a week or three) will contain it.
I am not sure that I understand what you mean in #2. Ardour does not really have an explicit concept that uses the word “takes” …
for #1 either selecting a different (MIDI) region or pressing Escape will cancel the existing selection.
for #2, try:
* click region to select
* press "z"
[ edit edit edit ]
* shift-z to return to previous state
What does the “z” key do?
“zoom to selection” (horizontal and vertical at once)
There is a variant action, not bound to a shortcut, but in the View > Zoom menu, which zooms only to the horizontal extent of the selection