Yes, this appears to be part of the same general inconsistency. I think your terminology is more accurate as well, where I referred to tracks in the midi editor track list I should have said takes (or items?). I will use "items" here, just so it is clear that I'm talking about the inability to change channel across multiple individual items and not the inability to edit data across multiple takes of a single item. A single track for example, with free item position mode enabled, can have multiple items at once, but even when all of these items are edit-enabled, only the item with edit focus can be affected by many of these actions.
In my case when trying to change channel, this makes things even more difficult, because it's not enough to simply select all the notes I want to change and go through the midi editor track list, moving the edit focus one by one. If I have any FIPM tracks with multiple items, I have to expand the track in the midi editor track list to show the items, and move the edit focus one by one for them as well.
So this bug should probably be more accurately titled "When all items set to edit-enabled in the midi editor track list, changing MIDI channel still only affects item with edit focus" or something like that.
Originally Posted by EvilDragon
It makes sense that any changes happen only to edit-enabled tracks/items. So enable editing for all tracks if you want to do that...
I just want to clarify that the issue I'm referring to is when all the tracks/items in question are edit-enabled in the midi editor track list, the actions to change channel only affect the item which is the "target for inserting new events," as denoted by the arrow glyph. Unless I misunderstood you and there's an option I'm not using, I don't believe there's a way to change channel of notes across different items at once.
I'll also describe the use-case for this. I place instrument articulations in separate patches, which respond to different MIDI channels. So for example, all staccato patches are set to receive on channel 3. This is an alternative to working with key-switches, and it allows an easy overview of the active articulation simply by setting notes to be coloured by MIDI channel. In many cases, there are multiple instruments on different tracks playing the same articulation simultaneously, so it would be very helpful if there was a way to change the channel of notes in different items in a single action.