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Old 08-09-2006, 12:58 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by chanapar
Today I was recording a West African drum troupe and I miked each of the 12 drummers. I also used a pair of inexpensive omni measurement mics to capture the "air" during the performance. Of course there was a lot of bleed but thats ok in this kind of setting.

Later I thought I'd try to get used to Reaper's "control" dialog box - accesible by a right click on that thong bikini-wide strip between the fader and track name.

Man does that suck lol! Now I'm double sure that this arrangement is the clumsiest I've seen yet in DAW software. Up till now I'd been humming along not using this and now that I tried it I've generated some criticims of an otherwise ideal program (sorry ).

Of course we don't have to use this "control" dialog box which is one of the great things about Reaper. However, now that I know about it, I think Reaper would be far better off with a track inspector for those of us that hate to pinpoint a thin strip and right click on it!

It would just be a harmless and optional channel-strip-like box that could be docked or floating. I don't see how anyone could possibly object to this because they wouldn't have to use it - just like the "control" dialog box.

With 16 tracks in the mix I described above right-clicking on that narrow strip was a major pain in the butt lol! Before I did everything by the clip and I immediately went back to that.

However for people like me, the best solution is the channel strip "track inspector." Combine that with the up/down arrow keys for selecting tracks and all the bases are covered for a segment of present and potential Reaper users.

Definitely a win-win situation for all!

Whatta ya say, Justin?

I just did a couple of mix with 40 tracks. And it works fine for me. Yes, i think this part can be improved, but thereīs so many things that can be improved and for me itīs not the most important.

Iīve done alot of work in all sorts of DAWīs and i havenīt found the complete solution yet, to a fast way.

One of my favorites is the O2R faders, that can flip between, Ch fader, Aux fader, Etc. This is so nice bacuse you have fast acces to everything. Havenīt seen it in a DAW yet.
My dream would be something like that.
So that when in the Mixer view, you have shortcuts to different sends and when you press E.G "1" all the faders change to Channel fader and "2" all faders change to Send 1 etc.
But as i said, i havenīt thought this completely through.
But i really think that we should, stay calm, and find a solution that better than the others.
Ofcause this is just my opinion.
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