Showing 42 ideas for tag "Usability"
(@theneil) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Link/Sync Option for Nudge & Grid

Most of the time, when I change the grid size, I also ideally want the nudge values to match that new grid.

I don't want to take away the option for them to be different, but it'd be great to have a little 'Link' icon I could toggle, whereby if I change the Grid to, say, 8ths, Nudge automatically changes to 8ths too.

Having this would also help to get around the fact that the Grid +/- shortcuts don't seem to work on... more »
(@thoughtsformed) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Changing the User Interface color sceme.

I was wondering if you could allow the User Interface base colors in the edit window to be changed close to the mix windows ability to change the color scheme.There are 256 shades of every color,so please pick more pleasant and attractive shades of color.Also allow users to change the color scheme of the audio and midi clips.The color scheme of the program is possibly the ugliest of all the DAW'S.Help me change the... more »
(@theneil) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Enable Pinch-to-Zoom Gestures

The majority of applications for Mac (and also some for Windows) support the two-finger pinch-to-zoom in/out gesture on touchpads, yet Pro Tools does not.

 

Cmd [ ] is great, but having this gesture-based functionality enabled would definitely make for faster workflow when moving around a session.

 

The two-finger drag works, so why not this?

(@theneil) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

A.I. Drum Tracks

To me, one of the top features in Logic (and even GarageBand), but missing from ProTools, is this: Being able to put down a drum track, tell it where to play, tweak the complexity/loudness/fills/swing/etc, and straight away get a pretty decent 'human'-sounding drum track. It's also possible to have it 'follow' audio tracks and more effectively pick out a rhythm. It can even be copied to a MIDI track, tweaked and put to... more »
(@flint6) kudos icon +

Pro Tools | Control features

Multi-Selection of SoftKeys For Editing And Re-arranging In EuControl

Sometimes you just want to delete a whole bund of SoftKeys, or move them somewhere else. It would be great if one could select more than one SoftKey and then drag and drop it somewhere or at least delete them all in one go and not having to select each one of them one by one and clicking "Clear".

(@theneil) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Option to Retain Track Height on Import

In my standard session format, I like to have, for example, each kit piece at a 'Mini' size, so it's easier to navigate. Trouble is, whenever I import that to a different session, it makes them all whatever size is being used most recently there, meaning I have to resize all 12 tracks every time!

 

Would be great if the session data import screen had a checkbox option to retain origin track height.

(@flint6) kudos icon +

Pro Tools | Control features

Search and Filter for Commands in EuControl

It takes a lot of time setting up SoftKeys. It would be nice if this time-consuming process could be made simpler and faster.

For example, EuCon is very powerful and covers probably hundreds of features. Instead of having to know where a function is in the menu hierarchy, a find as you type would be great!

This way, you don't have to search through all the menus, just type a word and the list filters by this word and... more »
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Pro Tools | Control features

Save Multiple Configurations (User Profiles) in EuControl and Switch Between Them Implemented

EuControl just sees one configuration. When you open a program like Pro Tools or Nuendo, EuControl just sees this software and any adjustment you do to the configuration gets saved under the application's name. Nuendo is then Nuendo.xml or something.

But what if I have 2 different types of work and I'd like to adjust my layout for Nuendo? Or there are 2 users using Nuendo on this machine and each of them would like to... more »
(@theneil) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Display Pre-Fader Meters BEFORE the Fader, Not After

On the mix window, meters are displayed to the right of the fader (i.e. after it), yet the default meters in PT are PRE-fader.

It would be a lot clearer and more intuitive if these were shown the other way around, with any pre-fader meter placed just before its corresponding fader.

To a pro, I'm sure this seems like a pointless difference, but I think it would help reduce confusion from newcomers in terms of how to... more »
(@flint6) kudos icon +

Pro Tools | Control features

Drag&Drop + Copy&Paste of SoftKeys For Quick Rearrangement in EuControl

It takes a lot of time setting up SoftKeys. Especially because one can only edit them one at a time.

When I want to adjust the layout of SoftKeys to fit my workflow better, I need to delete a SoftKey and in that place, set up a completely new key from scratch. But the key I'm looking for is there, just on another page. I cannot copy and paste it, which would save me a lot of time. I need to create it from scratch.

Also,... more »
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Pro Tools features

Command+W shortcut to close active plugin window

Currently if you have any "extra" windows open (Plugins, Markers, System Usage, etc) you can press Ctrl+Opt+Cmd+W to close ALL extra windows. Cmd+W only closes the Edit and Mixer windows. But while you're tweaking a plugin's parameters, THAT window is active instead (Edit & Mixer window buttons are greyed out) so Cmd+W should just close THAT plugin's window, rather than the Edit window, shouldn't it?

If you open a... more »
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Pro Tools features

Option to Exclude Tracks from ALL Group

Obviously, the ALL group is helpful, but there are some tracks (e.g. Reverb Aux, Mix-Level Aux, Instrument-Grouping Auxes, etc.) which I want to always keep at 0 dB.

It'd be great if we had a (completely optional) choice to modify the ALL group, flagging specific tracks it *shouldn't* control. If this option isn't enabled, the functionality of this group should remain completely as it is today - don't want to disrupt... more »
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Pro Tools features

Drums mode for MIDI editor

I would love to have an option to switch MIDI editor to DRUM EDIT MODE where there would be diamond or triangle markers for note start without showing its length. Would be also nice to have a possibility to switch from classic piano roll to MIDI note number mode, to set names for notes, load and save note names to file and display custom layers (e.g. show only named notes or show notes defined by user).