Showing 36 ideas for tag "Usability"
(@helgeschwarz) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Automation should follow Elastic Audio

Elastic Audio changes audio-length only. Unfortunately all automation will stay at original length. This unlinked manner makes the nice Elastic Audio feature quite worthless in my opinion since all existing automation goes wrong after Elastic editing.
So what about "Elastic-Automation" ? Intuitive standard behavior should be linked timescaling of Audio and Automation in one edit-step. Working title: "Elastic Audiomation".... more »
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Pro Tools features

Bus Soloing Feature

We could use the ability to solo a bus instead of having to select all the individual tracks in order to hear the mix.

As you can see in the image below, in order to hear all the tracks routed to "Break Mix" I have to solo each one. It's not so bad when there are 2 tracks but with big sessions this gets complicated. As you can see in that image there are two blank spots next to "Mute" and "Solo." These could be use... more »
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Pro Tools features

Keyboard As MIDI Controller

This is a MUST now that Pro Tools is more mobile. Ableton has it and Logic both have it.

It is a necessity for easily auditioning Software Instruments or even laying down ideas on the go - ie on a laptop. Why this hasn't been implemented into Pro Tools yet is absolutely mind blowing.

Solution: It is very simple. Just like there is a keyboard focus button which activates all the shortcuts there could be a "Midi Keyboard"... more »
(@joe0404) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

improved crossfading

I hate when I'm using the smart tool to create a crossfade and I get the "bounds" error message. It would be cool if when you clicked on the regions to start your crossfade pro tools would draw little dotted lines to show how far each region extended under the other. This would eliminate a lot of guessing. Also, a preference option could be available that when selected, only allows you to extend the crossfade out to... more »
(@mike001) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Name Tracks when Created

Hi guys, love the software. Would really help if we could name the tracks when we set them up. I.e. when create a new track, the fields would be 1) # tracks to create, 2 ) Mono or Stereo, 3) Type of track [Aux, Audio, Instrument etc...] 4) Sample or Ticks 5) Track Names. If there are multiple tracks to create, give us the option to name ALL new tracks at the create stage, or bypass the naming at this stage. This way when... more »
(@justin1) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Session Documentation

I could really use an in-session documentation feature. I always include a RTF file with a log of my hours that I worked and what I did. It would be nice if PT had a feature that would log my hours and allowed me to comment on this log and then print or export it. This would be a simple feature to program and would make documentation much easier to keep on top of.

(@ryan00) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Marker Improvements

I would REALLY love a change in the markers. Please have multiple marker rulers in the edit window. I would also like to be able to set custom colors to certain markers. Also, in the marker list, I would love to be able to re-sort alphabetically and renumber sequentially after re-sorting.

 

Primarily what this would allow me to do is set ADR markers, foley markers, music markers, dialog markers, etc...

(@bortraws) kudos icon +

Pro Tools features

Plugin Manager With Version Indicator

A build-in plugin manager that would allow you to turn plugins on or off AND clearly specifies the correct versions of the installed plugins. After restarting Pro Tools your plugins would then be turned on or off according to the settings you made in the plugin manager.

It would be fantastic if it could be done WITHOUT a restart of Pro Tools, BUT even if i do have to restart Pro Tools this would make such a difference... more »