(@tripit)

Pro Tools features

Better midi edit options

1. One thing I would like to see is the ability to double click or key command click in a midi "note" track to bring it up in it's own separate midi edit window. Right now, that only happens if you have the midi track in "regions" display. I don't work in midi regions when editing midi notes. 2. Another thing I would like to see is the ability to see track names as full names. Most of my midi track names are long and... more »

Pro Tools features

Post Fader Inserts

Allow placement of an indicator in the insert list such that inserts past the indicator are post-fader, and those before are pre-fader. I think one of the reasons that so many engineers don't like the "sound" of ProTools is because Pro Tools is so biased by work-flow towards pre-fader inserts. Sure, you can send the output of the channel through an aux and put the post-fader insert there, but this is an inconvenience... more »

Pro Tools features

Command Line Interface

Offer a command line interface so that users can construct their own AudioSuite-like tools using existing PT and Digi plugin capabilities. For instance, a command line peak reducer scans a track waveform and find those regions where the volume exceeds -10dBf, then reduces the trim automation by 6 dB in those regions. As another example one could construct a trim automation line that acts as a compressor (or de-esser),... more »

Pro Tools features

Multiple Trim Lines

Allow multiple trim automation lines on each track. Thus on a vocal track one trim line (A) might be used to reduce esses, while another (B) might be used to modify the pre-existing volume automation (Z). Then allow the trim automation to be coalesced selectively, e.g. coalesce B with Z. This way A can remain un-coalesced for later changes, like you want to dip essess by 3dB instead of 6dB.

(@jscott)

Pro Tools features

plugin settings saved as clippings.

Check out Digital Performer for this one... you can select a group of plugins and save all of the settings and order in a global clipping window that isn't linked to individual sessions. If you want to repeat a specific process that involves a group of plugins on a single insert, instead of re-instancing all of the plugins or importing from another session, just drag the clipping on the inserts and whalla!

(@ken000)

Pro Tools features

Repeat paste to fill selection...

This is HUGE for post editorial work. This feature has NEVER worked right. If you fill an area where it needs to repeat the audio you've copied into the buffer it will put a crossfade across the region boundries EXCEPT at the beginning and end of the the area that is selected. At those points PT puts a fade in and fade out ... it needs to be a crossfade. And when there is enough audio in the buffer to fill the selected... more »

(@ken000)

Pro Tools features

Auto Crossfade - Fade In/out

Every time you punch in and out ... AND ... when you edit in any way there should be a preference that allows PT to automatically put a crossfade across the region boundry, or at the top/end of a region (when it goes to an area with no audio). This is how multitrack digital machines (ADAT, Mitsu A880, Sony DASH, etc...) all worked. They would automatically put this crossfade in (10ms ... but the pref should allow you... more »