witchspace wrote: rncbc wrote:
so, you didn't read the irony
on that 6y+old post
? no problem. qtractor model is one MIDI track, one MIDI channel, period. that's its design flaw
(slanted here now and then on purpose
). it won't change and it really it's in its blueprint design since dawn. ever.
I don't regard that as a flaw. "One track, one channel" makes sense. The other extreme would be "One track, one MIDI output" which is way too granular. Everything in-between seems difficult to use (as it involves extra commands to move channels over tracks ...).
though, you can have more than one track for the same MIDI channel, that only really works for external instruments. besides, MIDI tracks converge to one MIDI output bus which equates to a MIDI output port or device, a conveyor of 1-16 MIDI channels. business as usual in MIDI world
as for internal (ie. plugin) instruments, the actual MIDI channel doesn't really matter much, so that the 1:1 rule means one MIDI track => one (any) MIDI channel => one MIDI instrument (plugin).
alas, if the plugin is inserted on a MIDI output bus then the rule is one MIDI track => one MIDI channel => one of possible 16 MIDI instruments aka. parts. in fact this is the same scenario for most external multi-timbral/part MIDI instruments out there, including qsynth/fluidsynth, zasfx, and the plethora of outboard h/w synths, sampler you name it. here the MIDI channel *is* the instrument selector address and is determinant.
witchspace wrote:The feature I'm thinking of would involve selecting multiple clips (possibly on multiple tracks) and editing them in the same piano roll view. Events from different tracks would be shown in the colors of that track. There would be a list/"palette" where it's possible to switch the current edited clip (clicking on an event in another clip could automatically switch to that one).
This wouldn't change the internal representation that different channels are still different tracks.
the idea, as i read from the ticket request, is about showing any or the same MIDI track content in the background (possibly with dimmed/transparent colors); a MIDI track content means all its clips and their respective events (provided they match the same view criteria); still, the only editable content shall be of the clip in question; showing anything else in the background is, yep, just for help and visual context.
so, i guess it's not quite the edit-all-and-any as you wanted. but hey, where did you stop trying to edit more than one clip anyway? you can have them all open for editing in piano-rolls all at the same time on screen. well, you'll surely eat up screen estate, no doubt, but, as an alleged french saying, one just doesn't make omelettes without breaking eggs