[Audio effects rack] New! Size increased from 4 to 8 !

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Tim E. Real
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[Audio effects rack] New! Size increased from 4 to 8 !

Postby Tim E. Real » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:17 am

In git master now:

* NEW - Audio effects rack size increased from 4 to 8 :
* New right-click context menu entry on strip labels: "effects rack visible items".

Here's the new menu:
effects rack items.jpg


Here's the new scrollbar, with 4 rack items visible.
Pardon my quick whip-up of the scrollbar. I grabbed it from the help files and scaled it down to mini compact size.
Seems only stylesheets can do this kind of magic. I looked for style primitives and complex properties but no luck.
Also, it is auto-hide. It only shows when the mouse is hovering over the rack. I hope that really helps. Well, the 8 items too :wink:
effects rack 4 items.jpg

Here it is with all 8 items visible.
effects rack 8 items.jpg
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Re: [Audio effects rack] New! Size increased from 4 to 8 !

Postby oscillator » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:49 am

Awedome, both feature and the dynamic solution!

Where does the 8 items steal room from, the VU?

Tim E. Real
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Re: [Audio effects rack] New! Size increased from 4 to 8 !

Postby Tim E. Real » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:22 pm

Correct.
The last picture may be a bit misleading, I lengthened it a wee bit before capturing.
But I was pleasantly surprised at just how uncluttered it is with 8.
It only extends mildly past the corresponding bottom portion of midi strips.
So not too terribly shabby after all.

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Re: [Audio effects rack] New! Size increased from 4 to 8 !

Postby Tim E. Real » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:57 pm

Just to add:
As a guitar player I know this will help you guys.
On one of my CDs I made a bold move to put aside my expensive rack gear and use only LADSPA effects.
Yes, only LADSPA !

For guitar, for the complete chain that meant:
a) Distortion
b) Chorus
c) Flanger
d) Reverb
e) Delay
f) Amp VTS
g) Cabinet VTS

As you can see, with seven effects it was challenging.
I had to feed it into a separate Group track just to get the extra effects.
Now duplicate a similar setup for bass guitar.
Now one for keyboards.
And so on.


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