Re: Possible feature requests?

From: Alexandre Ratchov <>
Date: Sat Nov 16 2013 - 00:19:09 CET
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 05:41:27PM -0700, Kevin Utter wrote:
> Hi Alexandre.  I don't know if this has been asked before, but
> have you considered a way of adding markers at specific
> positions? It would be nice if one could add a marker at the
> current position, then at least list them to see their names and
> locations. There is a marker feature in MIDI files, but I'd be
> happy even if this weren't compatible with those, as long as they
> would save in the .sng file, and could be created, deleted, and
> perhaps modified or moved.

Hi Kevin,

I've started working on this, so I hope I'll manage to finish it

> I have asked before about the following, and I hope I will be
> able to keep your concerns in mind during this proposal. I do a
> lot of recording without a metronome so that phrasing and tempo
> can be natural as its played rather than having to re-manufacture
> the feel after the fact with tempo control. Doing this creates
> problems when there is a need to cut and paste sections which
> often don't start at measure boundaries. I understand your use of
> frames and why, and why this prevents currently editing at other
> points than measure boundaries.

> Would it be possible to slide a portion of a track, forward or
> back in time without modifying your frame checking plan?

Yes, as far I can see

> And could this be done by beats and ticks?

Do you mean using "measure:beat:tick" instead of the measure
number? AFAICS, it would make possible to reach any point, doesn't

> If this doesn't work, what about adding measure boundaries at
> arbitrary points? This wouldn't be as elegant, but if it would be
> easier to do it could be a workable situation for what I'm doing.
> But I suspect that might cause even more problems. I believe you
> said before that changing the selection spec to something other
> than measures wouldn't be very easy either. My main concern is to
> find a way to make two sections match up together, even if they
> don't start and end at a measure boundary. I'd be surprised if I
> were the only one doing this, as there are a lot of times a
> real-time performance might need to be captured. I don't expect
> to make that live performance match up to measure boundaries
> after that point, but if I could some how move parts by smaller
> increments, that would be very helpful. If you need further
> clarification, please let me know. Hopefully I'm not asking too
> much here.

I've also started adding support for "hour:minute:second:fr" time
notation which roughly would also allow to reach any time position.
Would this work for you as well?

-- Alexandre
Received on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:19:09 +0100

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