Author Topic: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks  (Read 326 times)

Steve Crook

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Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« on: December 22, 2020, 06:58:47 pm »
I'm using my laptop for editing tracks etc, normally a job I'd do on my desktop machine, but I'm away etc. etc. I don't have a problem with the split tracks display when I'm using my large monitor, but on the restricted space of a laptop screen there's very little room for the waveform and an awful lot taken up by the album, tracks and sides lists.

I don't see any way of doing this beyond the range of movement of the section dividers, and they have minimum sizes for the areas they control. It makes placing track boundary markers and fade in/out much, much harder.

It would be really handy to be able to compress the albums & sides entries down to a placeholder single line and to let the waveform expand to take up the space freed by their compression.

My suggestion would be to use the 'Albums' and 'Recorded Sides' icons as buttons. Pressing the button would show/hide the sub-component and the waveform would shrink/grow to fill the available space. Pressing the 'album' icon shows hides the album, track list and button bar that're above the top moveable divider. Pressing the 'Recorded album sides' hides that section.


 

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Re: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 08:48:37 pm »
That's an interesting idea, thank you.  I will see what can be done.

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Re: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 06:16:55 pm »
OK, we've implemented this for both the Split Tracks window and the Cleanup Audio window in the latest beta (V11.8.0 Beta 8).  You can get it here:

https://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/VSInstall_Exe_Beta.exe (Windows)

https://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/VinylStudio-Installer-Beta.pkg (Mac)

Feedback welcome.

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Re: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2020, 02:35:21 pm »
Excellent. Just what I was after.

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Re: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2020, 03:12:05 pm »
There may be a problem.

Expand the split tracks display then use the scrollwheel to zoom in and out. The display will suddenly stop responding to mousewheel movement, then start accepting events again and start zoom in/out, then stop. And so on....

Clicking on the display to move the position doesn't correct things. Doesn't seem to matter how fast I move the scrollwheel either.

But I can't reproduce with the waveform display unexpanded, so I suspect there may be an issue with the expanded waveform.

LMK if there's more I can do to help...

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Re: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2020, 03:23:27 pm »
OK, I'll take a look.  What platform are you on please (Mac / Win)?

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Re: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2020, 04:18:58 pm »
Sorry, should've mentioned. Windows.

After a bit more playing around, I can't reproduce this on the Cleanup Audio panel, only on Split Tracks

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Re: Bigger Wave Form Display In Split Tracks
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2020, 04:39:55 pm »
I can reproduce it in both panels, and it is now fixed in V11.8.0 Beta 9.  Same links as above:

https://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/VSInstall_Exe_Beta.exe (Windows)

https://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio/VinylStudio-Installer-Beta.pkg (Mac)

Thanks very much for reporting this.