Folkdisco wrote:Let's say I have a pattern set with:
Pattern A1: T01 Volume=75.
A2 T01 volume set to 0 and an automated fade in to 100.
Let's play A1, A2, A3, A4.
Under current GSS:
Volume at 75, then jumps to 0, fades up to 100, then jumps to 75, then jumps to 50.
When I try to change the volume of T01, it changes, then jumps back to the preset value at each and every new pattern.
Under GSS+lock sounds option on:
Volume at 75, then jumps to 0, fades up to 100, then remains at 100 until the end of the song, unless I subsequently change it, or switch off hold/lock.
When I try to change the volume of T01, it changes, and remains at that volume.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't a held/locked sounds option will give fewer sudden jumps, with or without automation?
Fewer jumps, maybe, but automation would mess it up, as the automation of the "un-locked" song (in many situations) won't fit with the locked sounds version.
But that's all theory, since as said, it won't be integrated in GSS, as it is too much of a hack.
Folkdisco wrote:I see the various requests asking you for a more 'normal' linear or loop based DAW rather than an uber groovebox simulator, both here and in app reviews on Google Play. It always strikes me that you are at least a good 2/3 of the way there. Not just in functions written, but in knowledge gained over the years, writing GSS, and adding features. All the basic audio functions are done, it just needs the interface and control systems, and you have already been through this process once, and know the issues. I don't in any way want to underestimate that, but if you want to go that way, a lot of it is done. It certainly seems like would be a very nice app from your brief description, and we all know it would sound fantastic.
Excactly, that's why a new additional app makes sense. This "new" app will probably be called something like "G-Stomper Composer" or similar. For now, it's just a vision, there's no concrete concept yet. But the vision is clear and straightforward;). It will be exactly the missing link that everyone is asking for.
And as a matter of course, the audio engine of GSS can and will be re-used.
GSS on the other hand is a groovebox and it will always remain a groovebox with the main focus to use it in a live situation. Composing is possible, but that was never its main purpose. That's why a new, additional app makes even more sense when it comes to composing. Regarding the "lock sounds": It definitely won't be integrated in GSS. I'm very sorry, but it comes with too many side effects. And in the composer app, it won't be necessary, as it will work differently.
Also important to say is that the mentioned new app won't replace GSS in any way. It will be a companion to make composing easier, but without destroying the live usability of GSS.