This being my first ever post, I should start by commending everyone involved on such a promising program, one which has steadily improved over time.
I’m really wanting and trying to vanquish my reliance on proprietary software, such as windows. My new powerful laptop is 100% linux. I really want to make music with it. Over the years I’ve developed a workflow for myself on windows using FL Studio and Adobe Audition. It looks like the entire open source universe i pointing ex Audition users to Audacity, and for good reason. With the way some of us use Audition, however, this can be pretty painful.
For me, the big wish is related to multitrack sample manipulation (i’m basing this on my workflow):
I would like to see a more intuitive and flexible ability to chop up waveforms into pieces and move/manipulate those pieces (snapping and non-snapping) all over the multitrack timeline, with no awkward restriction, just dragging stuff around with either a right or left click-drag (maybe a single left-click on a particular piece in a particular track initiates the dragging highlighting of that particular piece, while a double-left-click highlights piece as a whole – right-click could give a menu, while right-click-drag could move it around).
Then comes the ability to highlight specific pieces/chunks (and sections of the pieces) together, right-click on an empty track and choose “mix down selection to track”, thus creating a new wave chunk which represents the chopping and arranging I was doing.
Then finally comes the ability to take that particular chunk/piece, right click “duplicate”, get a box asking how many (let’s say 7), and now the piece is repeating itself 7 times along the same track (not 7 new tracks with one copy on each), thus creating a repeating musical pattern.
Also, this whole process is greatly facilitated by the presence of a “loop play” button in the playback control. I can highlight a section of a particular wave chunk and preview that as a loop, so I can figure out exactly where I’d want to split it.
I hope this is kind of workflow can be made feasible to the open source world soon