i’d love to see this, too. there is already a tool-tip mode with a momentary shift when the cursor is above a unit header: that produces a tool-tip message for that unit in the contextual display. it often (!) helps me to remember the type of a unit that i had renamed before but forgot to add the type to the name. i recently began to add the types of the units and the types of subchained units to the names…
couldn’t this be extended to parameters, too?
the very same day i was wishfully thinking about another
general UI idea:
i pretty often find myself wishing there would be a neat possibility
to tap integers with my fingers into parameter values.
(especially when i am setting vcas or gains of externally controlled parameters)
when i read about @tomk’s tool-tip mode via SHIFT+Mx, and odevices reminder that SHIFT+M1 is already in use, i had two thoughts.
- SHIFT+Mx seems to be a good place for 6 crucial shortcuts,
with quicksaves being one of them.
- the second thought brought me back to my wishfull thinking:
if we just could find another shortcut (set) for quicksaves and
other crucial functions/modes…
then we could use holding-SHIFT+Mx for tapping useful values directly into corresponding parameters (regardless whether they are focused or not)…
obviously integers only make sense to some parameters
(e.g. vca) and more obviously: i didn’t think it through really,
- how to tap frequencies? (multiples of 55Hz…?)
- how to tap lenghts of time (e.g. with delays and adsr)
just trying to second and improve @tomk’s idea of a universal
tool-tip mode as well as to share the idea of a universal