Groups could become 'group folders' - powerful!

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Groups could become 'group folders' - powerful!

Post by ZeroZero » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:34 pm

The concept of folders and the concept of groups can be merged.
In this concept, when a folder is created it could have the option of becoming a special kind of folder I am calling a 'group folder' - think cross between a folder and a group.

In these special folders any track (or sub folder) that strays into it gets its routing dominated by the folder, until it leaves again.

So, you create yourself a folder and you call it 'brass'. You have another folder called trumpets - with three or four trumpets in it, and a few stray instrument tracks called - trombone, Tuba, you get the picture. As soon as the track or folder enters the group folder, the routing gets hijacked by the 'group folder', just like a fly in a web. When a track leaves this folder it's former routing is restored. If it is dragged from one group folder to another, it takes the routing of the last group folder.
The group folder has a destination route for all its instruments (just like a group).
No more fiddling around with group routings, the folder takes care of it, simply by dragging. You just dream up your group folders : strings, brass, guitars, vocals, then drag your instruments in. SO EASY!
Such group folders could be tiered, simply by making one group folders output point to another.

Genius! ??


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Re: Groups could become 'group folders' - powerful!

Post by LarsErik » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:37 pm

I like it.
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Re: Groups could become 'group folders' - powerful!

Post by ResonantMind » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:32 am

ZeroZero wrote:The concept of folders and the concept of groups can be merged.
In this concept, when a folder is created it could have the option of becoming a special kind of folder I am calling a 'group folder' - think cross between a folder and a group.

In these special folders any track (or sub folder) that strays into it gets its routing dominated by the folder, until it leaves again.

So, you create yourself a folder and you call it 'brass'. You have another folder called trumpets - with three or four trumpets in it, and a few stray instrument tracks called - trombone, Tuba, you get the picture. As soon as the track or folder enters the group folder, the routing gets hijacked by the 'group folder', just like a fly in a web. When a track leaves this folder it's former routing is restored. If it is dragged from one group folder to another, it takes the routing of the last group folder.
The group folder has a destination route for all its instruments (just like a group).
No more fiddling around with group routings, the folder takes care of it, simply by dragging. You just dream up your group folders : strings, brass, guitars, vocals, then drag your instruments in. SO EASY!
Such group folders could be tiered, simply by making one group folders output point to another.

Genius! ??


Z
Haha, we pretty much posted the exact same concept of idea/request 2 hours apart.
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Re: Groups could become 'group folders' - powerful!

Post by estrica2000 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm

that is an old Feature Request which makes a lot of sense, and that i wish will be available soon in cubase 9.
so +1
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Re: Groups could become 'group folders' - powerful!

Post by wavefunktion » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:39 am

+1 decent idea indeed. This would also make the Track Pane more tidy as the "Group Folder" could just nest all the tracks directly into / underneath it instead of needing to have the Group Track placed in a folder too. Also generally less clicks and clacks to setup groups too.

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