+1 I posted screen shots how other DAWs handle this. The point is these bypass the amount of clicks one has to go through an OS especially Window 10. They are media browsers. This DAW likes to promote the use of loops and one shots but ease of access is the downfall for people on desktops with multiple drives.Mark Bliss wrote:1) You can import sounds to the library independently, and there is a form of manager for that, but the naming and organizing conventions are still cumbersome, and as you mentioned, totally lacking MIDI support.
I am not very familiar with how other DAW's have integrated this, but it seems that MIDI content still poses problematic issues in that you may not retain instrument assignments and such, as some is simple MIDI data.
The best suggestion IMO on the topic would basically be to ditch the entire library concept as it stands, and make available a SIMPLE media browser method that allows the user to develop their own method/style of filing and organizing their audio loop, sample and MIDI data content as they wish. IMO this would allow for the broadest range of user workflow styles and preferences. JMO.
2) I like this proposal. Well explained.
3) Even better, another very good idea!
4) You can change your preferences to fix that.
Try unchecking this box:
As for midi content only saves and presets will retain any information. What would be impressive if midi files could be auditioned from a browser. The only two that do that is Live and Reaper.
As for adding virtual instrument tracks I'd prefer not to have the instrument chose for me after the track is added. Is there a different way of doing this? I have yet to try Mixcraft with Kontakt or Play.
I have noticed after an install you can't change the location of the library. I searched the registry to see if I can alter it. No luck.