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Michael Gissing
Re: FCP X "tracks" idea...
on Feb 25, 2013 at 9:35:55 pm

If Reaper doesn't avoid deleting during collision and the folder behaviour is as you describe, then what they are doing is just allowing you to edit a bus with it's inherent tracks. This is the same as allowing an editor to use roles as a grouped edit object. How they could represent that at that UI level may be like Reaper.

As to Apple's intent, I think the fact that Roles were a hasty bolt on seems to indicate that a coherent master plan for managing sophisticated audio management and mixing function didn't exist. If it did there would have been Roles from day one and a mix panel by now and a bunch of control surfaces with real faders as third party options. Roles look like how a database engineer would add bussing.

The templates for sophisticated track based non collision editing like Fairlight were known to Apple. By choosing the magnetic timeline behaviour they knowingly chose and alternative without thinking through the consequences. After 18 months it doesn't look like there was such a master plan which is unsurprising. If Logic turns up with magnetism then I might concede that there is a plan or the alternate view that database engineers still have no clue about audio.

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