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Time markers

Having been working on a few long form tracks (80-120 bars) as a single sequence I've found it quite tricky to navigate the piano roll. The UI facilitates scrolling back and forth which works nicely but it is hard to identify sections (chorus, prechorus, bridge etc). I've been working around this by keeping a note on paper of bar numbers but this is a relatively slow way to get around. What I would like is a way to place labelled markers on the timeline and have some way to move the display and or playhead to the next or previous marker (and possibly display the current section based on the last marker on the timeline). As an added bonus it would be nice to allow selection and punch in on a section basis.
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  • I know it is currently limited, but you could use locators. This won't give you names on the timelines, which would be fantastic.

    I have a Yamaha multi-track mixer/workstation which allows for naming the locators and allows them to exist in more than one place (just keep tapping them to move among the assigned locations).

    I would like to see locators be expanded using this concept. One where you can edit them and another where you select and jump to them by tapping, without it closing the selector window, and can be seen jumping in the background. And on the timelines the labels would be showing. :)

    Also, why limit locators to the numeric pad? Why not do it by MIDI note and make it virtually unlimited? I could then use the pads or an external MIDI keyboard on the selector screen to move.

    Anyways, think what could be...
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  • Hey Daniel,

    Thanks for posting!

    I agree that labelled locators would be beneficial to the workflow. I'll be sure to pass along your comments to the team for consideration in future updates. Be sure to submit this directly to the team as well. You can send comments with MPC's built-in feedback module represented by a smiley icon at the lower right side of the software next to the browser icons.

    If you need an alternative method of submitting feedback, you can use the following link:

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    Thanks for your feedback! :)
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