[Doggiebox] Doggiebox Version 2

Mathieu Lucas mathieu.lucas at pi.be
Sat Dec 31 03:55:19 EST 2005


Charlie,
Excellent idea!! I spend a lot of time editting in DB & importing in 
Cubase, listening, etc... This new feature would be a BIIIIG timesaver. 
A very efficient way to work with DB.

Mathieu

Charlie wrote:
> Ben,
> 
> I have a suggestion for DB Version 2.  How about adding the ability  to 
> include an audio track?
> 
> My thinking is this.
> 
> 1)  I write a song
> 
> 2)  Create a Drum part and then add it to (in my case) Pro Tools.
> 
> 3)  I add guitars etc
> 
> 4) I notice the drum part needs some frills etc.
> 
> 5)  Now the difficulties start.  I have to edit the DB file without  
> reference to the song itself.   If I could import the song I have  
> created in PT (less the drums) into DB I could play these together  and 
> get a much better feel for the drum part and how it would fit the  
> song.  I could see that is the second half of bar 18 in the bridge  that 
> needs a fill etc....  Instantly add it, play that bit again  (with the 
> audio) and see if it flies or not.  Very much like MIDI  editing, but 
> using the nice friendly DB interface rather than the  incredibly ugly 
> MIDI screen lines.
> 
> At the moment, I have my guitar on my lap as I hit the space bar to  
> listen to the drum part, edit it, try again, usually stuffing it up  as 
> I miss the start... (you can fill in the blanks here).  When it's  all 
> done I need to import the new drum track into PT and see how it  really 
> sounds.  To audition it in DB would remove a lot of this hassle.
> 
> The audio wouldn't need any editing abilities, just an import  function 
> and play/mute button.  It would always play in correct time  as it was 
> recorded against the original DB file.  The only weird bit  would be 
> starting the DB part at bar x and having the sound file know  where to 
> start.
> 
> Does any one else think this would be useful???
> 
> Cheers and a Happy New Year to all the DoggieBoxers out there.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Charlie
> 
> 
> 
> 
> PS I suggested it as Version 2 as it would seem to be the sort of  thing 
> that a paid for update requires - if you want to add it to the  current 
> upgrades, go for it   : - )
> 
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