[Doggiebox] re: boxes

Carl Edlund Anderson cea at carlaz.com
Mon Mar 13 07:24:55 EST 2006

On 10/03/2006 23:44, Sterling Beckwith wrote:
> What Sion's suggesting could be a big help.  Have long felt need for  
> another level of structural display between db's Sections and  Playlist, 
> to allow trial-and-revise work on overall design.  His  boxes offer a 
> neat solution, provided they can be made fairly  foolproof and easy to 
> rearrange.

I had myself been thinking of a similar sort of feature, though with the 
  new "mid-level" blocks (verse1, chorus1, etcs) displayed more as 
expandable menu items so that the various sections wouldn't scroll off 
to the right as they do in that example -- though I suppose they could 
easily end up scrolling off to the bottom still!

What I would find useful, when composing and blocking out basic 
arrangements, would be the ability to define one of these mid-level 
blocks of Sections (say, a group of Sections making up a "verse") and 
the copying it and pasting it within the Playlist.  I don't _think_ one 
can currently copy and paste items around within the Playlist, at least 
not consistently.  Then I could easily make a bunch of identical verses 
and choruses (for example) to see how I liked the basic arrangement, 
going back later to look inside these blocks to change up individual 
sections for variety.


Carl Edlund Anderson
mailto:cea at carlaz.com

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