Aim Assist in buses

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2014/10/10 00:07:57 (permalink)
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Aim Assist in buses

I can't be the only one who gets frustrated writing bus automation because the very handy Aim Assist guide does not reach down into the bus pane. It's a nightmare if, say, you're automating something to a rhythmic pattern. Would be great if Aim Assist worked down there!

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    Grem
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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/10 07:30:54 (permalink)
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    Yes. Agreed.

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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/10 09:59:59 (permalink)
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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/10 15:42:25 (permalink)
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    Absolutely...

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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/11 20:09:22 (permalink)
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    I'm almost embarassed to say that I've never even heard of Aim Assist. Am I the only one?

    Anyway I've just checked it out after looking it up in the manual and it certainly looks like something that I'll be using often now I that I am aware of it. Sharke is probably right. There is no obvious good reason why it should be absent from the Bus pane.

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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/12 00:13:05 (permalink)
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    To be honest I can't see any logical (functional) reason for it, so I'm guessing it's just a graphical thing - a consequence of the track pane and the bus pane being two independent windows. Then again I'm not a programmer so I really have no idea. If it is a graphical thing then why not just have a separate Aim Assist line for the bus pane? in other words, it just spans whichever window you're hovering in. 

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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/12 06:26:40 (permalink)
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    Yup. That'd be handy.
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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/13 16:58:23 (permalink)
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    Yes please.
     
     

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    Re: Aim Assist in buses 2014/10/16 23:05:14 (permalink)
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    Yes, 2, 3, 4
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    Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/01/17 10:37:31 (permalink)
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    Would be really handy for checking position of automation nodes in bus tracks.

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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/01/17 11:20:26 (permalink)
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    Would be really handy for checking position of automation nodes in bus tracks.




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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/01/25 07:40:12 (permalink)
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    Why not!
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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/04 10:48:31 (permalink)
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    Upvoted.
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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/04 12:17:01 (permalink)
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    Agreed! This would be a very useful feature... Of course with an over ride for other decisions/needs...

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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/04 12:26:06 (permalink)
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    Keni
    Agreed! This would be a very useful feature... Of course with an over ride for other decisions/needs...



    Would the regular suspension Aim Assist function be sufficient or do you need to have the active/inactive states separate in the Clips Pane and Bus Pane?
     
    I believe there is a keybinding to turn it on and off so that's pretty easy (but if you quizzed me on the binding I'd fail... lol).
     
    Just curious as to scenarios where you'd need it active in the Clips Pane but inactive in the Bus Pane (or vice versa)... yanno, because I'm a curious little monkey.
     
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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/04 12:42:59 (permalink)
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    Agreed! This would be a very useful feature... Of course with an over ride for other decisions/needs...



    Would the regular suspension Aim Assist function be sufficient or do you need to have the active/inactive states separate in the Clips Pane and Bus Pane?
     
    I believe there is a keybinding to turn it on and off so that's pretty easy (but if you quizzed me on the binding I'd fail... lol).
     
    Just curious as to scenarios where you'd need it active in the Clips Pane but inactive in the Bus Pane (or vice versa)... yanno, because I'm a curious little monkey.
     
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    Nothing that I can think of at the moment, but I am a firm believer in user control and as we've all worked this way for so long I'm second guessing that somewhere down the line I might run into such a need... So better to have an ignored control than not have it...?

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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/04 12:55:47 (permalink)
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    Agreed. In this scenario I'd probably just make use of the binding to turn it on and off as needed via the binding maybe I guess if someone needed to visually keep an eye on a waveform (in the bus pane or vice versa) while making adjustments in the clips pane that required aim assist and the line was obstructing their view that could be a little irksome.
     
    That's too fancy dancy for me at the moment but I'm always into more control and options. Always.
     
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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/04 15:46:43 (permalink)
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    Please make this happen, Mr. Cake.
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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/04 22:42:17 (permalink)
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    While waiting for Aim Assist to be modified, here is an autohotkey script to add a vertical line at the current mouse position, when running SONAR Platinum, bound with Windows+a
    #a::
      SetTitleMatchMode RegEx ;use regular expression pattern matching for titles
      If visible

      {
        Gui, aimAssist:Destroy
        visible := 0
      }
      Else If WinActive("ahk_exe i)SONARPLT.exe")
      {
        CoordMode, Mouse, Screen
        SysGet, mon, Monitor

        Gui, aimAssist:New, +AlwaysOnTop +LastFound +Owner -Caption

        Gui, aimAssist:Font, S1
        Gui, aimAssist:Add, Text, h%monBottom% 0x11
        Gui, aimAssist:Font, S
        MouseGetPos, x
        Gui, aimAssist:Show, X%x%
        WinActivate, ahk_exe i)SONARPLT.exe
        visible := 1
      }
      Return
     
    For those who do not want to mess with autohotkey, I compiled a version. The only difference is Windows+a will always draw the vertical line in the compiled version, the script will only draw the line when SONAR is running.
    https://drive.google.com/...FV99Vq6eTNlVFNwOXJndXM
     
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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/08 13:08:55 (permalink)
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    Voted

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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/08 14:32:23 (permalink)
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    Ironically (?) this is one reason I'm anxiously awaiting the "Aux Tracks"/"Patch Points"/"Busses in Track Pane".
    I'd be able to edit bus automation right underneath the tracks that feed it, and the Aim Assist line would be visible.
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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/08 17:00:04 (permalink)
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    Ironically (?) this is one reason I'm anxiously awaiting the "Aux Tracks"/"Patch Points"/"Busses in Track Pane".
    I'd be able to edit bus automation right underneath the tracks that feed it, and the Aim Assist line would be visible.




    Good point!
     

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    Re: Extend aim assist line into the bus pane 2015/09/08 22:49:16 (permalink)
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    And:
    Display an AIM TIME box next to the NOW TIME.
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    Aim Assist across tracks AND busses? 2015/10/05 03:48:48 (permalink)
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    Surely easy to do - Bakers? Can we please have the Aim Assist across both Tracks and Busses?
     
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    Re: Aim Assist across tracks AND busses? 2015/10/05 16:59:49 (permalink)
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    voted.

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    Re: Aim Assist across tracks AND busses? 2015/10/11 18:46:26 (permalink)
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    Lack of this function has definitely provided a non-hassle-free workflow more than just once or twice...if you know what I'm saying. So yes!! Voted for it to be on Sonars (next) update.

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