sirchris wrote:ReedIndeed wrote:sirchris wrote:Heres something highly controversial - if people dont like it thats fine. Im throwing this out there to show what a little thinking outside the box might accomplish....ready???..
Hide mixer or make it inaccessible as a trial to see if workflow increases.
New rule. Wait to get stoned until after you are done writing feature requests.
If you want to see 'workflow increases' then learn some keyboard shortcuts or something. Asking for dramatic changes that would likely be unpopular, to put it mildy, is not likely to yield positive results.
Also have you ever tried using patcher? Unfortunately it doesn't work with Sampler based plugins but otherwise you could use it to live your dream of a mixer-less FL Studio.
No one has ever demonstrated why taking the time to assign every instrument to a mixer track is a great way to work.
The patcher solution might as well be saying try a different DAW. My reason is that patcher in itself is a self contained program and the workflow is its own thing.
If you stop and really think about the idea and let go of what you currently believe is "correct" for a DAW, then you will understand. My idea is outside what is considered normal in an attempt to break the paradime that exists "A 2018 DAW requires a mixer panel." My workflow goal is simple - what is the quickest way from point A to point B. A is opening FL studio and B is finishing a song. Is a user accessible mixer track essential to this task or the opposite? Im not suggesting the mixers functionality is gone, but that it is not available to the end user.
The is probably the worst idea I have heard on these forums. And it's not outside what is considered normal, the workflow you are describing sounds an awful lot like a linear DAW, of which there are many.
It is highly unlikely that this idea will be implemented, or even considered, so you are better off coming to grips with the way FL Studio works or switching to a linear daw. It really only takes a second or two to route a channel to a mixer track and doesn't require any special skills outside of basic computer literacy. Can you press control and L at the same time?
Things like sound design and composition are what actually take time. You would have to be cranking out songs every five minutes before the time it takes to route a channel to mixer track becomes a significant hindrance.