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Select all layers inbetween a loop with one click?
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cristoferandersson
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Hi!

I often build my songs by starting off with a 4 bar loop which I then duplicate little by little after some adding/removing of sounds to eventually get a complete verse. I was wonder though, is there a quicker way to copy a 4 bar loop containing multiple layers that's inbetween the start and end loop marker? The only way I can think of is to first select the Range tool then zoom out and then aim to select all layers that's in the currently loop and then press D do duplicate the looped area. I really loved a feature from Sony Acid 6 where one was able to make a "section" out of a loop and then just click the section to select all layers in that section/loop. See below:



Organizing larger sections and duplicate them in Studio One are not that rapidly made. I think the "markers" feature that can be made in Studio One can be improved by this feature used in Sony Acid. Instead of having just a marker why not make it a "section" feature that makes it possible to select a whole loop/section in one click?
Mostwest
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One click i don't know, i do this kind of things with range tool
cristoferandersson
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Well me too but it's quite time consuming to be honest, especially when there's better ways out there to handle it. I came across a similar thread written in 2011: http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/6644.page and still nothing has been improved. I really hope they just haven't had time to come out with a better solution yet.

A lot in Studio One are made with ease but the way you arranging multiple layers that's in a loop are just horrible.

It would be really cool if you could select a bunch of layers, make them a loop and save it as a "section". Every saved loop would then be stored in a section area called "Sections" or something and works in a similar way like the Pool tab does. Loops/sections can then quickly be accessible and dragged into the song for an easier arrangement of different parts of a song (verse, bridge, chorus etc).

What do you think?
Mostwest
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Sometimes it's hard to change workflow or style of working. I know because i change from daw to daw every year nearly.
Studio One need improvements for sure, they always say "it's a new daw, wait it for growing". But this leitmotiv now it's old because S1 2.5 was the latest big update. Next update are just little improvements here and there and stop.
We need majors update like undo/redo on mixer. Better automations system ( is the worset i ever seen) and others big update.

I'm an EDM producer so as you, i work a lot with loops and stuff like that. If i need a region or certain loop to be duplicate i use merge option so i can define where the loop start/end will be (after edits cuts fading and stuff like that) then select the loops i need with the mouse selection or shift+click and the ctrl+d for duplicate. For me it's very fast in that way.
Maybe you need i little bit of training because you are used to the other software workflow. It tooks me 4-5 months to get use to S1 workflow and now seem i can't really work with others daws because to my eyes they are too slow or rigid.
My suggest is to take your time and learn everything inside out of Studio one, there are very good videos on youtube. Check out jpettit's stuff

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