Best strategy for dragging clip selection across tracks

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#21

You know, that’s a really good observation… As someone who spends vastly more time writing DAW code than using one, we tend to sometimes lose sight of obvious stuff like that!

#22

Thanks, this observation is btw. from a point of view of a musician not programmer :wink: I’ve been recording for a couple of years and cannot remember moving together clips placed on different tracks…

This is a very interesting topic - I tested today how it is done in different DAWs. So far I checked:

  • Reaper - when clips are dragged also automation tracks are dragged. Why?
  • Reason - audio or midi clips are placed onto automation tracks and marked as not active. For what?
  • Live - ok, but their layout is so simple that it’s hard to make something wrong in this department :wink:
  • Cakewalk for Windows - they use ghost clips when dragging, so original clips don’t move. They also skip correctly through automation tracks. Looks very nice.