I recently was using Beat Designer and noticed several workflows which make it more useful when adding to a VI plugin track for various uses.
Beat Designer uses vary and it may be a decent idea to completely forgo small changes to it in favor of what might be considered a all new track type, akin to instrument track. It may be best to place the “midi insert” in front of the track (before the midi insert chain) to allow for modular-like routing such as parallel outputs or inputs.
Issue I found was that there is no way to rename the drum hits (that I have seen so far). Usually, using this plug is best for other VI’s where hits are most probably not the same naming configuration.
When auditioning different hits I thought it could be much nicer if the selector window would stay open and not close after one click (because like above) not knowing what sound it would trigger. Using a naming-scheme not gonna work with other plugins, it’s only guesswork. Or maybe have a few standards quickly available - like GM, Roland, etc.
If there was a renaming feature it would be nice if when renaming only 1-click opened the renamer with the cursor in place so the user can begin typing right away. Also, when renaming hits in succession - after typing ‘enter’ key as finished, the next hit is automatically selected.
When selecting hits, I can’t select below C0. Very common to have samples at -C2, such as Kontakt.