Disabled tracks has the potential to be transformative to how we work. Many professional composers use VE Pro currently to handle the huge number of available instruments, but already some are switching at least partly to disabled tracks instead as a preferable, more efficient and cleaner method of working. There are some ongoing bug issues regarding restoring these tracks’ full information (midi in, quick controls etc) - 8.0.30 has improved, though not fixed these issues. Meanwhile I have a proposal for some enhancements that would really speed up the workflow further to make the most of the feature.
1. Auto-Enable on click
A preference to auto-enable any disabled track when clicking on the track in the project window.
2. Background enabling
Make the enabling happen as a background process, so work can continue uninterrupted. Some instant graphical feedback would be appreciated as this is instigated.
3. Show Disabled Tracks toggle
A specific toggle between any regular configuration with all disabled tracks visible, and enabled-tracks only. Ideally this wouldn’t be a specific workspace configuration but a separate toggle that will work with any of the existing workspaces.