When drawing automation with the pencil tool, we get a small tooltip/pop up window with the changed dB values.
This window is missing when changing automation with the small handle between two automation points or the range selection tool.
No window with the values here:
When using the pencil:
When using the handle or the range selection tool:
I think it is by design.
When multiple points are selected, would you expect the values to show above each point, or only the first and last one ?
This is more of a feature request than an actual bug. There never was any values pop-up when editing multiple points at once.
I think it’s a better idea to put that in the feature requests part.
Usually when editing i.e. volume automation, you wanna make it certain dBs louder/quiter, so having the pop up window, like when editing with the pencil tool or just moving points, or any visual feedback is really needed. It is also there when moving multiple points. Its just not there when using the handles or the range selection tool.
Its just inconsistent. Thats why I marked it as an “issue”.
The standard Selection tool and Range Selection tool are behaving the exact same way here.
The only difference is that the Range Selection tool applies to all the points within the range (although the points aren’t visually selected), and the standard Selection tool only applies to the selected points, but the range handles are exactly the same, you don’t actually grab a point !
You just keep beating around the bush right here.
I understand, that you don’t grab a point directly, but the result is the same. You are moving one point in both scenarios, but the visual feedback is only there when doing one of both operations. Don’t you think it would be more consistent, if the visual feedback would be there in both scenarios?
I would much enjoy it if the range tool offered information for the minimum and maximum values caught within the range. I think this is useful regardless of the shape caught within the range, or the number of events the shape is comprised of.
I’d appreciate display of values for the range tool as well.
If several points are selected, a delta Value (maybe in addition to one absolute Value of one “example” automation point) would be a sufficient solution.
Not my invention, already implemented nicely in at least one other DAW …