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[DUPE] Mass Pattern Creation
« on: June 26, 2009, 22:37:04 »
Would definitely love to see a keyboard option or context-menu option to create many new patterns at once, perhaps using the current Pattern Attributes.

This would make transferral from paper to MPT easier, especially when inputting by MIDI keyboard (as well as computer keyboard).

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 03:22:22 »
That would actually be even better than recognition of Sticky Keys. Having the ability to create, say, 1,000 patterns all at once instead of having to hold P (I have Insert Pattern set to Control-Alt-P) the whole time would be excellent!

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 19:25:10 »
Nice idea.
After all, the patterns can be preset to any length vertically, so why not horizontal too ?
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 19:39:22 »
the horizontal dimension of a pattern would be the number of channels. :P your example fails, as the order list is not connected to the properties of a pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 23:11:40 »
Of course I meant horizontally in the pattern row. The number of channels is already dealt with.

The order list shouldn't be part of the pattern-properties.
This preset number choice should be part of the order list properties.
In fact, it could be added to the 'Duplicate' function..
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 13:55:41 »
To Sam_Zen:  If you are referring to the sections of the channels, then that makes sense. I have thought that extention to the effects part (at least) would be nice to see. For example, if that was done, you could perhaps have a position jump that was ABC (2,748) instead of simply AB (171).

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Re: Mass Pattern Creation
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 22:07:26 »
Going to close this one as the answer to the problem is not mass pattern creation, but automatically inserting patterns during recording, as discussed here: http://bugs.openmpt.org/view.php?id=480
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Re: [DUPE] Mass Pattern Creation
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 20:05:26 »
Mm I don't know... ???

The original process was for a single dialog for batch pattern production. You have created a good feature with auto-create, but it's not the same FR. I was hoping for a single window where all the patterns could be reserved at once, with their names, meters, etc.

As far as I'm concerned, my wish is still not manifested, and I'm hoping one day, someone will work on the batch processes for pre-installing patterns, instruments, etc. 8)

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Re: [DUPE] Mass Pattern Creation
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2015, 21:10:31 »
The thing is that you are still thinking about the solution and not the actual problem. And automatically creating more patterns when you need them instead of creating them upfront is a far more elegant solution. FWIW, mass pattern creating is pretty easy by holding Ctrl+D (or whatever your pattern duplicate shortcut would be) for a few seconds, but it's really not what you should be doing to reach your goal.
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Re: [DUPE] Mass Pattern Creation
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 02:00:36 »
Okay actually, this FR was an earlier version of this one, a later more detailed wish on my list. This thread actually handles this FR.

My bad. The proposed Pattern Setup dialog is a batch-process, but this satisfies an auto-create request.

(BTW, you set the Pattern Setup as Resolved, when in fact it isn't.)  :P

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Re: [DUPE] Mass Pattern Creation
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 09:12:43 »
The pattern setup dialog is yet another instance of "thinking about the solution rather than the problem". You wanted something to quickly renaming patterns, and I gave it to you - namely the tree view.
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Re: [DUPE] Mass Pattern Creation
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2015, 18:16:42 »
Actually it's not. If you review the original FR from that thread, I wanted to be able to set up all patterns and their attributes at once (name, number of rows, the pattern's "time signature" <I>all at once, with as few clicks as possible</I>.

Your solution answers THE original request, and it's a good start for mass creation of patterns, but I for one prefer a database way of entry. If you never get to it, that's fine; hopefully a future dev might find it beneficial...

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Re: [DUPE] Mass Pattern Creation
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 20:24:17 »
Actually it's not. If you review the original FR from that thread, I wanted to be able to set up all patterns and their attributes at once (name, number of rows, the pattern's "time signature" all at once, with as few clicks as possible.
The issue tracker entry reads "Rename Pattern shortcut", and that's why it's been marked as resolved. What's written in some thread linked somewhere is really not relevant to the issue itself, hence I closed it to keep the issue tracker tidy. Just saying. Feel free to properly reword the request though and I'll reopen it.
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