Better envelope control; single track editing; zoom on time marker
Not only am I a noob to Ardour I'm a noob to Linux too but in the space of a week I have migrated to Ubuntu and am creating podcasts in Ardour. After the usual minor frustrations of learning a new system I'm pleased to say I have the hang of it. Are these following ideas already available? Maybe I just haven't discovered them yet.
1. In other DAW it's possible to create new envelope points anywhere on the wav file and drag them up and down in order to fade/pan volume/channel. These points (squares joined by a line) can be created anywhere along the track.
2. In Audition it's possible to switch between multi-track view and single track view. I find this makes editing the single track much easier.
3. When zooming in and out I'm used to the zoom centering wherever the time indicator is placed. At the moment I am zooming in and out and then scrolling left and right in order to find the time marker, which I use to mark where I am working.
Oh, and I hope the lack of mp3 export is just a legal issue, not a moral one. In another forum I was told there is no mp3 export because it is a lossy file format and that went against what Ardour stood for, or words to that effect. I thought that was plain daft. As a podcast creator I have to export to mp3 and I expect my multi-track to do that. I understand the legal argument, however.