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How about a real time track filter/find feature? (maybe CTRL + F)

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Many projects have a lot of tracks, so to facilitate finding the right track quicker, how about implementing a track find/filter feature?

It would change the display of tracks in real time based on searching all track names.  CTRL + F or something could be used. 💡 :D

Usage example:

  • Type "strings" = shows all string tracks
  • Type "slap bass" = did I have a slap bass track somewhere? (now, why would you? ;) )
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In Cubase there's a "Find track" icon just at the top of the track list, check it out below. It basically presents an overview of all tracks and let's you jump to a track. Maybe that's better/faster than live filtering of all tracks?

 

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What would be awesome is if this could also find clips by name. I do film work and sometimes I'm hunting through a bunch of tracks to find that "one effect" that I want to modify. This would potentially help me find it faster.

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On 6/2/2020 at 11:26 PM, GreenLight said:

Type "strings" = shows all string tracks

+1 Yes please.

If you have big large Templates there is no way to find Tracks by Name .... See Video above.

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We need make this idea better how it will work better than in cubase or in other DAWS : )

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I think Track Properties Section is waiting for this feature expectantly. Just like in this image:

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On 1/23/2021 at 9:15 PM, murat k. said:

Just like in this image

+1

Is this a design image it looks cool, if the "Track Manager" has a Search / Filter Function ....

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Only worry would be this causing an issue Ableton is known for: it constantly indexes its folders and places it reads and writes to just so you can do searches like that. That often results in performance issues.

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On 2/5/2021 at 4:51 AM, Bruno de Souza Lino said:

Only worry would be this causing an issue Ableton is known for: it constantly indexes its folders and places it reads and writes to just so you can do searches like that. That often results in performance issues.

Could always make it only index on demand. 

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Realtime track filter like in cubase would be more powerful when type in search for example piano and all tracks only showing with piano in name

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