Title was, 'Any Sysex work in MDP is too tedious ... or request for "Control Multi-Select" feature"
I know the green light on the top right corner of the control editing popup let you keep the property window open and move the window where you needed.... Great start for people who need to edit many many controls on a template.. It goes down hill when you start to do heavy sysex editing. .It becomes extremely frustrating to edit sysex messages for 50 controls;
a) I don’t see the full sysex string to compare it with log ... so I need to tab the sysex string to open / edit it.
b) I click edit and then the HEX/NUMERIC keyboard comes up that is not SPLITTABLE. So half of my template is NOT selectable b/c keyboard covers that.
c) I still need to position the keyboard to the byte I edited in the previous control. ......So far 15 clicks :(
It looks to me that MDP follows “I will simplify multi control edits” approach with some tweaks the are in place already. So it does not look that multi-select control is on top list.
There is a second direction the MDP could take to make editing more efficient. Multiselect control could help with other tedious layout creation issues. I assume the HEX/Numeric Keyboard in Sysex edit is A CUSTOM keyboard. Thus it could add a few extra buttons. If yes that one could have functions
a) Repeat value for all selected controls
c) Increment value for all selected controls by ...
The Multiselect could be used to other functions:
a) shift all the controls one direction up/down left/right
b) change Super on all selected controls
c) change range and default value on all selected control
Dan if this is difficult then we could have an editing page to give us extra editing functions (as there already are a few) Then again you need to move all controls to be edited to the Editing page, to rename, etc.
If MDP multiSelect is not coming to us in near future then please make the Sysex two line long and position the edit to previously edited selection So I don’t need a full day to edit one page. Picture how many more useful layouts would be there if the efficiency of creating layout would take big leap forward in the next MAJOR release. What do you think ?