XComposer wrote:Another (probably simplistic) idea: could perhaps part of the work be saved in a preset with settings and another part as a multilayered image, like a TIFF with layers, to be loaded again when you reopen the project?
Okay I'm not sure what that means, could you elaborate on the idea?
pottering wrote:My simple suggestion for workflow with DAWs would be 2 buttons/places on the GUI, one you can drag audio from Photosounder into the DAW or file manager, other the same but for the images (of course, dragging into Photosounder should work anywhere, not only in those buttons).
That would be useful in either standalone or VST versions.
IMO, VSTs are not very good for sample editors, DAWs don't allow plugins to add finished audio clips directly to a track, they usually require you record in realtime (many require an extra track and some routing), so drag'n'dropping is faster than waiting a 30 seconds sample be played and recorded.
(That's the same for MIDI editors, even for a 4-bar loop it is faster to drag'n'drop into the DAW than setup and record, that's why every drum sequencer has it or many requests for it)
Good point, it's pretty sad that loading a file would still be the most efficient way to load a sample (I suppose loading the same into the project is preferable to using a sampler type plugin). I can try direct drag and drop, failing that I can have a thing that saves the file then either copies the full path into the clipboard (for pasting into an Open dialog in your DAW) or opens in folder in Explorer/Finder so then you can drag and drop as you like.