Although I just started a few days ago, i´m already able to do pretty much everything I did with Forte in the past plus some nice advantages I will make use of from now on.
But still there are a few things that would make this brilliant peace of software even better.
Activity LEDs or Meters per Plugin/Input in back view
In complex rack spaces with various Splits, Layers and multiple Instruments it´s sometimes hard to remember/find the right midi-Input or Plugin instance to edit/tweak a certain Sound.
Showing the activity while playing a certain note qould make it way quicker.
Gain-Control as a standard for all seperate Instruments/Inputs in back view
I know it can be done within the Plugins or with Widgets each, but a Standard Gain-Control (which could be combined with the activity meter (see first point) would speed up the workflow extremely by having the Chance to quickly adjust levels.
From my point of view it could be done by a pop-up slider per Plugin/Input or by a dynamic list that could be shown or hidden by request or by Setting.
"Stop"-Function on Audio File Player
I´m used to stop a Playback by hitting one note or pad, being then able to start from beginning just hitting the “Play” note/pad again.
With actual “Play/pause” and “go to beginning” you need an unneccesary additional step for this.
Pitch and Timestrech abilities on Audio File Player
Making the Audio files to follow BPM while keeping pitch or pitch them while keeping BPM would be absolute killer .
Add an “exclude from Global Transpose” Checkbox on each Midi-Input
There are some scenarios with having non tonal samples or backings in a Sampler which shouldn´t be transposed.
Least important: But I´d love to see some design options or Skins.
To be honest it took a while for GP to draw my attention because just taking a short look to it, it seemed a kind of oldschool or outdated to me. These classic Brown, green , blue Colors seemed to fit more to the Living room of my parents in the late 70ies, than to an actual live host
Sorry I don´t want to be rude on that, but it was my honest Feeling at first sight.
I´d also like to emphasize topics I´ve already seen here like: Undo, Autosave