Re arrange layout, display in MM 17 tracks above media sound pool

rommelsharma wrote on 1/7/2017, 9:40 PM

Hi,

I want to change the layout so that the arranger (all tracks) is on top half and the media pool (with loops,instruments, File Manager tabs) on the lower half. In Magix Music Maker premium 17 I am not able to do it.

 

In Magix Music Maker Premium 17, right now I can turn off or on the display of Control Tab (the keyboard, object inspector and templates folder) 'below' the tracks arranger but cannot get the media pool there. How can I do that because I want the tracks to be spread out horizontally on teh screen for better visualization and for easy selection of instruments from the media pool?

Thank you.

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browj2 wrote on 1/8/2017, 10:51 AM

Hi,

To avoid confusion, please use the full name of the program - like 2017, not 17 as 17 is very old. The version is now actually 24.1.4.68.

Magix changed the look and now the window at the right cannot be moved. It can be resized horizontally but not vertically and cannot be moved to the bottom where it used to be.

For quick access to the instruments, I suggest that you use the + button at the left of the track, that way you get not only the main instrument but also the patch (sub-instrument, I guess).

 

John C.B.

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rommelsharma wrote on 1/9/2017, 11:32 PM

Thanks @browj2, this is helpful information. Yes, it is the 2017 premium edition.

Niala wrote on 3/11/2019, 3:38 AM

Hi

I just download the new version of MMM 27.0.3.32. And I am also very unhappy with the new dispaly of instruments windows. It was really better to have it all and under the tracks. The new design is uggly, with no possibilities to display juts small icons and to see all of them at the same time. I also disagree with the way the instruments are sorted, with a mix of Magix and external VST modules. Why this new design ? I feel bad with that all and will still use the previous version of MMA.😟

emmrecs wrote on 3/11/2019, 4:43 AM

@Niala

Welcome to the Magix forums.

You have made your first post to the forum in a thread which, though asking the same question, actually refers to a rather older version of the software! Please do not do this, but rather start a new thread with your question, please.

However, in this case, the answer that @browj2 gave, two posts above yours, is still entirely correct. The layout of the workscreen is "fixed" and cannot be altered, sorry! Individual elements, like the tracks screen and the on screen keyboard can be "maximised" but the basic layout is what it is.

I will now close this thread.

Jeff
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johnebaker wrote on 3/11/2019, 5:31 AM

@Niala, @emmrecs

Hi

Jeff, sorry for re-opening this topic, however there is a solution to both the OP's (MMM 2017) and Niala's (MMM 2019) issue

Using @browj2 method for quick access to the Instruments and maximise the arranger pane for working, the Soundpool/Instruments pane and the Inspector/Keyboard pane can be hidden using these 2 icons

HTH

John EB

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emmrecs wrote on 3/11/2019, 5:53 AM

@johnebaker

Hi John.

Why do I always miss the obvious???

Jeff

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ralftaro wrote on 3/11/2019, 10:01 AM

Also, just FYI: MAGIX is further working on switching more and more components of the program GUI over to Qt technology. A much more flexible GUI with dockable elements etc. is supposed to be one of the key features of the next(?) generation of Music Maker, from what I'm told. I hope we will be able to win back over the users that are still insisting on working with older versions of Music Maker because they much prefer the more compact mediapool in the lower part of the screen.

emmrecs wrote on 3/11/2019, 12:48 PM

@ralftaro

Thanks for your post! Interesting to hear about the new technology being brought into MM!

Jeff

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