Selecting audio channels in the editor has changed with SF16

Jon-Urban wrote on 1/19/2023, 1:01 PM

In every past version of Sound Forge that I've used that allowed editing a multichannel file (5.1, 4.0, etc), from 10 to 15, when editing a file I could select individual tracks by double clicking on the channel, hold down the [ctrl] key, then double click another channel, and either play those two channels, copy those two (or more) channels for pasting elsewhere, or modify only those channels (volume, etc) and it has become a natural thing for me to do in Sound Forge.

However, in SF16, it does not work this way and it is rather infuriating. If I want to move the front channels to the rear, for an example, I cannot select them both by double clicking each on in turn. The first one gets selected, but the second one now does some other function. So now if I want to copy Channels 3, 4, and 5 and overwrite them into channels 4, 5 and six, there is no way to do it other than to go back to SF 15.

I asked about when SF16 came out and was told it would be fixed in a future patch, but that was some time ago. Is this still planned? Why can't there be a setting in "Preferences" that allows the user to put this ability back into the program.

For a stereo file it's not a huge deal, but with surround files, it's a royal pain.


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