Record or Edit...
a choice screen leading to a dedicated recording screen in the design concept
In the concept video http://vimeo.com/70073128
the dedicated recording screen is less cluttered. Audacity guides the user to set up the audio source, the name and colour of the clip, then takes them to record. Could make a lot of sense. Recording may often be done in a completely separate session from editing, so why not separate the two tasks, and make both interfaces cleaner?
Proponents of a one mode solution would point to overdubbing and correcting audio whilst editing as tasks which may work best staying on one screen.
We're considering three options:
- Audacity pretty much as now. Recording and editing from the one screen.
- As concept demo, separate but similar screens, with some neat tweaks to the demo so that you can overdub and patch in a fix really easily, dropping into record mode and transitioning back when done.
- A Frankenstein hybrid, harder to understand, design, control and set up, and much more work for us to write, where new users get a record/edit/All-in-one choice. Down the road, sophisticated users will be able to customise the screens and workflow.
You're invited to +1 the option you think is best, by +1'ing one of the first three comments below.