There is no notion of measure in freeform mode, and this “Mute/Unmute track” setting is global, i.e. not related to the actual mode of the song, and its possible options are:
End of Loop
If this setting is set to
EOM, in freeform mode it actually occurs then immediately because of this lack of notion of measure (behaves like if the setting was set as
It is debatable of course, but I think the translation of
EOM in freeform mode should more be
End of Loop than
EOM expresses the will to act at the end of something and I see the equivalent of a measure in freeform mode as the loop itself…
I see two potential different ways to solve this:
Move the setting definition at song level
This way depending on the selected mode,
EOM would only appear in quantized mode. Probably more work, clearer for the user.
Yet doesn’t avoid to have to make a default choice for the setting when the user toggles between quantized and freeform modes.
EOM in freeform mode as if the setting would be
End of Loop
For me it sounds pretty straightforward to implement, the cons being that it behaves differently than how it is actually defined in the settings (like it is today, but defaulting to the other possible choice).
I see this solution as a short-term one, whereas maybe the first one should be the target.