With smelling Resolume 8 on the horizon; I've made a few notes over the last 6 months, and I'll put them all under 1 post to make it easier !
So I've been using Resolume in a fairly experimental playing style for a while now; trying to push the barriers of Resolume, as a software! These are the main features that I think would allow Resolume to expand into new areas and allow for new styles of freestyle VJ'ing!!!
CUE POINTS ---
-- More Cue Points
--- Temporary Cue point system
It'd be really cool if there were some way of adding a 'disposable cue point ' So a cue point that is always fresh and is ready to use !! I think an effective way of doing this would be to have the 'right hand mouse click' as a MIDI Mappable command? So I could delete the cue point when I'm done with it, and then have it ready and fresh for when the next cool part of the visual comes up !
---- Transitions between cue points *****
Would love to see the option of having transitions between cue points. Changing between cue points has an instant transition; which can often at times be jarring! Would love to see a cue point transition tab!! Would be even better if the cue point transitions had their own blend modes too!!!
Cue point per Layer!!! --- *****
Would be unreal to see cue points attached to a layer instead of just a clip!! That way I can play the cue points of one clip, and simultaneously switch between clips on other layers! Currently, if I am playing cue points on 1 clip, I cannot select between any other clip, without losing the ability to play my cue points : ( Much like how playheads can be selected clip or selected layer, would be soooo good to see this with cue points too!
PLAY HEADS ----
Double tapping play heads ---
Would be great that if double pressing heads, didn't automatically skip to the clip beginning or the clip end, When the beat Loopr is set 'Bounce' it makes it very risky to use as there is such a large margin for error, if you get it wrong; it goes extremely badly! ( Even just an option to change how clip heads behave would be great)
BEAT LOOPR ---- *******
Timeline Beatloopr --- be great to see a system where instead of using BPM for beat loopr, I could use timeline, and manually set the amount of time! Sometimes setting a clip to BPM can be jarring depending on the length of the clip; it doesn't always fit well! So using a manually inputted amount of seconds would give a lot more clip consistency and variation to how you could use Beat Loopr!
Would be really cool to see a ' Bypass Effect ' --- would be class to be able to drag this onto a clip, and be able to bypass an individual effect on selected layer! Sometimes using effects on a layer occasionally doesn't work on certain clips (Colourise especially! ) So to be able to bypass the layer effect I don't want would make life a lot easier.
BLEND MODES ---
-- 50 Darken!
Would be great to see descriptions of all the blend modes in the manual; I use them all the time but couldn't verbally tell you what they actually do! Would be really great to have in the manual a description of what is actually happening per blend mode
Foldable layers ---
Would be cool to have 'foldable layers' For certain decks there are layers that you may not need to use, the ability to simply fold them away would be cool to keep the U.I nice and clean.
Would be cool to see 'stackable clips' if you have 2-4 clips that work really well one after the other when used on auto pilot, would be cool to be able to drop all the clips, into a single clip slot and have them auto piloting all after each other. Would add a whole new dynamic to the auto pilot feature!
More U.I colours ---- *****
I've already mentioned this in a massive thread a while ago so I won't go over it again LoL!
Hopefully a few of these resonate with my fellow Resolume users : D
Big love for the software!!!!!
Cheers for Reading!!
(P.S the ones with the **** are the ones I feel are the most important!! )