Hi people. I've been using Caustic 3 on my tablet and phone as my main music production tool for over two years now (i no longer have a desktop computer or my hardware studio - avoid relationships guys, unless you want to lose everything… not that l that I'm bitter or anything, lol).
I love the current version, BUT I Do have some wants and wishes for the next version (please tell me there'll be a caustic 4!).
I'm going to list some ideas. It'd be great to hear your ideas too.
1 A way to embed written notes in a project. Maybe under the "tools" menu.
2 The option to clone a machine. Ie the machine, its settings, notes and automation. This could be a third action along with "replace" and "delete" when you long press a machine. (I know there are work arounds for this, but a one step procedure would be more efficient.
3 A way to drop markers in the sequencer. You could have a marker button on the sequencer page between the select tool and the note value/ zoom tool. Short press to drop a mark. Long press to bring up a drop down menu of current markers.
4 An hh:mm:ss song position read out. This could fit below the "delete" button and beside the end of the scroll bar in the bottom right hand corner of the sequencer window.
5 Automation tools. A way to have more control over automation… so say, a tool that let's you drag a straight line/ curve over automation values.
Also a way to randomise selected automation values. So for eg, select a bunch of hi hat notes and randomise the velocity values for all of those hits.
6 Fx automation labels. Currently FX automation tracks aren't specifically labelled with the machine they're associated with in the automation sequencer view. It would be useful to have the machine track number (ie 1 thru 14) added to the fx labels. Perhaps in the bottom right corner of each automation track label. Or even in the background of the sequencer display, similar to the way sample names are handled in patterns.
7 A value read out for knobs and faders would be useful… so a small number or percentage value that appears next to the knob or fader as you adjust it. Just for a little bit more precision.
8 16 Bar patterns.
Nothing ground breaking there. Pretty much QOL improvements.
More than happy to pay double for the app to see it developed a little more, it's just that damn good.
Love to hear your ideas