Just putting this out there - as I know as programmer this wouldn't be an easy thing to implement - but what the heck:
There are a lot of options hidden under the settings button. Of these - for each user I suspect there would be a small subset of them which the user might need to access very often - and maybe often while actually starting or in the midst of a looping session. Because of this - it might be useful if one can select from a list of ALL the possible parameters that lie under SETTINGS - and choose just a handful to be displayed and accessed in a single panel - which would be easily accessed somehow - maybe via a different button to SETTINGS ( CustomSettings ?) .
How on earth one comes up with the algorithms GUI wise to dynamically present and lay-out all the subset of chosen options wouldn't be easy for Jack to do - but hey... who knows
For example just now I had the thought that the metronome volume-level really needs to be accessible quicker during a looping session. When one is using GTL alongside other apps its important that - if one has chosen to kick-off the looping thing with a metronome-click - that one can adjust its volume.
And thinking of METRONOME and such - one way to give us quicker and less fiddly access to some features would be to make use of LONG_PRESS on certain icon buttons. For example holding the button down on the metronome icon for say longer than 2 seconds could present a dialog of just the metronome options, same for the drum icon.
I also would like the tempo option to be more visible and accessible and changeably quickly-without needing to bring up the clock-options drop down menu. As i've often mentioned - being able to get to and change any of the parameters one might need to change - on the fly - as one begins a looping session - whether from scratch trying out new ideas - or during performance - is really important. Specially in a high-stress environment when one's brain isn't quite working its good not to have to be having to remember where exactly a parameter is hiding away- or going thru many button presses.
This does of course pose a dilemma - as one can go the route of - say Quantiloop - where an awful lot of stuff is presented on the screen directly and clearly uses skeuomorphism - or GTL - where there is a nice - pleasant-on-the-eye-and-brain minimalist simplicity - and clearly avoids skeuomorphism. I'm not dissing Quantiloop either. Its just a matter of visual taste And QL is a fine looper. Albeit lacking the multi-section-thing... ( for now )
Ok- i'm done with my waffles and repeating myself as is my habit !