I am ABSOLUTELY IN AGREEMENT with ianmediastudio. I love ALMOST everything about VOX Loop, EXCEPT the fact my Vox Loop is not a live sync of my iTunes music library (watch folder). At our studio, we are constantly adding files to iTunes that are only going to be in iTunes temporarily. This is often because they are non-final mixes (in the case of music we are working on), or because we get hold of a better recording (remaster, etc.) of some album we love, or because we just get an opportunity to re-encode older digital files with better encoders at higher bit rates. In addition to that, meta-data in general is constantly getting updated, improved, corrected, fleshed-out, etc.
The upshot of all that is this: The Vox Loop just turns into a trash collector. There is NO WAY, we have the time or inclination to constantly monitor and fix the Loop on a continuous basis. In fact, this is a ridiculous requirement. When Vox suggests that Loop users manually pull weeds from the Loop, it actually feels like a slap in the face.
When I read the Vox_Support-Team’s reply to ianmediastudio, I couldn’t believe my eyes. In my view, the system is so obviously broken. I think what Vox needs to understand is that there are heavy users of the system that are NOT relying on Vox to keep a backup copy of every single iteration of every file that ever existed in the watch folder. In fact, there are heavy users of the Loop (like me and ianmediastudio, and many others I have to believe) that find the lack of live-sync capability is a SERIOUS BUG in the user experience. At a minimum, given the price of the participation, I would expect Vox to consider the needs of its users and quickly offer an option for the Loop behavior to mirror the watch folder, rather remain in the state of ugly garbage collector. IMAGINE WHAT YOUR EMAIL PROGRAM WOULD LOOK LIKE IF YOU COULD NEVER DELETE AN EMAIL MESSAGE. NUTS!!!