Midi and audio tracks are separated making muting/soloing tracks split between the two types at the same time difficult.
What do you want to achieve?
Create a single pattern with both audio and midi tracks, and then, while that pattern is playing, use the mute and/or solo options to add or remove tracks audio or MIDI as you jam along.
For example, say you have 3 audio tracks (hats, kick, snare) and 2 midi tracks (bass and pads). You may start soloing the pads, then when the pattern repeats, add the hats by soloing them as well. When the pattern repeats again, you want to hear all the tracks on beat 1, but because the midi and audio tracks are separated and require a shift keystroke to toggle, you really can’t “unsolo” both at exactly the same time.
Are there any workarounds?
Create a pattern for each muted/soloed configuration.
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@jebariffic to make your wish more compelling, it would help if you would describe what problems you have now and why this split view would solve them. One can guess, but nothing like you explaining your idea in more detail.
For the sake of argument what a split view where you can see any of…
4 top audio - 4 bottom MIDI or
vice versa, 4 top MIDI - 4 bottom audio.
I think there is some usefulness in keeping the position of the tracks, otherwise you have to remember that the top track in one view will be the 5th in another view, etc.
Something to consider is the select region feature and the Fill tool. Perhaps they should be disabled in this split view? Selecting a region of steps including audio and midi doesn’t make sense when the actions that can be applied on audio and MIDI are different. About Fill… maybe still works (and could bring interesting results) but it also seems to bring complex scenarios because Fill works differently on audio and MIDI.
This is what you could do as a workaround (or as the actual solution to this problem?):
Create an empty variation for each track.
Whenever you want to mute or unmute multipe audio or MIDI tracks at the same time, use the appropriate variations.
By default, variations start quantized after the playhead goes through all the track length. This gives you time to mute/unmute tracks and then they will actually mute/unmute at the same time (unless you have different track lengths and speeds, but in that case you probably need to make a choice).