It would be very useful to have the possibility of adding one volume&pan knob in the track controls, as we have the R/W buttons, S/M buttons, etc.
The knob would be a double rotary knob, with a ring knob for pan and central knob for volume (similar to the knob that fabfilter plugins use).
With this unique knob in each track, we could control volume and pan of each track in the project window in a very small room, without opening inspector window and without opening mixconsole in the lower zone/new window.
Here are an example of how could be the knob when the track has a height of 1 line and 2 lines:
The functionality of this knob could be like this:
Moving the head area of the ring or the knob would be the same than holding the Shift key, it means small variations of volume and pan.
This would allow to move fast or slow the controls with just one hand.
If the track uses combinned stereo, a double ring would appear with the blue area of combinned stereo. Clicking it and moving the cursor up/down, the combinned stereo area would increase/decrease.
I have never used other channel configurations like 5.0, clr, etc. so I don’t know how this configuration should be managed by the ring.