Can you quickly show what you mean, compared to C12 please.? Rack instruments always had their own audio channels associated with them (separate to the MIDI track driving them). In some ways, that was the whole point of Instrument Tracks, that they combine the midi and audio control.
Sorry if I’m misunderstanding what you are pointing out…
Thanks for the pictures. You are talking about a MIDI track that is routed to a VSTi.
One idea of the new channel tab was to move the whole audio related stuff from the Inspector of MIDI/Instrument tracks to it. So you will be able to find the audio fader in the new channel tab.
Maybe there is also the possibility to have the audio fader displayed in the Inspector again if you configure the Inspector display (cog wheel). I don’t have C13, so I can’t tell for sure.
In Cubase 13 the audio fader is not in the inspector of the midi track, if I need to use the audio fader I have to open the new channel panel on the left (or to go to Instrument track in the VSTi folder)
this is the point, in the “set up sections” of the inspector, there is a fader tab, but this is the midi fader, not the audio fader; if you need to change the audio fader you have to open the new channel panel on the left or to go to Instrument track in the VSTi folder.
This new channel panel on the left, in my opinion, steals space from the arrangement window, and I would have preferred that the audio channel could also be seen in the inspector (like in Cubase 12) without having to open this additional panel.
Yeah, I get you. Steinberg had an issue with the old style. The audio section was “nested” into the MIDI section and that led to some trouble e.g. with pinning open a section. It was discussed here on the forum to some extend and announced by Steinberg staff that this would see a major change.
TL;DR: The old style blocked Steinberg in some ways, thus the new style now.
Yes we must have the option to have the fader back. I’m sure the new Chanel thing is cool for former Logic users and laptops but the inspector should not have omitted the VSTi audio fader for large screens. Disappointing.