Actually, there not a huge difference between the new C& and PT mix console concept, apart from the colours, and desirable distinct outline of channe s, whilst of course, you can collapse and hide elements of the C7 console, which is a godsend as the eq’s and strip sections are not used here, prefer the 3rd party plugins. The mix console grows on you by the day, it’s really a good design, far superior to PT and just so easy to use, it’s rather excellent apart from thwewell talked of flaws in these and othe forums. There’s no doubt they’ll all be addressed quickly.
The console would be almost perfect if the fader section could be locked to a height that’s suitable for the user so it does not jump to 17" sun bed metering when you choose set slots to exclusive and off, horrible
All they’d need to do then is just a few simple changes that enhance it’s user friendliness.
is change the colour of the buttons from all blue or green to introduce a “state” colour, say yellow or orange as well as the black/grey to show it’s off, on or bypassed, that would be simple to do and it would give a really good overview of the mix state to any one else who sits in the chair, especially when the channles are fully zoomed out, which is just a preference hear.
Remap the clickable area of the send/inserts to a bigger sizes so someone doesn’t have to fiddle around trying to click exactly on the tiny little on-off button or drop down chevron, just these little things that would make it SO much easier and more intuitive.
Give the slots a standby colour so it’s easy to see that channels status, blue for on/orange for standby etc. Good for quick channel over view and good for some one else who jumped into he hot seat to see at glance what’s what.
Make all the sends, pans, knobs etc clickable so they don’t move until actually selected, it’s all to easy to mess a finely tuned mix up by accident, just by moving the mouse around the console, if the wheel moves in the wrong place, it gets all messed up!
Bring back user vmx files so you don’t have to start from scratch building the mixer as you want at the start of a new project. It take’s time to set up good settings/views and other things, taking away the vmx files was stupid.
It’s defo heading towards touch screen control though, but Sonar have beat them to it with their just released X2