Decided to look at SB’s claim to fixes on 7.02 on a different, single claim every few days after working them 1 by 1 to their limits.
Today, it’s The Mix Console as it’s essential, not only that’s it work correctly but be pleasing and easy on the eye of the user that has to spend so much time looking at it.
There are some improvements, though the Mix Console is still quite slow to load, clunky and unresponsive with two many clicks everywhere to achieve a simple goal.
Still does not like opening where it was on closing a saved project session.
Still unable to keep VSTi/plugins “on top” of the mixer on screen 2, leading to loads of double clicking to get them back on top, one by one to make critical and interactive creative changes. They should be floating on top, until they’ve been finished with, not hiding underneath the Mix Console or hiding the tracks or editor on main monitor.
Cell colour chooser - No option available for those cryptic little grey on/off buttons in the racks or channel strip which are hardest to see at a glance and have been panned in the user forums every where. A user selected colour for on and off status on these tiny little buttons should not only be available, but essential for user custom preference.
Inserts and send cells - if light/pastel and easy on the eye colour is chosen, the text needs to be black, not white, there is no option to change text in any way.
Control room /meter section - unable to resize from default other than make it wider, where it can fill the entire screen. Many other users have reported all sorts of weird behaviour as well, despite having latest drivers.
Track colour header should also change it’s own channel scribble strip to same colour on relative channel of Mix Consoles, as well as having have choice of different colour fonts for those cells at the bottom of the fader.
Mix Console channel divider line not there, although if send/return or inserts rack bar a clicked on, a red or white pop up box down that rack area becomes visible, the channel strips do need fixed clear outlines.
White pop up boxes when moving mouse around the Mix Console inserts/sends etc remove the very fine lines on the channel, leaving the Mix Console with lots of black square holes all over it.
No button to lock fader channels at user preferred user height.
No “Mono/Stereo” button on Mix Console channels.
No GUI conformity between new and old plug-in e.g. 1176 skin and older grey slab plug-in carried across from earlier release.
Over the coming days, going to post a user experience on every single update claim in 7.02 for things SB claims be Fixed.
Many people will disagree with these points, that is OK, but please STAY ON TOPIC with YOUR take on the MC and don’t let it degenerate into ego generated arguments!
Constructive comments and questions on THIS TOPIC ONLY PLEASE! By being constructive and determined on single issues, we CAN get SB t give what the customer want’s. If they don’t they’ll find there resale wizard getting quite busy!
They have also chosen quite up market Dell/HP machines to sanction as being “Approved By Steinberg”. Very much like Apple taking over logic. Will we reach a day when SB refuse to support software, just like Apple, unless you have their “preferred machine”
Also, if some one finds a work around, LEAVE IT OUT! SB has a habit of not creating a real fix if they think work a round’s have been found and people accept it! Shame on them for that !!!