Although it’s not the C10 forum, nor a feature request, nor do I think Steinberg people are interested in this… I do agree.
I like the new GUI a lot better, it’s a great step in the right direction (to me). It seems they did some clever clickflow enhancements, which I really like and complained a lot about in my early posts on this forum. Those changes are really welcome. I also know it’s kind of a “signature” UI thing to have those sections expand and collapse in the track inspector, but to me it also looks cluttered.
I quickly put 3 inspectors side by side for comparison.
Left: Cubase 10 (scaled, I didn’t have my iLok with me so I took a screenshot from their promo video)
Of those, I like Reaper the least. It’s super tiny, hard to read, bad contrast, but takes the smallest space. Arguably, taking too little space prevents you from seeing and reading anything if you’re on a large screen and sitting a bit away. It also has the least amount of info.
Cubase 10 wastes a lot of space with its sections, lines around things, spaces between sections and all the expand/collapse mumbo jumbo. It looks nice but it has huge boxes that take space and don’t have any real informational value.
Of those, I like Logic the most. Although it doesn’t have all the adjustments Cubase (or Nuendo) have to offer, I think I see the most important stuff at a glance. I see technical adjustments (for MIDI in this case) at the top, which I still can expand to see more if I like. I see Hardware Input, Input Gain, Channel Config, EQ Curve, Plugin Inserts, Sends, Output Routing, Automation Mode, Pan, Meters, Fader AND the channel I’m routing audio to with its configuration all in one glance.
Sure, I could expand all section in Nuendo, but this would mean a lot of scrolling. Or I would need to click a lot to open the sections I want and Nuendo auto-closes the others. Or I could have the mixer open to look at some info, but this uses even more space.
Anyway, just an observation. Not that it would impact what you can do with the software of course (I could hear Fredo’s annoyed sighing all the way down here in Switzerland ), but the eyes have to travel a lot more to see the things I would like to keep an eye on.
Nevertheless I’m really excited for those UI and workflow features finding their way into Nuendo.