I would use it more, as it stands, I hardly use it at all.
There’s a reason for this. For one, my style of work uses a lot of FX and sound shaping, much more so than what the channel strip offers. So, naturally, I’m reaching for my inserts section even first, even when it comes to basic EQing.
Let’s think about this so more. Am I the only one who works this way? Think about this in a production line kind of way…
…Why would you mix what was before the production (raw dry audio) after the production?
You see, so I would do my production, do my production mix… and then if I could have the channel strip AFTER my inserts, I would utilize MixConsole as the final more exact mixing stage.
Mix (Channel Strip)
Is this not how most people work today? So the workflow topology seems backwards which is why I never use MixConsole EQ/Strip. And, it actually becomes unusable if you’ve already loaded in inserts because, you don’t want to change the sound before your effects, you want to tweak the sound after effects.
If thinking about this is a analog/DAW hybrid kind of way…
Mix (consoles channel strip)
So, if this could be done. “Pre” when moved to this new position essentially becomes a pre-fader trim which also in itself becomes extremely useful because, it allows one to balance adjust all the channels, then do a fader mix.