Please eliminate the Mix Console Focus. The concept of a mixer channel focus which is separate from channel selection makes no sense, serves no purpose, is inconsistent with fader movement by other means, and causes confusion. It should be eliminated.
For example, it leads to problems like this:
- I select Channel 1 in the mix console.
- I click on the Channel 2 fader with my mouse and move it.
- Channel 1 is still selected in both the arrange window and the mixer console.
- I press ‘M’ on my keyboard to mute the selected channel.
Which channel would you think gets muted? Wrong . Channel 2 gets muted. This is because clicking on the fader in step 2 changed the focus to channel 2 while channel 1 remained selected. If I move a fader by any other means, for example by my control surface or the mouse wheel, the focus doesn’t change, so the current behavior makes no sense.