Here’s a feature request which would help my mixing workflow:
I’d like a ‘Channel Strip View’ option which displays only opened plugins of the current selected channel. I.e I’d like each channel to remember it’s opened plugins (and their positions etc) and when I swap channels I’d like to see the old ones closed and the new channel (previously opened) plugins displayed.
This would then allow me to have a kind of channel strip view for each channel, such that as I move through the mixer channels I get to see my choice of plugins for each channel. Note that it would be important to see only some of the plugins, for example no point in seeing Melodyne on a vocal track each time, just need the EQ and compressor.
And here’s specifically why I’d like this feature - currently when I’m mixing I spend a lot of time jumping between tracks tweaking plugins. I’m constantly opening and closing the same plugins, say guitar/vocal/bass EQ/compressors, but I haven’t got that much screen space that I can leave them all open at once and in view. Also quite often I edit the wrong plugin instance (of same plugin type) because I’ve swapped channel but left the previous channel plugin in view - doubly annoying because there’s no undo on plugin tweaks of course.
In fact, I thought many years back there was a button to open all plugins of a channel but I haven’t seen it for quite a while. Perhaps some buttons, key commands and macros could achieve this sort of behaviour?