feature request:“Listen replaces Solo” option. (So the listen button becomes available on hardware controlles), or replace the “listen button concept” by a “solo in place” (SIP) button that works like on a normal mixingdesk (chose between PFL/AFL and SIP with a single button in the controlroom)
Solo always stands for PFL/AFL on a mixing desk, listen would more likely be the “solo in place” option, so the buttons are reversed now anyway in proper mixingdesk language. And have you ever seen a hardware mixer or controller with two solo-buttons (??) per channel?
In case the programmer is not a sound engineer ( ) let him/her check out how this is supposed to work, it has already been properly invented and implemented in a lot of hardware mixers: “The GL4000 does include true SOLO-IN-PLACE (SIP) as well. This is a mighty useful function, but can be a nightmare if used incorrectly. We also refer to it as “destructive solo” because it affects the FOH mix, while the “non-destructive” PFL/AFL affects only the engineers monitor”.
I understand the effort being made while “inventing” the “listen” button, (and I appreciate it!) but it’s not very practicle, while a much better and widely accepted format for solo/pfl/sip is right at hand.
So please make it so that you can use the solo button for PFL/AFL AND solo in place with this option, and LOOSE the listen button. It has NO use: as far as I know the “listen” buttons are NOT accesable in the generic remote, trough the mackie protocol or available on any hardware controller so you can’t use them on any remote… (And that’s ALL you want, no need for “solo in place” in a studio while tracking, but yes do we need PFL/AFL!)
Thus by switching solo mode this way you would need only one solo-button and finaly be able to “protect” your mix (FOH) outputs, because now it’s still possible to accidentialy hit a solo button, and everyone who is listening to the mix output will hear this.(Think about live-mixing and recording live guide mixes?) Very anoying!
If it’s not possible to implement this soon consider a “reverse listen and solo button (and disable the listen button)” option in the next update.
This would be a great solution too. The way it is now is realy frustrating for a lot of users I’m very shure.
An other post on this subject (no real solution):
and this one;
and the answer from the admin:
It’s a nice idea, but it needs Cubase to enable it their Mackie Control implementation.
We can’t do anything from the controller side.