I have recently transitioned from Ableton to Nuendo for sound design and its game sound integration. One thing I have been missing though is a feature to automatically close any open plug-in windows upon selecting a different audio/instrument track.
Now I know there are situations in which you may want multiple instances open at the same time. And I am not denying its merits by any means.
But I would be lying if I said we all haven’t been in that situation at least once: messing with parameters in a plug-in window, only to find out that you were changing the parameters for the wrong instance.
I know there is a bindable key command for “Close all Plug-ins”, but that would still lead to unnecessary additional window management, as you would still have to manually re-open the plug-in window of the ones you do need.
So my suggestion is to automate this behavior:
- Remember the plug-in window locations for each channel respectively.
- Open/close them accordingly when switching between channels, so that only the relevant channel’s one plug-ins are visible at once.
I think this would save a lot of unconscious window management and “mental overhead” of managing plug-in windows. And eventually leaving a lot more of your focus and energy for the actual creative process.
I really hope this makes it into a future update!!
Let me know what you guys think!