I was wondering about the idea of having “folders” in the mixer panel that could be collapsed to save room, or expanded to be adjusted in detail.
For example: A “vocal channel” may have many channels associated with it: a parallel path group channel or two, and channels for each of several plugins (not loading them all up in one channel for the sake of more flexibility mixing, and also possibly to spread the load among cores better). And that’s just for the lead vocal … it would be potentially repeated in large part for each BV, etc.!
All that takes valuable space up in the mixer view, with the usual consequences of not just having to scroll more, but also adding “clutter” to the view.
I know that kind of thing can already be done with mixer view presets, but I find that a bit of a pain in the uh-huh to set up and work with. Maybe it’s just that I haven’t given it enough time to work with it.
So I was thinking … wouldn’t it be nice to have a folder in the mixer view to collapse all the “Vocal” channels into one “Vocal Folder”, for example while working on drums? In other words, a collapsible folder like in the project view, to get it out of the way visually for the moment.
Does anyone think this is a good idea? Bad idea?
Please chime in here and let me know what you think … I’m just a home hobbyist without a lot of “real” experience.
(And if somehow that feature is already there but I am not aware … please let me know!).