WL8 looks good, some new features that stand out that seem worth the money so I’ll most likely upgrade, but I would love to see the manual for more details, if possible.
Couple of thoughts, for what they’re worth:
1 - Like the new metering
2 - Really like the SuperClip concept
3 - Love the editing improvements, especially the enhanced volume clip handles - I’d like to know more about how they’re implemented… they look like they can have bezier curves from the video… can you elaborate on them?
4 - Like the other interface improvements (i.e.: master transport panel, plugin tabs, better waveform zooms, etc.) BUT…
5 - Can’t you get some killer graphic designer to give you better icons, etc.? Not a huge deal, but WL deserves to “look” a little better, doesn’t it? When I use WL, it always feels like I’m some sort of mad scientist in a physics lab rather than a music/sound engineer or artist in a cool studio. The interface remains complex and unattractive to me, personally. Again, not a huge deal because the features are far more important, and WL delivers some key unmatched features… but if I have to stare at something for hours upon hours, I’d like a more pleasant visual experience. Just a thought.
6 - Why no plugin automation?! Still waiting/hoping for that. I often need to do that in a mastering/editing/sound design session. I do like that I can apply fx and/or fx chains to a segment of audio, and the general editing improvements look good, but the workflow could be even better for what I do if you added plugin automation lanes.
7 - Still waiting on surround… WL9?
8 - Don’t need more plugins, but I understand the need to bundle more each release to attract new users and help inspire old users to upgrade…
9 - Otherwise, a solid looking upgrade, looking forward to it!