In most other pro DAWs you can easily and immediately adjust parameters such as volume and pan (at the most basic level) and inserts, sends, inputs and outputs, right on the track headers in the Project window. In Pro Tools it’s done in a very clean and effective way space-wise and is all completely configurable (just like other things are in the Track Controls window in Nuendo now). At this time if you want to adjust the volume or pan of an audio or instrument track In Nuendo, you need to first click on the track then go over to the Inspector, then navigate over to adjust the very tiny parameter faders. On Groups and FX tracks you can at lease adjust the volume (I’m not sure why at least that is not available on audio and instrument tracks!?). Nuendo feels old and slow in this way when you use another DAW.
Once you use this in your work you will see how very significantly faster it makes workflow. There are no extra clicks and navigation needed: You just go directly to the volume, pan, sends and inserts on any track header and adjust (or click on inserts to open the insert). If you do enjoy clicking many times to do simple things like this, you are able configure these things to not be visible on the tracks in the Project window. And the inspector can still be there, because it’s very useful and a great feature in other ways.
The ease of working on Pro Tools, Reaper, and Studio One (and others I’ve seen) when compared to Nuendo concerning this specific matter is significant. I get jealous when I see how the engineers and mixers on PT at the post houses I work with can access so many things immediately and directly from the track header in the project window – and they can also move inserts, copy settings, etc., from track to track without having to go the mixer.
There would be only very significant upsides to this, and no downsides (again: for those who like to click and navigate a lot or prefer a very simplified view of the track headers in the Project window, you would be able to configure it to be the way it is now). And the Inspector would still be there if you wanted to use it.
Less clicking/navigating to do an action is always better – let’s see this in Nuendo.