Many thanks SteveInChicago. Steinbergs has one again, unfortunately, managed to wreak a great idea with an ill conceived implementation.
I was hoping that it would allow viewing of the Control Room tab and the Meter tab side by side, which would have been great.
Steinbergs way of implementing it by showing half the Control Room tab and half the Mixer tab, is definitely a half measure. It’s pretty useless as it defeats the whole point of the feature; not having to constantly switch between the tabs.
I was hoping to be able to have the Control Room tab and the Loudness meter viewable simultaneously. Half the Control Room tab is of little use since you can’t access important parts like the Cue sends and Monitors. The metering section is even worse. The only part of the meter that is shown, is the least important; the bargraph.
With Loudness monitoring it’s the hidden parts of the meter that are really important. You can lose the bargraph all together. As a matter of fact, that there are third-party loudness meters that omits the bargraph, because it’s of little importance.
So having a panel with half the Control Room is of little use. Then showing the unimportant part of the meter, while hiding the important parts, makes it totally useless. Sorry Steinberg, but it’s back to the drawing-board with this one. This time you really shot yourselves in the foot (to make a direct translation of a common Swedish expression).