The whole I/O defining and labelling system needs an overhaul.
It’s OK for an interface with just a couple of inputs and outputs, but it becomes extremely unwieldily for console and external summing users.
To work with a console you currently need to create -
1 all your mono inputs
2 all your stereo inputs odd / even 1,2 3,4 etc…
3 all your stereo inputs even / odd 2,3 4,5 etc…!
4 work in surround…
Then its the same with all the outputs.
There must be an easier way!
Why do stereo and multi channels need defining as buses in advance?
Why can’t you just choose your physical Inputs and Outputs - like you do with a patchbay or console routing matrix?
Computers are supposed to make this stuff easy but its now a nightmare multiple choice system.
Now in C10 when you create a track, its presumed you are a beginner, and so it offers up ‘Inputs’ first, rather than previously created ‘buses’.
Even more I/O to scroll through, and whats more, choosing an ‘Input’ automatically creates a new ‘bus’ - even if you’ve already created one in the Connections! More buses!
Drop down scroll menu’s are unsuitable for this - they are way too slow and unwieldy.
We’ve now got them for choosing the click outputs - and although its currently broken and missing a scroll bar, its way more cumbersome than simply ticking an output to receive click via the Connections page, which is what used to happen.
While we are at it, why is Routing shown at the top of the Mix Console, and Direct Routing at the bottom? They should be together, and there’s really no need to show the main channels output twice, in both Routing AND Direct Routing!
And then please look at the Channel Settings. It’s crazy you can’t set up a channels routing all from here - you can choose a direct output, but not set one up, even though you’re using the exact same dropdown menus!
It’s all very messy and unjoinedupthinking.