I only purchased C7 to get familiar with the new features and see how they might translate into N6.
I don’t want to be that negative guy that is only complaining about what I don’t like, there is plenty to like about the new features.
Generally, I like like C7, It has been very stable,however if the new mix console, in its current state, is what will be in N6 at release, then I will likely not be upgrading to N6, at least not for a while. It will be interesting to see how this forum community reacts to it.
One big problem is the visibility of settings on the mixer channels. Even when they are at reasonable width, you cannot read some the descriptions, for example the drop down menus for channel insert plugins.
On the right side of the insert,there is a triangle that activates the drop down menu, but it is very messy:
There are some graphic issues many users are reporting. I have a template with the new meter open on the right side of the mixer. When it opens half the meter is white and the meter is compressed at the top, it is fixed when I resize the window.
I have a dual monitor setup.
You can run the mixer in Full Screen mode on either monitor, however if you do, plugins do not “stay on top” over the full screen mixer.
Key commands for the mixer do not work unless the mixer window is “in focus” This means if you are working on the project page and want to execute a mixer key command, you have to click on the mixer window, then execute the command.
I work with MC Control with customized buttons this minimizes my mouse clicking, but not with C7. Even Eucon mixer commands do not work if the mixer is not “in focus”.
There are lots of little things that need fixing, which I am sure will come over time.
IMHO,the new features of N6 will initially slow your workflow down until you become more familiar with it. We just have to accept the changes and learn it, and we will all be working fast again.
I will be doing a lot of learning before I try to use it in my daily work.