This suggestion is based on the previous versions but I think Channel Settings view was a lot more user friendly and easy to work with.
The main point in this suggestion is the placement and visibility. Except the “Channel Strip”, everything else in this suggestion is visible and accessible at all time.
Working with the C7 Channel Settings is all most double effort for any operation (e.g. double click to open send plugin, one more click to view the routing for inserts and sends, right mouse click for pre/post, etc.).
I hope my suggestion will be useful for upcoming updates.
Big +1 on the OPs idea, although the addition of the fader array suggests that the mixer would also have to have channel strips like this, too, which is like the channel strip in C6.5. This would be a win/win in my book.
When you see the v6 and v7 mixers next to each other it is very easy to see which presents information more clearly.
More importantly, v7 in its current state makes mixing feel like much more of an effort.
Yes if they return the option “Customize View >> Settings” as it was in C6 you will be able to choose what ever you work with
I think this is absolutely necessary option for a DAW used from so many people, basically it is impossible to do one for all, right?.
But again I see that we all agree that the main point is to have it all visible and easily reachable with as little clicks as possible.
SB please lets not forget that when working hours on the DAW every extra click turns into hundreds of extra clicks.
With Cubase 7 the workflow did improve some, but it also moved back a little as well. I hope that Steinberg listens to these great suggestions and brings back the features that were already good in the previous version.
Actualy one of the reasons for me why I haven’t updated yet too, especially:
The most annoying thing is hiding buttons (well, anything actually) until I hover. I like to see things all the time, makes more sense and makes things obvious.
I do like the aux and pan faders being bigger and thus easier to grab, but hiding buttons and menue’s…nooo!
Also I think the low and hicut should be a part of the eq window (including showing the curves in the eq display…)
The placement (first to come in the signal flow) is fine…