Well ... we should not forget, that the current 'not so good' look is caused by the resizing feature.
It's obviously much easier, to resize 'same size' areas and buttons.
On the other hand, it's very well possible to design good looking sizable mixers.
Just copy "birdline light green mixer" in google search and make it show "pictures".
( AFAIK, we're not allowed to post links to competition sites ... )
The other reason is, most probably, touch screen compatibility.
Now while that may be interesting to some,
for many of us, especially those making a living with Cubase ( assumption ! ), it is not.
But what to do ?
Only solution would be, to offer two mixer designs.
But that again would need too many resources.
Soo ... is there no way out ??
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