Exactly. What I find curious is that they used a FAR better type for the Inspector plug-in (the same true white reverse and clearer font) as in MixConsole... but never applied it to the Track Name... which is -key-. The 'pastel' track colours I like make it -much- easier to see the details of events. The dark colours everyone else seems to use make reading the track name easier, but make the events a PAIN. Rather than tweak all the 'modulation' effects and gradients? Just give the track names a simple BLACK background. Problem solved!
It's a great innovation... having the colours... but it also shows how one can make things MUCH worse if you innovate without respecting basic rules of design and consistency. It feels like giving someone a synthesiser but then, just for fun, making -some- knobs operate Neve style (in reverse) while others use Arp sliders.
It matters to -me- because I have vision and hand issues and the recent 'innovations' make it increasingly difficult to operate. I never used to grouse about it before, but after 13-14 years, I've become somewhat more activist---software in general needs to follow accessibility rules, if for no other reason than it makes it easier for -everyone-.
Here's the thing: When they get this sorted, -everyone- will work noticeably faster, but virtually no one but me, will say 'Hallelujah'. Instead, everyone will focus on the brand new 'Rhythm Master 5000!' that no one will actually make anything useful with. I complain so loudly because the community seems to want a whole lot of crap. These little details, which -do- matter, rarely get the attention they deserve. My proof is that we've had .06 swings of the bat and IMHO it's not -significantly- better than .0. Different. Not better.
mpayne0 wrote:Clearly Steinberg needs a little respect for something called typography, graphic and navigational design.
The further you get away from simple console and tracker functionality, the more this becomes a multilayered, multitasking, ever growing all-in-one Adoce CS Everything style DAW, you NEED to incorporate designers from other trades that have been designing multilayered, multitasking, efficient and ergonomic for decades.
That said, I have a feeling that the arrangement page is going to follow suit of mix console, it's just next in line. We only have 50% of the redesigned Cubase 7 right now. It certainly feels silly working with what seems like 2 separate generations of Cubase stuck in C7.