Tp3 wrote:(if you want)
well, actually I'd much rather be positive ...
zooming in the new C7 mixer has been a mixed blessing yet to put it mildly, many of us feel the minuscule advantage compared to the old mixer isn't even remotely worth the huge cost in terms of bugs, UI sluggishness and overall UI regressions it comes with.
I personally always end up using about the same width like in SX1 to C6.5 anyway, a few more 6.5 style visibility switches and the option of seeing inserts and sends simultaneously would have made us perfectly happy, thank you.
No real-time rubberband gimmickry needed, ever.
Nothing would have stopped Steinberg from updating the visuals (yes, the 7.x mixer is prettier imho) and adding filters for those that like them (I do) as well as the channel strip for those who use it (i don't), using the tried and true UI concept.
Btw, traditional buttons and displays beat mouse-over fumbling any day in my book, no need to implement trendiness over functionality here, too, with an updated constant-size mixer.
Re bugs, the forum is full of issues with the new mixer, almost all related to zoom somehow, to only quote a few :
- erraneous recall of channel width up to the infamous "Kermit bug" full width channels, kinda random but still a constant threat
- up to 6.5 a precise recall of a certain visual mixer state was possible using workspaces and keycommands (granted, you had to know a few tricks), and these workspaces could be transfered between projects (granted, in a cumbersome way, but at least you could do it), C7.x has no way of doing either !?!
- and finally, can't prove it, but considering the above it's fairly safe to assume correct simultaneous focus behaviour also was sacrificed for this unwanted zoomable concept, absolute no-go.
This thread could have been mistaken for "disable zooming and all the related collateral damage by simply deselecting it", which unfortunately is not how it works.
By default C7.x uses an identical set of keycommands for all zoom tasks including the mixer, here you can force a separate set of zoom keycommands for mixer vs the rest of Cubase, that's all.
A good option, sure.
The collateral damage completely remains ...
That's what I was referring to.
Like always, ymmv,
Btw, before somebody chimes in crying "but what about that little netbook I use on the toilet ?", if really necessary a choice between 3 or 4 fixed UI sizes (similar to Kontakt, Torpedo Pi or many others) would have solved this issue too, without any of the mentioned drawbacks.