barryfell wrote:Tests such as the one you propose are subject to what the user is used to. It could well be that you are faster with the v6 mixer, where as I may be faster with the v7/8 mixer.
That is not correct.
Things that take longer, take longer.
Add to the above arguments :
- Comparing of values on different channels
( I do that constantly, when setting up headphone mixes, or with effect sends ).
Nothing can be faster, than seeing all values at a glance.
With the hovering, I have to move the mouse to all values, I want to compare.
If I take it away to the next value, the first vanishes.
I have to keep it in mind ...
That is as bad a design as it can get !
- Mouse acrobat.
Currently, you have to do acrobatic mouse gestures, to make the mixer show multiple values in a row.
Maybe some high end game players can be as fast, on the hovering mixer,
as an average 'mouser', on a standard mixer.
This again, is bad design.
Missing buttons, due to them being small, doesn't hold.
As You can read everywhere on this forum, that missing buttons is a big issue, on the current mixer.
I can assure You, that there where near to none threads about missing buttons, prior V7 !
AND the hovering problems have nothing to do with free adjustable mixer sizing.
Talking about buttons ...
Another big step back to 'bad design', are the buttons are all looking the same.
Different shapes where way more intuitive and faster to find.
Add the low contrast labels and you're slowed down even more !