Hello, I've been away for awhile but revisiting my M8ProStudio and sadly just realizing the Performance Panel goodness via a recent article of a Sonar User testing different daws. I had no idea.....I've recently been giving Ableton a second look as it does that kind of workflow so well. Good Stuff Mixcraft Team.
As for M9PStudio ideas, I'd love to see more Performance Panel evolution to make it even more cool and easy to use over Ableton Session View. Just did my first test with it this morning after watching a few quick University tutorials on it. Very Impressed and was able to figure stuff out on the fly, no stopping, no reading manuals, looking for additional videos, etc.
IE recording to clips using "takes" and be able to pick or edit them as in a typical arrangement session would be very cool for me. I know it has "takes" option for track recording, but I tried it and couldn't get it to do what I thought it would do....
Seemed a little cumbersome to have a specific clip or set of clips playing while recording, can't recall if I figured that one out or not... I know I tried a few things a few times. Maybe it was just me and my first go at it.
I did notice the arrangement cursor would still keep rolling when I stopped performance panel and a few times I forgot to glance over and check it.. had been rolling high up into the measure count, lol Not sure if that is resource heavy or just a visual thing.... Maybe give option to temporarily disconnect the two and ability to make Performance Panel full screen, maybe with some useful extra features for working that way with clip creation workflow.
The ability to change metering from pre/post, peak, rms, and a VU meter option would just be crazy cool... Borrowing from a few other daws doing it. For all I know it does this already and I just havent figured it out yet...
I'm going to really reach here for a nice Pro Studio addition. I have many daws I have collected and tried over the past years and one of the things I love about Studio One Pro is the Mastering Module/Suite page view. The main reason I haven't sold it off yet. If Mixcraft could make a Mastering and Album window/page that is specifically designed and featured for such things, that would be totally awesome! I know, crazy talk.
Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see Mixcraft add the Audio to Midi functionality to its Editor/Melodyne window. I think that is a huge creative tool for us less than stellar instrument players, or hum/whistle/sing/tap ideas kind of folks...Seriously!
I won't mention the daw(s) by name, but an optional help box view, and Info/Tutorial side window would be another amazing, made even more user friendly addition to Mixcraft already wonderful intuitive workflow.
Some type of Chord/Scale Assistant tab that would allow and offer creative options and ideas to try on the fly would be another (Magix Music Maker does a fine job at this imo, well and Cubase/Reason/etc).
Keep and/or expand the vintage like console vibe to mixer... don't get rid of it, or leave it as view option if going to a more modern gui.
Option to add (fill up) top tool bar with function choices most used to avoid menu pull downs. I know, keyboard shortcuts, but some of us aren't shortcut memory types as much as others.
I think the option to expand a tracks channel strip to left of screen without opening whole mixer view would be cool addition to MPS9.
Is there a song structure view that can be added to timeline? If not, that would be cool I think.
Going to reach again, if could choose different modeled EQ's on channel strips, heck how about the whole channel strip (SSL, Neve, EMI, etc) that would be awesome to get some analog vibe or specific tonal options without having to use an additional vst. Mixcraft Console options!!! It seems lots of the modeled plugins offer a saturation knob too, that would be Super expanded goodness for MPS9 strips!
Ok, I'll stop rambling. LOL
Thanks for all that Mixcraft is already! You guys/gals have done a remarkable job! I like many daws, but Mixcraft is one of them and a highly deserving daw no doubt. Cheers!