Doing a well balanced mix require frequent adjustments in the various parameters involved in each track/bus. The mixer window allows to change quickly volumes, pans, mute and so on, but the send amounts are not straightforwardly accessible, you have to click on a given send to reach its slider.
This has 2 drawbacks, first you don’t see from the mixer window the setting for each sends, obliging you to click just to know the information. Consequently you can’t have a global view for comparing several tracks send amounts. Secondly you have to constantly open/close the send windows just to make a few fine tuning, wich make things uneasy.
On classic mixer there is usually a few send knobs, this would be very handy to provide similar functionnality. So the idea of this proposal is to implement tiny adjustable horizontal sliders like theses (pardon the amaterish gimp art work):
Thx for Ardour 2.7.1 btw, i just made a little donation for Xmas