I mean little knobs that control more than one knob.
-Besides the metasurface and assignable in the same way and place
+different control for live (for values like the sustain of the bassline), hardwired for complex projects instead of changeable midi assignments
-The same window (divisible)
+optical feedback over the whole project in a livesession, usable with a tablet PC.
-Automateable (or recordable) for CD
+(instead of many automations with no global sense), or control it with midi assignments
-with grafic tools (form groups, lable them)
The same window(!): overview over the project;
-timeline snapshots(see discussion "Automation presets")
-individual snapshots (choose "automate by project" or "automate for live")
-a little timeline, where you can drag and drop timeline snapshots in a relative length (you can decide live: press snapshots in the overview to play them next or drag it in the timeline to play them were you want)=>
This allows a technique for live patching, as the timeline playes only the draged snapshotes and is looping. Dragging out (deleting) is important then