Please open attachment below... In this DP mixer layout only inserts and sends are chosen. Adding the channel strip in the top left corner of the Raven screen made it possible to do mouse click Automation on/off and Record Automation on BCs one channel at a time. Seeing the automation on the channel strip instead of in the mixer resulted in more horizontal real estate. Enough to do 5 inserts and 3 sends along with the Floating Mixer and 2 BC racks. By adding open plugin and close plug to BC buttons it makes the blue INS button redundant on the channel strip.
This approach may give your engineers some ideas for the eventual DP "SKINNY MIXER" and options for buttons on the Raven channel strips. Currently DP 9.12 lumps record/mute/solo/automation into one choice that takes up a bunch of room. If MOTU would breakout the automation to a single choice that may be cool to have on/off/rec automation buttons on the Raven channel strip. If you could get 2 more added to the 4 and have latch and overwrite modes that would be my choice for that section of the Raven mixers.
This would allow swiping the automation buttons on off instead of one at a time when channel choice is made. Now it feels like the old days where you had to push individual buttons to put the board in automation. Which isn't the end of the world. I'm diggin' the Raven MTI2 more and more. Thanks Raven Team!