I requested this in July 2014 on the forums and someone replied saying it had previously been requested already. Personally I would love two global switches, available from somewhere in the main Studio One window, or if that's not possible then in Studio One menu > Options > Advanced > Console. The options would be as follows:
- [ ] Pre-fader meters
- [ ] Pre-pan meters
Users could then check both, one or none, as follows:
- Pre-fader = ON, Pre-pan = ON: Meter > Fader > Pan
- Pre-fader = OFF, Pre-pan = ON: Fader > Meter > Pan
- Pre-fader = ON, Pre-pan = OFF: Pan > Meter > Fader (Notice how in this case the order of Pan and Fader is reversed!)
- Pre-fader = OFF, Pre-pan = OFF: Fader > Pan > Meter
Note that currently the signal flow is Fader > Meter > Pan, but the order of Pan and Fader doesn't really affect the sound, so in the third case it doesn't matter that Pan and Fader are reversed.
Alternatively, instead of making this global, it could also be a per-channel setting just like Mute and Solo, in which case there would have to be options to set all channels in one go like Mute and Solo. Also it would have to be able to work on multiple channel selections (to set several channels in one go).