To the OP:
Good discussion here….I just can’t visualize the suggestions you are making, because I don’t use IOS. Do you think your suggestions are good for cross platform application? Or should there be a ‘special’ GUI just for IOS devices?
You did mention some objection to the same design on IOS and Mac… So i kind of think you are advocating for 4 different design strategies?
Personally I would think the Eventide engineers are smart using a unified design. Easy to switch devices. Easier to maintain. I’d rather they worked on juicy sonic goodness than 4 different GUIs.