Make the Loudness Radar a Dockable Meter
The Loudness Radar as implemented does not change the audio in any way, so why is it placed in the Effects menu? It would be so much more useful as a dockable meter that one can monitor just like VU and phase. Or, if it must stay in the Effects menu, why not allow one to specify a target loudness and then have the Loudness Radar adjust the audio to meet that loudness?
Matt Stegner commented
The loudness Radar is licensed from TC Electronics, and is given to us as a precompiled VST3 audio effect. So Premiere/Audition see it as a 3rd party effect. 3rd party effects have some simple rules, the floating UI panel is one of them. That is why it appears the way it does.
There are some advantages to this, you can have multiple instances of the effect measuring different parts of the audio signal chain if you want. Example, you could have a Stereo and a 5.1 instance of the effect measuring different submix track simultaneously.
If you do want to have the effect open all the time, even when other effects are open, still in a floating panel, you can press the "Targeted" button in the upper right corner of the effect window to always leave it open. This will leave the the effect open, though it will not be dockable.
We do hear you though and are investigating the workflow for this. We hear you but don't have any info to share right now.
Greg Gefell commented
Agreed that this should appear as the Lumetri scopes panel does. I use audio sweetening tools to tame my audio and I can never have their effects controls open and the Radar up at the same time because of this limitation.