Originally Posted by Sarrova
I'm not asking for a 'modelling' type of interface.
But I do like UBK-1 and Clariphonic's layout a lot: big knobs that are easy to 'grab' for the important stuff and a few smaller switches for extra settings. Everything nicely in one clear design.
Okay this one also has a few bigger rotaries but it's a lot more 'messy' and 'unclear'. Also, I don't like chaotic looking plugs, makes me tired for some reason
Valhalla Vintage Verb or some Fabfilter plugs are also a good example of a modern, but intuitive interfaces imo. A lot of controls, but still very easy to see which is what.
Or Klanghelm DC8C in 'easy' mode!
That exactly proves my point.
I don't want a 'cheat' mode on my plugins, everything should be ready to go.
That what makes a fast and intuitive workflow imo and that's why I don't like this GUI.
Hey I don't want to criticize anyone's opinion so if you like it I'm happy too as that proves we're all still human
Different opinions make a brighter world!
yes, but they gotta be intuitively somehow making sense with us after u hear what the unit does. I think it's one of the probably trickiest and most unacknowledged elements of making gear, whether it's hardware or software.
it's really important but it's a hard thing to quantify and talk about in relation to someone else's experience.
like for me the Klanghelm compressor, is really offputting, for some reason, when i tried it, it didn't make any sense to me. Not saying it's a bad design, but making the point how subjective things are from person to person and how those kind of final decisions must be some of the hardest and actually most effectual decisions that a developer has to make.
It's becuz of stuff like this that our ears go in the hallway and have a cigarette. it's the difference of how you present things and depending on the individual user, what that means, that is going to influence an individual user's experience with your product. pretty crazy, but true.
like i have a more simple and physical mind about making music, and when i record, i'm either taping me or a friend's band so i'm allowed to have certain irrational beliefs and such. you know? but i really like the way i interact with guitar pedals. those are set up for dummies and they do things in such a way that often incorporates two or more parameters in one knob. and this is just the internal design of the plug, cuz u can't have little knobs for everything, it's a goddam guitar pedal. There's just no space for it.
So each pedal sometimes railroads u into certain ways of producing the best sound out of it, it's like an aesthetic parameter that comes along with the pedal. And that's what I mean by great shit. that's when u hit it, when u figure out a way to combine things in the perfect way, in relation to most users probably experience with it.
This is why the Empirical Labs Fatso, even, was such a great unit. it imposed limitations and restrictions, but also allowed for enough variety and also just plain sounded good enough to appeal to most people.
But people are yearning for restrictions. no one wants to be in a world free of them. everyone might say they do, but this is not the truth. this is not human nature.
i've heard people say they wish they could take a patch cord from their brain to the hard drive. you know? I can't imagine a more depressing thing in the world than that.... that's not something to abstractly wish for... sounds terrible to me. we would have the worst music ever as soon as that happens.
this is what language is for. basically and most truly. this is what makes communication fun and interesting, is how we each communicate the same thought. we need restrictions, we need things to come up against and butt heads with, this is the nature of creating things this whole time, and i think it's almost impossible to imagine what creating anything would be if we were 'freed' of it. so yeah, i agree with u about that.