Jace-BeOS wrote:dayjob wrote:valhalla plugs have had this design for ages. i love them personally. and of course they sound quite amazing and are ya know. totally affordable.
also, i'd say download the demo and have ago.. see if you aren't converted they look better in use than the screen grabs and are vector based (is that the right word?) resizable guis. you drag from the corner to whatever size. also, gui skin/color scheme changes based on model used in relevant plug ins. plenty of visual feedback. this kind of thing works well for me and especially in reverb processors.
we all have preferences though and ymmv etc etc.
These are fair comments. I acknowledge that sound is what's most important here to many people in this market. I've never been comfortable with the notion that a tool's bad design is excused by the final output, in the hands of those willing to tolerate the bad design. This goes for software and physical objects. I know I'm not the model for all people on this and it would indeed leave me better off if I wasn't so visually oriented. But again, there's plenty of research done by very educated people that gives us a framework of guidelines and rules on how to make things work the best for the most people
and in the end it comes down to the developer's style/choices etc and then that's that.
i have funky and classic skins installed of various ohmforce plugs. my only complaint with them these days is i can't read them so well and wish they were bigger and perhaps 'ironed out' in places. maybe modernized to the developer's tastes or whatever. i'm just glad they're doing well and still have some plans for them at some point. i really love the sound of all the ohmforce stuff and find it all has a unique color to it. great algorithms. the delay just so nice.