msvs wrote:Btw we chosen this font because its narrow. No other font would have fit in X axis.
I'm pretty sure that's not the only narrow font that results scalable (for example https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto+Condensed
is not as terrible and https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Open+Sans+Condensed
is also pretty good).
Anyway being forced to use narrow fonts is a consequence of the UI design choices that often involve weird space management. As someone else said the preset section is a prime example of elements that "waste" space.
U-he knows this and u-he plugins don't show you the presets list at all times because when you program your synth you don't need it and displaying a list of presets is neither functional nor helpful in that regard, if anything it takes up precious space that could be used in some other way and, as a consequence, doesn't force you to condense everything you have in smaller spaces.
This would be a non-issue if skinning the synth had the same degree of freedom that zebra/hive have.
Hell, you can even rearrange whole sections of the synth in different ways or make the synth look significantly different and, therefore, not having to deal with some issues you'd face with the original skin.
Anyway, there was already one skin that would have partially solved many of the "issues" in the ui, especially for readability.
The preset selection is just that much better because it no longer looks like a 2000 era flash game menu and can display a lot more presets/categories without having to scroll (with painfully low fps), text is a lot more readable than the one we currently have (which is also condensed too much when it doesn't need to, like "v-saw" and "voicing" to name a couple), doesn't have shaded bold text near knobs that make the ui look a lot worse especially when scaled.
I hope you still want to implement it because that would be great, and if we can use it as a starting point for making our own skins that would be even better.
On a related note, allowing more cusomization with skins like these I posted would help you in case you don't want to have to deal with the usual complains about the UI, which I'm sure will keep coming.
I'd like to say "please consider this" but I'm afraid this will end up being overlooked just like all my previous posts, as if they are some kind of offense to your own intellect. Which is kind of saddening because I really care about this synth and I believe an external point of view can help, while a dev might be too much into their own work that they lose sight of some of the most obvious aspects.