Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:16 pm
They're basically a case-study in everything that can go wrong with overly skeuomorphic designs. No real benefit to end users. Designed to attract newbies with a lot of "wow factor" but not much substance.
And they take up a sh*t ton of space!
Seriously, if Arturia overhauled every single product in a virtual room and brought the advanced page to the fore-front, or even just a tab, they'd do their users a world of good. But there'd probably be a lot fewer teens and newbies lusting for the V-Collection because the instruments look oh so real or whatever.
It's your opinion, and I respect that, but there are a lot of things to contrapose. It would be fastidious in a thread like this to go point by point, and I'm sure I would not convince anyone of those thatr dislike the GUIs, anyway.
Sure, Arturia runs a business, and the main point when doing an emulation is remaining faithful to the look and feel of the original. That's why the Advanced panels (if something, Arturia should be praised for including those features, not blamed because they are not in the main GUI window) are hidden in the first place. Only users who specifically want those will call them. The ones that not will have the experience of using the original instrument, with nothing else getting n the way (which is the main purpose of an emulation).
The "scrolling" in the modulars (I guess you mean the Modular V and the ARP 2600 V) are due exactly to the will of remaining faithful to the original look and feel. The originals were mounted in vertical layers of modules. Today displays have a more horizontal orientation, and they have more space available in width than in height. A rational option would be to change the way the modules are "mounted", but that would deceive the main purpose.
You may not like it, but a lot of others do (me included).
As I wrote before, noone will be able to please anyone.