Toneboosters Flowtones Synth

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KVRAF
1583 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:25 pm

djeroen wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:19 pm
Thanks all - a significant update will be released soon with additional vintage VCO synthesis algorithms, easier import/export and categorization of patch libraries, ASIO support on Windows, more presets, new polyphony modes, new modulation options, faster and snappier envelopes, a dedicated UI design for large screen workflows, and several additional improvements!
When is soon? :)

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KVRAF
3427 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Post Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:19 am

And a new name please :hihi: Flowtones reads like Flowstone in the synth world 8)

KVRAF
6136 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:45 am

Vortifex wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:33 am
Gave it another shot but I just can't gel with that workflow at all.
Just by checking the UI, I wouldn't want to click on the tabs on the left just to switch between the two oscs. I wonder if they can get them both on the one display at some point?

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KVRian
646 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:22 am

From Facebook:

"Work in progress: a dedicated desktop UI design for TB Flowtones! Look carefully and you may spot the various brand new *vintage* synth engines that are being added as well!"
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KVRAF
3208 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:21 am

Sinisterbr wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:22 am
From Facebook:

"Work in progress: a dedicated desktop UI design for TB Flowtones! Look carefully and you may spot the various brand new *vintage* synth engines that are being added as well!"
This is great news! I bought it without demoing and it’s current, fiddly, multi page GUI is awful, one of the worst I’ve experienced…

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KVRAF
1583 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:25 pm

Sinisterbr wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:22 am
From Facebook:

"Work in progress: a dedicated desktop UI design for TB Flowtones! Look carefully and you may spot the various brand new *vintage* synth engines that are being added as well!"
Nice, I would have another look at this now.

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KVRAF
1583 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:26 pm

I've looked. Why still sideways text?? Put the tabs along the top, not down the side.

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KVRian

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1341 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:17 pm

simmo75 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:21 am
This is great news! I bought it without demoing and it’s current, fiddly, multi page GUI is awful, one of the worst I’ve experienced…
That seems a bit excessive. It's really one of the worst GUIs you've experienced? I mean, there are a lot of really, really bad interfaces out there. This might not be your cup of tea, but it's not terrible.

KVRAF
3208 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:24 pm

dangayle wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:17 pm
simmo75 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:21 am
This is great news! I bought it without demoing and it’s current, fiddly, multi page GUI is awful, one of the worst I’ve experienced…
That seems a bit excessive. It's really one of the worst GUIs you've experienced? I mean, there are a lot of really, really bad interfaces out there. This might not be your cup of tea, but it's not terrible.
I think it’s bad mate, your opinion is yours, but for a new synth the GUI is badly thought out and horrible to work with, for me.

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KVRian
531 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:00 pm

The current GUI is absolutely fugly, really one of the most unsightly ones. The new one looks okay though, much better.

How is the CPU hit BTW?

KVRist
161 posts since 25 Apr, 2021

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:40 pm

Examigan wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:45 am
Vortifex wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:33 am
Gave it another shot but I just can't gel with that workflow at all.
Just by checking the UI, I wouldn't want to click on the tabs on the left just to switch between the two oscs. I wonder if they can get them both on the one display at some point?
Dune 3 style.

KVRAF
2450 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:21 am

That new UI is definitely an improvement and a step in the right direction. Sitting in my backseat design chair I'd follow Biome Digital's idea and put a single LFO & ENV tab, FX, EQ and Sequencer tabs in a horizontal row along the middle similar to how Serum or Massive X does it. The LFO & ENV tab would display all 4 LFOs in a row with the 3 envelopes underneath them along the bottom. And personally I'd prefer that the two visible VCOs were from the same part and a single tab switched between parts.

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KVRAF
1583 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:30 am

Vortifex wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:21 am
That new UI is definitely an improvement and a step in the right direction. Sitting in my backseat design chair I'd follow Biome Digital's idea and put a single LFO & ENV tab, FX, EQ and Sequencer tabs in a horizontal row along the middle similar to how Serum or Massive X does it. The LFO & ENV tab would display all 4 LFOs in a row with the 3 envelopes underneath them along the bottom. And personally I'd prefer that the two visible VCOs were from the same part and a single tab switched between parts.
Thanks for adding all the helpful info I left out! :lol:

Agree, this all needs to be the right way up (not sideways :)

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KVRAF
10542 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:00 am

Sinisterbr wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:22 am
From Facebook:

"Work in progress: a dedicated desktop UI design for TB Flowtones! Look carefully and you may spot the various brand new *vintage* synth engines that are being added as well!"
New "synth engines". Al I can see is some variation flavors of the plain old subtractive synth engine. Vintage will probably mean slightly distorted waveforms, or am I missing something :shrug:
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KVRian
1429 posts since 18 Feb, 2012

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:38 am

Dark Lights wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:40 pm
Examigan wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:45 am
Vortifex wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:33 am
Gave it another shot but I just can't gel with that workflow at all.
Just by checking the UI, I wouldn't want to click on the tabs on the left just to switch between the two oscs. I wonder if they can get them both on the one display at some point?
Dune 3 style.
Dune 3 - one of the best sounding with one the worst guis synth. Hopefully Jeroen will learn something from that.

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