Helix and screen size?

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KVRAF
3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:59 am

Hi there,

I love this synth! And I'm on the verge of buying it.

But I suffer badly from eyestrain, so I was wondering can the gui size be altered at all t,o make it a bit bigger does anyone know?

Thanks in advance, :)

Robert.
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KVRian
702 posts since 16 Dec, 2005 from Novato, California, USA

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:23 am

Robmobius wrote:Hi there,

I love this synth! And I'm on the verge of buying it.

But I suffer badly from eyestrain, so I was wondering can the gui size be altered at all t,o make it a bit bigger does anyone know?

Thanks in advance, :)

Robert.
Short answer "no".

Medium answer would be to run your monitor at a lower resolution (thus scaling everything up)

Since we're here, I might as well go off on a tangent and call it the long answer...

I had some plans to allow that, the audjoo_helix_skin.psd is a psd-file that defines the UI. (most of it at least). It kind of works with some limitations (knobs and bitmap-fonts, have some implicit rules)

If you are adventurous, try going on this journey with me:

1. Make a backup of audjoo_helix_skin.psd
2. Open the skin in photoshop (anything that can read-write .psd should work)
3. Resize the image to exactly 200% using "nearest neighbor"
4. Save it.

Ta-daa! The GUI should now be twice as big. (some knobs will be strangely cropped, but it will be big)

Not sure sure if this helps more than it could confuse... either way, short answer is no :)

Thanks,
Jonas

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KVRAF
5573 posts since 13 Jan, 2005 from the bottom of my heart

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:41 am

this could also be of help:

http://justgetflux.com/
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KVRAF

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3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:42 am

Thanks for the detailed answer Jonas. I don't mind if it's cropped a wee bit.

I'll have a go and see what happens. :)

Thanks again,

Rob.
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KVRAF

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3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:44 am

murnau wrote:this could also be of help:

http://justgetflux.com/
Thanks, I'll have a gander at that too. :)
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KVRAF

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3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:56 pm

JonasNorberg wrote: If you are adventurous, try going on this journey with me:

1. Make a backup of audjoo_helix_skin.psd
2. Open the skin in photoshop (anything that can read-write .psd should work)
3. Resize the image to exactly 200% using "nearest neighbor"
4. Save it.

Ta-daa! The GUI should now be twice as big. (some knobs will be strangely cropped, but it will be big)
Hey Jonas,

I tried that but unfortunately it wouldn't let me save the psd. It kept saying it was 'locked' and I did'nt have the rights to alter it. So when I found the psd file I tried to take lock off, but it just would repeat the same error message whenever I tried to save it. :(

I'm on an apple mac btw (in case that helps).

Thanks again, :)

Rob.
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KVRian
702 posts since 16 Dec, 2005 from Novato, California, USA

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:33 pm

Robmobius wrote:I tried that but unfortunately it wouldn't let me save the psd. It kept saying it was 'locked' and I did'nt have the rights to alter it. So when I found the psd file I tried to take lock off, but it just would repeat the same error message whenever I tried to save it. :(

I'm on an apple mac btw (in case that helps).

Thanks again, :)

Rob.
Try saving it in your home directory, and then using finder to replace the existing "skin".

Also, after testing this "trick" on different hosts, some actually do not show the whole UI with the upscaled GUI (reaper could, cubase could not)... Sorry about that... the short answer is still no it seems :)

KVRAF

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3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:55 pm

Thanks Jonas, I'll have another go - I'm using S1 so fingers crossed. :)

R.
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KVRAF
2900 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from dun unda

Post Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:46 am

If you're running Windows Vista or newer, I recommend using this with the LiveZoom option.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/sysi ... 97434.aspx

If you're on a mac, isn't there an inbuilt fullscreen zoom feature you could use? (command something mousewheel IIRC)

KVRAF

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3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:55 am

I bought the synth recently!

Sorry, old thread I know, but I'm very excited with Helix. :) I think it sounds incredible. I'm surprised that it kind of went under th radar for a lot of people.

Great youtube tutes as well btw!

Cheers,

R.
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1181 posts since 24 Jun, 2014 from Giza Plateau

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:28 pm

I always found the Helix GUI to be big compared with many others Plugins.
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KVRAF

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3607 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:41 pm

valerian_777 wrote:I always found the Helix GUI to be big compared with many others Plugins.
It's just my bad eyesight, just for small numbers and small sliders. After using it, it actually didn't cause me any problems. Such a great synth. :)
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