No larger GUI for Loom 2?

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DIGIFEX
KVRist
119 posts since 14 Dec, 2010

Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:22 am

Hi there,

does anybody know, if there will be a larger GUI for Loom 2 in the near future?
I really have mixed feelings on updating to version 2 right now. I don't want to be charged another time when a larger GUI version is out. And how about the other plugins? May be I should wait until new versions of Structure, Strike and Hybrid are out and upgrade then. Though it may be possible, that I'll wait forever...

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dandezebra
KVRian
1225 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:36 pm

Could be as I have been following this for a while... AIR has been posting about GUI changes for over a year maybe?

DIGIFEX
KVRist
119 posts since 14 Dec, 2010

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:59 am

Yes, it mus be about a year or so when they first mentioned a major GUI overhaul would be in the pipeline. I don't know why it's taking so long. But from what I see they are focusing on other projects. (They released Vacuum Standard and Boom as platform independant VSTs for example within the last month.)
On the other hand other developers succeed in making their older VSTs scalable. Image line released some updates free of charge last year and I grabbed up some plugins again that had become nearly unusable on modern screens with higher pixel density. Sytrus for example looks great now and is a top synth after all those years.

AIR should at least promise to deliver a free update for a bigger GUI version of Loom 2. Of course version 2 has some significant improvements but it is still not quite up to date yet.

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KVRAF
1954 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:37 pm

Yup, Loom 2 appears to have been rushed out. I would pay money to have the entire AIR collection updated with modern, scalable, UIs...
Windows 10; with instruments from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, UVI, Vember Audio, Waves, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

Shad0wLandsUK
KVRer
2 posts since 20 Nov, 2016

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:50 am

Seems AIR are up to their old tricks again

I remember when I purchased AIR IEP2 and they all went on a National Holiday that evening, loads of us paid for a product we did not get till around two weeks later.

Then the download servers were giving us the the wrong files and on and on.
I think I have more support tickets to them than any other developer I own...and I own a few developers products ;)

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KVRist
47 posts since 25 Jul, 2010 from united states

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:51 pm

Hello from 9-4-2019.. still no scalable GUI.. bummer its on sale for 15USD.. damn shame

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lotus2035
KVRAF
4167 posts since 5 May, 2005 from Stockholm, Sweden

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:42 pm

Holy crap I thought this thread was brand new, the topic is just as relevant 20 months later. :hihi:

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Distorted Horizon
KVRAF
2609 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:33 pm

Low reso flat screen (used) costs around 10-15€ and small plugins look great in those.
Of course it's the best option if the dev just made a rescalable gui and no need for other hassle, but since the dev is responsive like a cat that is angry to you, there's not much options but accept that gui. For 15€ that Loom is totally worth the price, even with the small gui.

robotmonkey
KVRAF
2202 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 am

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Low reso flat screen (used) costs around 10-15€ and small plugins look great in those.
Of course it's the best option if the dev just made a rescalable gui and no need for other hassle, but since the dev is responsive like a cat that is angry to you, there's not much options but accept that gui. For 15€ that Loom is totally worth the price, even with the small gui.
Or you can just get one of those for your monitor
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Distorted Horizon
KVRAF
2609 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:23 am

:lol:

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dandezebra
KVRian
1225 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:09 pm

I prefer this technique:

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Bug Music
KVRist
112 posts since 7 Dec, 2004

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:36 pm

I was tempted to buy Boom when it was $9, and then Loom II at $15, but I don't know...

There was some talk from AIR a couple of years ago about porting everything to some new engine, or format that would be more up to modern standards.

Then they released Boom, Loom II, and that other drum synth (can't think of the name) and nothing seems like it has really changed.

Don't get me wrong, I love their plugins, but it seems kind of like they are just "phoning it in" at this point.

Hopefully that changes, but personally I want to see how things pan out before I start buying new stuff from them, even at huge discounts.

- Jay

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lotus2035
KVRAF
4167 posts since 5 May, 2005 from Stockholm, Sweden

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 am

I like to use this to view my AIR plugins
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dandezebra
KVRian
1225 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: No larger GUI for Loom 2?

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:15 am

Ha!

This is my setup. I had to move the scope over as I opened Zebra 2.

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