Volta – A GUI for u-he Diva

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KVRist

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40 posts since 27 Feb, 2016

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:47 am

andresnol wrote:only tried the demo, but don't you think it would be more user friendly to have the preset browser closed when you click on any other part of the synth, not only the small x in the top corner?
Absolutely! Can't believe that I missed such a ordinary usability thing.
The GUI were updated now to v1.1. You can redownload the files in your account.
Elektronisch wrote:1. Panel changes. If i change the panel within the gui using the handle, it changes the position from Bottom to the Top. I think its confusing and i think its better to have it locked in one position. Tho i understand its like making more "realistic" like if you open the compartment :) But it slows down a bit.
That's why you have main buttons to do that. The handles are a secondary way to open the sub areas.
Elektronisch wrote:2. Diva is now taller. Is it possible to cramp it up a little bit?
Sorry, no.
Elektronisch wrote:And extra one: is it me or text in red font is a bit "blurry" ?
If you mean the red font in the buttons like "Transpose", "Up" or "Down", these are system fonts same as in the original GUI. Try to adjust the anti-aliasing in the preferences menu.

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KVRist
75 posts since 26 Sep, 2015

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:24 am

I just tried re downloading and it seems like the same origional version unless I am missing where you located the quality switch ?

I do not have a Sellfy account, I just reused the download link in the confirmation email ?
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andresnol wrote:only tried the demo, but don't you think it would be more user friendly to have the preset browser closed when you click on any other part of the synth, not only the small x in the top corner?
Absolutely! Can't believe that I missed such a ordinary usability thing.
The GUI were updated now to v1.1. You can redownload the files in your account.
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KVRist

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40 posts since 27 Feb, 2016

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:34 am

aesthete wrote:I am missing where you located the quality switch ?
Do you mean Accuracy? It's in the same place like on the original. :shrug:

aesthete wrote:I do not have a Sellfy account, I just reused the download link in the confirmation email ?
It's up now, forgot to press the save button. Your link should work, if not I will send you the link.

KVRAF
1775 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:50 am

I'm an absolute sucker for a good GUI ..... and this is a good GUI. Insta-buy !

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KVRist
75 posts since 26 Sep, 2015

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:05 am

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KVRist
75 posts since 26 Sep, 2015

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:24 am

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KVRist
75 posts since 26 Sep, 2015

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:27 am

Got it now. TX

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aesthete wrote:I am missing where you located the quality switch ?
Do you mean Accuracy? It's in the same place like on the original. :shrug:

aesthete wrote:I do not have a Sellfy account, I just reused the download link in the confirmation email ?
It's up now, forgot to press the save button. Your link should work, if not I will send you the link.
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KVRAF
4089 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:55 am

Your Volta GUI is fantastic. I loaded it in and brought up Diva but haven't had a chance to really dig in with programming. but from the initial look and feel I can tell this is going to make working with Diva even better. fantastic and instant purchase after I came across this. thanks very much for all that effort to put this together and sell it at a reasonable price.

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KVRAF
5212 posts since 25 Feb, 2008 from Babylon an ting

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:39 am

A great looking gui.

However, I struggled to read a lot of the labels, particularly the smaller red text in the lower panel. Red on black doesn't offer sufficient contrast.

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KVRAF
4089 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:23 pm

hakey wrote:A great looking gui.

However, I struggled to read a lot of the labels, particularly the smaller red text in the lower panel. Red on black doesn't offer sufficient contrast.
hakey, I just opened up Diva Volta and I see what you mean. to me it's ok, but just barely. not enough for me at first glance to have identified it as a problem. but now that I am using it, yes its a bit "squint" - but on the other hand, it gives it this kind of "in a dark room" look. that BMW cockpit look. im used to that in my car so i kinda like it in this plugin.

how about a knob to adjust the brightness of the red? like an analogue brightness control. can you code that kind of thing in? i have no idea. probably not... controls mapped to existing knobs, kinda thing?

anyway, maybe there is a workable middle-ground?

Gamma...

I have some other skins that include a gamma in the resize drop down. I can select a different gamma and then switch to Volta and Volta appears to retain the gamma. so how about including the gamma menu and maybe increasing it's range. here are screen shots of "brightest", "neutral" and "darkest" gamma settings. it helps a bit so maybe this could be used to provide a wider range of contrast?

EEPS: mine is also missing the "make default" so I can't make Volta my default skin...
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KVRist
74 posts since 12 Dec, 2007 from Fort Bragg, CA

Post Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:03 pm

very wicked... love the lfo section. the main reason i purchased it... but would love it even more if it wasn't mirrored... its kind of awkward to find the controls for each LFO1 and LFO2.
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KVRist
344 posts since 2 Jun, 2015

Post Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:56 am

Just purchased this, so how/where do i make an account to get future updates?

Thanks

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KVRAF
4089 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:11 am

Is there a way to save Volta as a default? I looked around menus etc and I don't see how to do it. I have to open Diva and select the skin every initial opening. It would be nice to be able to set it as the default considering the functionality is built into Diva and other skins. ?? otherwise, its excellent - I used it last night and ended up with this track. this is about 4 instances of Diva and 1 of Hive and Zebra. its a jam. Volta made working with Diva much easier and more intuitive.

https://soundcloud.com/musicofplexus/li ... livingroom

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KVRAF
21202 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:04 am

Yes, you need to do it in the Preferences panel.

KVRAF
1628 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:52 am

plexuss wrote:Is there a way to save Volta as a default? I looked around menus etc and I don't see how to do it. I have to open Diva and select the skin every initial opening. It would be nice to be able to set it as the default considering the functionality is built into Diva and other skins. ?? otherwise, its excellent - I used it last night and ended up with this track. this is about 4 instances of Diva and 1 of Hive and Zebra. its a jam. Volta made working with Diva much easier and more intuitive.

https://soundcloud.com/musicofplexus/li ... livingroom
the product page for the skin has install instructions, just go look at it and scroll down :P (ps it's also been re-posted inside this thread at least twice now :P )
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