Hive 2.1 Izmo skin by Plugmon

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KVRist
73 posts since 2 Jan, 2021

Post Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:15 am

e-musician wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:04 am
certain grey areas should be slightly darker, i. e. displays, knob background rings and the middle section
+1

(Or exactly as you say, reach for Funkybot's Gizmo version)


TIMT wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:18 pm
Whilst that new Hive skin is pretty aesthetically pleasing, it's not at all a step up in terms of functionality. The original design concept for the UI of Hive is an acquired taste sure, but it's far easier to navigate than the Plugmon one IMO
IMHO Izmo is less of an acquired taste than the original UI

If it was the other way around: Izmo was first, and "original" had been just added, I think we'd all be quite confused by "original" - the mirrored parameters/envs etc.

(tbh I really like both - Izmo just ticks more boxes for me)

Glad to hear people have a favourite, one way or the other - at the end of the day, a great synth underneath :D

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KVRian
1071 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:33 am

TIMT wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:18 pm
Whilst that new Hive skin is pretty aesthetically pleasing, it's not at all a step up in terms of functionality. The original design concept for the UI of Hive is an acquired taste sure, but it's far easier to navigate than the Plugmon one IMO
The original is actually nicely laid out. Having an alternative is nice, but it's like learning a new synth! :)

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KVRist
154 posts since 7 Jul, 2004 from CrAzY-SoUnDlAbS

Post Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:42 am

I´m a bit confused: I like (and would prefer) the Funkybot-Edit but don´t find a dl-link :help:
maybe there isn´t, and you´re simply talking about the screenshots made and compare 'em with Izmo´s GUI
watcha gonna do, brother?

KVRAF
8273 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:13 am

The Sarge! wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:42 am
I´m a bit confused: I like (and would prefer) the Funkybot-Edit but don´t find a dl-link :help:
maybe there isn´t, and you´re simply talking about the screenshots made and compare 'em with Izmo´s GUI
See here:

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=562374

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KVRist
154 posts since 7 Jul, 2004 from CrAzY-SoUnDlAbS

Post Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:32 am

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:13 am
See here:

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=562374
ahh, okay, then I could trying to read 29 pages here again and again and not finding it :dog:
thanks for the hint and thanks for the GUI :hyper:
watcha gonna do, brother?

KVRist
415 posts since 27 Sep, 2005

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:44 pm

Hi Plugmon!

I can't be silent anymore. Izmo is a beautiful skin, really great, probably the best of all Hive's skins, but it becomes worse. It should have more contrast! Please do not listen whose who said that less contrast means less strain on eyes - it's contrary! And please don't listen whose who said that it's too bright - let them use a standard theme, they just can't appreciate light themes. I just want to propose them to print a dark grey text on a light grey paper and try to read this and see if this is really "easier" for eyes than a classic white paper with a black text.

Right now this skin is too washed out, like "disabled" textbox in GUI.
Dark areas should be much more dark, close to black, and light areas can be a bit brighter. It will help eyes.

(The very first version was better than current, but it should have even more contrast).

KVRAF
2733 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:07 pm

I'd love if I could get the layout and features of izmo but with the colours/graphics style of the default skin or plugmon eclipse personally (or the whole thing done with the "solarized light" colour pallete)

KVRAF
8273 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:23 am

MitchK1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:07 pm
I'd love if I could get the layout and features of izmo but with the colours/graphics style of the default skin or plugmon eclipse personally (or the whole thing done with the "solarized light" colour pallete)
Have you seen Gizmo? It's Izmo with the original Hive 2 background and scope color with some other small tweaks.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=562374

KVRAF
2733 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:23 am

I actually did find that after I posted here and it's definitely my new default!

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