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UI kits for design audio software

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:40 am
by despoth

I'm designer and musician. And I like to use VST plugins and instruments. I like styles of knobs and sliders in many of them. And one day I wanted to try to make the such kind of set. Now I have one huge kit (not only for audio software, it may be helpful for any kind of design) and 5 kits for creating audio apps. Now I plan to make 3 next kits (transparent, brass and dark plastic) and create some additions (like scales for knobs, some new styles of knobs and switches etc.)

Please take a look at my kits.

I need your opinion. Is this usable and helpful? What is need to add or remove or change?

Knóbz Vol. 1: http://graphicriver.net/item/knbz-vol1- ... rs/3121301
Knóbz Vol. 2: http://graphicriver.net/item/knbz-vol2- ... ay/3180840
Knóbz Vol. 3: http://graphicriver.net/item/knbz-vol3- ... en/3673344
Knóbz Vol. 4: http://graphicriver.net/item/knbz-vol4- ... ue/3674645

Ruthenium (huge): http://graphicriver.net/item/ruthenium-gui-kit/3692856


PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:44 am
by despoth

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:19 pm
by FabienTDR
Looks nice so far, but the current format is a fancy picture at best. It needs HEAVY editing for the use in a *real* application. This usually starts with the requirement for bitmap-strips and ends with tedious re-construction via low level drawing methods.

The typical web approach of delivering a psd with "up/over/down" states doesn't work with knobs, faders, LEDs, meters, ect. 95% of the graphical work is not about the basic design/style decisions.

There's huge demand for talented UI designers, and you are definitely talented. But the generic "50 web templates for 30$" approach isn't really suited for the task.

IMHO it's a much better idea both to focus specific projects instead. Also, have a look at knobman! Check out how VSTGUI and/or JUCE useto draw their UIs.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:30 pm
by despoth
Thnaks. I will check Knobman and JUCE.
But of course I not only offer dead templates. I'm ready to produce any kind of compliant interfaces, or just siply slice any of single kob or switch into transparent PNG asstes.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:19 am
by despoth
Another FREE small kit of knobs for design audio apps:


PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:22 am
by despoth
And absolutely new Knóbz volume for audio apps design:

Knóbz Vol. 5 (NEW!): http://u.to/r6rTAg


Get it now with EXCLUSIVE license: http://u.to/r6rTAg

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:31 am
by despoth
Also you can download free version of Ruthenium Kit as PSD file:

http://dribbble.com/shots/928656-Ruthen ... t-FREE-PSD


The FULL version of Ruthenium (more than 200 vector objects in huge layered PSD) is here: http://u.to/4b69Ag

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:09 am
by FLWrd
Hi, I quite like your designs. They're visually very appealing. Part of the attraction in your design is the space, I think: the proportions make give it an elegant look. For tweaky interfaces (I'm thinking some 200 parameters) they're too large, though. But if I ever get anywhere with my current project (nothing commercial), I'll certainly think of your designs.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:41 am
by despoth
Now I'm working with next UI kit - it will be transparent and may fit on any background.
This kit will be universal for any purpose, but will contain some useful items for audio software design: sliders, knobs, switches etc.

If you have any suggestions or wishes please tell me, and I'll include it in this kit.
All previous kits are here: http://graphicriver.net/user/despoth/portfolio


PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:35 pm
by despoth
I made some new kit for design apps including audio apps and plugins.
This is huge set of controls called Thallium.
Preview is at Behance: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Thallium-UI-Kit-Peview/11458833

It will be available for download soon.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:21 pm
by beely
Really like your work, great stuff...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:00 am
by despoth

Thallium GUI Kit now available for download just for $8!!!

Check here: http://u.to/Ue7EBA


Re: UI kits for design audio software

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:28 am
by despoth
New Knóbz Vol.6 Transparent is now available!

Knóbz Vol.6 contains particles of GUI for applications and web sites. This kit made as full vector Photoshop layers merged into good named layer groups. There’re both three versions: for regular desktop apps (72 dpi) and for Retina/HDPI apps (@2x and @3x size).
Inside kit: transparent knobs, sliders, switches, bars and other useful controls which may fit on ANY backgrounds or textures. Best for audio software and sound widgets.

Details: https://www.behance.net/gallery/2513137 ... ransparent

PSD for developers: http://graphicriver.net/item/knbz-vol6- ... t/11013602

Re: UI kits for design audio software

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:16 am
by -Fluky-
Do the knobs, sliders and such have premade "frames strips" or are there guides as to how to create any number of frames for animating them, e.g. "knobman" style?

This is a 5 frame strip:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/g200k ... sample.png

In the strip the knob is "duplicated" as many frames as it needs to cover its parameter range. The background should be transparent in a .png. The audio plug-in control works by sweeping through the strip, when the user drags the control up/down.

But one often decides the frame number depending on needs.

I might use some of these for upcoming plug-ins.