New extension from DLD - chose the layout!

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DLDTech
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Post 26 Jan 2015

The latest DLD RE is just going through final testing, and one of the beta testers has suggested a layout change.. Rather than ignoring the request like normal, I've decided to put it to the vote.

Here is the current version:

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And here is the mock up of the suggested changes:

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Let me know your thoughts on the design only. I'll share more details when it's closer to release.

Make your choice using the poll - I'll go with the most votes.

Thanks!

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Post 26 Jan 2015

I'm not defending the L/R signal display, but I prefer the first one of several reasons.
Speaker position in the center of the device. Because my eyes want to look at that main display, not staring at a couple of knobs that look all the same.
If a control should have a wheel, Elevation is the one. I like it.


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Post 26 Jan 2015

LOL, it's hard to decide without knowing what the thing does ;) . Depending on the name I guess a convolution reverb ;) ??

Personally I prefer the design of the upper one, 'cause the display is centered. I also like the mod wheel (does this mean that sounds can be elevated :shock: ?) . But I wonder what these - presumably - analyser displays to the left and right are doing?? We've already a pretty good analyser in Reason, so why waste CPU power for a low resolution one??

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Post 26 Jan 2015

The first one is better imo.

Looks like an awesome RE! I assume it's some sort of sound-location placement effect? Does it do Doppler shift too?

A Doppler RE is something I'm still wanting :)

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Post 26 Jan 2015

I like the first one better... One thing though that I find hard is to keep track of both left and right displays at the same time...
Not sure what the device does, so I don't know how critical it is to be able to compare left to right...

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Post 26 Jan 2015

I like the original better
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Post 26 Jan 2015

First one, but without knowing what it does, it's hard to be objective.

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Post 26 Jan 2015

The only thing I would suggest is maybe selecting some different knobs...?  Just to differentiate from the ST-1, since it also has a similar meter and the same knobs...

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Post 26 Jan 2015

The third one I like best with screen on the left, just joking the first one.

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Joerg
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Post 26 Jan 2015

If meters don't provide important information for the function skip them.
I guess, all knobs in a row will need less mouse movements, so I voted for 2nd mockup.
I would find it even better, if screnn were on left side, then the zoom fader and then the row of knobs.
But without knowing the purpose of the device and the knobs, thats kind of intuitive...

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Post 26 Jan 2015

I like the simplicity of the 2nd one as well as the symmetry. The rotaries are spaced better and the thing just looks less clustered as a whole. I also prefer the centered patch window. I really do like the meters on the top one though, but it does look like everything has been squeezed in and I think the elevation would be better off being replaced with a matching fader type like the zoom.

The more I look at it, the more the top one screams 'show off...look at all my buttons and lights, but I feel  messy', where as the bottom one speaks, sense, organisation and job done.

Final verdict, the bottom one for me.

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Post 26 Jan 2015

First one for me too, I would suggest that if the slider and the wheel relate to the display, then they should both be either a slider or wheel.
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Post 26 Jan 2015

I like the first one. I do agree with the other comments that you may consider placing the left and right displays closer to the middle. Gives the eyes less travel time when comparing. Otherwise I love it the way it is
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Post 26 Jan 2015

The fist one is the best of the two.
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Post 26 Jan 2015

save yourself the time and go with the first one..I like the way it looks better than the 2nd guy, but without using the thing my opinion is only worth so much.

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Post 26 Jan 2015

Joerg wrote:If meters don't provide important information for the function skip them.
I guess, all knobs in a row will need less mouse movements, so I voted for 2nd mockup.
I would find it even better, if screnn were on left side, then the zoom fader and then the row of knobs.
But without knowing the purpose of the device and the knobs, thats kind of intuitive...
Second with the upper described modifications: modwheel>display>zoom> knobs and if you feel like the displays. If They are not very important ditch them.
    
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Post 26 Jan 2015

First.  Also, I prefer the left and right meters along with it, too.  
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Post 26 Jan 2015

To add to the general consensus.... I prefer the original as well

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Post 26 Jan 2015

First one.
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Post 26 Jan 2015

I'm inclined to agree with most here. First is sexier. Second just looks a bit blander. Maybe the second is more functional (I don't know) but this doesn't look like a super complex device to learn so I'd say either one would be not too difficult to master. 

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Post 26 Jan 2015

Looks fantastic. Would vote on the first one. Better flow and has an extra visual graphic. 

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Post 26 Jan 2015

Awesome device. I like the original also. Would like to see a fader on the elevation parameter rather than a mod wheel.
Good luck.





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Post 27 Jan 2015

First one, but make 'Elevation' a slider like 'Zoom', drop all the controls down a little more (perhaps put the knob titles above the the controls) and spread them a little wider. 'Distance' needs to be on the same line as all the other titles

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