There's an emerging trend appearing in some plugins and VI's, where developers make sparse GUI's with only one knob or very few controls.
Of course, some people just want a simple sound that works when you turn it on. Or want the shallowest of learning curves. Sometimes this is the right approach to take. It's a straight-forward process.
Sometimes I want to hear something new, or push to some edge. Sometimes I hear something wrong, and want to be able to make it right. Having an abundance of controls can allow for experimentation and fine-tuning.
I'm always impressed when developers make (G)UI's that are self-explanatory. The complexity might be there, but the labels are clear and the graphics help you see the structure.
It can be sad when a developer removes controls from the UI to keep things from getting too complex.
March 04, 2020 |
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