[linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk

Chris Pickett chris.pickett at mail.mcgill.ca
Mon Jul 19 10:33:33 EDT 2004

RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net wrote:
>>On Sun, 2004-07-18 at 20:12, R Parker wrote:
>>>>R Parker wrote:
>>>>colorful approach :
>>>>A little square which is white for 0, black for 1,
>>>>and taking a scale of 
>>>>gray colors for intermediate values. You'd ajust it
>>>>the same way as a 
>>>>knob, pressing the mouse button and going up/down,
>>>>or with the mouswheel.
>>I've decided, after much thoughts <sheepish grin goes here> that I don't
>>like Knobs OR Sliders!
>  How 'bout those little number like they use in high endish graphics programs?
>  ...Where you have a row of numbers that it looks like they pulled out of a slot
> machine and you can either click on them and enter a new number, use the up and 
> down arrows on the side or click and move your mouse in one direction or the other
> to change the numbers.

I agree, numbers would be great.  I find them appropriate for digital 
work, and they're very fast to read.  In fact, you could have two 
numbers, one for the value of the ex-knob/slider, and one for the value 
of the level it modulates (the mapping may not always be linear ...). 
Additionally you could have a coloured background behind the number.

For me, knobs and sliders are mostly useful in hardware because they're 
fast to manipulate and tweakable and you have tactile information about 
their values.  I'm 10 times slower with a mouse and pixels.

And the liblag idea sounds nice!


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