[LAU] ZynAddSubFX Usability Survey

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Apr 29 06:13:34 UTC 2016

On 04/28/2016 11:52 AM, Christopher Arndt wrote:
> Am 28.04.2016 um 21:06 schrieb Thorsten Wilms:
>> I do not see anything that would guide a user regarding the overall
>> structure of Zyn, it's all trees, no forest.
> I wouldn't be so negative as Thorsten, I think it's definitely an
> improvement over the old GUI, but I too think that it doesn't really
> address the real issue of a too cluttered interface. There are just too
> many settings and parameters and there is no real help from the
> interface in breaking it down into managable sections. Looking at the
> pictures, and not being overly familiar with Zyn, I'm not even sure,
> which page is for which synthesis engine at a glance.

Check out Caustic (for Windows and Android). It presents synths as 
old-fashioned rack synths. So you have an FM synth, a Vocoder, etc.

> I do like the preset browser, though. I think every synth or effect
> software should have great preset managemen built in.

Yes! Can't imagine a synth without great present management would be 
very easy to use live.

David W. Jones
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