[LAU] ZynAddSubFX Usability Survey

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 08:16:13 UTC 2016


On 28/04/2016 15:11, Mark McCurry wrote:
> Hi there linux audio users,

> As a next major step for the project is a full rewrite of the UI, replacing
> the current junk-drawer of knobs with a much easier to navigate and explore
> interface based off of a mockup by Budislav Stepanov [1][2].

Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to see activity and new ideas in 
the Linux Audio world :)

> This UI will be a single window design, which will be resizable, present more
> consistent means of interaction, present more interactive views on synthesizer
> data, and be built with touch interfaces in mind.

I have also filled in the survey and explained this more detail, but 
IMHO single-windows is a major step-back. As much as single-window 
designs dominate Windows and Mac (and maybe look nice in screenshots), I 
strongly believe that multiple windows are much more usable, flexible 
and productive for complex applications like this.
Please reconsider such a major UI design choice!

My two cents.
PS: Disclosure. These days I'm using Yoshimi more than ZynAddSubFX, 
nonetheless I hope input is useful/helpful/welcome ;)

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