April 24, 2006

Discord 2 Sneak Peak...

by Chris Randall

Click the image for the full-size. This is the final UI for Discord 2. We felt that the hardware-looking one was just too busy and and hard on the eyes, so I went with a more modern UI for this. I'm going to give Ronin and Deverb the same facelift. While I prefer the hardware look for plugins, in some cases it is simply too much, you know?

In any case, here 'tis. The UI is in code freeze, so unless there's a typo or something, this is what is going out with the final product. This will be US$49.00, with a $10.00 upgrade to owners of Discords 1.0 or 1.5.



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Apr.24.2006 @ 10:46 AM
i'm digging the gui.

if you need an intel mac beta tester, email me.


Apr.24.2006 @ 11:30 AM
any info on the next deverb version, apart from the facelift?
I'd like a reverb with modulations...

Apr.24.2006 @ 11:33 AM
Those knobs are killer, a much better first impression in comparison to the Hardware version.

Apr.24.2006 @ 12:00 PM
Very cool. I enjoyed the look of the more hardware-derived design you previewed but this does look ergonomically superior, and more original. Nicely done--looking forward to upgrading.

Apr.24.2006 @ 1:00 PM
The new knobs remind me of Filterscape, and that's a good thing.

Apr.24.2006 @ 1:35 PM
I can't wait for Ronin to get a similar treatment. I think the extra space that this new style wiil afford will be much appreciated.

Initially I thought the Routing section was signal routing, but I'm guessing that it is actually LFO depth?


Apr.24.2006 @ 3:02 PM
Yes, i like the new knob look, where you can see the position much more clearly, unlike the Arturia micro-style. Can you still click into a control and type-in values? How about MIDI chromatic control of pitch, is that still implemented?

Great work, can't wait to upgrade.


Apr.24.2006 @ 3:41 PM
I'm curious why you prefer plugins that look like hardware. Just aesthetics, or are there other reasons? I usually prefer the "software" look myself.

Apr.24.2006 @ 4:40 PM
I must say that I prefer the new ergonomic design to the faux hardware design. I understand why a lot of plugins started having hardware looking designs (because they were imitating the functionality of hardware that people were used to), but I think as time goes on more abstract interfaces will come in favor... at least I hope so, because that is my personal preference.

Apr.24.2006 @ 6:28 PM
like it.
a lot!
bravo Chris, A+

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