Helix Native & Edit: I miss knobs and switches.

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  1. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    For me, the issue of on-screen knobs is how you interact with them. Click on it and then what? Up/Down? Right/Left? Try to "turn" it by mousing around the circumference?

    At least a slider has a clear means of adjustment.
    Fair criticism IMO.
     
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  2. eoengineer

    eoengineer Supporting Member

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    Yet we see 16 knobs on that Kemper, and the same or more buttons.
     
  3. Billy_B

    Billy_B Silver Supporting Member

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    Guitar player ergonomics meets cutting edge technology.
     
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    phil_m Supporting Member

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    I generally hate skeuomorphic plug-ins, so I don't mind the sliders. It would be nice if some of the toggled or detented parameters were more of a switch than the slider, but it still doesn't bother that much. One of my pet peeves with some UI designs is when they model the tiny little three-way switches on the face of their fake rack mount... Those sorts of things suck in real and when modeled.
     
  5. Fireproof

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    I’ve always thought the same thing about knobs in software.

    I do like the sliders because visually “at a glance” it’s easy to see general settings that are boosted or brought down, etc, just like faders on a console.
     
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  6. Tito83

    Tito83 Member

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    That's exactly why I hate bars. For me it works exactly the other way around. When I look at Helix settings it takes a while to get exactly what the settings are. As a guitar player pretty much every unit I've ever used had knobs for control, that's how I've always seen my settings, bars just look unnatural to me. And it has absolutely nothing about wanting an skeuomorphic look, I'm talking about something like this:

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  7. eoengineer

    eoengineer Supporting Member

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    andybaylor Supporting Member

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    I’ll go with the one on the left.
     
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  9. Vildhjarta8

    Vildhjarta8 Member

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    Had this literally happen to me last night.

    Whilst adjust gain levels with the skumorphic gain plugin that comes default with Logic, trying to wiggle it to place caused it multiple times to jump by varying degrees more than I wanted, leading to +/- 10dB shifts when I was trying to get sub-1dB change. Gimme a straight line slider any day.
     
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  10. Dan Desy

    Dan Desy Member

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    But seriously, @Digital Igloo , stop beating around the bush. Why isn’t the Helix GUI not skuomorphic? ;)
     
  11. Billy_B

    Billy_B Silver Supporting Member

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    You're in luck! Between vintage Fenders and boutique clones, the Champ is one of the most profiled amps in Kemper world. So many stellar examples out there - many of them for free!
     

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