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Old 09-06-2002, 10:46 AM
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Default Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

Since OSX support is most likely a sure thing....wouldn't it be nice to give PT a lil' more eye candy? It has always had a very utilitarian look. Why not a few Aqua-style enhancments?

After plugin delay compensation of course...
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Old 09-06-2002, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

Having moved from cubase to PT several years ago, I had the same thought about PT's mono-tone gray look when I first starting using PT, but in time I found it to be better... there's less eye distraction. The focus is on the meters when using the mix screen, and the waveforms when in edit...

There's probably market research and GUI studies that companies like Microsoft can afford to do when they are designing their software and having to decide what works best... if you think about it, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access all have stayed with similar mono-tone, gray styles since their original releases...

I like eye candy, but the current look maybe the best approach, given the number of hours I stare at a PT screen..
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Old 09-06-2002, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

Don't need or want the eye candy to get the audio job done. Some of the other packages out there are so distracting you literally cannot decide where or how to proceed.

PT is simple and straightforward. Am in agreement with nhwilson that you become more focused on the tools and the tasks at hand.

A little X look is fine, but exploding colors, blacks, greens and reds all over....NO! This ain't AOL for them asses. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 09-06-2002, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

If it's any advanced notice, Emagic didn't do any radical changes to the Logic interface for OS X, but under Aqua, it comes out looking much more refined. Quite beautiful, really.

I think there's a greater chance that the next major version of PT might have quite a different look, especially if Digidesign finally gets around to adding all the things that have been lacking for so many years, i.e. MIDI features, folder architecture, greater possibilities for on-screen mixer display, etc.

A lot needs to be added, and to accomodate it, the GUI needs some adaptation. As it stands, the current GUI is inefficient at displaying large numbers of tracks, and grappling with large projects. Then again, it must be remembered that PT has been around for ages, and it was essentially a four track application when it was first released.

I would think the introduction of the OS X version would be an excellent time for a very significant make-over to bring PT up to speed with dealing with the large amount of data we now have.

I think a greater concern is going to be what Digidesign decides to do regarding trying to have a unified look under OS X and Windows. You can't do Aqua under Windows, so there is going to be some difference between the platforms. Also, since audio and midi services are intelligently integrated into OS X at a low, system level, it's probably not going to be necessary to compromise graphic display capabilities under OS X the way we used to have to do under OS 9. That would make some very fluid, beautiful displays do-able on the Mac platform. On the windows side, however, I believe most manufacturers are still recommending compromising display capabilities to improve audio performance.

It will be very interesting to see how Digidesign reconciles the cross-platform disparities which will now be greater than they were previously. Since Emagic discontinued PC development, they don't have that constraint.

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Old 09-06-2002, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

I think the interface could be improved. I don't have a need for more eye candy. But a simple, easy to read layout can be helpful for sessions that last into the wee small hours.
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Old 09-06-2002, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

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I don't have a need for more eye candy.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">If the computers can handle it, I see no reason to opt for austerity.

The interface can be made to look a LOT nicer without becoming gaudy, or adding to eye fatigue.

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Old 09-06-2002, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

a little touch up is okay, but those fancy colors in cubase is absurd. coming from a programmers background, most users will find the application more difficult.
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Old 09-06-2002, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

What will be interesting will be how the GUI is adapted to serve both 'audio only ppl' and 'audio/midi ppl'.

Even in the HD dvd's they were still trying to lure people away from Tape!?! I think those still working with Tape are going to continue to do so because it works well for them and sounds great.

Digi needs to start luring the other genre's besides Rock....

audio/midi ppl!

I would have loved to have stayed entirely in PT, use PT surfaces (control 24), use PT HD Midi..

the only viable option though was logic 5, esb, and a logic control.

maybe i'm just weird.

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Old 09-06-2002, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

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How about concentrating on getting the more useful features implemented before we pretty it up...eh?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">That's always priority of course....but as I said, it is just a nice bonus. A few cosmetic enhancements doesn't take months of R&D.
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Old 09-06-2002, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Anyone else hoping for new look for PT6?

Please no!

The best thing about PT is its simple looking interface... easy on the eyes.. I HATE the over the top colors of things like cubase.

The only color i need is the nice primaries used for regions.

I also hate the bubble gum candy look of OSX.
If they "carbonize" PT I will be very sad.

Keep it simple keep it professional looking.
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