Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk

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Date: Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 10:05 pm

el Sat, 17 Jul 2004 22:30:46 +0100
Chris Cannam escribió:

> Is it better to operate knobs linearly, or with a rotary mouse motion?

that this question is possible is my main argument _against_ knobs
altogether, because it shows two things: 1) confronted to a knob there's no
way to know in advance how it's going to behave, and 2) whatever solution
you chose is either a) inconsistent or b) awkward.

having said that, let me tell you that i'm not against knobs in particular,
i'm against all these ergonomically flawed and aesthetically kitsch designs,
based on the principle that people want the GUI of a computer program to be
a visual metaphor of a paradigm of the past (and most people _do_ want
that), being that those paradigms were developed for a completely different
medium and they become nonsense when translated to a bunch of colored pixels
on a CRT, like when plastic began to be mass-produced and bread baskets were
made trying to imitate wickerwork, to satisfy the desires of the lower
classes for something "arty"...

like wow, was this a _really strong_ opinion, or what? :-)

now, back to work...

best,

lj

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[linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Stanley Jaddoe, (Sat Jul 17, 11:49 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Russell Hanaghan, (Sat Jul 17, 7:59 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Stanley Jaddoe, (Sat Jul 17, 9:55 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Frank Barknecht, (Sun Jul 18, 10:45 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Russell Hanaghan, (Sun Jul 18, 5:36 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Arnold Krille, (Sat Jul 17, 3:27 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, luis jure, (Sat Jul 17, 8:49 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Knobs (was: Virtual Mixing Desk), Sampo Savolainen, (Sat Jul 17, 9:23 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Knobs (was: Virtual Mixing Desk), Florin Andrei, (Sun Jul 18, 5:49 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Jonathan Segel, (Sat Jul 17, 9:00 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Chris Cannam, (Sat Jul 17, 9:17 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, tim hall, (Sun Jul 18, 3:21 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, tim hall, (Sun Jul 18, 4:14 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Lee Revell, (Sun Jul 18, 12:16 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Florian Schmidt, (Sun Jul 18, 12:13 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Steve Harris, (Sun Jul 18, 10:30 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, R Parker, (Sun Jul 18, 5:14 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Olivier Guilyardi, (Mon Jul 19, 2:12 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, R Parker, (Mon Jul 19, 3:27 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Russell Hanaghan, (Mon Jul 19, 6:04 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Arnold Krille, (Mon Jul 19, 12:54 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, tim hall, (Mon Jul 19, 4:22 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Olivier Guilyardi, (Tue Jul 20, 6:15 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Stefan Scheffler, (Tue Jul 20, 6:30 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Chris Pickett, (Mon Jul 19, 2:44 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, luis jure, (Sat Jul 17, 10:05 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Chris Cannam, (Sat Jul 17, 10:54 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Chris Pickett, (Sat Jul 17, 9:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Arnold Krille, (Sat Jul 17, 9:38 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Florin Andrei, (Sun Jul 18, 5:38 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Chris Cannam, (Sat Jul 17, 10:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Thorsten Wilms, (Sun Jul 18, 8:37 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Chris Cannam, (Sun Jul 18, 9:14 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, luis jure, (Sat Jul 17, 10:15 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Jonathan Segel, (Sat Jul 17, 9:35 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Olivier Guilyardi, (Sat Jul 17, 7:14 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, Jos Laake, (Sun Jul 18, 9:44 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, tim hall, (Sun Jul 18, 1:47 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, tim hall, (Sat Jul 17, 7:09 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk, R Parker, (Sat Jul 17, 12:14 pm)