Idea: would love a more real looking VM gui

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sincostan
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Idea: would love a more real looking VM gui

Post by sincostan » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:26 pm

I enjoy VM a lot. I think it looks fine too, no issues here.

But VM is a modular emulation for me and I like that it emulates an real world analog workflow.I know it's superficial to think that, but I would like VM even more with a bit more real looking gui design. I like the more real looking softube modular design for example.

andro
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Re: Idea: would love a more real looking VM gui

Post by andro » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:49 am

Well that's a controversial can of worms if ever. That's skeuomorphism. VM is already highly skeuomorphic. There are arguments against it. If you consider VCV Rack, the design centre is mostly flat non-skeuomorphic panels. Most designers seem to prefer that nowadays.

For a bit of a chat about this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeuomorph

SLiC
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Re: Idea: would love a more real looking VM gui

Post by SLiC » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:04 am

Yes, the Softube modules look amazing, but they also cost around 40-150E each! When you are charging that much, you can afford a graphic designer and they are also officially licenced to the module owners so no copyright issues!

sincostan
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Re: Idea: would love a more real looking VM gui

Post by sincostan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:00 pm

andro wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:49 am
Well that's a controversial can of worms if ever. That's skeuomorphism. VM is already highly skeuomorphic. There are arguments against it. If you consider VCV Rack, the design centre is mostly flat non-skeuomorphic panels. Most designers seem to prefer that nowadays.

For a bit of a chat about this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeuomorph
As said, I see VM as an emulation of an analog modular synth and I like that. There are modulars with modern interfaces like in the bitwig modular that should not be skeuomorphic, but for VM it adds to the flavour in my opinion.

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