FR: I/O Panel Naming Consistency

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DarkStar
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:49 pm

It has always struck me as odd that:
-- "CV OUTS" provide signals INTO the Modules from the host / hardware interface
-- "MAIN OUTS" and "AUX OUTS" sentdsignals FROM the modules to the host / audio interface.

I would suggest that those sockets that provide signals to the modules are labelled as Sources. As in this mock-up:

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miaousse
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:27 pm

Hi
+1
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SimonOR
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:56 am

Yes, that's contradictory and confusing. I'd say it's a plain old mistake, which would make this thread a bug report rather than a feature request. :?

However, I suggest that DarkStar's proposed solution is not yet optimal. If the Ins, including the CV Ins currently incorrectly labelled Outs, are to be called Sources instead of Ins, it would be consistent to also rename the Outs to Destinations, a common opposite of Sources. Perhaps that would be clearer to some users. For me, Ins and Out are perfectly clear (and shorter).

Simon
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SimonOR
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:08 am

I now realise the flaw in my previous post. The sockets labelled CV Outs etc. are technically outputs from the I/O Panel, even though they represent inputs to VM. So it could be misleading to simply rename "Out" to "In". I now completely agree with DarkStar's suggestion, as shown in his mock-up.

Simon
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