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Macro Knobs: "Linked Param." button changing to Green when active?

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(@erikhausler)
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Dear Shane and John,

if they aren't renamed, it can be hard to tell if the macros are active. How about having the little top right button change colours to green when a macro has linked parameters? 

Thank you for your mind-blowing work:-)


   
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(@getdunne)
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@erikhausler

The names below the macro-knobs display brighter when there are linked parameters. In future we will look into making a stronger distinction.


   
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karlfranz
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Please, no green; think of us poor colorblind users. 🙂 

Shane, one of my difficulties with the Unify UI is that it is hard for me to distinguish when things are selected/enabled. For example:

  • The heart icon for filtering favorites in browser looks almost identical to me whether selected or not.

 

  • The highlight function for the effect bypass buttons feels opposite to me; the background is bright when disabled and dark when enabled. Compare this to the Mule & Solo buttons or the new Library Subset feature where it is the selected items that have the lighter background.

 

  • All cascading menus seem to blend into each other. Since the menus have dark backgrounds and even darker borders, it becomes hard to distinguish what level I'm looking at; especially when set against the dark background of the rest of Unify's UI. This issue becomes even more apparent when cascading menus can no longer flow to the right because they would be off screen and so start cascading back towards the left instead. Some menus also split into multiple columns rather than scrolling. See the attached image as an example. All the items displayed are cascaded from selecting "Replace from layer preset" from the Layer menu. BTW: I added the chevrons ">>" to the folder names as a way to help me distinguish them from the presets themselves for this very reason; but it's still messy because I have so many levels.

   
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(@getdunne)
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@karlfranz

This is a great summary, thank you. I completely agree with you about the cascading menus, and the other points are well taken.

I hope to work on some substantial UI updates in 2022, and I'll be contacting you directly to get your thoughts.


   
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(@erikhausler)
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Good points. BTW Shane You're right about the Macros being greyed out when not used. I think the issue only appears when using certain external vst's. 


   
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(@getdunne)
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Posted by: @erikhausler

I think the issue only appears when using certain external vst's. 

I'd be astonished if that were the case, but I've been surprised before. If you can find a repeatable example, please post.


   
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