richie43 wrote:My opinion may be unpopular, but I personally would rather see Giancarlo and crew devote time to furthering development on the audio, stability, and other functionality-based aspects of this wonderful software and leave the boring GUI as-is. To me, any time spent in development on the GUI is a waste of time, especially when there are some pressing issues in regards to other more important things (again, in my opinion). I also prefer the generic and "plastic" GUI of Nebula, it reminds me that I am tweaking software to affect the audio, not getting wrapped up in some gorgeous GUI (which can have a tendency to fooling people into liking something....).
Don't get me wrong, I love artful and pretty GUI's- Some of the Aqua plugins are really stunning to look at and use. But the functionality is already defined and stable. But Nebula is like the Grand-daddy plugin, it has more potential and versatility than any specific Aqua plugin. And because of that, i personally feel that some of the more pressing issues should have development time devoted to them long before GUI upgrades (ask a 64bit Mac user how they feel about better GUI's having priority over them getting a stable native plugin). I am not on a Mac, but know some that are getting frustrated.
I have it easy, I am on a PC and have a great experience with Nebula. But if dev time is precious, then I certainly hope that different issues are priority over gui's. Just my opinion of course.
Maybe you misunderstood my post. I'm not talking about flashy GUIs. At all. And this one is, btw, it was exactly my remark. Giancarlo stated his opinion on it and I was simply pointing out that GUIs were the weakest point in the link and this one makes no exception IMVHO. I'd rather prefer a simple interface, but made with good taste and with accurate controls and meters. That's all.
FWIW Nebula's interface was copied by Waves and Klanghelm and that' a good sign, in terms of placement of controls. The new browser was a godsend but the akai style screed remained. On top of that it never worked as smooth as expected and the meters were also a bit awkward.
I understand your point and agree with it although not entirely.
Really looking forward for those surprises Antonello is talking about. Hopefully everybody will be happy