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Fix request: Increase control size of the default plugin UI

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4 hours ago, pwalpwal said:

if a VST does not supply it's own GUI then the host provides the basic "default UI

I did not know this. TBH, now I feel a little embarrassed because I don't know of any plug ins that don't supply a GUI.

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@Chuck E Baby: Here's a default GUI example for you. Probably a blast right outta the 90's. The font height ain't too many pixels. Ahh, those were the times: screen resolution of 800 x 600 px, and you were rockin'!  You could read it well back then, not so much today.

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9 hours ago, Chuck E Baby said:

I don't know of any plug ins that don't supply a GUI

Hie on over to the Favorite Freeware FX thread and hit up Airwindows.

The guy is a brilliant DSP engineer, but likes to work alone, I think.  That extends to partnering with someone to do GUI's.

From what I've read in his blog, he's even a bit contemptuous of GUI's. Oh well.

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6 hours ago, Starship Krupa said:

Hie on over to the Favorite Freeware FX thread and hit up Airwindows.

The guy is a brilliant DSP engineer, but likes to work alone, I think.  That extends to partnering with someone to do GUI's.

From what I've read in his blog, he's even a bit contemptuous of GUI's. Oh well.

That BassDrive IS an Airwindows plugin. These plugins are numerous and some are quite interesting... I guess the Airwindows motto is: "In the mix, no-one can hear your screen."   😁

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That would have been my first guess, since you said you were working with some of them.

It would be fun if Crimson Merry or someone could twist up a few GUI's for him.

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13 hours ago, petemus said:

You could read it well back then, not so much today

My eyes have gotten worse with age. I can totally see where your coming from.

That BassDrive plug in does have some nice fonts. What really impresses me is its light blue/off white background, the black fonts stand right out.

It doesn't look aesthetically beautiful, which is what most plug in developers pride themselves on now a days (a realistic looking GUI). But in my opinion, what ever gets the job done.

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This is what BassDrive looks like in Logic (snipped out of one of Airwindows' videos):

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Something like this is all I'm after. I guess a few more pixels have been put into use here - with a proper scalable font and not the a-few-pixels-by-a-few-pixels bitmapped relic font that's still in use in Cakewalk.

 

 

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Thanks scook! I never thought about the windows magnifier. That could be a decent workaround. Now maybe I can actually use the Airwindows plugins - and the Cakewalk DX plugins as well. I can barely read those either.

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