Ludwig v2>v3 suggestions (was Re: [Doggiebox] samples vs. velocity changes)

Sion Morris sionwm at
Fri Mar 11 05:58:03 EST 2005

Yes I agree - the most effective way would be a combination of shape 
and colour - I only used the solid block only method for speed really 
and because personally I find the colour difference the easiest to 
refer to in db.  I'll probably eventually get round to making use a 
bank of ready made icons in both shape (simple, clear and based very 
loosely on the actual drum) but heavily biased colour.... The shape 
would be a tweak as far as I'm concerned though.

The best use of shape would be to differentiate between the sampled 
velocity variation as opposed to the db volume controlled velocity  ... 
so for example a snare drum sampled at top velocity might be a solid 
red square filling the whole of the icon's area.. a lower velocity 
sample might be a smaller red square, not filling the whole area ... 
and a lower velocity still could be even smaller etc. The software 
volume on each sample can be represented (as it is already) by the 
tinting of the icon. This would communicate as clearly as possible the 
sound and pattern.


Sion Morris

On 10 Mar 2005, at 9:44 pm, David Holloway wrote:

> there's no reason not to have it both ways.  i think it should be 
> pretty easy for me to offer colorized versions of the icons.  i use 
> adobe illustrator to do my icons so it should be pretty easy to color 
> things up a little.
> and if i run out of time i'd be happy to send out a copy of the 
> illustrator document and people can tweak and color to their heart's 
> content.
> cheers,
> david.

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