Ludwig v2>v3 suggestions (was Re: [Doggiebox] samples vs. velocity
davidh at slugworth.com
Fri Mar 11 08:47:15 EST 2005
i have a first cut of some icons that are moving in the direction you
describe... i've sliced them up on the web page so you should be able
to drag&drop each icon directly into doggiebox from your browser.
check 'em out! let me know what you think.
On Mar 11, 2005, at 2:58 AM, Sion Morris wrote:
> 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
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