New GUI for Ableton Live... New Look...

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musiclee
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New GUI for Ableton Live... New Look...

Post by musiclee » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:57 pm

how bout a nice, modern, "fresh" look for version 8.0 ?

something a bit more colorful, a nice silvery metallic look, not gray,
how about VU meters with green, changing gradually to orange, red, etc..

something easy on the eyes but modern, like logic, cubase, etc,

Live's GUI to me looks a bit "old", and outdated.

and of course keep the current "Classic" look as well for those that like it....

what you guys think?

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Post by Markus » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:46 pm

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Re: New GUI for Ableton Live... New Look...

Post by noisetonepause » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:04 pm

musiclee wrote:what you guys think?
"Please don't"
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musiclee
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Post by musiclee » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:05 pm

i guess Markus likes teh current look and is afraid of change...

to me it just looks a bit "16 color" like ;-)

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Post by musiclee » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:07 pm

as i said, keep option of going back to "classic" GUI as well

i'm not saying totally change GUI, just color scheme a bit, maybe more modern faders, so it does not look so "stick" like, DOS like :-)

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Post by dj superflat » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:15 pm

search prior threads on this, many folk love the simple GUI (i can't stand GUI's like logic), though there are complaints about the GUI for the more complicated instruments.

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Post by Poster » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:16 pm

personally; no thanks..

but even more important; Live's GUI holds a major part in marketing..
the GUI is Live.. they're not going to change a winning team..

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Post by chapelier fou » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:19 pm

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Re: New GUI for Ableton Live... New Look...

Post by jlgrimes » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:59 pm

musiclee wrote:how bout a nice, modern, "fresh" look for version 8.0 ?

something a bit more colorful, a nice silvery metallic look, not gray,
how about VU meters with green, changing gradually to orange, red, etc..

something easy on the eyes but modern, like logic, cubase, etc,

Live's GUI to me looks a bit "old", and outdated.

and of course keep the current "Classic" look as well for those that like it....

what you guys think?
I'm for making colors more customizable via skins using an easier method.

I'm not for a total change though. Something in smaller steps. I'd go for more customization for the user.

Two issues I have with the look:

1. More control over newly recorded clip colors. Default brown clip all the time is kind of annoying at least change it up some.

2. Arrangement View clip waveform view needs more colors than Black and White. Varied clip colors help me identify tracks easier.

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Post by Machinesworking » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:03 pm

A color for the track itself would be really really helpful. :?

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Post by chapelier fou » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:23 pm

Precisely for this point, I agree.
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Post by Soma » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:28 pm

Edit
blah nevermind. Summary: I like the current GUI very much.

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Re: New GUI for Ableton Live... New Look...

Post by fzero » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:43 pm

musiclee wrote:how bout a nice, modern, "fresh" look for version 8.0 ?
NO.

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Post by rydan » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:37 am

No! Live has the most beautiful GUI out there! Simple and elegant. If you want real looking faders, get a Neve desk... =)
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Post by BigBuddha » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:50 am

+1

Live is soooooooo super 90ies!!!!
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Ableton Live 7.10.0
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Live 7 need:
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Bezier Curves
Crossfades
Groove-Quantization

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