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Old 2012-12-10, 11:44
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Scottym's Interface Redesign Of [Unfiltered Audio's- G8 GATE] [RE]

Seeing's as there is still no Rack Extension forum and the graphic work I do tends to keeps getting moved here from the user forum, I'm posting this here.

This is a rework of Unfiltered Audio's rack extension G8 GATE. I had a feeling from comments from many users on the forums that the existing G8 interface wasn't really doing it for them with high contrast red text on a dark grey background.

In this design I have done some adjustments, colour wise, I've also added a little texture just to keep in with the Russian feel in which it's supposed to portray.

For clarity reasons within reason's rack the displays are of high contrast to make it clear for users to see the readings. Light blue is used to show the look of them being back lit which also gives the unit some life to it.

The dials are recessed in a circle rather just sitting on flat surface, and some gradients have been applied to smooth out the curves.

As with all my interface designs or existing redesigns, much thought and care is taken in the quality of what I create. This particular one as with many interfaces I do was produced in the early hours of 3am to 10 am.


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Old 2012-12-10, 12:07
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I like the redesign here, looks very cool.
Colour and texture wise I think it is very much spot on, it's not screaming at me but it looks very easy to use and look at.
I actually prefer this one to the original, nothing against the original design by the devs but this suits my taste more and is closer to looking like a hardware model in my opinion.
Well done for this design I like it a lot.
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Old 2012-12-10, 12:20
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While I don't understand what is the purpose of those public re-designs without any visible endorsement form the original developers, I think that is the first re-design I can in fact sympatize with. The original is indeed a bit too intrusive on the eye with all its dark and red contrasts.
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Old 2012-12-10, 12:48
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why are the knobs and scales so dark? also the text is pretty shadowy, at least below the knobs
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Old 2012-12-10, 12:53
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too dark for my screen settings (since reason is so light)
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Old 2012-12-10, 13:20
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I like the redesign here, looks very cool.
Colour and texture wise I think it is very much spot on, it's not screaming at me but it looks very easy to use and look at.
I actually prefer this one to the original, nothing against the original design by the devs but this suits my taste more and is closer to looking like a hardware model in my opinion.
Well done for this design I like it a lot.
Thanks, I'm happy you like it and prefer it. The colour I used is very much a Russian type of blue, it's well known to be used in their super jet aircraft like their flankers and other jets. I thought the texture would add that bit of realism. I don't generally use textures as prominent as this one, but I thought it worked well and went with it.

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While I don't understand what is the purpose of those public re-designs without any visible endorsement form the original developers, I think that is the first re-design I can in fact sympatize with. The original is indeed a bit too intrusive on the eye with all its dark and red contrasts.
My redesigns, are here for the original developers of these to take into consideration in the updates they do. I don't expect them to be exact copies but I would like them to look at them, and consider what I've created which will benefit both users and the RE developers. If I see something which can be improved / or developed in my eyes as an artist and I'm seeing users expressing these problems or wishes. I'll go out my own way and create it. Creating interface's and improving them is just one of the things I've been doing for many many years now. Want to know more see my personal blog below


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why are the knobs and scales so dark? also the text is pretty shadowy, at least below the knobs
Knobs and scales are toned down, the added contrast between those are to give the sense of depth, it's the slight shadow that makes the markings a tad darker.

There is a slight gradient where you mention the text, just to round off the edge.

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Old 2012-12-10, 15:29
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I like this one.
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Old 2012-12-10, 17:19
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why are the knobs and scales so dark? also the text is pretty shadowy, at least below the knobs
Agreed. Knobs could be brought out a bit more. They look less tactile and flat because of the darkness. Other than that, this is an improvement.
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Old 2012-12-10, 13:04
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better than the original design that burns my eyes. I still do not get the meters (not on you). they should be vertical or a length more relative to other meters in Reason
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Old 2012-12-10, 13:15
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with all these re-designs do you ever have/make any time for music?
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