Color coding in SplitEq and Physion mismatch

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    • #161043
      Musicmould
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      In SplitEq the Transient material is green and the Tonal is blue, but in Physion it’s the other way around, what’s with that?

      If you are working with both plugins in a project it’s both unintuitive and confusing, and to me, it’s just a really, really bad design decision.

       

       

    • #161051
      pmcculloch
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      In Physion, the UI has three main sections with the top being for transients and the bottom being for tonal, and there are also labels for what portion is Transient vs Tonal.  The Transient and Tonal portions are what the colors actually are is generally less important.

      Originally, SplitEQ was using the same color scheme as Physion, but as we worked on the plugin’s UI more, we found that we felt more and more strongly that the transient color should feel more active than the tonal color.

      SplitEQ has different design constraints than Physion because the colors overlap all the time on the plot both with handles and curves (and without labels which would be cumbersome on the plot), so having transients feel slightly more prominent visually made sense.   Additionally, you have a “both” color in the UI, so the Transient and Tonal colors have to work with that as well.

      We made the decision with the knowledge that it might be a little confusing to use both at the same time, but felt that it was important to make the decision based on what we thought was better for the new plugin.  We will probably update Physion’s UI at some point to harmonize the two look and feels.

    • #161394
      Musicmould
      Participant

      That would be greatly appreciated.
      I find intelligent color coding to be of great importance for quickly navigating daws/plugins.

      The choice of using the same colors in two plugins but reversing the meaning is almost as annoying and confusing as Steinbergs choice to go against the standard in the business for Cubase, using yellow for mute and red for solo in the console. But just almost 😀

    • #162658
      tbskoglund
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      Hello,

      Just wanted to let you know that the latest version of Physion has been updated so that the colors now match SplitEQ.

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