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    • #165080
      wtholliday
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      I wanted to start a thread with progress restoring vSigX. As I mentioned over in the Rackmount forum, I’ve inherited the vSigX code from the original author and got it working again on the latest macOS. Here’s a screenshot:

      vsigx

      I’m planning to polish up the UI a bit, but I won’t have the time to do a rewrite using the latest stuff (Swift/SwiftUI).

      Question: is it a necessity to keep support for switching between different SigDatabases? I’d like to drop that feature because it conflicts with modern app sandboxing.

       

    • #165086
      wtholliday
      Participant

      I started experimenting with rewriting using the latest stuff. I actually don’t think it will be that hard. Already parsing the operator database and sig files. And experimenting with layout for modules:

      sig_previews

    • #165141
      noodle1
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      Question: is it a necessity to keep support for switching between different SigDatabases? I’d like to drop that feature because it conflicts with modern app sandboxing.

      What is your proposed solution? Isn’t it necessary to be able to change/patch the module database, depending on the eventide model used?

      • #165142
        wtholliday
        Participant

        I really should have explained that better. The old vSigX, just has a path to the sigdb file. My new version would store that sigdb internally (in the app’s sandbox) after acquiring it from the machine or otherwise loading it. You’d still be able to switch actually.

        It would be cool if the app on startup detected whether it already has a sigdb for the connected machine, downloading it if necessary, so the user never even has to worry about it.

    • #165173
      wtholliday
      Participant

      Current screenshot:

      aug28

      I made the modules translucent and moved the wires behind. This is a bit better when you’re dealing with a mess of wires. Also I’m now evaluating the ~n expressions such that I get in1, in2, etc. Also I added gradients along the wires. Will need to chose a color scheme to separate the control and signal wires.

    • #165232
      klaatuberada
      Participant

      Fantastic!

    • #165233
      italoop
      Participant

      Overall look is good BUT…

      both Windows and Mac versions always had consistency of colors for audio-modulation/control/UI signals and I strongly believe you should keep that in your new vSigX version! Green for audio-modulation, blue for control and pink for UI cables and connection dots of the modules. Connecting I/Os is much simplified in that way and using Show Auido/Control/Misc/Unconnected/All helps thru large algorithms. Please keep it!

      Downloading the unit modules database at every power up isn’t a good idea as it’s a slow process. Much better keeping the possibility to switch databases. I work on several different Eventides and it has never been a problem to move from one to another in Vsig.

      • #165261
        wtholliday
        Participant

        I’ll make the final colors consistent with the older apps.

      • #165273
        italoop
        Participant

        I’ll make the final colors consistent with the older apps.

         

        EXCELLENT!!!

    • #165262
      wtholliday
      Participant

      We’ve open-sourced the node-editor part of the app: https://github.com/audiokit/nodeeditor

    • #165625
      ethosphere
      Participant

      This is great! following with excitement 🙂

    • #165636
      wtholliday
      Participant

      Working on the inspector today. Any suggestions? I’m not yet sure what set of features are needed.

      inspector

      • #165644
        italoop
        Participant

        I suggest you install Vsig for Windows on your Mac, running it on any virtualization software as I have been doing for over 10 years now and use it as a reference in your design, side by side to it. You can quickly understand what needs to be there and/or what could be improved. What I remember about vSigX is a major lack of features back then…

        The problem in looking for suggestions here is that almost nobody runs vSigX so we can’t rally make comparisons and provide you the right feedback.

         

    • #165641
      ethosphere
      Participant

      I haven’t used VSIG in years now due to being solely on mac, so cant think of anything specific off hand. Not exactly sure what you are asking but I assume as long as all the original features are there (with a nicer UI) it will be amazing!

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