Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk
From: Chris Cannam (cannam_AT_all-day-breakfast.com)
Date: Sun Jul 18 2004 - 00:30:46 EEST
On Saturday 17 Jul 2004 9:46 pm, Jonathan Segel wrote:
> > consider returning to some sort of sliders, they're far more
> > convenient in a GUI, since their movement follow better the
> > movement of the mouse.
> i'm betting that the way it actually is manipulated is that drawing
> a straight line with the mouse up or down turns the knob [...]
Oh no! This subject has just been the subject of a 200+-article
flamewar (sorry, I mean constructive discussion) over on LAD. Are
sliders always better than knobs, or do knobs have their place? Is
it better to operate knobs linearly, or with a rotary mouse motion?
As far as I could tell there was absolutely no consensus, though it
was fairly widely agreed that (i) neither is perfect, (ii) most
people with an opinion have a _really strong_ opinion, (iii) it would
be nice to have consistency about things like which mouse operation
resets the control to its default, and (iv) people like arguing about
I'm keeping my own opinion out of it this time. Arnold, I suggest you
try them both out thoroughly in a real world situation, pick the one
you prefer to use, and stick to that.
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