Support

 

Manuals

Click here to browse the manual of Ricepad v 1.5.

Forums

Guest  

Welcome Guest, posting in this forum requires registration.

Pages: [1]
Topic: Labels on modules
stiksi
Member
Posts: 2

Reputation: 0
Labels on modules
on: February 13, 2011, 09:39

I really like what you've done with Ricepad but there's just one thing holding me back: all the effects look exactly the same. In a live performance situation I would never count on a piece of equipment where I couldn't tell what does what at a single glance. I would like to suggest text labels on modules and especially on the axises on X/Y pads. At the moment I have to check the manual every time I want to know which values are attached to which axises. You can make the labels optional for the memory challenged, like me, if you like. That way the purists can still enjoy a perfectly text-free environment.


If you have this as an option already, I apologize, I didn't see it.


Thanks, and keep up the good work!


Dangerous Dave
Member
Posts: 1

Reputation: 0
Re: Labels on modules
on: February 15, 2011, 04:23

Hi Stiksi,

The modules are labeled, name only, just press the centre button briefly to view, maybe an option to make them remain in view would work

i was wondering if we could possibly make them different colours, Alessandro mentioned combining different effects into 1 module, sounds like a good idea too, I'm enjoying the new features a lot, reversing the samples was another great innovation, Bravo!

I'd like to see the accelerometer functions on the effects modules also,

I was a beta tester for Ricepad, still overjoyed to have been involved in such a fun application in a small way, I'm a songwriter/singer, now coming to terms with beatboxing. my brains getting fried in a good way:) Good Luck!! http://www.facebook.com/dangerousdavemusic


stiksi
Member
Posts: 2

Reputation: 0
Re: Labels on modules
on: February 16, 2011, 10:52

The modules are labeled, name only, just press the centre button briefly to view, maybe an option to make them remain in view would work


Yes, an option to make the names permanent would be perfect. The name could be smaller and in the upper edge. But the X-Y axis labels are absolutely mandatory. Right now, I'm not using the app simply because they don't have labels.


Having to push a button to see machine names is like having to call up a menu to use play/stop in Beatmaker – it's just too much hassle when you're browsing through multiple pages and trying to go quickly.


Thanks for your reply, much appreciated!


Ricecode
Administrator
Posts: 38

Reputation: 0
Re: Labels on modules
on: February 18, 2011, 17:21

Hi Stiksi and sorry for the delay of my answer.

As you guessed, the reason why I left the xy modules without labels on the axes, is aesthetic. Once I did put the labels, but I thought they looked horrible. The main problem is that for some effects like the Dub Delay, and other future effects, there isn't a simple mapping between the axes and the parameters, so that it would be impossible to represent it graphically in a simple way. I'll study the thing again for an alternative solution, but I'd like other people to comment on this thread with their opinions too.

Anyway, I invite you to play the app even if you don't find yourself comfortable with the lack of the labels. I'm sure it's a matter of some time to get used to the mappings. After all the number of effects is not so high and most of them follow the standard patterns you find in other instruments as well.


To Dave,

Yes, I'm considering custom colored labels. Thanks for your suggestions.


Pages: [1]
WP Forum Server by ForumPress | Lucid Crew
Version: 1.8.2 ; Page loaded in: 0.009 seconds.