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Re: Power of the Eventide Eclipse / Virtual Guitar Racks/Systems

On Feb 23, 2005, at 8:52 PM, Krispen Hartung wrote:
> Look at all that old-looking stuff in there....wouldn't it be great if
> all those were replaced with newer units?  It's seems ironic that they

dude you're missing the point.

the whole awesome deal with a computer is that you can feebly replicate 
hardware with limited functionality and mediocre sound and then put it 
all behind a picture of the unit you didn't pay any attention to in the 
development process.

pictures of Moog modulars come into mind when i think about this 

by all means don't do something which draws inspiration from a 
collector's piece of hardware and then puts a whole new spin on it. 
then you might have a useful and original product with an interface 
which is designed to be interacted with on a computer.

and make sure you use rotary controls instead of sliders. people love 
being forced to move the mouse in an unfriendly circular direction.

also, don't allow them to input a fundamentally numeric value using the 
keyboard. they might actually find that useful.
Eric Williamson