Not a pressing matter at all indeed and I agree that user journeys differ a lot. I’m trying to “do my part” for the persona/target group I represent: the (lazy) guitarist. A contradiction as I’m willing to invest time tinkering? Yes that that’s because UX is one of my passions I guess. I like to explore ideas. This week it was the Distribution of IR’s, next week it might be something else
I agree, I also miss recognisability when it comes to amps and effects. I miss some of the (faux) designs and instantly recognisable components that would make up 90% of the boards that would be primer for guitarists beginning with MOD devices.
Just a bit of time experimenting with EQ and IR’s for cabs learned me how crucial these 2 things are. I’m not in the spot to single out what to address with EQ and what to leave to the perfectly chosen IR but the continuous DI sample looped in the Dwarf rendered some interesting result.
So, no doubt the power is there but the path to desired tones it long and too random.
Streamlining the process AND working on several layers of complexity when thinking of delivery of boards, plug-ins and simulations seems like a matrix of strategies.
I also have a Positive Grid Programmable distortion. Back then, it became the closest thing to what I wanted but I’m not using this expensive units for more than 2y. Connection to the device wasn’t smooth, it felt clumsy, it was only OD/dist. What I DID like was the programming part (when it worked).
The Dwarf outclasses this unit on many fields AND it has such a big potential for growth as a platform.
I wont be touching that Positive Grid thing any time soon but as a guitarist, the interface and degree of complexity was great.
I’m not going into specifics here but If we could bring some of that to the “guitarist minded” items in de GUI, keeping things in mind like the points you made, that would make a difference. MOD have been quite innovative but they would benefit from looking at the competition and “steal like an artist” ( read “be inspired and learn from “)
Anyway, the potential triggers me to explore and get involved and share what I think would help to elevate it all to a point where you, I and all those “lazy” guitarists would get blow away by their 1st, 2nd and 3rd impression
Too bad you’re backing out because I’m sure you would contribute to a great win-win story.
I’m not disagreeing with you, au contraire. It even think, in one point in our journey, our curves cross. I guess it’s about where de go from here.
Stick around, I’m sure we would have been great jam buddies!