Poll: Frequency scale display

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Which do you like?

The first - current version
2
6%
The second - the new version
22
67%
I don't care...
8
24%
I don't even see the difference :)
1
3%
 
Total votes: 33

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KVRAF
11676 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:10 am

Hey folks, so a certain user told me that the frequency axis we are using is wrong, and it needs to be fixed :D, yeah, classic :D. Anyways I thought I'd try to give it a chance, since every other plugin uses that. But they do, because it is so simple to design, not that it would be very good, and now looking at it I cannot say I like it. So please tell me which one do you think is better.

Basically the only difference is in the "small" lines, which are 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100,200,300,400,500...Hz in most plugins, but I designed the axis differently (top screenshot, original version), because this creepy scale most plugins use make it cover by lines and other places are empty making the whole thing sort of focused on places "full of lines", so not exactly friendly to me.

So what do you think? It's a microdifference, but still...
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DarkStar
KVRAF
9260 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Surrey, UK

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:02 am

I suppose a system-wide Setting (or Analyzer Setting) is out of the question? ;)

Below, I put them next to one another and tinted the gaps to make the comparison easier.

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I don't mind; especially as hovering over a line pops up the frequency and Zooming in gives more axis numbers.
DarkStar
Interesting, if true ...

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KVRAF
11676 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:10 am

It's too tiny difference for a setting really.
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jmg8
KVRAF
2206 posts since 9 Jul, 2015 from UK

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:32 am

It's only minor, I don't think I would notice the difference most of the time. But I voted for the new version as I prefer the logic. It counts in tens then hundreds and then thousands, I like things that follow a rule or pattern like this. So I think it makes more sense, to me.
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jmg8
KVRAF
2206 posts since 9 Jul, 2015 from UK

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:38 am

However, there should not be any lines between 10k and 20k. As after the 10k, it should start counting in blocks of 10,000.
Up to 100, is counted in increments of 10.
Up to 1,000 is increments of 100.
Up to 10,000 is increments of 1,000.
Therefore up to 100,000 would be increments of 10,000.
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Hexspa
KVRist
63 posts since 12 May, 2019

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:05 am

I think either is fine but something like this is more standard.
response axis.gif
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jmg8
KVRAF
2206 posts since 9 Jul, 2015 from UK

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:27 am

Hexspa wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:05 am
I think either is fine but something like this is more standard.
response axis.gif
That IS the new version, haha.
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dmbaer
KVRian
1374 posts since 11 Nov, 2009 from Northern CA

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:53 am

jmg8 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:38 am
However, there should not be any lines between 10k and 20k. As after the 10k, it should start counting in blocks of 10,000.
Good point ... and quite correct.

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KVRAF
11676 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:15 pm

Okey dokey! I think the poll results are obvious ;)
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Hexspa
KVRist
63 posts since 12 May, 2019

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:36 pm

jmg8 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:27 am
Hexspa wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:05 am
I think either is fine but something like this is more standard.
response axis.gif
That IS the new version, haha.
Well, almost. Like you said, in the image I posted, there aren't always lines between 10-20kHz.

Just goes to show how subtle a change this is, though I appreciate it.

sirmonkey
KVRist
213 posts since 26 Sep, 2014

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:26 pm

Fewer lines is better to my taste. Especially since I use the little windows that show the exact frequency of a band, the note (with cents flat or sharp) and the boost or attenuation of the band (or position of the cursor).
What I would like is the option to turn the graph lines off completely, now that I think about it!

Hexspa
KVRist
63 posts since 12 May, 2019

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:56 am

Maybe a transparency slider or two - one for the thick lines and one for the finer ones.

And a setting to set C4 to middle C - lol as if.

Redje
KVRer
23 posts since 25 May, 2005

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:20 am

As a (happy) new Melda user, I would say the new one is better, but its subtle.

Completely offtopic, what I miss in the EQ is the ability the always show the bands.
Its collapsed by default but there doesn't seem to be an option to have it the other way around...

mevla
KVRAF
2618 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:31 am

If it was possible to never see the peak labels ...

Cheers.

Hexspa
KVRist
63 posts since 12 May, 2019

Re: Poll: Frequency scale display

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:46 pm

Or just turn off the note names if we can't change their octave designation.

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