Has anyone made a synth with a Star Trek styled control panel?

DFaught
DFaught Member Posts: 15 Member

Not Trek sounds but the panel design style. Haven't seen it, if it exists.

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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,008 Expert
    edited April 2023

    It’s gonna be hard to play all type of chords on this with the fingers. Quite limiting😂😂😂


  • chk071
    chk071 Member Posts: 341 Pro
    edited April 2023

    LCARS menu system style? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCARS

    I remember there were a few custom skins for some plugins, but, I don't remember which ones.

    Note also that it probably won't be the most comfortable/clear...

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,008 Expert
    edited April 2023

    I found a Frequency, Chords and Scales poster if you like

    As for plugins, maybe the more similar is Hornet Spaces but it’s a reverb:


  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,328 Expert
    edited April 2023
  • DFaught
    DFaught Member Posts: 15 Member

    So @chk071 's Wikipedia link for LCARS sounds like there would be a licensing issue with doing this. Too bad.

  • chk071
    chk071 Member Posts: 341 Pro

    Well, if you take the above mentioned Hornet Spaces, for example, I doubt that CBS cares (if they knew) much. If Google does it, OK. But not some one man audio software company, or people from the community who do custom GUI's.

  • DFaught
    DFaught Member Posts: 15 Member

    In looking at the "real" LCARS, the ones in the TV shows, and from other people that study the TV shows, it seems like there are no knobs. I know that the above mentioned Hornet Spaces and the TC Electronics NonLinear Classic, also a reverb, both do have knobs but they are very different styles.

    In more general terms, I wonder about the way that the knobs on a plugin screen are typically used, that is click-and-drag across other elements of the screen. I think that the crossing other elements part of that is a no-no according to some design principles, but I don't know how to better add lots of controls in a small but usable interface area.

    Just thinking out loud here. Also, I doubt if I will try to do this any time soon, just wondering if someone has done it.

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