Analogue Interfaces to Digital / Hybrid Devices
February 14, 2016 12:16 PM Subscribe
The KORG minilogue is a really sweet modular, analogue synthesiser. It must, I think, have a hybrid (digital / analogue) architecture, and that raises a bunch of UI / UX questions...
- First, am I correct in thinking that the analogue (knobs and switches) interface presented to the user is indirect? Rather than controlling the analogue modules directly, it must send signals to a digital computer, which then adjusts the analogue circuits appropriately. If not, how do things like presets and polyphony work?
- Second, what happens to the analogue controls when the presets change? Do the knobs and switches move to the new positions? Surely not. So how does the UI design avoid confusing the user?
- Third, is there a good book or article that discusses issues like this in UI / UX design?