[linux-audio-user] Linux Audio Human Interface Guidelines 0.01 (was Re: mouse wheel behavior and RFC: human interface guidelines)

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Wed Aug 25 12:34:19 EDT 2004


On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 03:55:47PM +0100, Steve Harris wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 10:26:55 -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 02:11:45PM +0100, tim hall wrote:
> > > Last Tuesday 24 August 2004 20:10, Lee Revell was like:
> > > > Additional submissions are welcome and in fact essential, since the
> > > > above only covers one aspect of one widget's behavior.
> > 
> > Here's one that I suppose is non-controversial:
> > 
> >  Meters and Data Plots
> > 
> >     Vertical meters should be oriented such that upward movement represents
> >     increase in the metered value and down represents decrease. 
> 
> Heh, non-controversial you say ;)
> 
> One convention is that reduction meters got right to left (and presumably
> top to bottom, though I dont think I've never seen a vertical one).

GAH... I totally forgot about that. I just looked at my RNC and 
you're right :-P   It has an LED meter like so:

+----- gain reduction ------+
20  16  12  8   6   4   2   0
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

I could swear I remember seeing an old tube compressor that
had a gain reduction meter with "more" to the right, so it
moved in opposition to the corresponding VU meter.  
No idea what model it was, and this was about 6 years ago
so I could be mistaken.

I wonder how consistent this is in the world of hardware?
maybe I'll pop a question on rec.audio.pro.

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Paul Winkler
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