Hi Matthias, I don’t quite have quite a 4K but rather a High DPI 34” Ultrawide, I own GA4, Halion 6 and Cubase 9 Pro, I am also getting old and my eye sight is not what it used to be, I suspect I may not be alone in that The advent of High DPI monitors allowed me to move from 2 1080p monitors to a single 3440 x 1440 this had the effect of
Improving my gaming 100% as I had no ugly black bar down the middle of my screens nor did I have to play with my left ear jammed up against my left monitor or vice versa
Completely changing the way I used Cubase and VSTs.
I now run Cubase windowed with space around the sides and the Mixer as a window under the main Arrange window, bringing it to the front when I need extensive mixing parameters, most of the time I just use the new lower zone as a mini mixer. As I have been using Cubase for quite some number of years I don’t really have much problem navigating the UI and find the current UI options quite extensive.
Halion is… ok, the way you can work with the windows compensates somewhat for the very small icons that are in windows like the sample editor but it’s not ideal, true vector may very well be a better option.
Groove Agent could really do with being a bit better… the arrange window needs to be independently resizable to make it truly useful but if you have Cubase it’s so easy to use the main drum editor. I wonder how much use this feature really is, although I imagine it’s a big seller to non Cubendo users who want Cubase midi editing features. So, in this case I feel a fully vectored UI would work better for me.
Retrolouge: I’m not keen on the textured grey it’s a bit 90s FrontPage website, I know its Retro but actually, it’s just dull…, Vector would be a big help as the text is a bit on the small size and a plain background please.
I have other synths like Arturia and U-He who support resizable options. Arturia’s offering, while it works, fills my limited space SSD with thousands of PNG files most of which I don’t use, I leave you to draw your own conclusion about my feeling over this. As for U-He, in common with most of Urs’s thinking, the resize is a practical, well thought out and pragmatic solution but not quite vector.
This is all IMHO but incidentally, I finally bought myself a copy of Sylenth recently (I know, where have I been) mainly down to its new Resizable GUI, winner… Then Serum got its Vector UI update (purchased it the next day) and Valhalla DSP, I already own but I’m using them all the time now…
As for R……d do I want a good Jupiter clone, I have Diva, still possibly, but with that UI, no way…… (entirely personal opinion)
With so many good quality products out there now I strongly believe the UI may become a bit of a battle ground for software vendors it would be nice to see Steinberg keeping pace with current trends.