Do you like Cubase plugin design?
- I hate it
- I don’t hate it but it’s definitely not pretty
- I neither hate it nor like it
- I think it’s ok looking
- It’s perfect
EDIT: effects only (not instruments)
I’ll be honest, I never use them because I can’t stand the look of them. I think they’re by far the worst looking plugins in the whole plugin industry. That black on black drab funeral casket design with grey wheels theme is just so unwelcoming and looks cheap and makes me think the actual plugin will sound cheap. I know they don’t. But deep inside before I reach for, say, delay, I’ll load up Waves H-Delay because it looks so cool and my instinct is always to go with the prettier plugin, just looking at it makes me want to work with it. Just picturing Steinberg black funeral boxes in my mind before selecting the plugin just revolts me and my mouse floats to the next thing. It’s pretty much the same story for every plugin, they all look ugly. Even the quadrafuzz is ugly, looks like someone enlarged the 320x240 screenshot of a space station equipment from some 1992 PC game. I don’t want to see any of them on my screen. If they looked nicer I’d be using them all day as I like integrated stuff for recall compatibility and such and prefer to limit amount of “outside” plugin. These are my feelings about them.
I love the actual interface/color scheme of Cubase itself, it’s only plugins that I think need some life in their skins.
I was going to post this in “Feature Requests”, to request “design” but I’d like to know first what Cubase community thinks. Maybe it’s just me.