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Biggest issue for not purchasing DP

Postby rangerx » Fri May 19, 2017 3:44 am

after talking with friends, they like DP but the graphics just toooo! small we all use hi res monitors and the fonts in some cases people struggle to see , in my case the edit points for MIDI velocity are the size of pinheads , what a struggle , there is a work around but not good enough,

so motu update the GUI your daw is designed for monitors from the 80"s
you would increases your sales i'm sure or at least give an option of down load for hi res monitors
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Re: Bigest issue for not purchasing DP

Postby Klaus » Fri May 19, 2017 5:22 am

Reduce your monitor resolution…
I use a 32" TV and it's cool

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Re: Bigest issue for not purchasing DP

Postby stubbsonic » Fri May 19, 2017 7:45 am

You are 100% right, and most folks on here agree. It is something that MOTU should address. I've done some pretty painstaking editing of tempos using the graphic conductor track, and the little T's are quite hard to click & drag on with a retina display.
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Re: Bigest issue for not purchasing DP

Postby csiaudio » Fri May 19, 2017 10:02 am

Sadly MOTU doesn't seem to have the proper resources to improving DP to it's full potential. Sure the program 'works' but compared to today's DAW's it lacks in innovation and stability. MOTU releases weak updates which seem like they weren't even beta tested (9.0) and 9.0 was released on 6/15 and they're still working out the bugs 2 years later. Seems users such as myself have grown a custom to 'work arounds' hoping that someday MOTU will fix DP so it simply works as it should. I'm sure some will argue my comments, and of course they're entitled to their opinions just as I am, however if my business wasn't so deeply embedded into DP I would switch to Cubase. Unfortunately the task of switching keeps me up at night.
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Re: Bigest issue for not purchasing DP

Postby stubbsonic » Fri May 19, 2017 10:43 am

In recent months we've been able to lay some of the responsibility for DP's development priorities and lack of stability on Apple's ridiculous pace of OS releases.

And some of us are in a weird limbo of either resisting OS updates, or straddling them.

As for not buying DP or switching to another DAW, it's obviously a matter of where your priorities are. Years ago, I tried Lodge..Ick! in an attempt to move away from DP. And I really hated LP. I came running back to DP with my tail between my legs. "I'm sorry I ever doubted you!"

For me, the main pain is that DP crashes about once every five sessions, sometimes in front of clients. And I sometimes lose work, and sometimes that is painful. But as for the workflow stuff, I'm mostly satisfied.

Little things about selection & dragging get on my nerves, but they are hardly noticed by most people besides me. This tiny screen icons is not a deal breaker, just a sign of something that could be fixed, but hasn't been.
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Re: Bigest issue for not purchasing DP

Postby rangerx » Fri May 19, 2017 2:13 pm

Klaus wrote:Reduce your monitor resolution…
I use a 32" TV and it's cool

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i use 4 montiors i can do this but then i have reconfig for other programs , not to mention most plugins already address the hi res issue, i like fast work flow dp has this . after awhile i go with anothe daw for ideas then at the end use DP for the main work still we shouldn't have to adjust
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Re: Bigest issue for not purchasing DP

Postby stubbsonic » Fri May 19, 2017 3:07 pm

The monitor resolution workaround is just that.

I guess another way to think of the screen resolution issue with DP is that most of the UI as workable at multiple resolutions, but there is are a few areas where the tiniest elements are too tiny on modern monitors.
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