2007-05-06 9 Comments
There’s a routing matrix on Ardour’s roadmap and recently the author of PHASEX mentioned a modulation matrix. So I started thinking about labeling.
Meaningful labels are too long and uneven for horizontal column headers. A brief web search supports my prior assumptions that rotated text is easier to read than letters downwards and that for rotated, but not upside-down text, vertical is hardest to read. See Reading Vertical Text: Rotated vs. Marquee and Empirical Investigation into the Effect of Orientation on Text ….
On Nr. 4, I tried rotating the matrix to allow all labels to be horizontal. But I think it’s too hard to follow the rows and columns this way.
The little curve representing an example connection is just an idea of having not just on/off, but range mappings expressed in the cells. These curves would work much like the colour/gradation curves in the GIMP or Photoshop and be editable outside the matrix, in a larger view.