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Limiter6 GUI design is 99% ready. The last step is to program it!


As I promised there will be 2 GUI versions for limiter plugin. I’ve spent some time to find good color scheme for “simple” GUI version. The idea was not to copy color scheme of some known plugins that I like but to implement something different. After a couple of cups of tea with reishi mushroom I’ve got the next concept:


And after next sessions I’ve completed the “simple” GUI draft:

Now I’m starting to program these GUIs for beta version!

See you soon.

Molot GUI has become open-source!

I loose trying to make VSTGUI work with this damn written by left leg(*) wrapper. I decided to rewrite Molot GUI without using VSTGUI library.

I don’t want for another developers to step on the same pitchfork(**) I did. But I soon I don’t need old Molot GUI more I decided to make it open for developers as example of real GUI for VST plugin. I think it can be helpful and educational.

[Molot VST compressor GUI source code]

(*) “written by left leg” – I suppose in english it’s something like “did it sitting on the pants”

(**) “step on the same pitchfork” – Step on it and it hits your face. Do it twice actually. I think in english it’s something like “step into can of worms”

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Do you think Molot GUI is very dark?

If you think Molot GUI is very dark you can try this version with GUI modded by Mirolav Pajic.

Download Windows VST x86 & x64 0.2.145

Download Mac OSX VST 0.2.145

The question is: “Do you like it and should I replace GUI to this one in next release?”

“Official” version of Molot with old GUI is still on downloads page.

Molot compressor updated to 0.2.135

New version available in download page. What’s new:

  • New limiter code
  • Larger GUI
  • Release curve reverted to 0.2.121 version

The limiter is far from ideal but much better than it was. Remember that the main task for limiter in this compressor is to soften (but not 100% suppress) peaks passed through in sigma mode.

Версия обновлена и доступна на странице загрузки. Что нового:

Новая версия лимитера
Больший размер GUI
Кривая релиза вернулась к форме от версии 0.2.121

Лимитер все еще не супер, но все же лучше, чем был. Напоминаю, что основная задача лимитера в этом компрессоре – смягчать (но не на 100% подавлять) пики, прошедшие сквозь компрессор в сигма-режиме.

And just for fun I found this old picture:

And also the first concept of GUI:

Have fun!

“Molot” VST Compressor is ready! Some words about GUI creation (или немного про создание GUI)

“Molot” compressor VST plugin page is [here]. And in this note there are some words about GUI creation.

Страница VST компрессора “Молот” [тут]. А в этой заметке немного про создание GUI.

The idea was to make GUI with old Soviet military device look. As I’m not an artist I started to search real device as basement for GUI. I spent some time to find old military looking devices in old stuff from garages of my friends and finally found very interesting looking device. It’s cathode voltommeter A4-M2 USSR, 1956. Check [this] out.

Возникла идея сделать интерфейс, выглядящей, как старый советский военный прибор. Так как я не художник, то решил поискать какую-нибудь реальную железку, чтобы использовать ее в качестве основы для GUI. Поспрашивав некоторое время у знакомых, не завалялось ли чего в их гаражах, в конце концов нашел очень интересный аппарат: катодный вольтомметр A4-M2, СССР, 1956 год. Вот [такой].

 This is it in my kitchen:

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