BluegrassDan

Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:49:05 AM »
Take a look, gents. Let me know your thoughts.

Questions? Confusion? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!


Re: Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 09:52:14 AM »
Classy!

BluegrassDan

Re: Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 02:46:14 PM »
Here's the latest version with a few subtle tweaks.

Anthon

Re: Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 05:17:46 AM »
I would use a different font:  this one looks typewriter-ish.  (serif)
Normally you would expect a silkscreen friendly font (sans serif) on a front panel of vintage equipment.


Re: Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 01:24:07 PM »
I would use a different font:  this one looks typewriter-ish.  (serif)
Normally you would expect a silkscreen friendly font (sans serif) on a front panel of vintage equipment.

+1.

Helvetica is the best (and professional) looking font for me.You can try Helvetica.
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abbey road d enfer

Re: Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 01:10:15 PM »
Take a look, gents. Let me know your thoughts.

Questions? Confusion? Suggestions?
What's the idea with the "Off" position on the gain switch?

I don't like the open rack ears; I know they are a little easier to make with DIY tools than the oblong ones, but the difference is enormous, both in terms of looks and in terms of keeping your hands undamaged.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 01:14:01 PM by abbey road d enfer »
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Humner

Re: Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 07:17:26 PM »
For symmetry make the DB logo the same size as the Preamp gain overlay. instead of having "Power" have ON and OFF - this will fill in more text in that area of the panel and balance it out even more.

JohnRoberts

Re: Front panel layout - Thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:54:57 AM »
I would be inclined to use dB for make up gain and comp thresholds.

I ASSume the freq knob in the EQ section is for the mid section. If you merge the black background for those two controls the association will be more obvious.

looks nice, but happiness is never causing users to ask questions.

JR 
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