BluegrassDan

Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:48:54 PM »
Hello gents,

Looking for some input on this design, which includes a front panel layout and a metal logo emblem.

Thoughts? Honesty appreciated.



BluegrassDan

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 03:51:17 PM »
And the emblem.

JohnRoberts

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 04:06:18 PM »
what does "off" on the gain knob mean?

JR 
Don't only half-ass tune your drums. Visit https://circularscience.com to hear what properly "cleared" drums sound like.

BluegrassDan

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 04:17:17 PM »
“Off” means “Off.” No sound passing through.

JohnRoberts

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 04:23:42 PM »
OK like mute...

JR
Don't only half-ass tune your drums. Visit https://circularscience.com to hear what properly "cleared" drums sound like.

ruffrecords

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 07:33:46 PM »
I really like the emblem, especially the lightening bolt underneath. Definitely says tubes and high voltages and pizazz to me.

Cheers

ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 07:50:15 PM »
I hate it because I didn't come up with it!!!  ;)

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Seriously, it looks great!

Uses the same color palette as your mic pre?  Like the blue and tan/beige (I don't have Pantone colors memorized).  Basic black is basically boring.

Without seeing the rear inputs, I would just make sure that it's obvious which input/output goes with which knob.  Seems obvious, but is sometimes missed.

What about inverting the color rings for the FREQ (i.e. tan outer, black inner) to distinguish it from the boost/cut switches?

Maybe making 'OFF' a little more obvious.  Red color?  BoldLarger font

Is the 'Line' a U-pad in front of the Mic Transformer or a separate transformer balanced input?  Is there a gain setting that is 'UNITY' for the line input?  If so, maybe a way to show that?

I like the new logo.  Sort of reminds me of a 1900's turn of the century traveling salesman.  "Professor Dan's Valve Enhanced Sonic Tonictm!"

Ok, I'll shut up now and go back to just being jealous of your work...

Can't wait to hear that thing!

James




BluegrassDan

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 08:08:57 PM »
Now I'm mad! What will it cost for permission to use "Professor Dan's Valve Enhanced Sonic Tonic?"

I will likely use a transformer for line input to EQ.

On an earlier prototype with opto compressor I used a line input transformer and indication for unity on the makeup gain knob. So, I see what you're saying.

I will likely add an output attenuator somewhere, but I don't wanna mess up the layout.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 08:21:01 PM by BluegrassDan »

Rocinante

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 02:18:04 AM »
How are you planning to implement this? Silk screen?
Looks great btw
If there's a harder way to do this, I haven't found it yet.

BluegrassDan

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 10:47:17 AM »
I’m leaning toward powder coat and silk screen. Digital printing looks nice too, but the last one I had done like that wasn’t very durable.


pvision

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 11:06:19 AM »
I'd relax the spacing of the lower case legends - the kerning is very tight. It works quite well on the dials & upper case legends

Also I'd lose the two Inst legends and have

|--- Inst ---|

- it might balance the panel symmetry better and hint at the valve shape you have in the logo



Nick Froome
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 11:23:01 AM by pvision »

BluegrassDan

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2020, 01:40:46 PM »
Hey now! That's a slick idea. It does create a nice illusion with the logo.

Thanks!

Re: Another faceplate design, and logo - thoughts?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2020, 08:00:11 PM »
If you want to use that title, please do.  I’d almost pay you to name it that. That would be hilarious. Well, maybe just to me.   

I like the Inst thing. Who doesn’t love a subliminal smiley face on gear?

James


 

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