I'm loving the new AP8! Thank you again! Compared to the very ghetto-looking AP7, AP8 is beautiful! It's also much harder to see which tracks are muted and which aren't. It would be great if you could adjust the darkness of a muted track so you can make it much darker, or even if you could shade it a certain color like the image attached.
I agree with the interface color issue. I'm hoping there's still someone working on improving this, as for me, it has a ways to go. I like the darker themes I see in many apps but this first attempt leaves me straining. There's a lack of definition between various elements (step back or defocus your eyes and look at it and it makes very little sense visually) and some text (esp. selected buttons with text in it that so little contrast that it's almost illegible). I know others have commented on the options found in Vegas and I'm hoping that this is the direction it will be moving as I've always enjoyed the feel of this application and am stoked that it has been upgraded to 64 bit. I'm also hoping that efforts will continue to be made on improving other areas as well. Over all, Thanks!!
I agree 100% on Background too dark! although users may comment that previous light background on older version were old looking, that was one of my favorite features because there was never any clutter in seeing music tracks in Daw.!!!..Acid Pro 8 should allow users to switch between Dark and Light background or have a color slider from dark to light!...
I bought acid pro 7 in March with the understanding that some how some way i would be getting acid pro 8 for free during the spring.. I recieved an email two days ago promoting the sale of pro 8 ... I did not see anywhere that i could download pro 8 ..
So was i sold a pipe dream?
I was really looking forward to pro 8 ..i feel like i was lied to. So how can we fix this ?
Lol you know that is true... I started going through my emails and in googles "promotion" folder was the download link for acid pro 8.. Installing acid pro 8 was easy to do and i am very impressed with the style setup. Way better looking than pro 7 or lower.
I find that the visibility problem is a minor annoyance, I have to double check visually before I take actions. I found that changing track or event colors does help, but the contrast between muted and un-muted tracks is difficult to perceive. I don't have a lot of time to work on my projects so I don't like to stop and double check that. So yes, I would like to see this remedied, as well.
iamyenz has a good idea regarding themes, perhaps even the ability to assign different colors to the working panes when several are docked side by side would be an improvement as well. Other than that I'm loving the new version, although the soft synths seem to balk at being programmed, but I'm sure I'll get that figured out. 😉
Just in case you're waiting for a certain number to be reached before action is taken... I vote for the return of the older grey too. It's bad enough on a large screen, but I have to work on a laptop at times, and the new background makes it impossible to see waveforms clearly. Please make this a priority as I'm having to continue to use acid pro 7 until this is sorted!
For me Mute and Solo buttons whether ON or OFF looks pretty much the same - when I'm working with multiple tracks I can't even see what's going on. Please make them glow as suggested, or just be distinguishable somehow, I'm finding myself gong back to Acid 7 more and more often. Look at capture - which one is on?