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Garritan CFX Concert Grand

Variety of Controls

The CFX Concert Grand software instrument contains world-class piano samples recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. User interface pieces are presented as throwbacks to classic analog studio hardware. The user interface required a number of control types, all modeled after their analog-world counterparts. (Items like drop-down menus, which have no analog counterpart minimized in appearance without compromising visibility, recognizability and usability.)

The following interface elements were created in Adobe Photoshop:

  • Backlit plastic buttons (interface tabs; mode, mute and limit buttons)
  • Rotating knobs/dials
  • Fader knobs
  • Red light buttons
  • Handwritten microphone tape labels
  • Panel backgrounds and screw heads