Hello. I recently bought the active speakers “Bose Companion 2 Serie III” and found them to sound muffled as their bass was too strong for my taste. Tried out your app and was delighted to finally have a useful equaliser especially since Windows 11 does not have one.
Some things I humbly wanted to mention that I noticed:
The power on/off button should not jump around so much: You turn off music and the display vanishes (what’s it called), changing the size of the app and the button’s position.
I would rather have the frequency display visible at all times even if it does not show anything.
Second suggestion would be to have that display and the equaliser have the same length so you could tell more easily what changes what. This would mean the little panel on the left would somehow find a different space.
Generally I’d like the app to keep its size at all times and not resizing constantly.
I also have a dark theme for windows and it’s a little hard to tell where to drag that window so maybe different colours to choose from would be great.
That’s it. Like I said before this is fantastic and I am grateful for your work.
This, to me, seems like a bad idea, since it has proven useful on many occasions; for example, I’ve recommended the button to multiple users, who were somehow unaware it existed, which actually solved their problem, too.
And this, seems like a better idea. But, don’t make it too small, it still needs to be noticeable.
I personally wouldn’t mind the mini mode being removed, at all, since I never, ever use it.
I think we can move the settings button next to the close button. Maybe add a minimize button too. I know the “x” to minimize has confused people in the past. We can add an expand button too in the same area if we end up keeping the mini mode. But it would be nice to simplify the product by removing the mini mode, especially if we make a Mac version.
I like this change on the UI too as it gives us more room to add EQ bands which seems to be a heavily requested feature.
I honestly liked the previous layout with the horizontal 0-to-5 sliders a lot more, since the Effects have always been at the very core of what makes FxSound unique and great.
That layout, for me, was near perfect, except for the interface changing size, and the Visualizer disappearing when no audio is played, as pointed out above by @Alekto.
That being said, James, it is, of course, your product, and your call.
I am also of the same view that the effects slider style should be left as it is as horizontal slider. The three different sliders of different styles helps us differentiate their purpose.
The on/off button can be made smaller. If we are planning to remove mini mode then, on/off, settings and minimize could all be moved to the top left like a tool bar.
Settings button at the top is more intuitive and will be in-line with other applications like browsers which keep the settings button at the top left.
The visualizer area can always be made visible to avoid the size change issue.
The donation link can be displayed in the visualizer area when audio is not playing and visualizer is blank.