TBH you’re not really adding anything in here. All of this has been said ad nauseam for the last two weeks [Moderated].
Roon will either provide some customization facility, or they won’t. If you want to customize how it looks, go to the threads where people are posting how to make it look “different”. But really, we don’t need any more “purple is bad” and “fonts are too small/big” [Moderated].
If a single person makes a suggestion for improvement, Roon are quite likely (and quite legitimately) going to at best defer it almost indefinitely. If a great many people make that same suggestion or complaint, then Roon developers may look at the suggestion(s) seriously with a view to a quick resolution.
@TopQuark made a very valid set of points in a constructive and non aggressive manner. I agree with most of the post.
I must confess to being very disappointed with the latest version. I purchased a lifetime subscription a couple of years ago because I thought I had found an app that actually worked for me - I was struggling with awful NAIM software - their hardware works well for me, but the software is poor. Now I find myself with software that not only doesn’t function as well as the previous release, but frankly presents a dreadful interface. I feel as If I’m back at square one with some quite good hardware and no way of reliably linking it all together. Time to start looking elsewhere and swallow the loss I think.
I’m hearing you & without wanting to sound like a smartarse or negative, the reality is that the active users here amount to your first case scenario. Of the supposedly 100k subscribers/lifetime, there’s likely barely 50 active users here. And even if you doubled that number it’s still a very small % of users.
What I’ve learnt in my year around here is that the devs do not listen to suggestions, however reasonable they may be or however many concur with those suggestions. It’s their software and they do things their way.
I have no doubt there are many great minds around here & some who have a solid background in software/programming. Free advice is not overly considered or if it is it remains unknown. I would suggest that would be a different story if paid developers came up with various ideas/fixes and so on.
Alas, we are merely forum users, no matter what sort of experience any one of us may bring.
I’m fine with that. It’s not my business. However, if it was me, I’d draw upon the wealth of expertise that presents itself both in house & such a forum.
We provide in many instances,tech solutions, that otherwise would require Roon paid staffing, & we chat about the software, music and various other lighthearted things.
We simply don’t provide them with tech support, however well intentioned, thought out or even necessary that we may think our ideas have been.
Certainly not always the case - witness the reinstatement of tags and playlists identification for tracks in Album view. These have been reinstated in build 763 because a (relatively) large number of people on the forum complained about their exclusion.
Yes, stating such things in definitive terms (as I may have),;there’s typically an outlier, which on its own doesn’t negate the overall sentiment. Whether forum discussion (alone) was the reason, we will never really know, but I’m happy to go with that being the case.
BTW…how’s your Orbe going? I always wanted a Michell TT since my late teens when I first saw A Clockwork Orange. Over the years when it came to purchasing a new TT, , I’d always look to Michell as one of my first choices. Alas, it has never eventuated thus far & likely won’t as I went down a different path buying an Acoustic Signature TT about 12 year ago & then upgraded to another roughly 3 years ago with new tonearm/cart.
The Orbe is very good - actually in my case it’s a limited edition 25th Anniversary GyroDec that has been upgraded to Orbe spec.
Like you, I saw Clockwork Orange as a teenager in my first year at University back in the 70s, and decided I had to have that turntable. Within the year and with the proceeds from a vacation job I purchased my first good hi-fi system including the Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference turntable (built by Michell under license from Transcriptors at the time) and the Transcriptors 9" fluid arm.
I sold the Transcriptors turntable a few years ago, but had long since switched to the GyroDec/Orbe which obviously sounds very much better.
By the way, I have heard a couple of Acoustic Signature turntables whilst demoing other bits of hi-fi. They are not very common in the UK, but they sounded very good indeed.
I agree. Just had a glimpse of the OG 1.8 when updating and before replacing my own color theme/fonts, and man, I couldn’t have picked worse colors or fonts (and sizes) out of a hat. So glad we have the option to customize to a degree. I’m stuck with Roon (I got a killer deal on a demo Roon only version of the opticalRendu last year and have had lifer sub since 1.5), and love what it’s purpose is intended to be, but if I had to live with those colors I would certainly be doing all of my ‘discovery’ anywhere else but Roon and it would be just a glorified player only.
Well on my android Phone I have to restart roon app 3x to even let it function correctly. Thats irritating tbh.
Am a new user so just a few months now. Use roon only to stream my Tidal. Have none to few music albums that I own. 1.8 works for me hence I never really used the 1.7. @Roon If customers complain they are willing to stay a customer. Customer service or forums should act on that. If all customers like music here. It would sound like music to our ears when problems will resolve and maybe compensate with a song