Even on the iPad, it is so small. The difference between 0db and -10db (probably the most used range) is a matter of pixels.
Worse, is even if you can get it to where you want it, when you lift your finger it is likely to change.
Consider making this MUCH larger and perhaps have an option that doesn’t ‘set’ the volume unless it’s been at that value for a full second (this would mitigate the volume changing as you lift your finger and inadvertently move your finger as you do so).
“Tossing” is the term for what you can do when setting a date in the iOS calendar: if you drag it slowly it is granular but slow, but give it a flick, “toss” it, and it moves off at the speed you gave it, but eventually slows down and grinds to a halt.
Very neat. Simulating physical reality makes for an easy learning curve. We all know about inertia and friction.
A big rotary popup overlay (of minimalist design) could work wonders. I’ve never had any problems with the Devialet remote. It never jumps, there’s no way to accidentally set max volume unintentionally, and you can mute by tapping the centre. Ok, if you want to wind the volume all the way up it may be a few seconds or even two goes at it, but I wonder how often anyone ever wants to jump from quiet to max volume? I literally never do it.
There’s a reason the physical rotary volume knob survived so long… it’s perfect for its purpose.
There’s another volume UI topic already under discussion here somewhere btw…
So agree that the volume control should be redone. Tweaking the volume just right is usually ruined as soon as my finger leaves the screen, that means I have to adjust the volume yet again, and yet again as the touch screen sensitivity always nudges the slider. On my notebook I use “CTRL” and the up/down cursor arrows, get the volume perfect every time. But having -/+ buttons on a touch screen seems so 1999.
I like the idea of a knob with a more forgiving sensitivity.
Indeed, a quick search on “volume control” yields 50 results. That is a lot!
I previously made a request to decrease the db in Keystroke shortcut, instead of 5dB, it would be nice if it could’ve been 1db.
Also, to my ears and systems, the change in volume using “DSP Engine” -> “Procedural EQ” -> “Volume”, is better than “DSP volume”. Maybe it’s purely Psychological effect, but I like the former better!
Can a shortcut to “DSP Engine” -> “Procedural EQ” -> “Volume” be created?
A knob would be great…as long as it doesn’t suffer from the same behavior the slider does. If it would move at very gradual increments and have a tendency to stay put as you pull your finger back then that would be perfect.