Yesterday Applied Acoustics Systems launched a new version of their analog synthesizer plug-in Ultra Analog. I can’t say I was a big fan of the old version as it always sounded a bit too plain for my tastes and was too reliant on its built-in effects for good sounds. The new version seems to be sonically identical to the old, albeit with upgraded effects, but its revised interface is really awful.
It’s all a tabbed interface (see above) which means you can’t see the entire signal path at one time. This is a terrible user interface decision and I’m not sure why they made the change.
Weirdly, one of the reasons I upgraded from the Ableton Live Analog version of this plug-in is to avoid the tabbed interface! I think I’ll stick with Analog or Ultra Analog VA-1 (see below) for now.