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Audacity Flat Interface Concept by HecTech Audacity Flat Interface Concept by HecTech
This Project was to inspire a new design for an audio mixing software called Audacity

Interface Design
-Hector Rosado




Audacity


free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds

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Audacity is a free program written by a worldwide team of volunteer developers. Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, and GNU/Linux (and other Unix-like systems).


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Silwanyx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Is this awesome design of Audacity somwhere going, or it is just a empty idea here?

I love this idea, and, Audacity should finaly have a new look. It looks boring, and it is old styling, in comparison to other audio software out there.

We should starting somthing with this idea. Is someone who has starting jet?
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android272 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I just heard on a podcast I listen to that Audacity is looking into revamping their UI. You should totally reach out to them again. 
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HecTech Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Totally 
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revengex360 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It IS possible to make a real version of this, if I have the time, I'll do it!
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HecTech Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2015  Student Interface Designer
A lot of code is involved to put this together once summers over and I'm back at my technical school maybe we can work on it together and submit the code to the audacity-team page
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HecTech Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!!!
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IronManMark20 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh! Can I get the beta (send me a note?)
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revengex360 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Although I was actually planning to improve the entire Audacity UI, and not just make it a "flat" interface!
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HecTech Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yes more improvements shall be made as well for example:

• There should be a mobile version which would help increase the popularity of this software, and make projects go faster and easier.

• An account system should be added which could help in saving and sharing files.

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revengex360 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Too much.

Anyways, the flat UI Audacity thing was poorly made and hacked together, so development has stopped on it.
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ToRTeEn Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Audacity really needs a new look, because it just looks outdated at the moment. I'd be satisfied with something like your concept (-: gj!
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HecTech Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you
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android272 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing design you have done here. I especially got exited when I saw that it was a design to revamp Audacity.  There is one thing that I do think is a bit strange and that is the pop over menu.  It is very mobile which is not a bad thing but it looks as though it is a desktop application.  If Audacity were to be ported to Android or IOS then this would work. But as a desktop app it would be better in a menu bar or something.

I think you should reach out to the Audacity developers and try to make this a reality.  I think it would be a major benefit to the project.
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HecTech Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you so much for your opinion ill try a newer concept as an update to that one and make it seem more of a Desktop application. I've also considered making a Audacity concept of it being an actual phone app, but iim not sure of how the features would be setup. And yes i have reached out to the audacity-team and asked them to consider changing the design for their application, but all i got back was something about posting it on a forum page meant for suggestions. Which had a lot of submissions.

Thanks again for letting me know what you thought about the Audacity concept i've made. You i was not very encouraged by much people on makeing the app version of Audacity. Let me know what you think.
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android272 Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think that Audacity is appropriate for the phone but maybe the tablet. But I don't know I don't use it much. maybe it could be done in such a way that would work. Don't let that stop you from making a concept for the phone.

Developers can be a bit difficult to work with. Most of them will not work on but what internist them.  Even if it clearly would benefit the project they will not do it. for example the GIMP team absolutly will not add the ability to put dialog above the canvas so that people can move the tool options to the top.  reasons they will not do this? they don't want to copy something that Photoshop does just because Photoshop does it and a lot of people who use Open Source software(including many GIMP developers) use netbooks. and there for adding the tool options to the top of the canvas will take up too much vertical screen estate.  Its not like we could do it in such a way that give the USERS the choice.... 

I would like to see what else you can come up with for other Open Source applications. 
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HecTech Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thank you again for motivating me with your words. I'm sure you'll see more of these projects soon 
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