Knobs and nodes : a study of UI design in audio plugins : an exegesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master's in Creative Enterprise at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Knobs and Nodes explores how alternate user interfaces influence the use of audio plugins in music production. This idea was investigated through the development and user testing of audio plugins with node-based user interfaces. The Nodal Plugin Duo, comprises two unique audio plugins which exhibit delay and reverb digital signal processing. Once developed, these plugins were tested by music producers, sound designers, and composers in their native creative environments to provide insight on the usability and interactivity of the Nodal Plugin Duo.