From an user standpoint Tone Equalizer is rather great and intuitive piece of software! The problem comes with learning it, as I was only able to appreciate it after deep dive in @aurelienpierre’s videos where everything was described, explained and shown. Based on my current limited experience in working with tone equalizer + a bit more of working with designers on implementing UI/UX here’s my view:
It’s good that Aurelien explained it but generally it’s bad mojo. Fortunatelly the tone equalizer UI doesn’t hide anything from user that isn’t user-adjustable.
This is fun to note: nothing’s intuitive. The “intuitive” interface is the one the user learned first (or the one user’s accustomed the most). No reason to go full intuitive at first since it’s just a set of superstitions.
Another point about UX - tone equalizer interface is 1st of it’s kind (IMO… I haven’t seen tool like this ever before). The interface created for it is 1st of it’s kind and as such requires evolution. Current use, comments (like mine and @Dave22152’s) suggest that in order to better streamline module usage (or majority of those) the order of tabs in module should be reversed - at first user should start with masking (that doesn’t change anything which might be counter intuitive, but it’s more streamlined for next step) and then is guided to
advanced tab (which might require a bit of renaming), leaving
simple tab (which needs renaming)
Overall, given all the challenges the module is facing and all the problems the module is solving, the UI/UX of module is surprisingly good!
TL;DR: reverse tab order in module + rename
simple tab (and additionally maybe rename
advanced tab) and the UX is perfect for users that’ll take time to learn it