This software has the possibility to be very good and the only one that has caught my eye, however there are some improvements which are very much needed:
1. Tool tips and status bar at bottom
Put some tool tips on things so we get a hint of what is what, and information in status bar for what it’s doing. I had no idea it was scanning till I watched my cpu in task manager for a good while. Then a day later found that right click on tray icon also shows scanning.
2. It’s extremely slow at scanning and classification
All I’ve seen is CPU usage of at most 25%, doesn’t use all cores and doesn’t touch the GPU. Now if your using ML you should be offloading this on to the GPU, especially for all of us with cuda cores available. I left it going for 24 hours, it still hasn’t completed… I gave up…
3. Not enough room for categories at the top
You might want to make this a scrollable area or wrap to max 2 lines and then scrollable or something. I resized the window and the category I was going to click on was gone, no idea how to find it again.
4. Galaxy map
Render via GPU, if already rendering via GPU you might want to optimise. I fed it around 300k samples, scan didn’t complete but dots are flickering in and out of existence unless you zoom right in.
5. Sample classification in galaxy map
I can’t see the use of anything other than instrument setting for me (maybe another based on genre/type). However your ML trained dataset needs more training, got a lot of samples in groups which they do not belong in.
6. List views
Show more per a page, would take forever to get to the end with large sample resources
Needs a config menu. With options such as:
- List view items per a page
- Enable CPU and/or GPU
- Throttle CPU / GPU use for those who actually get this thing to use more than 25% of CPU or more than 0% of their GPU
- Font size
8. What are our privacy rights with this?
Are our sample sets being sent to your server for classification, are you retaining a list of all samples on our computers? Are you selling this data?
9. Scanning icon
I had no idea what that circle with nothing in it next to my sample folder name added, then a single line appeared through it, I was still what is that? No tool tip… Who knows. Then after leaving it go for 24 hours, I realised it was filling up, a click filling up indicator. After 24 hours it only got about 1/3rd of the way through the 300k samples of which only 281.5k were detected. A tool tip or change this icon to a small font number with % at the end
10. Waves logo moving in folder list on left
What is that? does that mean it’s doing something?
11. Middle mouse button drag, but not play sample also.
See adobe photoshop, blender etc. Keep the middle mouse button down and drag to drag the galaxy map, its virtually useless in high density galaxy clusters. And so the hunt for some clear space and to get it to drag begins.