I originally wrote the article below in 2007 as a series of web posts on a different blog. Now that Cakewalk’s SONAR X2a has recently been released with support for Windows 8 touch technology, I think this proposal is more appropriate than ever, so I’ve updated it slightly.
I Hate Knobs - a modest proposal for new standard UI controls
I've recently upgraded my music studio software to a new release of the Digital Audio Workstation "SONAR" by Cakewalk, Inc. I've decided to share my thoughts about the path the UI development has taken:
An Open Letter to Cakewalk on SONAR X2 Producer - my thoughts and recommendations