Disability matters: NCH offers the most user-friendly interface I have ever.
Disability matters: NCH offers the ... MoreDisability matters: NCH offers the most user-friendly interface I have ever.
Disability matters: NCH offers the most user-friendly interface I have ever encountered! There are a host of solid reliable sound processing software options available on the market today: both Wave Pad and Mix Pad (and for would be musicians who need that accompanying video: Video Pad) – provide exactly what all those others do. If you are in the business of sound production it is hard to argue that NCH doesn’t offer you exactly what it says on the tin. It is a formidable equal to all of those other better-known brands. But: beyond professional and home usage for intended purpose NCH have devolved a wide range of software packages that are perfectly suited to those of us with special needs. I’ll explain why… It’s hard to know if the companies original approach was to develop the ideal package for those of us with SLD/dyslexia (and its associated problems) – or whether it was merely a freak of software evolution, but they have certainly hit the nail on the head. NCH offers the most user-friendly interface I have ever encountered! The success of Mix Pad and its integrated companion Wave Pad lie in its visual simplicity, overall logical layout and menus that are easily understood. If you are not an accomplished producer: FX’s, add-ons and a host of presets are set to meet an immediate need. Very rarely have I found the desire to wander from what I find to be perfection. Import, cut, paste and drag, with the simplicity of fade points is another major success of these products: long gone is the clumsy cumbersome fiddling needed of other rivals. The power and ease of the mouse across the interface could not have been made easier for me. I almost feel as if the company designed these products specifically with me and my difficulties in mind. If granny’s dementia could be cured by a simple note: don’t forget to turn off the cooker – then the world would be a better place. Dyslexia is brain damage, it cannot be cured, and my poor short-term-memory holds the biggest obstacle to software usage. NCH has made huge strides in offering the perfect user-friendly product that stands out as the market leader in SLD provision. I would never switch to a different brand: quite simply put - NCH packages are so easy to use! So: it’s hard to imagine how the product/s could be improved. I would have but one recommendation for the team at NCH. The latest version of Mix Pad has adopted a darker colour scheme – and in this latest version, I find it very hard to distinguish, when for example; the track solo button is depressed or not. A user option to return to the ‘Classic’ colour scheme or alternate schemes of choice (suitable for the blind and/or partially sighted) would make this product/s - unbeatable! Congratulations to you all at NCH – keep up the good work! Odd Jonathan Odd Jonathan (Jonathan R P Taylor) is a British singer/songwriter & novelist. He is a post-graduate in Special Educational Need teaching and qualified music technologist. He has no connection with the above company and has not been paid for this review.