[quote="Ianpb"]They're worrying about the wrong thing. It's time-consuming enough dealing with the music production to be distracted by something so cosmetic. If they were assembling a quality studio would they really be worrying about what the hardware looks like? There's no 'skin' choices there. Mixcraft 6 has neutral grey tones so what more is needed? I'd rather the Acoustica people used their time to address performance and development issues than waste it on such nonsense. That's why I'm not going to bother with this thread any more.[/quote]
Alright, I'll bite.
If you're building a custom, "quality" studio, and hardware A - which is an absolute necessity in your studio - has three separate, interchangable hardware covers. Are you telling me you wouldn't, not for one iota of a second, even consider switching out the device covers?
I'll play another card, this one centered around audio software development, specifically that of VSTs. Which would you rather buy, a vst built with a simple, barebones GUI with stock knob images and no background, or a more asthetically pleasing vst with a flashy, attractive gui that doesn't detract from the functionality or, even worse, distract the user? Or, even better, there's a third vst that has multiple GUI design options, none of which are distracting or detracting from functionality? To clarify, each of these hypothetical VSTs are identical under the hood.
My question is, which VST would you acquire, seeing as they are all the same on the DSP side?