I don't know when this changed, but it must have come with a recent update. When I use the "Drum Block" and "Control Grid" programs for the Lightpad and trigger any "pad", all other pads get dimmed far too much, so that I can barely see the color of the untouched "pads". Please dial that back to a much lesser dim amount. Especially in case of drums (which I use the Control Grid for, because it's the only one where I can map pads to note numbers freely), you want to see the other pads while some are touched, as you surely can agree with. I'm not sure why the dimming needs to happen in the first place, actually.
There also seems to be a glitch in the new dimming algorithm in both, Control Grid and Drum Block, programs:
- Hit a pad (and watch the other pads get dimmed)
- Just when they are in the process of getting brighter, hit a pad (same or another one)
Depending on when the second hit occurs, the untouched pads get dimmed even more. It seems as if the closer to the end of the "getting brighter time" you hit, the darker the dimming gets. If the timing is just right then I can get the lightpad to be almost completely black.
This is irritating and clearly not intended to happen and should be fixed. But as said even the "normal" dim amount is too much for my liking to begin with.
Another visual thing that has changed is with "Control Grid" only:
The neat gradients on pads don't exist anymore. These were helpful , as they helped to distinguish between neighbouring pads with the same color, when there is no separating pixel between them (eg 3x3 or 5x5 grids). Also, I think it just looks so much nicer with the gradients. Please consider to bring them back.
I do have backups of the Lightpad programs from earlier this year which I could use, but then I would miss out on potential fixes.