- If you want to add additional mode images, probably compact player mode has the most appealing look.
There us already a compact player mode image is included(playlist-compact player).
- Currently it feels like the two additional images are more of obstructing the view on the MB in main player mode. More dynamic or 3D style placement might work better and also imply that they are just different modes, not the multiple instances of MB.
3d style? are you speaking of rotating MB modes in a angle ? if so, i don't know if it is needed or not. I already added a bit of drop shadow to have better depth,
also my intention with those mode images were to represent the most wanted feature of a music player, i highly doubt anyone would bother considering the multiple instancing scenario. maybe advance user but for normal user instances won't matter.
also since most music player behaves the same way if the user has already used itunes, zune, aimp i don't think it would confuse them.
on the other hand new user probably won't even know if MusicBee has miniplayer, theater, compact player modes at all. (i am planning to add another section on the home page to show of these different modes).