Your Reaper Theme

Discussion in 'Reaper' started by xsze, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Torrao

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    After trying a shitload of themes and all of them missing something, when I tried those I wanted to cry! haha

    If you have a bigger monitor than mine (21.5") iLogic is really awesome. Pro X-Tools looks beautiful in all sizes. It's very flexible as it has three different mixer layouts! Buy them and spread the word! :D
     
  2. xbitz

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    tweaked the inner arrangement parts for the better visibility

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  4. tulamide

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    Maybe the theme pros in here can answer a question I have for years now. Why do some themes simply refuse to show up in the menu, and therefore can't be selected?

    Examples:
    Janne2015_v102.ReaperThemeZip is recognized and I can select it
    Janne2016_nc2.ReaperThemeZip is not recognized and I can not use it.

    Albert-C (PROTOOLS X1)..ReaperThemeZIP (yes, two dots) is recognized and I can select it
    Reaborn_vidalsh_final_mod.ReaperThemezip is not recognized and I can not use it.

    I'm working with 32-bit Reaper 5, if bit width makes a difference.
     
  5. Rhodes

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    The easiest on the eyes for me is the first Albert-C Pro Tools v1.01 ... actually, all his themes are very nice.

    I am just modifying the PRO X-TOOLS GOLD, using parts from his other, newer themes, to suit my needs and my liking.

    Here a shoot:

    Mixer view.jpg
     
  6. Pinkman

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    Check the file properties, bud. When I downloaded it with Windows 10 it needed to be Unblocked before I could use it.
    Same with the Reaborn_vidalsh theme.
     
  7. ed-enam

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    This looks really good :wink:. I have been using Albert's pro tools v1.1 exactly for the same reason until recently I found Reaborn DRK PRO http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=117071 because of the resizable mixer fit for laptop and also easy on the eyes just like Albert's PT theme.

    upload_2017-2-15_17-44-58.png

    If you don't mind sharing your modified version (no pressure) please do so.
    Thanks.
     

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  8. tulamide

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    Oh, after such a long time I wasn't expecting an answer anymore. Thanks, I will check that!
     
  9. Rhodes

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    No problem, but it will take some time to finish, and I have to contact Albert, since many parts of the theme are built from screenshots around the web from his "non free" themes, and the rtconfig.txt is based on the configuration of the public PRO X-TOOLS GOLD.
    I actually don`t own any of his themes... I don`t like the idea that You, as a user, have to pay for skins; I am more inclined to the Idea that a designer sells his UI solutions to the software owner, and than the software owner (cockos whatever), with his manpower, refines them if they need refinement, and implements them in the next update for the users to have them as a part of the package.

    But this way now, Reaper gets his UI for free, the user have to pay additional money (no matter how much) for the interface, and the designer depends on the mercy of the occasional "donation"... WTF !!!...
    There is everything wrong with this story in my opinion... :dunno:
    ...not to mention the use of the word "donation" :wtf:

    Nevertheless, tho` I do not agree, I respect his (Albert`s) point of view on this matter, since, if it were not for him, this skin would not be possible.
    So it is actually up to him to decide if he wants to give me the permission to share it for free, when the time comes. (If the theme doesn`t change to the point that it is unrecognizable till than :) )

    Anyway, enough bullshit, here a screen of the slow progress so far:

    most of it will change probably, since I like lighter themes... the upper part will retain it`s form (structure), but it will be lighter in color, the whole mixer part have to be shaded, to blend with the PAN section... so actually I don`t see an end in a near future :)
    I haven`t started with a definitive idea... it will happen along the way ... as it should, to have the most fun out of it.

    Reaper_Silk_Hat_v1.b_mixer_on.jpg
     
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  10. vanhaze

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  11. ed-enam

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    Very neat looking theme. Good job!

    Certainly agree with everything you said. I also respect Albert's views on this. If he gives permission then ok otherwise no worries...:wink:

    Many a themes I have seen are suffering from customization as they are for bigger screens only and not for laptop's small screens, specially the mixer view. In case you could share, if time and energy permit, make the mixer height customizable please for small screens :).

    Thanks.
     
  12. tulamide

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    For years I'm looking for an attractive flat-design-theme which is easy on the eyes and appealing. This is the first that could fulfill my wishes. It looks hot, hot, hot. I really like it. Do you know if it's gonna be a free one?
     
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  13. returnal

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    I've got a lot of screen real-estate so I think I'm going to go with Imperial (or a variation thereof) first up . . . but I gotta say I'm loving this unusual beast in development - makes me feel like I'm making music in Deckard's spinner:
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    Blankfiles Concerto Theme
     
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  14. Exidus

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    I am waiting for this one too.. Great transformation!
     
  15. vanhaze

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    Hi there,
    No, i wouldn't know if it is gonna be free ..
    For me personally, doesn't matter ; i will draw my wallet anyway if it gonna cost.
     
  16. returnal

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    Thanks @midi-man for the Event Horizon suggestion. I've been toggling through a few themes these past few days and this is the one the lays everything out in the clearest possible way for me. Not as sexy at first site as some of the others, but really gets the job done getting you to where you need to go . . . wait a second, are there no routing buttons on these tracks in the TCP? Godammit.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Exidus

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    it appears that it doesnt have a Routing button.. You can use right-click over the fader to call the routing menu (Reaper rule Nr1 - always right-click) :)
     
  18. returnal

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    Thanks again Exidus - I right-clicked around, but must have missed the fader.
     
  19. subGENRE

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    @returnal
    I don't know if you made it this far yet, but Ctrl (Cmd?) +E brings up the screensets window where you can customize the mixer and tcp layouts and then you can save different layouts to hotkeys. I have different layouts for when im writing/composing and a different one for when Im mixing, and another one with big tracks and meters for mastering.
    You can select just 1 or a few tracks to change their layout or all. Have them mixed up as you like.
     
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