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Default Theme: "Unempty Minima 73 (MRP MOD)" - Dark & Colorful

"Unempty Minima 73 - MRP MOD" - A new take on a classic theme

DOWNLOAD v1.15 (updated on 6/02/2019):
https://ufile.io/j1oul8il (It's too big for the REAPER stash, sorry. About 8MB.)

I've been using Unempty Minima 73 for many years now. It's dark, colorful and easy on the eyes for long sessions.
But I thought it deserved some improvements, so I went ahead and changed some things and also added brand new
elements to help modernize its look as well as its workflow capabilities.
Let me know what you think about it! Scroll past the pictures for the changelog.

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Track Control Panels - Large:



Track Control Panels - Small:



VU Meters:


Mixer Control Panels - Extended:


Mixer Control Panels - Small:



Media Items:


Envelope Colors:



Inline MIDI Editor:


MIDI Editor:


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Changelog for v1.00:

COLOR-CODING:

- Color-coding is used frequently throughout the theme to help quickly identify states and values. Volume = green, mute = yellow, pan = teal, etc.
- Colors are contrasted as best I can to discern between parameters and values in even the most complex sessions

WALTER:
- Completely rewritten WALTER maximizes available Track/Mixer/Envelope Control Panel space to show as many elements as possible
- Taller TCP & MCP labels now fully display characters such as: g, j, p, q, y, _
- TCP's VU meters move and adjust their size to fit much smaller TCP widths and heights
- TCP elements now always line up vertically, regardless of folder depth and folder status
- Transport elements re-arranged and color-coded
- Transport info box text is larger and easy to read (Tempo, Time, Selection)

TRACK CONTROL PANELS:
- New background images for volume and pan readout text
- Volume fader now matches MCP fader (slightly shorter to fit into TCP)
- Volume and pan readout text color adjusted to match respective control
- VU meters visible even with maximally-collapsed sub-folder tracks

ENVELOPE CONTROL PANELS:

- New background colors for unselected & selected ECPs make selection status more clear
- Fader thumb is a slightly darker variation of the TCP volume thumb to help differentiate it from TCP

TOOLBARS, BUTTONS, ICONS AND KNOBS:

- Brighter, more vibrant colors for toolbars, buttons and icons
- Buttons and icons are greyed-out and slightly transparent when they're disabled/bypassed (reduces visual clutter)
- Rounded-out edges and borders on many icons for a smoother look
- Increased visibility between mouse-over states for 3-slice toolbars and icons. (Lighter when mouse-over, darker when mouse-down)
- New I/O "arrow" icons for all possible "master/send/receive" states for tracks
- New volume and pan knobs, featuring unique animation frames for min, unity and max gain states (volume knob) and 100% left, center and 100% right pan states (pan knob)
- Volume knob features visual indicators for min, unity and max gain
- New FX parameter knob
- FX knob features visual indicators for min and max values (no "unity" frame nor marker since FX values and ranges can vary)
- New Input FX button ([iFX]) displayed on both TCP and MCP
- New "track number" background for TCP and MCP

VUs:
- Larger separation between left and right channels to improve legibility of meter text on TCPs & MCPs
- Meter text color adjustments
- Clip indicator text is now green if not clipped, red if clipped

- All VUs feature new, unique colors for identifying more signal & record-arm states (normal, rec-arm, clipped):
- meter normal_background
- meter normal_lit
- meter normal_clip_background
- meter normal_clip_lit
- meter record-arm_background
- meter record-arm_lit
- meter record-arm_clip_background
- meter record-arm_clip_lit

- New RMS colors for Master VU

MEDIA ITEMS:
- Media Items have a light border to improve edge editing
- Selected Media Items have slight yellow border (matches TCP selected border)
- Media Item background and waveform color tweaks
- New Media Item icons derived from main interface icons (lock, mute, FX)
- New volume/velocity knob, based on the design of the new TCP volume knob
- Adjusted fade-in/out and cross-fade colors for clarity

ARRANGE VIEW:
- Darker arrange background colors
- Gridline color adjustments (very tedious to get right)
- Marker, Region & Time Signature Marker and respective background color tweaks
- Loop point and time selection color adjustments

TRANSPORT:
- Replaced play, stop, record, etc. buttons with edited versions of Tallisman's "reaBendo [R5mkII]" theme buttons, found here:
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=11059
- Play, stop, record, etc. buttons adjusted to make more obvious when mouse-over, pressed or engaged
- New color-coding for info boxes & related text: Tempo, Time Signature, Play Rate, Status, Start, End, Length
- New green vari-speed knob, which displays a red "!" if they play speed is not equal to 1
- New, wider "global automation" buttons, color-coded to match TCP & MCP automation icon colors
- Smoother transport background gradient

MIXER CONTROL PANELS:
- Rearranged icons to match general look of TCP icons
- New border graphics surrounding I/O, envelope and FX icons to reflect TCP appearance

- New send gain graphics:
- Taller than usual to improve legibility of the send text between the left and right channels
- Send gain colors match TCP VU colors: green/teal/blue for signals under 0.0dB, red for signals over 0.0dB
- Send text is yellow when muted, to match TCP & MCP mute button color

- New send gain knob, based on the design of the new TCP volume knob
- New Extended Mixer images for empty FX, parameter and send slots
- New Extended Mixer images for occupied FX, parameter and send slots
- New Extended Mixer backgrounds, including rectangular bar for adjusting height of FX, parameter and send areas

INLINE MIDI EDITOR:
- New icons
- New note background colors

MIDI EDITOR:
- New midi_note_colormap.png (found in main image directory)
- Colors adjusted to match overall color scheme of main interface
- New "midi item bounds" indicator shows start and end of item

MIDI EDITOR TRACK LIST ICONS:
- New Folder collapse/expand icon
- New icons derived from main interface icons (lock, record-arm, mute, solo)

NOTATION EDITOR
- Dark background to prevent eye fatigue
- Element colors match main interface colors when applicable

TABS:
- New tab images for unselected & selected tabs (project tabs, docker tabs, etc.)


Changelog for v1.01:
- Slightly taller transport
- Fixed misaligned BPM button

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KNOWN ISSUES:

- Envelope Control Panels: elements overlap in unintended ways when the ECP's parent TCP is a sub-track in a Folder TCP
- Vari-Speed Knob: When playback speed is 1.00600, REAPER does not display the "!" frame warning the user of non 1 play speed
- Master MCP: Does not have its own "mcp_fxparm" images, so it falls back on the MCP image, causing it to stretch

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ORIGINAL THEME BY FORUM MEMBER 'DLN':
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=30077

Please let me know if you find anything broken or out-of-place. Thanks!

- Mike
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:49 AM   #2
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:24 AM   #3
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What a great theme :-)
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:15 PM   #4
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Nice job. Thanks for your hard work.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:29 AM   #5
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I'm totally blind to the color.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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I like the way this looks a lot, however, on my system (Windows 7 desktop) the numbers which show the times in the top line of the main sequencer are all only visible for their upper half. That was just too irritating so for now, I'm staying with the default.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:00 AM   #7
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I've updated the theme to v1.10. Lots of loose ends were taken care of. It's basically the same theme, but with enhanced clarity.

v1.10 CHANGELOG:

TL;DR Version:
- General cleanup of loose ends, adding clarity and cohesion.

FULL v1.10 CHANGELOG:

GENERAL:
- re-rendered enhanced versions of all knob stacks for volume, pan, fx parameters & vari-speed
- improved scrollbar graphics
- improved fx parameter envelope colors (4 shades of purple)
- slightly fancier monitor fx buttons

TRANSPORT:
- added definition of transport background dropshadows
- improved colors for transport "start", "end" and "length" text and backgrounds
- cleaner looking global parameter automation buttons
- cleaner looking BPM button

TRACKS/MIXER:
- brighter volume and pan readout text colors
- cleaned up TCP folder indent graphics
- more obvious that tracks polarity inversion switch is enabled
- clipped VU meters easier to observe at lower dB values
- new mixer MIDI hardware send graphics & colors

MEDIA ITEMS:
- media item buttons cleaned up (corners smoothed out)
- new item notes button
- new item grouped button for when item is grouped but grouping is disabled
- enhanced colors for inline MIDI editor buttons

MIDI EDITOR:
- matched MIDI editor's time selection colors to main time selection colors
- new timeline background & timeline text colors
- new CC lane background colors
- new pitchbend "unity" line color
- new out-of-bounds colors (matches arrange area background colors)

MASTER MIXER:
- new mixer master stereo/mono toggle button graphics
- new mixer master menu button
- new mixer master volume fader color (track master volume fader color is not yet adjustable?)
- mixer master up/down buttons better match mixer control panels (for scrolling through fx, param, sends)
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:38 AM   #8
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v1.11 CHANGELOG:

- Changed envelope control panel parameter label and parameter value text to purple
- Changed envelope control panel fader thumb to purple
- Changed envelope control panel knob to purple
- Clearer envelope bypass and envelope hide buttons on envelope control panel
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:36 PM   #9
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v1.11 CHANGELOG:

- Changed envelope control panel parameter label and parameter value text to purple
- Changed envelope control panel fader thumb to purple
- Changed envelope control panel knob to purple
- Clearer envelope bypass and envelope hide buttons on envelope control panel
Hey there. Thanks, I've just discovered this theme and your cool changes thanks to your recent update.

However, I can't get the TCP to be fully colored, and there both TCP layouts (Blank or Walter) don't fix that. How do you get the track to be fully colored?
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Hey there. Thanks, I've just discovered this theme and your cool changes thanks to your recent update.

However, I can't get the TCP to be fully colored, and there both TCP layouts (Blank or Walter) don't fix that. How do you get the track to be fully colored?
You need to go to 'Options > Preferences' and navigate to this sub-menu:


I'm working on some slight changes to the envelope control panel update I made recently. The purple is a little too dark on the text and fader thumb.
I also adjusted the knob slightly. A few other adjustments throughout the theme are on the way as well. Nothing big, just some cleaning up.
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You need to go to 'Options > Preferences' and navigate to this sub-menu:


I'm working on some slight changes to the envelope control panel update I made recently. The purple is a little too dark on the text and fader thumb.
I also adjusted the knob slightly. A few other adjustments throughout the theme are on the way as well. Nothing big, just some cleaning up.
Thank you
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v1.12 CHANGELOG (updated on 2019-05-27):

- Track volume knob redesigned: it now has a unique look when set to 0.0dB
- Play and pause button color adjustments (pause is now yellow when engaged)
- Adjusted colors of envelope control panel text and knob
- Improved contrast for all record-arm button states when mouse cursor hovering over them
- Slightly darker background for "length" readout in transport
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