Old 01-15-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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here is a design called blackmagick.


completed 02-02-07 - completed the entire theme

updated 01-28-07 - finished toolbar buttons

updated 01-27-07 - redesigned/tweaked the transport buttons (much better).

updated 01-18-07 - completed transport buttons.

updated 01-15-07 - completed faders and tweaked colors. click the thumbnail to see. up next, is tool buttons.

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here is the theme download:
note there is a typeface that you should install in the ZIP.

1. extract the zip file with directories to C:\Program Files\REAPER\ColorThemes

2. copy the GJ-MINI.FON inside C:\Program Files\REAPER\ColorThemes\gj_blackmagick to your C:\WINDOWS\Fonts directory.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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looks great so far, ill wait for the buttons to get done
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:36 AM   #3
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this one is gonna kick ass! lookin forward to it!
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:02 AM   #4
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Wow, Grymmjack goin' Reaper.
I already enjoy quite some VST/i's designed by you mate. Great

Watch this space peeps, great stuff coming along I think.

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Old 01-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #5
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looking good. From looking at your other work this is promising.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:02 AM   #6
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Grymmjack is here? Hey my man!

Good to see you're here and i'm loving this first draft you'r showing us in this picture.. wonderfull i'm sure its gonna kick ass, a big Fan of your work.. keep it hot and bring it on as soon as its done..!!

All the best for this new year 07!!
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hi! and thanks for your confidence/compliments.

i'm loving reaper. i've been doing alot of reading up and research on the way it works and what the various buttons/click-targets do so that the theme can be designed in a way that's very easy to use.

hopefully i will succeed. stay tuned.
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:12 PM   #8
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Looking forward to the completed theme. Love the color palette! It looks like...the FUTURE!

"The future, Conan?"
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:49 AM   #9
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completed transport buttons.
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Hello grym! Thanx for this but i think the link ain't working.. will try back later!! thanx
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:16 PM   #11
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Hello grym! Thanx for this but i think the link ain't working.. will try back later!! thanx
i had the filename wrong. sorry about that.
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:10 PM   #12
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Looks great but, I think the link is still not working. Clicking on it just pulls up some code.
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I'll wait until it's in .ReaperTheme mode, I have an aversion to code
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cant wait till the buttons are done!!!!

where are you, grymm???

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I'll wait until it's in .ReaperTheme mode, I have an aversion to code
Right click and save as.
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how do you load new shades into the program??
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how do you load new shades into the program??
There is a folder called colorthemes in your Reaper program folder. Put it in there and load from in reaper under Options.
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cant wait till the buttons are done!!!!

where are you, grymm???

i'm right here jay.

only have weekends to play with stuff because of life complexity level. that said though, going to continue working on the theme this weekend
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gonna be making the buttons for transport larger.

i dont like how small they are there with that effect.

this first skin is likely going to be a learning curve skin, future skins will be better because i'll already learn how to best leverage reapers minimalism for maximum effect.

hang in there, i'll post more updates soon.
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i'm right here jay.

only have weekends to play with stuff because of life complexity level. that said though, going to continue working on the theme this weekend
haha excuse my impatience, but i am really looking forward to it, knowing you do really nice work
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completed refactored transport.

i'm much happier with this.
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The transport looks great! keep it up!
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completed refactored transport.

i'm much happier with this.

wow. sexy.
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proposed button icon ideas:

new project = lightning bolt
open project = folder with arrow up
save = disk
properties = checks and switches control
undo = UNDO text
redo = REDO text
metronome = 1234 text

auto crossfade = X over envelopes overlapping
item grouping = two boxes with chainlink overtop
ripple editing = ))) waves (similar to current)
lock envelopes = lock icon with automation triangle (like transport)
grid = bars (like current)
snap = arrow right bar arrow left (like current)
locking = lock (like current)

record monitoring off = simple speaker shape (dimmed)
record monitoring on = simple speaker shape (lit)
record monitoring auto = simple speaker shape with a small tape on top

folder off = similar to current (dimmed)
folder on = similar to current (lit)
folder is last = similar to current but with overlay of J arrow (like linefeed)
folder compact = folder with down arrow
folder hide = folder with red slash through it

hardware options = screwdriver
track envelopes = automation /\ with bezier spline
fx off = similar to current (dimmed)
fx on = similar to current (lit)
fx on/off buttons = similar to current (diff font maybe)

phase normal = p
phase inverted = b
mute = M
solo = S

recording mode input = "in" (in a box with higher contrast)
recording mode output = "out" (in a box with higher contrast)


the main thing is some of the defaults are good, but not good on a dark theme like this.

so i'll be making everything from scratch.
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The transport looks great! keep it up!
thanks. i tried to make automation mode useful by showing L for latch, T for touch, green for read and red with no L or T for write.

makes sense?
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thanks. i tried to make automation mode useful by showing L for latch, T for touch, green for read and red with no L or T for write.

makes sense?
for sure it does. I think the only that ruins your screenshot above are the orignal reaper icons that are in there hehe... otherwise, its starting to look dead sexy.
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Default windows colors

also i made a 3DCC color scheme.

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it looks like the screenshot PNG.
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for sure it does. I think the only that ruins your screenshot above are the orignal reaper icons that are in there hehe... otherwise, its starting to look dead sexy.
thanks jay.

check out the windows color scheme. it really makes a difference for the full DAW consistent look.

in the wincolors zip file there is 3DCC.exe which is a 3D color changer executable. simply unzip this stuff to a temp directory, open 3DCC.exe (scan it first if you like but it's clean), then choose the gj_blackmagic.3DCC from the Options button: Scheme | Load, and hit apply.

save your existing windows colorscheme first if you want to revert via windows, by using desktop | properties | themes | save..
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it could be a cool feature for themes to detect a colorscheme for windows somehow, like maybe 3DCC support or something. i'm sure Justin has seen/heard of 3D color changer before (it's one of the few color changers that let you at the fiddly bits that microsoft doesn't) since he's the kingpin originator of skinable apps.

what you think Justin? is this possible for future? bundling windows colors with the colorschemes?

any plans to implement wsz (like winamp) bundles with reaper? for fonts, windows colors, buttons, etc, so it's a matter of doubleclicking on the RSZ and it's magically applied like winamp?

just a thought..
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thanks jay.

check out the windows color scheme. it really makes a difference for the full DAW consistent look.

in the wincolors zip file there is 3DCC.exe which is a 3D color changer executable. simply unzip this stuff to a temp directory, open 3DCC.exe (scan it first if you like but it's clean), then choose the gj_blackmagic.3DCC from the Options button: Scheme | Load, and hit apply.

save your existing windows colorscheme first if you want to revert via windows, by using desktop | properties | themes | save..
I already have the royale noir theme on , but ill try yours out for sure, thanks!
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I already have the royale noir theme on , but ill try yours out for sure, thanks!
what is royal noir? sounds yummy, care to share?

i used to use royale blue xp theme, if noir is the black version, dude hook me UP.
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ahh, also if you use the 3DCC you need to use "Windows Classic style" windows and buttons from appearance tab.

Royale noir is an XP style like Royale blue was, so i dunno if it would still work with the 3DCC or not.

i guess try and find out
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what is royal noir? sounds yummy, care to share?

i used to use royale blue xp theme, if noir is the black version, dude hook me UP.
ill look for it.

http://digg.com/design/Royal_Noir_v1...me_now_updated

its what i use on my studio machine, nice and dark all around.
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in the wincolors zip file there is 3DCC.exe which is a 3D color changer executable. simply unzip this stuff to a temp directory, open 3DCC.exe (scan it first if you like but it's clean), then choose the gj_blackmagic.3DCC from the Options button: Scheme | Load, and hit apply.
I get a window that says;

3d Color Changer 3000 not properly installed. Reinstall .....

Any Idea what I am doing wrong?

I cant wait till this is all together. Its perfect for a prog called REAPER.
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I get a window that says;

3d Color Changer 3000 not properly installed. Reinstall .....

Any Idea what I am doing wrong?

I cant wait till this is all together. Its perfect for a prog called REAPER.
no idea, but try looking here: http://jote.pai.net.pl/jn/3dcc/
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ill look for it.

http://digg.com/design/Royal_Noir_v1...me_now_updated

its what i use on my studio machine, nice and dark all around.
thanks man
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Default OThanx for this one~~

Thanx a lot for this Theme, can not wait to try it b ut 'm abit confuse here, wich one i must download to install it in my Reaper Theme folder? Thanx
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Solar,
Re-read his first post, dude. He's been updating it, and he uploaded a Zip of his theme plus a font.

DL it, unzip it, copy the .theme file and UI folder into C:\program files\reaper\color themes, then copy the font file into c:\windows\fonts. Restart Reaper, and you should find the new theme as an option.

hope this helps...


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thanks man

no, thank YOU. What i do is meaningless.
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finished the toolbar buttons. updated the attached zip. it's all there so far.

just got the other buttons to go.

here is a shot of the toolbar buttons:
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