Old 12-31-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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A slight modification for the new default theme: (Here you go Jason and a big cheers to WT and the themes team )
Happy new Year!!!

A little update- More matching colors and contrast.

Link: https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/692/Jan...ReaperThemeZip




The only thing in question at the moment are the buttons for fx and i/o and the toolbar buttons.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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Nice tweak! I still want to see what White Tie does for the final release, and while this still has some of the same issues, it's definitely an improvement over the current version. Good work.
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thank you so much. This provides some nice contrast.
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A noticeable improvement over WT's dec30 theme (more contrast + black VU meter backgrounds + opaque faders = WIN), but there are still a lot of elements with green, white or grey text on a grey background.
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The meters look much better now.
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Much better IMHO...
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:05 PM   #8
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Thanks heaps for your efforts here

I love how clear the items are in V2 of this one. A nice variation on the Theme Teams efforts.

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one stupid question, how do you do to change background media file color at the same time with waveform color?
i always get only the waveform color changes…
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one stupid question, how do you do to change background media file color at the same time with waveform color?
i always get only the waveform color changes…
Preferences/Appearance/Media You have tinting options for waveforms and media item background and also the strength of the tint.
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Another small update regarding the insert and sends text and volume strip.
And the VU Meter.

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/690/Def...ReaperThemeZip


Se the first post above for the screenshot
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Very Nice,Janne!
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Fantastic work! Thanks Janne.
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yay meters!
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Thank you!! This is great!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:07 AM   #17
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Another update in the works.I tried to match the track id and transport colors:



I was also thinking about the fx and i/o buttons to be in a similar style( or the style of the mute and solo butons).The grey ones are hard to read.
Please give some thoughts about the I/o buttons.

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Looks good so far! I think there needs to be more contrast in these areas:



The dark greys should be more like the track name background or something, just a lot darker overall to make the text clearer and make the theme look a little less hazy and more defined.
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Looks good so far! I think there needs to be more contrast in these areas:



The dark greys should be more like the track name background or something, just a lot darker overall to make the text clearer and make the theme look a little less hazy and more defined.
I agree.the light text on grey is hard to read.
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Looks good so far! I think there needs to be more contrast in these areas:



The dark greys should be more like the track name background or something, just a lot darker overall to make the text clearer and make the theme look a little less hazy and more defined.
Were you thinking something along these lines?

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Maybe even darker, like almost black like the VU with white lettering?
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This is the track id color without the dark edges:



Ive done all three fx states.But i will take a while to do all of the io and env pngs.There is a whole bunch of them
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What about this sort of thing?



I think the colored states should probably be brighter too, yay/nay?

Sorry, not being harsh on your work, the stuff I'm critiquing isn't your work anyways Just trying to make it perfect!
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No problem Adam.Im experimenting myself and I appreciate collaboration.
And this is the color of the empty vu meter:



I think this one is the most detailed
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We posted at the same time, just want to make sure you didn't miss mine! Heh... Very slightly lighter than the VU color is what I used!
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Comparing to the old theme I think the old one is much clearer and generally nicer in this regard still, even compared to the ones you and I are mocking up now :/...

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I could try to add the old def4 buttons in it.
I wasnt mocking Im actually making the pngs and making screenshots of reaper.
There are so much options its hard to decide.Ill have to experiment a bit more :P
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I could try to add the old def4 buttons in it.
I wasnt mocking Im actually making the pngs and making screenshots of reaper.
There are so much options its hard to decide.Ill have to experiment a bit more :P
Yeah sorry I knew you were doing it properly while I am just sitting around in Pixelmator mocking stuff up, didn't mean to imply that, hehe...

I don't know if the old buttons will look nice with the new overall theme to be honest. I think they work best with the more green tracks instead of the grey (I like grey though, I want my workspace to be relatively neutral). I think what you have going is a step in the right direction with the current theme, I'm sure with this thread we can all come up with something that looks great! Thanks for doing the work on this man!
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No problem
Yup youre right the grey is more neutral.And also the old buttons dont fit in.

On the other hand im not really too much bothered by the default new buttons.It bothers me more if they stick out too much- i like that with Logic-its buttons are not annoying to the eye.
I was reading the complaints about the buttons on the forum and if I decide to share the theme I try to follow wishes of other participants here.But its impossible to please everyone.

Ill try to work on the darker VU meter like option to see how it works out.
Maybe the Theme team will come with some solution even before that

Oh yes and I must say that your Beat detective script is a winner.It has saved me many hours of work and grumping with Logics flex.
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Just testing a variation here...
What if the track background is a bit darker, so that the lighter gray elements stand out a bit more?



The unity does suffer whit this adjustment though.
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Just testing a variation here...
What if the track background is a bit darker, so that the lighter gray elements stand out a bit more?



The unity does suffer whit this adjustment though.
That would be a posibility for a darker version of theme. But to keep the unity all of the knobs and fader background would have to be set to the same darker color.
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Darkened the track title background a bit and a brighter/more saturated FX on button... thoughts?
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Darkened the track title background a bit and a brighter/more saturated FX on button... thoughts?
I think this version looks nice.It looks better if elements have the same colour and depth.
Althou if you darken the Track title bckgrnd the color tint doesnt have such an impact.The default one is perfect.
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can you move the fx button so it is on the left like the ones below it?
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What about this sort of thing?

Nooo, that's way too dark (and ugly).
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Comparing to the old theme I think the old one is much clearer and generally nicer in this regard still, even compared to the ones you and I are mocking up now :/...

Almost everything in the old one was much better, especially the fonts/icons. The new lowercase fonts (e.g. 'i o') don't have that professional touch (they look cheesy).
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@Janne83: Don't forget to fix the low-contrast colors of the BPM (tempo) and time signature indicators.

The transport buttons have too much green. Grey buttons with a brushed metal texture (png) would be perfect (I think I saw something like that in one of schwa's LICEcaps).
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@Janne83: Don't forget to fix the low-contrast colors of the BPM (tempo) and time signature indicators.

The transport buttons have too much green. Grey buttons with a brushed metal texture (png) would be perfect (I think I saw something like that in one of schwa's LICEcaps).
I actually like the greenish transport buttons because they differ from the background color..But tastes differ

As for the bpm backgrnd it will be darker and the text will be more visible.

I will be updating more in detail in the near future but today is my last day off and working days are calling. time to record some music and do some post production again(but unfortunately in Logic)

As for the time being ill leave the silver buttons as they were in default.( i have darker ones(the VU back color) in preparation though.
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This is the best theme ever.
Though it doesnt display properly, check the image
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This is the best theme ever.
Though it doesnt display properly, check the image
Sorry but I dont know since i havent manipulated this pngs at all.they are the default ones.
I have 2 computers and they both work properly.And im using hte latest alpha 22 of v4.

Try the updated version.Its now in the first post above.

I also tried the new version on my brothers PC and it works properly.
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