Old 11-28-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default LCS Bug fix of Albert-C (Solaris Pro) theme

11/28/2017
Bug fix of Albert-C (Solaris Pro) theme.
The goal was just to fix things that were broken and make some tweaks for better usability.

This is a large, fullscreen theme.
It is not flexible and not recommended for laptops or other small screens.
This theme is for users with basic needs and a large screen.
The layouts are limited to 2 for the MCP and 2 for the TCP.
The MCP Master has 4 layouts, but 2 are just lowered versions of the other 2.
This is so the Master track can be aligned with the MCP when there is a low count of tracks with no scrollbar at the bottom.

get it from Stash:
LCS_BugFix_ ALBERT-C ( SOLARIS-PRO )

INSTRUCTIONS:
- click on the link above
- download the theme from the Stash page the link opens
- unzip the downloaded file
- copy the theme file into Repear's color theme folder
- open Reaper

FIXES & TWEAKS
- altered MCP Pan knob to function like a pan instead of a volume level knob
- created Stereo and Dual Pan faders, knobs, backgounds and layouts for MCP and TCP and both Masters.
- various tweaks to the Transport to help it match the theme better.
- changed Solo to yellow and Mute to red to follow along with the Default theme.
- changed TCP default layout so Name label will stretch to make it bigger
- created a TCP volume fader/slider for the compact view.
- changed the TCP FXparm so the active FX no longer appear to be muted.
- added the FX-In button the right side of the Recinput box.
- adjusted the text margins in the MCP and TCP name labels.
- changed recarm off from red to red tinted gray and auto from red to yellow LED to clarify status better
- fixed ENV Preview for MCP and Global ENV.
- fixed the background for the Global ENV text.
- fixed various other little bugs and made so many little tweaks I lost track.

NEW LAYOUTS:
- created new TCP layout with a longer name showing in the smallest position.
- created lowered version of the default layout for when the scrollbar is hidden
- created several fader colors and added layouts for them in the MCP.
- created a Big Meter layout and a lowered version of it for when the scrollbar is hidden.
- created several knob colors for the Big Meter layouts and added layouts for them in the MCP.

SCREENSHOTS: (these are big, unless you have a 4K monitor)
Default Layout
Default layout with Dual Pan mode and Fader Colors
Default layout with Stereo Pan mode
Big Meter layout
Big Meter with Dual Pan mode and knob colors
Big Meter with Stereo Pan mode
Big Meter meter demo

LOG:
UPDATE: 11/29/2017
- changed the Long Name TCP layout. Buttons now slide right as the track is stretched.
UPDATE: 12/10/2017
- made text for markers visible (Thanks Hopi!)
- made meters a bit brighter
UPDATE: 09/19/2019
- fixed FX Bypass on default MCP layout
- fixed Pause On button on Midi editor
- changed clicked on feedback behavior for all Midi transport buttons
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Last edited by lucas_LCS; 09-26-2019 at 06:55 PM. Reason: added updates as of 12/10/2017
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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I downloaded Solaris Pro theme it does not match the description you have in your posting.
Did you by chance upload the wrong version of the theme?
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:49 AM   #3
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I downloaded Solaris Pro theme it does not match the description you have in your posting.
Did you by chance upload the wrong version of the theme?
Did you unzip the file first?

I tested just now using the following steps:
- clicked on the link in my first post
- downloaded the theme from the Stash page the link opens
- unzipped the downloaded file
- copied the theme file into Repear's color theme folder
- opened Reaper and loaded the theme

It work fine for me.
I added the instructions to first post in case unzipping was the issue.
Please note that if you are trying to use it on a small screen or low resolution screen, it will not work and and at best , will not look like my sceenshots.

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Old 11-29-2017, 06:18 AM   #4
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I unzipped the file double clicked the reaper icon.

I looked at the rt file it shows that four layouts for the mixer, but when you try to change the mixer layout only two are shown.
Also the track view also only shows two layouts.

Is this theme a version 4 or version 5, I noticed no version 5 statement in the rt file.

Thanks for your response.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:08 AM   #5
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I unzipped the file double clicked the reaper icon.

I looked at the rt file it shows that four layouts for the mixer, but when you try to change the mixer layout only two are shown.
Also the track view also only shows two layouts.

Is this theme a version 4 or version 5, I noticed no version 5 statement in the rt file.

Thanks for your response.
This is a Version 4 theme.
There are only 2 layouts for the mixer (not counting fader colors).
The RTCONFIG only has 2 layouts for the MCP.
- - The Master MCP has 4 layouts, but 2 are just lowered versions of the other 2.
- - The lowered versions are for low track count situations where the scrollbar is not present.
- - Using the lowered version in that scenario aligns the Master with the MCP tracks.

The following comments are from the Theme's download page on Stash:
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1. Mixer view the VU meters need work.
please explain what the issue is with the Mixer view VU meters.

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2. Track view need a complete overhaul.
please explain what the issue is with the track view.

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The previous Solaris deserves the title "Pro" more than this one.
This -is- the 'previous Solaris'.
This is the first one, the only one that Albert made.
It was never finished and had many bugs in it that made it hard to use even for basic needs.
This is the theme I used as the starting point to create version #1 of Solaris_LCS.

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:18 AM   #6
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Now I remember why I put this user in the "ignore list"...
Thanks Lucas for your work and easy explanation...
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:03 AM   #7
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11/29/2017
- changed the Long Name TCP layout. Buttons now slide right as the track is stretched.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:04 AM   #8
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@Diego
you're welcome!
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:16 PM   #9
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Track view - I think the cu meter in the track view in the previous Solaris is much better where you can increase or decrease the size of the cu meter.

Mixer view - the fx slots at the top of the tracks malfunction when the view is less than full screen, was not a problem in previous version.

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Old 11-30-2017, 02:49 PM   #10
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Track view - I think the cu meter in the track view in the previous Solaris is much better where you can increase or decrease the size of the cu meter.
Thank you for appreciating what I did with with my Solaris_LCS theme, but you do understand that this theme is not mine?
It really is just a bug-fix of Albert's original, unfinished beta theme with some enhancements thrown in.
Please don't compare it to the work I put into Solaris_LCS.
This one is very different from that one since the goal here is different.
This one should only be compared to Albert's beta, which can be downloaded here from the Stash site.

I considered adding the expandable TCP meter feature for you, but I hesitate because you also wrote this:

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Mixer view - the fx slots at the top of the tracks malfunction when the view is less than full screen, was not a problem in previous version.
This statement tells me you either didn't read or didn't understand what I wrote in my first post.

I'll re-state for clarity:
- This a Fullscreen only theme.
- It is designed for a large display with the mixer expanded to fullscreen
- It is not flexible, the mixer layouts only work correctly at fullscreen.
- Do not use it on a laptop or a small screen
- Do not use this theme if your workflow requires complex layouts or a mixture of layouts because it only has 2 layouts for the MCP and the TCP


Taking into account other things you've mentioned elsewhere about what you need in a theme, I think this theme is just too simple to satisfy your needs, but thanks for taking a look.

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Old 12-09-2017, 09:51 AM   #11
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nice work ... I think I found a bug or maybe it is intentional for some reason..

using the latest reaper and also the latest pre version... when editing a marker to have a text name, the text does not show up... only the number shows...
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:53 PM   #12
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update 12/10/2017
- made text for markers visible (Thanks Hopi!)
- made meters a bit brighter
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:49 PM   #13
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UPDATE: 09/19/2019
- fixed FX Bypass on default MCP layout
- fixed Pause On button on Midi editor
- changed clicked on feedback behavior for all Midi transport buttons

get it from Stash:
LCS_BugFix_ ALBERT-C ( SOLARIS-PRO )
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