Old 05-09-2017, 06:33 AM   #1
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Now I have to say I thought to myself thinking 'oh this should only take a 2-3 days'. It took 2-3 weeks solid of doing nothing but this to finish it up. I'm glad it's complete. I'm quite happy with it. Even though there's a lot to be desired because Reaper isn't fully unlocked for creating themes.

I also created a bunch of icons but I have not figured out how to use them the way I want.

With Ableton it auto creates a custom folder icon. I'd like that to happen with Reaper.

Gotta figure out the stash, Uploading either today or tomorrow. Will update this thread again when I do.

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I been making my own theme... so naturally, of course, I'd name it after myself.

I'm pretty new to Reaper and have been slowly moving away from Ableton. I maybe have not thought of everything but this theme is for my needs and not really built to be 'the' theme for everyone. Plus I don't fully understand walter. Lots of trial and error lol.

The goal of it is to have it as neutral/simple as I could make it, so I don't have to think about the program itself and just get to work. It's some sort of hybrid of Photoshop, Ableton, Reaper and personal taste.


I still need to clean up files before uploading but I wanted to share a screenshot.


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Old 05-09-2017, 06:40 AM   #2
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Looks great. Love the little Reaper logo in the upper left, and the simple, flat look overall. Will definitely check this one out once it's up.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:48 AM   #3
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nice! - looking forward to it
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:33 AM   #4
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Cool, thanks. Please, mixer view.
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:53 PM   #5
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I like it already: minimal, 2D, knob stacks.
How does it handle the elements with a narrow TCP? I'll have to wait and see.
Thanks for sharing, the FRXST.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:56 PM   #6
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Looks interesting.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

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I like it already: minimal, 2D, knob stacks.
How does it handle the elements with a narrow TCP? I'll have to wait and see.
Thanks for sharing, the FRXST.
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Cool, thanks. Please, mixer view.
New screenshots are up.
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:49 AM   #8
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Love the Splash Screen with the pic,font and font size. Also excellent choice for colors as orange, grey and black. Hope those colors stay and get implemented dominantly in the theme layout.. Certainly works for Reaper. Keep it coming !

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Old 05-13-2017, 06:32 AM   #9
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Very nice! I'm really feeling the splash screen.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:42 AM   #10
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I have to say that I'm very impressed. Elements clearly stand out while being easy on the eye. It's the best theme I've seen in a while. Can't wait to use it.

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Old 05-13-2017, 10:30 AM   #11
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Thanks for the kind words. I figure out the stash and its now online. Enjoy!
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:59 AM   #12
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Nice theme! Looks really complete and stacked well.

There are couple of bugs (or maybe nitpicks) in my opinion:

1. The font for toolbar text icons is too big

2. The transport is missing selection display and the status display is cutting some of the info.
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Old 05-13-2017, 04:05 PM   #13
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WOW MAN.

THIS IS REALLY AMAZING!!!!.

The sliders on the mixer is awesome. The minimal track panel is great too. Very easy on the eyes and it just make sense.

You have taste.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:09 PM   #14
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trying to offer help

what exactly is your problem mentioned about icon files?

are they toolbar icons or what?

There exist a few diff ways to deal with this...

Also you might want to know about this:

https://pnggauntlet.com/

It is free and works great in that you can drop the whole folder of the theme png files onto it and let them compress... results in faster functioning and smaller theme size... [often by a lot!]

I'll wait to hear more about the 'problem' with icons
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:14 AM   #15
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the status display is cutting some of the info.
Screenshot?

1. I personally don't like font too small.

2. I on purpose removed the time section start, end and loop size. I never look at it.

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WOW MAN.

THIS IS REALLY AMAZING!!!!.

The sliders on the mixer is awesome. The minimal track panel is great too. Very easy on the eyes and it just make sense.

You have taste.
Thanks man. I'm happy you enjoy it.


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what exactly is your problem mentioned about icon files?

I'll wait to hear more about the 'problem' with icons
With ableton when you save your project, it'll create a folder and collect all samples etc for that project.

But what it does auto make that folder to have a custom ableton folder icon. It's just so damn professional. I want that experience still with Reaper.

Maybe there's a way to do this? I have not looked too much into it yet at this point.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:27 AM   #16
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There it is





* Edit: This is because I am using different status display settings than yours. Sorry for the confusion!

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Old 05-14-2017, 01:41 AM   #17
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* Edit: This is because I am using different status display settings than yours. Sorry for the confusion!

Ah I cant even find those options lol atm.

It's only cutting off words like 'playing' 'stopped' etc which there's visual indicators with the actual transport buttons on what's happening.
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:01 AM   #18
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Ah I cant even find those options lol atm.
The Transport Time Display mode is synced with the Timeline Display mode by default.

You can change both of them (de-sync them) by right-clicking on the Transport Status Display or the Timeline lane in Arranger and changing the options in the menu accordingly.
(This is Golden Rule Nr1 in Reaper - Right-click on EVERYTHING! - you will be amazed what you will find! )

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It's only cutting off words like 'playing' 'stopped' etc which there's visual indicators with the actual transport buttons on what's happening.
You are right, its just my OCD thats messing with me
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:20 AM   #19
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You are right, its just my OCD thats messing with me
Trust me.. if that was my preferred/default setting it'd bug me too lol.

Thanks for tip where those options are. I'm a advance user of Ableton and Adobe products. But if you've ever used Ableton in just arrangement view (like I always do) you'd know how limited the options are to do anything is.

Maybe when I get more in depth with projects in Reaper I'll feel the need to tweak and update my theme.
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Yeah, I totally get you man

For me Reaper is one giant (and almost freely-arrangeble) shortcut-board. The downside about this is that there are many functions hidden under context menus and you really have to learn the right places to right-click to take full advantage from them. I am still discovering hidden functions behind Ctrl-Clicks
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:55 AM   #21
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Can't seem to find the track folder enable icon?
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:13 AM   #22
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Yeah, I totally get you man

For me Reaper is one giant (and almost freely-arrangeble) shortcut-board. The downside about this is that there are many functions hidden under context menus and you really have to learn the right places to right-click to take full advantage from them. I am still discovering hidden functions behind Ctrl-Clicks
Yeah it's taken me quite a while to set it up to the way I'd like, still not 100%.


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Can't seem to find the track folder enable icon?
Removed it on purpose. Found it to clutter the ui. I created an action to mimic how photoshop handles folders.

Create folder for selected tracks


I set that to CTRL+G and have a toolbar icon that's a folder to that.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:26 AM   #23
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This is incredible!
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:01 PM   #24
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Nice Work !! love it
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:25 PM   #25
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Thanks guys

There will be an update to the theme soon'ish. Couple small things bugging me while I'm working here.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:00 PM   #26
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Thanks guys

There will be an update to the theme soon'ish. Couple small things bugging me while I'm working here.
I love this theme - really great work theFRST!

Is there any possibility of you making a light (ie white/grey-ish) version of this theme at some point? I love the uber flatness of this theme but I find dark themes hard to work with.

Big thanks

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Looks good, but the master track looks very similar to alberts solaris
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:04 PM   #28
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Even my custom icons fits nicely with this theme.

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