Old 01-10-2017, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default New Theme: Hybrid Reaper Ableton Live

This is a hybrid theme of Reaper and Ableton Live. Best of both worlds!

Fullscreen theme: https://stash.reaper.fm/29540/fullscreen.png

HybridLive is a new theme that utilizes Reaper's four theme and control positions, with the practical Ableton Live workflow and color scheme. The theme's goal is to present a usable workspace that is intuitive and easy on the eyes. Colors are sparingly used, controls are less clunky, and the layout is tightened.

Hybrid Live is useful for laptops and smaller screens. Hybrid Live is particularly useful for LIVE music: DJ's, performers, artists or musicians that perform live in clubs, bars, on the large podium or simply in their bedroom. The dark theme is easy on the eyes, quite intuitive as it utilizes the default reaper control positions (not having to learn a new theme). There is as little distraction as possible, making it great for a rapid production and flawless work flow that is focused on performance and getting things done.

HybridLive is also great for EDM & elektro producers.

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The Media Explorer (quick file picker) can be accessed by pressing: Ctrl + Alt + X

Drag and drop audio files into the media explorer folder: click a file, Ctrl + Alt and drag it into a folder. Reaper will automatically save your file!

MIDI can be docked in the docker by dragging the handle and drop it in the docker. Or, in MIDI editor window menu, options, and select "dock window". It can also be permanently docked in the docker through global settings.


Theme page:
https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1920/Live.ReaperThemeZip

Direct download (installs automatically):
https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip


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Let's see how this marriage between Reaper & Ableton works out.

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Old 01-10-2017, 07:02 PM   #2
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There is already an update: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip

By mistake, I uploaded another beta previously. The current one is fine.

There are still some minor issues:

- envelopes do not have proper styling, yet.
- some minor bugs on some icons that require attention.
- clunkiness of some icons needs some refinement.

In due time...
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:20 PM   #3
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This looks niiiiice
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:21 PM   #4
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Theme has been updated to a more tighter look. Screenshots are updated as well.

Download: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip


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Old 01-11-2017, 07:37 PM   #5
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looks awesome, dude!!
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Think you have a good idea on your hands.
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T`es vraiment une flaneurette???
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:34 AM   #9
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Moi? Fleurette? aww thank you *me hugs Ivansc in public*
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:24 PM   #10
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Uploaded a new version. Screenshots are refreshed as well.

The theme has been even further reduced and tightened. Color adjustments, and the envelop sections are styled as well. All images have been redesigned, pixel by pixel. Along the way I met WALTER, and we became good friends. He can be mysterious in many ways, but any relationship takes time... spent about 20 hours finetuning the theme. Had to stop because of design fatigue, i.e. not seeing the big picture anymore.
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Theme has been updated, and it's in alpha stage right now. Which means that it's 99% done. I redesigned all images, made the workspace more simple and updated the color scheme to Reaper 5. The mixers have a new jacket as well, thanks to WALTER this was quite easy and fun.

Download: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip


View the theme page for more: https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1920/Live.ReaperThemeZip
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:38 PM   #12
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Did a minor update today on the layout. Nothing major, only design related.

- scrollbars stop blocks added.
- tcp background is a tint darker.
- font/text colors more consistent.

Screenshots are updated.

Update download: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip

I keep a version history, which I am going to host on my website when I get around to it. For now, the latest is always upload to the stash.
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:17 AM   #13
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Had to stop because of design fatigue, i.e. not seeing the big picture anymore.
Nice comeback! thought you were going to surrender or something.
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:55 AM   #14
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Last update today.

Full screenshot: https://stash.reaper.fm/29540/fullscreen.png

Theme page:
https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1920/Live.ReaperThemeZip

Direct download (installs automatically):
https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip


Color adjustments and refinements.

I think this will be it for a while.
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Really tasteful
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:30 AM   #16
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Thanks, looks good. Will give it a try!
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That's great, thank you. I need to ask one quick question, I'm new to Reaper. How do you get the left docker to sit on top of the bottom one? I can only get the left full length.
Thanks again.

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That's great, thank you. I need to ask one quick question, I'm new to Reaper. How do you get the left docker to sit on top of the bottom one? I can only get the left full length.
Thanks again.
Good question

I dragged it around, and suddenly it dropped there... not sure how I did it, but I liked it.
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Ah, modifiers. Press ctrl or command when dragging. Nope, oh well, something will turn up.

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Ah, modifiers. Press ctrl or command when dragging. Nope, oh well, something will turn up.
This certainly demands a clear answer... I've not found it, yet. The Reaper blog has a tutorial on docking, but I could not find any information on how to dock the media explorer op top of the mixer, and left of tracks. In my case it happened by accident, satisfied, I left it there while forgetting how I did it.

My current config file (while searching for the word dock) is this, and somewhere -I think- one of these parameters does the trick:

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mixwnd_dock=1

dockheight_r=345
dockerpprio1=-0.50000000
dockerwprio0=1.44623661
dockerwprio1=0.55376339
dockerpprio0=0.00000000

transport_dock_pos=259

dockposflags=3
docker1_left=224
docker1_right=969
docker1_top=412
docker1_bottom=726
dockermode15=98304
docker15_left=0
docker15_right=745
docker15_top=20
docker15_bottom=280


[REAPERdockpref]
explorer=0.50000000 1
mixer=1.44531167 0
midiedit:{434A8A4A-0102-4939-8586-5B852FD268E2}=1.00000000 1
midiedit=2.94531155 0
fxchain:{72FB0C15-B130-4434-9EDC-3198B8E0807A}=2.44531155 0
fxchain=2.44531155 0
midiedit:{81317CE5-3369-428F-9599-C676C5A1E571}=2.94531155 0
toolbar:13=-0.07142857 15
toolbar=-0.07142857 15
Perhaps, someone more experienced with docking and preferences can chime in on this? because it's a neat trick to dock the explorer on top of the mixer.
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Another update. Refinements, minor color changes on the envelops, some adjustments on the VU meters, better icons and the media items are now white; for better clarity.

Download update: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip

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Another minor update: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip

Somehow, the master RMS meter strip image was garbled. A minor update, but an important one.

I will put up a dedicated page soon, which will list all versions and updates in case someone doesn't enjoy the changes.
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Such a good idea, it's like you can see/feel the workflow and forget about stuff and make music.
Hope you continue simpletonifying everything, next, the IO?
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This is really nice, thank you!
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Such a good idea, it's like you can see/feel the workflow and forget about stuff and make music.
Hope you continue simpletonifying everything, next, the IO?
Yes, and when I figure out to make a custom knob with WALTER, I will make new round knobs that look more like Ableton. Currently, the needle on the knob is too thin.

It's interesting to see where this theme has gone. Now it has elements of Reaper, Ableton and even Logic. I am trying to unify their best features into one theme. I don't aim for perfection, that's silly and fruitless. Rather, I want an environment with as little distraction manageable, as I get distracted by most GUI's. Especially if they look convoluted, like complicated hardware.
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I made a quick pan for you to try, maby to quick. https://stash.reaper.fm/29704/Pan4HybridLiveTest.7z
it's size 28 28 so [xx xx 28 28 x x x x] and make sure you front the thing.
front mcp.width.label mcp.pan.label mcp.recmon mcp.volume.label mcp.pan
You should try this software to make your own knob stacks.
http://www.g200kg.com/jp/software/kn...#nativeknobman
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This really is a nice simple, clean, clear, uncluttered theme. Thank you.
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I made a quick pan for you to try, maby to quick. https://stash.reaper.fm/29704/Pan4HybridLiveTest.7z
it's size 28 28 so [xx xx 28 28 x x x x] and make sure you front the thing.
front mcp.width.label mcp.pan.label mcp.recmon mcp.volume.label mcp.pan
You should try this software to make your own knob stacks.
http://www.g200kg.com/jp/software/kn...#nativeknobman
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That is interesting. I'll have a look at that.
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Theme has been updated with better knobs. Plus a few other minor updates.

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1920/Live.ReaperThemeZip

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Great theme, my favorite so far. But I can't select a track in the project window? I am on mac.
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Great theme, my favorite so far. But I can't select a track in the project window? I am on mac.
I made some changes, including highlighting the selected track: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip
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I made some changes, including highlighting the selected track: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip
Oh that's so cool and so fast )
Thank you tons, great theme. Keep up the great work!
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It would be great if one could make the height of the tracks in the main window smaller. It seems that this is the minimum height I could get.
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It would be great if one could make the height of the tracks in the main window smaller. It seems that this is the minimum height I could get.
In the rtconfig.txt, in the theme folder, there is this line which accomplishes that:

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tcp_heights 20 73 73 73	 ; supercollapsed, collapsed, small(norecarm), recarm size 4 24 49 73
I have set it to this, because Reaper doesn't want to "snap" to a fixed height, which annoyed me, when each track was a random height. So this was a kind of hack to prevent random collapsing...

The default config for Reaper 4 is this:

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tcp_heights 4 24 49 73	 ; supercollapsed, collapsed, small(norecarm), recarm size
If you unpack/unzip the theme, it's located here: REAPER\ColorThemes\HybridLive
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Dreamtuned, I like the way you applied those colors.

In the next version I will add transparency to all the items of the tracks, so that your own colors will show.
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Flaneurette, thanks.
The theme is already great, so I am sure that every other update will be better and better.

Those codes, do you say I can tweak them to make the tracks smaller in height?
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Flaneurette, thanks.
The theme is already great, so I am sure that every other update will be better and better.

Those codes, do you say I can tweak them to make the tracks smaller in height?
Yes.

But I made it default now: https://stash.reaper.fm/29435/Live.ReaperThemeZip
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