Old 11-06-2017, 05:56 AM   #1
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Default How best make different layout for BUS tracks in mixer?

I am customizing my mixer view, using WALTER and stuff. I've run into some obstacles and I could use some tips both technical and graphical.

I am trying to make a custom layout for BUS tracks (meaning tracks that signals from several tracks converge at, and is sent through) to make them visually distinct from 'usual' tracks in the mixer.

I am having a bit of problems how to do this the best way.

I was thinking of making them larger and bolder in size and appearance. But I can't really find any WALTER options which allows me to do this in a useful way (or perhaps my WALTER skills are short).

I was then thinking of using a specific background panel color (I am using images, pngs) but I can't seem to find a way to make Reaper display a different png background for certain tracks. Is there such a way?

Then I though I should make them taller, meaning fewer fx and send slots visible. But WALTER doesn't seem to allow me to set a specific amount of visible fx and send slots in the mixer view (?) If it did, I could raise the BUS tracks up and make them appear taller (longer volume fader at the bottom).

Am I wrong about my above observations/conclusions? Or are there some ways some of the above could be achieved?

If someone have a better visual eye than me, tips on ways to make good visual cues that 'these tracks are bus tracks' are very welcome. I do want them to look much like regular tracks, just .. noticeably different, heh.

I am currently using a very customized self made theme, originating from the "Classix 4.x" theme.

Thanx in advance for any tips & assistance
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:46 AM   #2
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I removed the Control's & text to the following: Record, Pan, Wide.
I created both a Buss and Folder MCP's did not change the TCP's.
I did this because too me, I do not want to Pan or record in my Buss and Folders.

I also made Wood end panels to the mixer and some thin metal like divider & ends to the Folders.


Uploaded two screenshots of my mixer in the Reaper Stash area:
Mixer with Buss and Folder open and Mixer with Buss and Folders



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Old 11-30-2017, 01:54 AM   #3
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You can specify different TCP or MCP layouts depending on the track name by using "Auto Color/Icon/Layout" from the SWS Addon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo1iTjMBjh0
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:32 PM   #4
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the FX/sends section section is controlled with the following command in Walter

to have Reaper control the FX/SENDS section:
set mcp.extmixer.mode [0]

to have WALTER control the FX/SENDS section
set mcp.extmixer.mode [1]
set mcp.extmixer.position [20 270 90 206 0 0 0 1]


The position/location and size of the FX sections is controlled by the first 4 numbers.
the last four numbers control how it behaves when the track is resized.
see the WALTER guide for more info.
Check the sticky at the top of the Theme Forum for th WALTER guide
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:48 PM   #5
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You can specify different TCP or MCP layouts depending on the track name by using "Auto Color/Icon/Layout" from the SWS Addon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo1iTjMBjh0
Hallo, does anyone knows if TCP-MCP SWS auto layout works in Analog API theme?
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #6
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Hallo, does anyone knows if TCP-MCP SWS auto layout works in Analog API theme?
it should, the theme is just what the user sees inside reaper it is the same.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:08 AM   #7
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I don't know if it works, but the auto bus (autobus haha) when a track is foldered is what I am working right now for Analog API v5

There will be no REC controls when a track is foldered thanks to the command folderstate>0 in WALTER.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:23 AM   #8
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There will be no REC controls when a track is foldered thanks to the command folderstate>0 in WALTER.
w000t! Thanks for the idea. It works!
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:35 AM   #9
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I use the SWS auto-color feature that colors busses based on the fact the track has the name buss in it. Actually all my tracks auto-color based on the name of the track.


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