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Old 08-13-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default LCS_Reaction_Dark :: update: 10/01/2020 - added TCP Sendlist images

Available on Stash

This mod is based on Reaction by Silent
He indicated he was OK with people modding the theme and originally planned to post the theme to stash, but it was too big.
See post #1132 of his theme thread.

Thanks to metamorphosis for providing a mostly untouched version of the original layouts and images.
Thanks to Pri3s7 for pointing the way with his dark mod of the theme.

INSTRUCTIONS:
put the ReaperThemZip file in your Color Themes folder or drag and drop the theme on an open Reaper window.

DETAILS:
- I used many of Pri3s7's theme tweaks, but used the original images and layouts as a starting point and built from there
- edited the original images to make them darker, changed some buttons
- reworked the layouts and added additional layouts

MCP LAYOUTS:
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DEFAULT - similar to Default but better flexibility
NARROW - narrow version of the DEFAULT
WIDE - wider version of the DEFAULT
INSPECTOR - large layout with large buttons meant to be used in an inspector style view
METER - big meter with minimal controls and no FX
METER STRIP - Meter layout in strip format
SEPARATOR - wide or thin blank layouts for making space between tracks. Has the track label so it can also be used to signal the start of a group of tracks.
SEPARATOR FOLDER - wide or thin layouts with a 'folder tab' style and label to be used help mark off sections
SIDEBAR - wide and narrow layouts with FX list along the right side
STRIP - choose between more controls or larger label area
THREEFORCE - legacy layout. pretty much left this alone except to make it darker to match the other layouts

MCP MASTER LAYOUTS:
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DEFAULT - matches default MCP layout
BIG METER - big meter with volume knob instead of a fader and no immediate pan control
INSPECTOR - style as MCP Inspector layout

TCP LAYOUTS:
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DEFAULT - main TCP layout
LONG NAME - matches default TCP layout, except buttons are lowered to allow for name label to keep stretching to the right.
LONG METER - Long Meter above Volume
BIG METER - has expandable meter.
BASIC - no Vol, Pan or main FX
MINIMAL - only has recarm, label, folder, Mute, Solo, TrackIDX and FolderComp buttons
SEPARATOR - blank layout for making space between tracks. Has the track label so it can also be used to signal the start of a group of tracks.
SEPARATOR FOLDER - layout with a 'folder tab' style and label to be used help mark off sections


NOTE: all fader layouts have a blue, green, red or yellow fader version available

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Update: 10/01/2020
- added new TCP FX & send images
- fixed Redo & Undo toolbar buttons

UPDATE: 6/1/2020
- Changed envelope color for 'Trim Volume' and Master Playrate'
UPDATE: 8/18/2019
- fixed a volume label issue on the Threeforce layout
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:37 AM   #2
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:38 AM   #4
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:38 AM   #5
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:59 AM   #6
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Nice work!
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:44 PM   #7
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Awesome!
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:29 PM   #8
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Fantastic!

Very small faders but I found ones that fit better and bit bigger. Gonna take time fix all, with different colors both in mcp and tcp.

Mixer Layouts: Threeforce: Volume number (dB) could adjust a tiny bit to the left. The zero at the most right is half the size.

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Old 08-18-2019, 05:44 AM   #9
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@ prom & +NRG
Thanks!
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Fantastic! .... Found a new favorite theme. You are the best
Thanks ! you're welcome!
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Very small faders but I found ones that fit better and bit bigger. Gonna take time fix all, with different colors both in mcp and tcp.
I like the small faders, especally when you mix in the different colors, but if you found ones you like better, go for it.
Modifying it to your liking is always the best way!
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Mixer Layouts: Threeforce: Volume number (dB) could adjust a tiny bit to the left. The zero at the most right is half the size.
Ahh.. Good catch!.
Honestly, I never touched the coding on that layout, it just there for legacy purposes.
Must be a bug in the original. I'll take a look later and fix it.
Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:11 AM   #10
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UPDATE: 8/18/2019
- fixed a volume label issue on the Threeforce layout

available now on Stash.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:52 AM   #11
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:24 PM   #12
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The following was posted in a thread for another theme:
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i'm currently using reaction_dark. damn nice, if only the faders can be a lill bit bigger.
Unfortunately, I really like the little faders, so I won't be making any changes with them at this point.
You can try using the faders from LCS_reFraction.
It should just a straight-forward PNG file replacement, no coding or adjustments should be needed.

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Old 10-18-2019, 10:11 AM   #13
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You can try using the faders from LCS_reFraction.


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Old 10-20-2019, 06:11 AM   #14
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Just added this one,
We'll see how it stacks up to Mahina.

Looks great, going to work with it all day!
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Just added this one,
We'll see how it stacks up to Mahina.

Looks great, going to work with it all day!
Wow, great theme, thanks. Mahina is oriented toward a different crowd with its 3D look.
The text color in for displaying note pitch in the MIDI Editor is difficult to read.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:49 PM   #16
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Just added this one,
We'll see how it stacks up to Mahina.

Looks great, going to work with it all day!
Thanks!
hope you like it.

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Wow, great theme, thanks.
Thanks!

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Mahina is oriented toward a different crowd with its 3D look.
I think he just meant usability-wise

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The text color in for displaying note pitch in the MIDI Editor is difficult to read.
I'm not seeing the issue.
can you post a screenshot?
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:23 AM   #17
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Thanks!
hope you like it.

Thanks!

I think he just meant usability-wise

I'm not seeing the issue.
can you post a screenshot?
Correct, was referring to ease of use for a newb such as myself.

Used this theme all of last night, and I'm finding out @Lucas_LCS, is the man.

If you were to look at my version of Reaper, all the themes I've actually held onto are all from this developer, keep up the great work bro, I certainly appreciate it.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:54 AM   #18
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Correct, was referring to ease of use for a newb such as myself.

Used this theme all of last night, and I'm finding out @Lucas_LCS, is the man.

If you were to look at my version of Reaper, all the themes I've actually held onto are all from this developer, keep up the great work bro, I certainly appreciate it.
You're welcome!
Glad you're enjoying them.
I must point out that Silent's original Reaction theme was very good to start with.

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LOL
Yes, that would be my preference.
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:06 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=lucas_LCS;2194594]Thanks!
hope you like it.

Thanks!

I think he just meant usability-wise

I'm not seeing the issue.
can you post a screenshot?[/QUO

In the MIDI editor, when the note color is pitch or channel.
You barely can see the note name because of the contrast.
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all the themes I've actually held onto are all from this developer, keep up the great work bro, I certainly appreciate it.
+1, same

(besides X-Raym's Analog and Inquasar DarkMatter, which are also some of my favorites)
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In the MIDI editor, when the note color is pitch or channel.
You barely can see the note name because of the contrast.
Found it.
Unfortunately, it's tied to the Timeline text, so I can can only adjust it a little to get a workable compromise between them:



Let me know if that's OK and I'll upload the change to Stash.
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:49 AM   #23
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In the MIDI editor, when the note color is pitch or channel.
You barely can see the note name because of the contrast.
Sorry, just read your post again and my previous post does not appear to address this.
Please post a screenshot so I can clearly see what the issue is.

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Hi,

Would it be a hard job tog add a new tcp layout as in Analog 1.8 called "Redused". I love that layout with minimal trackview but having the volume fader visible.

...and how did you manage to color "Separator Folders..." layouts? I try but nothing happens, still default colors.

Love this theme. Nice colors for me WHO is colorblind.
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Would it be a hard job tog add a new tcp layout as in Analog 1.8 called "Redused". I love that layout with minimal trackview but having the volume fader visible.
Shouldn't be too hard.
copy the default TCP layout and call it Reduced
comment out the following lines witha semi-colon
Example:
; set tcp.recmode
; set tcp.recinput
; set tcp.phase

you will need to adjust the length of the TCP label or the length and starting position of the tcp.volume fader.

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...and how did you manage to color "Separator Folders..." layouts? I try but nothing happens, still default colors.
Navigate to the to the following:
Options/Preferences/Track Control Panels/
make sure the following option is checked:
Set track label background to custom colors

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Love this theme. Nice colors for me WHO is colorblind.
Thanks!

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Let's see if I manage to fix this without mess things up

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UPDATE: 6/1/2020
- Changed envelope color for Trim Volume and Master Playrate for better visability.

Update available on Stash

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I really like this theme a lot, nice work.

Tweaking one or two colours to my own taste though, I can't for the life of me find how to change the background colour of selected media items in the arrange view. At the moment it's a kind of dark off-yellow.

Have been through the theme adjuster action, and opened up the theme file in notepad but not having much joy. Am I missing something?
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I really like this theme a lot, nice work.
Thanks!

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Tweaking one or two colours to my own taste though, I can't for the life of me find how to change the background colour of selected media items in the arrange view. At the moment it's a kind of dark off-yellow.

Have been through the theme adjuster action, and opened up the theme file in notepad but not having much joy. Am I missing something?
are you referring to this?



if yes, right click on the selected media item and look for Item Take and Colors:



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Hi, thanks for the reply : )

Yes that's exactly the bit I mean. It doesn't change with item/take colours though, it just changes the actual item content. Foreground waveforms and MIDI notes but not the background. Other custom themes behave the same way as far as I can tell, except for the default theme. Maybe I'm missing something though.


I found a workaround, changing the "Media item background fill mode" in the Theme Development/Tweaker dialogue. Also the Tint setting in the Theme Adjuster/Color Controls. If there's some way I could just change that particular element colour rhough that would be great.

Apologies if I'm overlooking something really obvious here.
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The file to edit is:
item_bg_sel.png

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The file to edit is:
item_bg_sel.png

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Ahhh, yes : ) I was getting there, I read somewhere yesterday that if you can't change a colour from within Reaper it probably means there's an image file overwriting the theme adjuster. Just forgot about unpacking the theme file.

Have deleted that png and can now change the colour from inside Reaper. Great stuff, thank you very much indeed for your help.

Hope you don't mind me tweaking bits of your theme at home here. I really like it a lot but just wanted to change some colours here and there.
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Have deleted that png and can now change the colour from inside Reaper. Great stuff, thank you very much indeed for your help.
You're welcome.
Glad you got it working how you want.

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Hope you don't mind me tweaking bits of your theme at home here. I really like it a lot but just wanted to change some colours here and there.
Feel free.
I only ask that if you decide to share, please do so by posting it on Stash.

I can only take partial credit for the theme.
It is a mod of the Reaction theme by forum member Silent

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Update: 10/01/2020
- added new TCP FX & send images
- fixed Redo & Undo toolbar buttons

Get it from Stash

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