Old 09-07-2017, 02:55 PM   #1
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I've started fooling around with a simple flat theme.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:32 PM   #2
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Love the hi contrast! Great for old poor-sighted folk like me.

But PLEASE dear Lord, when will someone design a theme where you can actually see the meter readings? Dark grey numbers against a black background has to be crazy.

Take the bass track for example... If the numbers could be the white or same 'luminous yellow' color as the background of the track title, I'd be able to see those babies with ease!

Never found a Reaper theme - or any other DAW for that matter - that has this. But when I do, I'M CHANGING!

So not an attack on your theme at all - I think it's brilliant - but just an observation in general

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Old 09-07-2017, 11:46 PM   #3
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But PLEASE dear Lord, when will someone design a theme where you can actually see the meter readings? Dark grey numbers against a black background has to be crazy.
there is 2 states in WALTER, when no signal - readings are grey, when signal comes in they become whity-lighty,
that's how everybody makes meter readings, i believe in this theme the same concept, so don't panic)
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:34 AM   #4
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DOH! I stand corrected doppelganger

I always have problems when trying to set levels for recording. Trying to keep within the magical -12 to -18db range would be so much easier if the numbers 'out of range' (more towards 0db) were clearer and in sharper contrast.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:41 AM   #5
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Very cool theme. I think meter colors that green-yellow-orange and red ( for clipping ) would be nice.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:00 AM   #6
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...so much easier if the numbers 'out of range' (more towards 0db) were clearer and in sharper contrast.
Depending on what you do also making the shadow less visible can help. But you can edit it. Search the rtconfig for"meter.scale.color.unlit.top" to change that.

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First four coordinates: meter scale, unlit/top, foreground
Second four coordinates: shadow color
Off topic but...,
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:53 PM   #7
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Thanx for the comments.

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Old 09-09-2017, 02:08 AM   #8
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Very beautiful. I wonder the arrange view.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:43 PM   #9
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good ideas... been liking the flat themes lately also...

one thought... the vol slider is still kinda 3D, huh?

maybe it should get run over by a buss? [audio joke]...
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good ideas... been liking the flat themes lately also...

one thought... the vol slider is still kinda 3D, huh?

maybe it should get run over by a buss? [audio joke]...
Thanx, looking for something simple...I think the buss is having a hard time figuring out which way to go!

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Old 09-12-2017, 02:43 PM   #11
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Settled on a volthumb...flattening up some other stuff
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:15 AM   #12
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that looks kewl... suggestion ... mabe a 1px outline on them? since they are dark it would be a bit lighter shade... so they are defined against the dark panel ???
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:21 PM   #13
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that looks kewl... suggestion ... mabe a 1px outline on them? since they are dark it would be a bit lighter shade... so they are defined against the dark panel ???
Thanx...I'll give that a try.
The backgrounds of both tcp & mcp will be decided by the Selected/Unselected track control panel background settings in the Theme Development tweaker so it'll be touch & go to work for lighter shades and/or different colors.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:40 PM   #14
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Have you got a layout "meters under fader" ? It would be nice.
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Have you got a layout "meters under fader" ? It would be nice.
Not sure exactly what you mean mamazai...however this theme will have only 1 layout. I've done other themes with multiple layouts if you are interested. Cheers!
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:46 AM   #16
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Standard meters location, under the faders not above the faders, sends etc. Like Reaper standard theme. But no problem. Your design so cool. Anyway what's the releasing time?
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:13 PM   #17
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@mamazai Won't be long before I release it.

This is the same theme with the panel colors changed to an auqa.

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Old 09-14-2017, 01:20 PM   #18
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Black & Blue

So a new theme every minute...;-)

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