Old 02-12-2020, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default mixer-tracks in theme-6: width!

In order to maintain the overview in the mixer the width of
the mixer-tracks is crucial: If the width is too big you will
have to scroll horizontally like mad. So it is important to
have a well set track-width.

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For me the best track-width in theme-version 5 is "ba small".
Here I have a quite good overview and I seldom have to scroll
horizontally:



More infos about mixer management here.

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With the new theme-version 6 the situation changed:
Suddenly the track-width is considerable big and the mixer
overview is lost:



Note: If you have 40 or 50 tracks beside each other with
this width you have to scroll most of the time!

The smart users have found out that you can change the
mixer to a "narrow state". You can do this for instance in the
"theme adjuster". But if you choose the "narrow state" all
the faders mutate to knobs - and again: The fader-status
overview gets lost.

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Question: How can we regain our mixer-overview?
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Luckily we have a solution. Reaper user "Intrastellar" suggested
to just edit the "rtconfig.txt" of the Default_6.0.ReaperThemeZip.
More infos here. Thanks to "Intrastellar"!

And indeed - if you scale the width to "70" then the width of
the theme-6 tracks is the same as in "theme-5 ba small":



And you can go even further: If you choose "56" the tracks
look very clean and you get a perfect overview:



If you really want to focus on mixing - and if you want to have a good
sound - then I suggest to choose this setting: No knobs can disturb the
look and you can concentrate on driving the faders only.

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Old 02-12-2020, 01:01 PM   #2
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I was able to get this down to 52 pxels wide using a smaller fader



Probably best to use 54 to match the actual Narrow layout

the question though, is what about the Mute, Solo and Recarm buttons?
you have no way to see if they are active or not and no way to change the state if you want to.
Or are you suggesting the user scans the TCP for that?

based on that alone , I don't see this as good solution.
a new layout needs to be made or the user will encounter other issues that break work flow.

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Old 02-12-2020, 04:34 PM   #3
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Quote:
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I was able to get this down to 52 pixels wide using a smaller fader
Thank your for showing the 52-pixel version!

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the question though, is what about the Mute, Solo and Recarm buttons?
you have no way to see if they are active or not and no way to change the state if you want to.
Or are you suggesting the user scans the TCP for that?
Of course, it depends on your workflow.

I find it appropriate to do Mute, Solo and Rec-arm in the TCP. The new
theme-6 makes sure that these buttons are always visible in the TCP.

While the TCP focuses arrangement you will mute, solo and record exactly
here.

In contrary to the arrangement the MCP has its key aspect on mixing, which
is setting the right volumes, sends and inserts.

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based on that alone , I don't see this as good solution.
a new layout needs to be made or the user will encounter other issues that break work flow.
Yes, a standard-theme solution would be better. It should at least
maintain the overview which the older theme-5 once allowed (see the first
picture above).
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