Old 09-16-2019, 08:31 PM   #1
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NOTE: this theme has been replaced with LCS_Luna_SE
I have no plans to update the non 'SE' version going forward.
If you are missing newer features or functions, please try new version linked above.

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This version is still available now on Stash
The gray version is also still available: LCS_Luna_Gray


Built from Solaris_LCS v2.5

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

CHANGES:
- new buttons and some new graphics
- removed most of the MCP Spacer layouts
- removed all unneeded text on panels
- reduced folder depth and theme file size for faster load times and easier installation
- made several layout changes
- added Flex Fader layout and a narrow version of it. This has the meter next to the fader for more flexibility when resizing

UPDATES are listed at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: If you are using HiDPI or 4K resolution, you will need to change the Transport layout to Blue Default.

MCP LAYOUTS:
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DEFAULT - Default layout
NARROW - narrow version of the DEFAULT
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 Narrow - same size as the other MCP Narrow layouts
SEPARATOR Strip - same size as the MCP Strip layout
SEPARATOR Wide - same size as the MCP Sidebar layout
SIDEBAR - wide layouts with FX list along the right side
STRIP - access to all controls, has track label and a meter
STRIP Name - limited controls, no meter and large, expandable label area
STRIP Meter - mostly a meter with limited controls and no track label
TRACKING - large, full width meter with controls at the bottom
TRACKING Narrow - narrow version of the tracking layout
VCA - default and Narrow sized versions, limited controls. no FX area. can be expanded/contracted like the other layouts.
FLEX Fader - New layout, features the meter in the fader section
FLEX Narrow - matches Flex Fader MCP layout
FLEX Sidebar - matches Flex Narrow MCP layout with a sidebar for FX


MCP MASTER LAYOUTS:
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DEFAULT - matches default MCP layout
FATBOY - big meter with volume knob instead of a fader
FLEX Fader - matches Flex Fader MCP layout
FLEX Fader Wide - matches Flex Fader MCP 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
VCA - Dafault and narrow sized layouts with minimal controls


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

UPDATE: 09/30/2019
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- fixed text alignment on TCP Master
- fixed fader alignment on MCP Flex Narrow layout
- updated the screenshots
- created Gray version of theme

UPDATE: 09/22/2019
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- fixed Midi transport Home and Pause On buttons
- changed click behavior for all Midi transport buttons

UPDATE: 09/19/2019
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- fixed several graphic bugs
- fixed text alignment for Strip layout at most condensed size
- added Fader Volume Zeroline to all fader layouts for the MCP and MCP Master
- aligned all MCP and MCP Master Faders to new Volume Zeroline

UPDATE: 12/13/1019
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- fixed Default Master MCP Width bug

UPDATE: 12/21/1019
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- fixed Fatboy Master MCP FX Bypass bug


see screenshots below:

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Old 09-16-2019, 08:32 PM   #2
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Default - Narrow - VCA & VCA Narrow


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Flex Fader - Flex Narrow - VCA & VCA Narrow


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Tracking - Tracking Narrow


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Strips - Sidebars



TCP Default


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TCP Long Name



TCP Spacer


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GRAY TCP


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Old 09-17-2019, 03:47 AM   #8
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Yes yes yes! Downloading now. This might be my perfect theme. Looks fantastic!
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:07 PM   #9
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@ rainydayshirts
Thanks! Glad you like it.

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Old 09-19-2019, 05:45 PM   #11
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UPDATE: 09/19/2019
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- fixed several graphic bugs
- fixed text alignment for Strip layout at most condensed size
- added Fader Volume Zeroline to all fader layouts for the MCP and MCP Master
- aligned all MCP and MCP Master Faders to new Volume Zeroline

Available now on Stash

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Old 09-20-2019, 09:33 AM   #12
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Best Mods, as always. )
Thanks!
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p.s. Also noticed, that link to LCS Mahina in your signature is broken.
good catch
I fixed it.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:39 PM   #13
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Follow up. Snagged the update. I played around a bit more in Reaper with LCS Luna. I have very much enjoyed all of your LCS themes. Luna brings it all for me. I'll be sticking with this beauty for awhile.
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Follow up. Snagged the update. I played around a bit more in Reaper with LCS Luna. I have very much enjoyed all of your LCS themes. Luna brings it all for me. I'll be sticking with this beauty for awhile.
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UPDATE: 09/22/2019
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- fixed Midi transport Home and Pause On buttons
- changed click behavior for all Midi transport buttons

Update available now on Stash
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:17 AM   #16
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UPDATE: 09/30/2019
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- fixed text alignment on TCP Master
- fixed fader alignment on MCP Flex Narrow layout
- updated the screenshots
- created Gray version of theme

A gray version is now available: LCS_Luna_Gray
see screenshots in post #7
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:36 PM   #17
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The following were in the commment section from the LCS_Luna Stash page:
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Originally Posted by joseph1960 // September 20, 2019
I have tried to install this theme, but it dose not look like any of the pictures shown. I have followed your installation procedure! Do you need a special graphics card?
no special graphics card is need for the theme.
Please verify that you followed the steps correctly;
- download the theme file.
- drop the file that was downloaded on to an open Reaper window or copy it to the ColorTheme folder and open it using Options/Themes
NOTE: do not unpack or unzip the theme file, use it as is.

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Originally Posted by joseph1960 // September 30, 2019
Whats the point of commenting if you don't reply and post themes that do not work!
The comment of mine previous to this was restating my standard statement requesting all questions, comments and requests be posted in this thread.
Troubleshooting installation issues clearly falls under "questions".

Although you seem unable or unwilling to follow my directions regarding this, posting in this thread is still your best option, since someone else may be able to clarify why the theme or my instructions are not working for you.

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Old 10-16-2019, 10:08 PM   #18
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awesome work lcs. my fav are the fader coloring, great!!
i'm currently using reaction_dark. damn nice, if only the faders can be a lill bit bigger. or did i found it? any donation supports?
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awesome work lcs. my fav are the fader coloring, great!!
... any donation supports?
Thanks!
Not currently set up to take donations, but thank you for asking.

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.. i'm currently using reaction_dark. damn nice, if only the faders can be a lill bit bigger.
I have responded to this in the LCS_Reaction_Dark thread.
Please add any follow-up comments for the theme in that thread.
it gets confusing otherwise.

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Old 10-18-2019, 01:57 AM   #20
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At your request I installed the latest Luna version and compared it to both
LCSSolaris and Mahina.

- It's nice that the default mixer panel is resizable.

- In Solaris I use the 'fullscreen' mixer layout, I like that the VU-meter is on top in that layout. However, this is a very minor thing that I wouldn't give any priority.

- The placement of the fader set value is not optimal, you have to search the layout to find it. But I could get used to it. It is better in Solaris_LCS though (see below for more on the VU-section.

- The routing as shown directly below the VU-meter was way better in Solaris (full names instead of just 'M S R'). It takes up a little bit more space, but in Solaris it has this 'at a glance' effect that I miss in Luna (and in Mahina actually).

- I do like the new mixer buttons in Luna, would be nice if the set state would be a little bit brighter.

- I really don't like the round arm-button. It is completely different from the rest of the buttons. At first it didn't even look like a button, more like a light. I would like a similar button to the rest of them.

- I have my mixer in a separate window (on a dedicated monitor) and the top of the FX list is very cramped against the top of the window in Luna. In Solaris there is some stuff above the FX list and in Mahina there are a few pixels space which looks much better.

- The slightly darker areas around the mixer buttons look much better then Mahina, especially with colored tracks.

- Of course I'm missing the strips with separator included

So far, for me Mahina is the better option now. However, Solaris still has a few things I really like and Luna seems like a nice mix between Solaris and Mahina.

Basically, if you could bring back the original VU-section from Solaris_LCS with all the embedded information, change the round arm-button, get the lighted track names from Mahina in there and add some integrated separators (like you did for me in Mahina), this will be a masterpiece theme and I gladly switch to it.

Or just get the Solaris_LCS VU-section in Mahina and be done with it
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At your request I installed the latest Luna version and compared it to both
LCSSolaris and Mahina.
Thanks for checking it out and giving you perspective.
I made quotes appear in green from this point to save space.

It's nice that the default mixer panel is resizable.
Thanks, that was one of the goals.

In Solaris I use the 'fullscreen' mixer layout, I like that the VU-meter is on top in that layout.
However, this is a very minor thing that I wouldn't give any priority.

I may do another version with the Flex Fader layouts removed.
I will consider reincorprating the Fullscreen layouts in it's place.

The placement of the fader set value is not optimal, you have to search the layout to find it. But I could get used to it. It is better in Solaris_LCS though (see below for more on the VU-section.
Yes, I totally agree with this.
I noticed it seemed too crowded there not long after I posted the theme.
I have plans to change it to bottom of the meter and move the IO to the top like this:


The routing as shown directly below the VU-meter was way better in Solaris (full names instead of just 'M S R'). It takes up a little bit more space, but in Solaris it has this 'at a glance' effect that I miss in Luna (and in Mahina actually).
As mentioned above, I may do another version with the Flex Fader layouts removed and reincorprating the Fullscreen layouts in it's place.

I do like the new mixer buttons in Luna, would be nice if the set state would be a little bit brighter.
They seem pretty bright to me, but I will experiment with them if/when I make a new version

I really don't like the round arm-button. It is completely different from the rest of the buttons. At first it didn't even look like a button, more like a light. I would like a similar button to the rest of them.
Ahh.. that is unfortunate.
The circle around it is supposed to help identify it.
It's different from the others to help notice it when scanning quickly regardless of being lit or unlit.
I will experiment with it if I go ahead with the new version

I have my mixer in a separate window (on a dedicated monitor) and the top of the FX list is very cramped against the top of the window in Luna. In Solaris there is some stuff above the FX list and in Mahina there are a few pixels space which looks much better.
Yes, unfortunately, the FX area here is outside the area controlled by the WALTER code.
If you switch to the Flex Fader layout you will see it has the same issue.
Not sure I can create the same flexibility for the FX section within the Walter code.

The slightly darker areas around the mixer buttons look much better then Mahina, especially with colored tracks.
Yea, I was thinking of seeing what they would look like in Mahina at some point.

Of course I'm missing the strips with separator included
I will look at adding spacer layouts if/when I make a new version

So far, for me Mahina is the better option now. However, Solaris still has a few things I really like and Luna seems like a nice mix between Solaris and Mahina.
Basically, if you could bring back the original VU-section from Solaris_LCS with all the embedded information, change the round arm-button, get the lighted track names from Mahina in there and add some integrated separators (like you did for me in Mahina), this will be a masterpiece theme and I gladly switch to it.

The VU section is a possibility
The Round arm button will likely stay, but I'll look at it.
The lit track labels are unlikely, since I tried them when making the Solaris_LCS theme and they just don't look right to me, which is sad because I also like them.

Or just get the Solaris_LCS VU-section in Mahina and be done with it
see the LCS_Mahina thread for a response to this.

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UPDATE: 12/13/1019
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- fixed Default Master MCP Width bug

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UPDATE: 12/21/1019
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- fixed Fatboy Master MCP FX Bypass bug

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Hi Lucas: In another thread on the Smooth_6 theme, you asked me if I had any missing items or issues with LCS_Luna in Reaper 6. About the only thing is the lack of a Theme Adjuster to fiddle with some of the interface items.

I tried copying the default Theme Adjuster to LCS_Luna_Gray_v1.5_theme_adjuster.lua and got an error trying to run it that the theme "is not compatible with this script".

Other than that the two LCS_Luna themes work fine for me in Reaper 6.
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Hi Lucas: In another thread on the Smooth_6 theme, you asked me if I had any missing items or issues with LCS_Luna in Reaper 6. About the only thing is the lack of a Theme Adjuster to fiddle with some of the interface items.

I tried copying the default Theme Adjuster to LCS_Luna_Gray_v1.5_theme_adjuster.lua and got an error trying to run it that the theme "is not compatible with this script".

Other than that the two LCS_Luna themes work fine for me in Reaper 6.
Thanks for the details, Falcon
unfortunately, I have no plans to change the theme to utilize the tweaker script.
It's a can of worms I don't have time to deal with at this point.

What ability is the script tweaker giving you that want to use?

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Thanks for the details, Falcon
unfortunately, I have no plans to change the theme to utilize the tweaker script.
It's a can of worms I don't have time to deal with at this point.
Got it and that makes sense. No worries at all!

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Nothing in particular. I'm just trying to learn the Theme Adjuster. I'll continue to use your themes, thanks for the dialog!

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Please Note: this theme has been replaced with LCS_Luna_SE
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