Old 10-09-2018, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default TNS GOLD DEFAULT 5.0 Theme

Hi All,

Long time Reaper user and forum lurker.

Here is my first attempt at a theme since I've been happy with the good ole' 3.0 theme until a couple of days ago. This one is basically the Default 5.0 with some added dimension.

I think I got all of the standard 5.0 layouts covered, but not sure how tweakable it is.

Thanks to Lucas_LCS and I think Albertxxxx for the faders, as well as White Tie for whatever might have been his and for some great tutorials that I came across. I used the toolbar icons and the transport from Lucas' LCS GOLD theme. That was a bit of a Hail Mary at the end and I was shocked that it actually worked.

Stash Link: https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2215/T...ReaperThemeZip

Many of the insanely awesome looking themes don't really work too well on my ancient single 19" monitor setup, so I tried to keep it minimal and I really had no idea what I was doing.

Thanks and enjoy! Let me know what you think and if you have any issues.

Mike

Edit: Tried to add image url but no go.

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Old 10-09-2018, 12:10 PM   #2
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That's kinda' nice.

DL'd. Will put it thru it's paces.

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Old 10-09-2018, 12:26 PM   #3
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That's kinda' nice.

DL'd. Will put it thru it's paces.

Thanks.
Thanks ReaperMadness. I'm sure something will be wonky. I may do something with the knobs that are converted from faders when squashed in some of the mixer layouts.
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Interesting. Not sure about those monster dividers though... I assume they ARE an option.

Will D/L and have a play over the weekend.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:57 PM   #5
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Interesting. Not sure about those monster dividers though... I assume they ARE an option.

Will D/L and have a play over the weekend.
Haha. You must be talking about the sidecars? Yep, an option. I have never used them or seen them until doing this. They were also the biggest pain, too

Edit: Sidebars, not cars

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Old 10-09-2018, 03:09 PM   #6
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Here is my first attempt at a theme since I've been happy with the good ole' 3.0 theme until a couple of days ago. This one is basically the Default 5.0 with some added dimension.
good job, way to step up and take stab at it.
I'm currently working on R4 and R5 default layout versions for LCS_Blue, so it was interesting to see this.

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Thanks to Lucas_LCS and I think Albertxxxx for the faders. I used the toolbar icons and the transport from Lucas' LCS GOLD theme. That was a bit of a Hail Mary at the end and I was shocked that it actually worked.
Your Welcome! But that also means there is a bit of White Tie in there, which never hurts.

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I really had no idea what I was doing.
no one does until they start doing it. Welcome to club!

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Edit: Tried to add image url but no go.
Start the IMG tag:
Code:
[img]
put the link to the image right after it:
Code:
https://stash.reaper.fm/34578/UPDATE%20TNS%20GOLD%20Default%205.03.jpg
Turn off the IMG tag:
Code:
[/img]
it looks like this:

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Old 10-09-2018, 04:02 PM   #7
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@Lucas_LCS: Wow, thanks for checking it out and the positive feedback. Your themes were a HUGE inspiration for having a go. I will also update to include White Tie in the credits, so thanks for the heads up. I don't want to step on anyone's hard work when all I can do atm is cut and paste their code to a jumbled up rtconfig file.

The default style themes work the best for my setup, so I look forward to your LCS Blue revision because that theme is KILLER. In fact, I was actually hoping for that!

Talk about a crash course in Gimp, pink lines, and the dreaded rtconfig. It was nice to open up yours to see everything neat and tidy vs the continuous string of text in the original. Is there a "tidy" version of the original somewhere, or are we on our own for that one?

As for the image, I don't think I had enough posts or something when I tried (I had used the [IMG] method), so thanks for posting it. I should probably resize them in the future!
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:44 AM   #8
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Nice one!

With everything it's got behind,
it almost converges to be like a 3D version of the good old "Analog Default 1.8"
https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/963/De...0Analog%20v1.8

You could even borrow the Yellow coloring of the "FX" button,
and the Red from the Mute/Rec, or Dark Red from the Markers..

It would better match the yellow main toolbar and Loop buttons.


-The 3D effect of Tracks is nicely done.
But I think the track's Gold/Gray color fade could be a little bit more subtle,
it stands out a bit, so it could draw the attention from the actual stems/items.

-I like the Transport bar, clear and tidy.
However I'm not sure about the Loop button and other loop/rate controls being on the left,
perhaps it cramps the area a little bit visually.

-I like the brighter coloring of the items, and background track space (where stems/items are placed),
but I prefeer the Round edge shaping of items/stems rather than the blocky one.

But hey, what do I know right!

In any case it's a great theme
way to go!
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:18 PM   #9
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Nice one!

With everything it's got behind,
it almost converges to be like a 3D version of the good old "Analog Default 1.8"
https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/963/De...0Analog%20v1.8

You could even borrow the Yellow coloring of the "FX" button,
and the Red from the Mute/Rec, or Dark Red from the Markers..

It would better match the yellow main toolbar and Loop buttons.


-The 3D effect of Tracks is nicely done.
But I think the track's Gold/Gray color fade could be a little bit more subtle,
it stands out a bit, so it could draw the attention from the actual stems/items.

-I like the Transport bar, clear and tidy.
However I'm not sure about the Loop button and other loop/rate controls being on the left,
perhaps it cramps the area a little bit visually.

-I like the brighter coloring of the items, and background track space (where stems/items are placed),
but I prefeer the Round edge shaping of items/stems rather than the blocky one.

But hey, what do I know right!

In any case it's a great theme
way to go!
Thanks! And thanks for the link to Default Analog. I kept seeing screenshots, but couldn't find the original versions. I kept finding versions that seemed completely different.

I like the rounded edges on the stems, too. That's how the 3.0 theme is that I've used forever, so not sure if 5.0 has that option, but I'll check.

I also plan to rearrange the transport. It will be a great way to get my hands dirty with WALTER, especially since Lucas' coding is well laid out. For now, I have it docked at the bottom to keep the play button clear of any fx windows and such.

Ah, the mute buttons. Yep, the "on" colors are overwhelming. I had tried some 3D buttons, but they were too 3D, and ended up just using the factory buttons from the session layout. I'll fiddle around and work on those.

As for the track panels themselves, it will just take some practice as I am no Michelangelo.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:00 PM   #10
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Hi folks, I just made a relatively substantial update to v5.02.

Various tweaks and fixes:
Streamlined transport.
Color adjustments to various buttons.
Fixed buttons that would revert to factory when on, scaled, etc.
Fixed horizontal meter color.

The transport was a huge, pull my hair out lesson in WALTER...caveman style! Took forever to figure out how to get it to scale down properly without things jumping all over the place.

Hope I cleared up a lot of things that would pop up as wtf's.

Same link as before and I don't understand why the ReaperThemeZip name doesn't change with the upload.
https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2215/T...ReaperThemeZip

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Reaper Stash cant find your theme....
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:43 AM   #12
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Rounded item corners! I was starting to think I was destined for blockiness.
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Reaper Stash cant find your theme....
https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2215/T...E%20to%20v5.03


OP is new to this, he doesn't update his theme's link to new version and deletes the most recent one, lol.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:59 PM   #14
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https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2215/T...E%20to%20v5.03


OP is new to this, he doesn't update his theme's link to new version and deletes the most recent one, lol.
Ha! Yep, a total noob and not quite sure how that works. The title stays the same, the dowloaded file stays the same, but the theme name inside the zip changes to the new file and it's actually the correct version.

Not sure how to make it right :/
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:46 PM   #15
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The link doesn't stay the same when you hit the update theme button?

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=211995

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