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Default New: Stealth & Stealth GT Themes

A WIP of a WIP… Based on the WIP of the Default_5.0_HiDPI theme.

Special Thanks
  • @White Tie, Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge and wisdom (and the tasty / priceless bread crumbs in the default rtconfig)!
  • @Never, Thank you for your BT / QC and many kind words of support over the past few years! I look forward to seeing what you create!
  • @lucas_LCS, Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions!
  • @cubic13, Thank you for the MIDI note color map (that I borrowed for your theme)!

Disclaimer 1 HiDPI themes are experimental in REAPER and not everything has been implemented. Things will change.

Disclaimer 2 Although based on the HiDPI WIP, I designed these themes to work on my 27” PC monitor (1920x1080) and 15” laptop (1366×768), using Windows 10. I like things big and clear and don’t generally need to do large projects.


*My Goal was to create a simple / stripped-down REAPER theme. With a slick look and some fun added for good measure. Designed for my style, needs and preferences...

*I hope these themes can be useful for some REAPER users or at least give some ideas for your own creation. Let me know if you have any thoughts / ideas for layouts, etc...


Big
  • I wanted to not have to sit on top of my monitor while recording.
Square / Sharp
  • It looks cleaner & clearer to me. The norm is to round off everything...
Efficiency & Consistency
  • I wanted to use the same elements, spacing, alignments and arrangements in the TCP / Master TCP & MCP / Master MCP layouts wherever possible. I love efficiency & consistency... Or, maybe just OCD!

    *The themes are very light-weight.
Transparency
  • I like playing with transparency in the elements / outlines & backgrounds and how that affects the look & feel of the session depending on the choice of color selected and desired mood.


Details
  • Two dark themes that share the same basic features and layouts.
  • The ‘GT’ version swaps volume faders for slot cars.
    (Click here if you’re too young to remember: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/29...g?v=1523496902)
  • Inactive elements are subdued with borders that are highlighted upon mouse-over. Active elements have rich / bold colors.
  • A default gray color for the track / media item backgrounds with the option to get color crazy if desired.
  • In REAPER Preferences you can turn on / off: Tint track panel backgrounds & Set track label background to custom track colors.
    (Options > Preferences > Track control panel settings)
  • Minimal text (meters / track labels / toolbars / timeline / transport…).
  • Minimal background variations, shadows and subtle grid lines.
  • 10 volume fader / slot car colors for TCP / MCP & MCP Strip layouts.
  • Master TCP & Master MCP have layouts matching the corresponding TCP & MCP layouts.
  • Designed to always have the Width control visible (Project Settings > Advanced > Pan mode: Stereo pan or Dual pan).
  • Designed for text toolbars. Main toolbar space will fit 16 double-wide or 36 standard size text actions.
  • Color-coded Automation modes.
  • Change meter colors in the theme development/tweaker.
  • Separator layout for TCP & MCP.
  • Compact / Minimal MCP Strip layouts for smaller resolution displays (or less elements & more meter for larger resolution displays).
  • Additional Transport layout without selection for smaller resolution displays.
  • No Rate control on the transport.
  • No Input FX / Record mode on the track layouts.
To Do
  • There are some elements themed with placeholder images (waiting for some inspiration or suggestions!).
  • There are some elements that have been themed but haven’t been updated to HiDPI yet. They look like standard size REAPER elements.
  • There are some elements that haven’t been themed yet. They will fall back to White Tie’s original elements (Media Item buttons). Some of which haven’t been updated to HiDPI yet.
Update 3/2/19
  • Updated TCP & MCP Separator Backgrounds
  • Updated ENVCP Backgrounds
  • Updated the 'Transport Record Item' / 'Transport Record Item on' elements
  • Updated the 'Mixer Menu' element for Master MCP
  • Updated the 'Track Fx Norm' element
*I wanted all of the inactive record arm elements to stand out from the other elements so I went to work...
Updated the colors / transparency and backgrounds for:
  • 'Transport Record' element
  • 'Transport Record Item' element
  • 'Transport Record Loop' element
  • 'Track Recarm Off' element
  • 'Track Recarm Auto' element
  • 'Table Recarm Off' element
  • 'Track Stereo' element for Master TCP / MCP
  • 'Gen Stereo' element
Update 3/3/19
  • Added 'Strip Meter' Layouts for MCP / Master MCP
  • Flipped horizontally: 'Track Stereo' / 'Track Mono' / 'Gen Stereo' / 'Gen Mono' elements
Update 3/4/19
  • Lightened all of the track backgrounds (main background behind the track elements).
    (*This was the missing piece, like a blanket being lifted off of the theme!)
  • Shortened / changed some of the layout names in the rtconfig
Update 3/7/19 Progress...
  • Reworked Transport / background
  • Reworked the ENVCP backgrounds
  • Reworked Separator backgrounds
  • Fine-tuned (darkened) all Main backgrounds (not track backgrounds...)
  • Fine-tuned (darkened) element backgrounds
  • Went a little brighter with the VU meter color (adjustable in the theme development/tweaker)
  • *Updated (brighter) color chart: https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.ph...58&postcount=3
Update 3/8/19 Victory...

*I've been trying to get this flat / satin black effect for the backgrounds listed below. After trial & error (mostly error!) I have finally succeeded! B)
  • Reworked / fine-tuned colors for:
  • Transport element backgrounds
  • Transport status background
  • Track labels
  • Volume backgrounds
  • Meter backgrounds
  • All dark element backgrounds
  • Outline for all track backgrounds
  • Arrange background / grid lines
  • Reworked the pan / width knob colors to make them pop out more
  • Reworked Fx rack elements
Update 3/10/19 Options...
  • *Updated Color Chart:
https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.ph...58&postcount=3

*Somehow deleted the themes off of the stash again! B)

Update 3/11/19
  • Reworked Strip Meter layouts - Now full meter / no other elements
  • Updated (brighter) default gray - track / Item background
  • Updated transport record elements
  • Updated envcp arm off element
  • Updated table recarm off element
Update 3/14/19 Fine-tune...
  • Added shadow overlays for TCP / MCP / ENVCP & Transport elements
  • Adjusted TCP / MCP / GEN 'vol zeroline' / 'pan zeroline' colors
  • Adjusted all fader / slot car center line colors
  • Reworked 'gen volthumb' / 'gen panthumb' elements & backgrounds to work better with non-themed backgrounds
  • Reworked 'track fx' elements
  • Reworked 'track phase inv' & 'gen phase inv' element colors
  • Reworked 'transport record item' elements
  • Reworked 'track monitor' element outlines
  • Reworked all global / track / gen envelope element outlines
  • Reworked 'envcp learn on' & 'envcp parammod on' element outlines
  • Reworked 'Strip fader' layouts to be more like the 'Strip' layouts (and the TCP layouts)
  • Reworked Strip Meter layout to become Strip Minimal layout
  • Reworked layout names in rtconfig
Update 3/21/19
  • Reworked all of the 'Strip' layouts
  • Removed transparency from volume backgrounds (fader / slot car travel lines)
  • Added subtle 'tire tracks' on volume backgrounds for GT theme
Update 3/29/19 Light at the end of the tunnel...
  • Changed all automation / envelope mode images (global / track / gen) to 'E' (from 'A')
  • Changed color of 'envcp arm on' image to match color of 'env write' mode images
  • Changed color of 'global off' image
  • Changed color of 'recarm norec' / 'recarm auto norec' images to green
  • Redesigned the three 'track monitor' images (headphone dude)
  • Designed 'monitor fx' images (effects rack)
  • Flipped horizontally - track stereo / mono & gen stereo / mono images
  • Darkened VU meter green in Theme development/tweaker
*I created an additional version of each theme that only allows for a strip of the chosen color to be shown in the track panel background. PM me if interested... https://stash.reaper.fm/35986/gtII.png

Screenshots







Stealth

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2299/S...ReaperThemeZip

Stealth GT *Please drive responsibly*

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2300/S...ReaperThemeZip
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TCP Layouts

Fader


Compact


Compact II (moves volume / pan / width to top row)


Long Name


Long Name II (moves volume / pan / width to top row)



MCP Layouts

Fader


Strip


Strip Fader


Strip Compact


Strip Compact Fader


Strip Minimal
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Color values for track backgrounds that match fader / slot car colors (hue / saturation / luminosity)

Updated colors 3/10/19

*I added a second row of lighter colors on the REAPER Color Window changing only the the luminosity value from 165 to 180. This brightens the whole interface while still matching the fader colors. And, the faders standout better as well. I'm also going to be updating the default Gray to a brighter value (see chart below).

Hue / Sat / Lum
160 / 0 / 141 = Default Gray
0 / 240 / 180 = Red
15 / 240 / 180 = Orange
30 / 240 / 180 = Gold
150 / 240 / 180 = Blue
165 / 240 / 180 = Blue II
180 / 240 / 180 = Purple
195 / 240 / 180 = Purple II
210 / 240 / 180 = Pink
225 / 240 / 180 = Pink II

REAPER Color Window




Updated colors 3/7/19

Hue / Sat / Lum
160 / 0 / 141 = Default Gray
0 / 240 / 165 = Red
15 / 240 / 165 = Orange
30 / 240 / 165 = Gold
150 / 240 / 165 = Blue
165 / 240 / 165 = Blue II
180 / 240 / 165 = Purple
195 / 240 / 165 = Purple II
210 / 240 / 165 = Pink
225 / 240 / 165 = Pink II

REAPER Color Window
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:34 AM   #4
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It seems really nice!Looking forward to try!
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It seems really nice!Looking forward to try!
Thanks! Will be uploading themes in a little while.

Just setting up everything else first...
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I've just seen them on the stash. Looking forward to trying it out
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Yes, please do! B)
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Added another Screenset / Layout screenshot to this post...

TCP / MCP Inspector with full screen Master MCP

https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.ph...56&postcount=4
Really awesome theme! Well done. Clear and great looking. The mixer track fader background goes all saturated and weird in track color when adjusting fader. Also M and S buttons seem to stay lit after disabling (different from enabled color and original off color).

Seriously cool theme though.

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Really awesome theme! Well done. Clear and great looking. The mixer track fader background goes all saturated and weird in track color when adjusting fader. Also M and S buttons seem to stay lit after disabling (different from enabled color and original off color).

Seriously cool theme though.
Hi talustalus,

Thanks for checking it out!

Hmm... Very strange!

Which OS, Monitor size / resolution and what version of REAPER?

Did you try to restart REAPER?

Can you post a screenshot of the problem?

Have you tried White Ties WIP of the HiDPI Default theme with no issues?

Thanks for your time! B)
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Hi talustalus,

Thanks for checking it out!

Hmm... Very strange!

Which OS, Monitor size / resolution and what version of REAPER?

Did you try to restart REAPER?

Can you post a screenshot of the problem?

Have you tried White Ties WIP of the HiDPI Default theme with no issues?

Thanks for your time! B)
Hi... I made a little video of the inconsistencies.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hd...6-X7IBq06AAWtS

I did try restarting Reaper, and my specs are:-

Mojave macOS
4k monitor
Reaper 5.97
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Hi... I made a little video of the inconsistencies.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hd...6-X7IBq06AAWtS

I did try restarting Reaper, and my specs are:-

Mojave macOS
4k monitor
Reaper 5.97
Wow, that is strange! The elements look broken?

Did you get a chance to try White Tie’s WIP HiDPI Default theme? Curious if you see the same issues... It’s available in the pre-release forum, there’s a sticky...

Are there scaling settings on Mac (forgive my ignorance of Mac...) that you can try?
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Update 3/2/19
  • Updated TCP & MCP Separator Backgrounds
  • Updated ENVCP Backgrounds
  • Updated the 'Transport Record Item' / 'Transport Record Item on' elements
  • Updated the 'Mixer Menu' element for Master MCP
  • Updated the 'Track Fx Norm' element
*I wanted all of the inactive record arm elements to stand out from the other elements so I went to work...
Updated the colors / transparency and backgrounds for:
  • 'Transport Record' element
  • 'Transport Record Item' element
  • 'Transport Record Loop' element
  • 'Track Recarm Off' element
  • 'Track Recarm Auto' element
  • 'Table Recarm Off' element
  • 'Track Stereo' element for Master TCP / MCP
  • 'Gen Stereo' element
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Update 3/3/19
  • Added 'Strip Meter' Layouts for MCP / Master MCP
  • Flipped horizontally: 'Track Stereo' / 'Track Mono' / 'Gen Stereo' / 'Gen Mono' elements
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Update 3/4/19
  • Lightened all of the track backgrounds (main background behind the track elements).
    (*This was the missing piece, like a blanket being lifted off of the theme!)
  • Shortened / changed some of the layout names in the rtconfig
Also, accidentally deleted the Stealth GT theme from the stash... again! B)
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Update 3/7/19 Progress...
  • Reworked Transport / background
  • Reworked the ENVCP backgrounds
  • Reworked Separator backgrounds
  • Fine-tuned (darkened) all Main backgrounds (not track backgrounds...)
  • Fine-tuned (darkened) element backgrounds
  • Went a little brighter with the VU meter color (adjustable in the theme development/tweaker)
  • *Updated (brighter) color chart: https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.ph...58&postcount=3
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Update 3/8/19 Victory...

*I've been trying to get this flat / satin black effect for the backgrounds listed below. After trial & error (mostly error!) I have finally succeeded! B)
  • Reworked / fine-tuned colors for:
  • Transport element backgrounds
  • Transport status background
  • Track labels
  • Volume backgrounds
  • Meter backgrounds
  • All dark element backgrounds
  • Outline for all track backgrounds
  • Arrange background / grid lines
  • Reworked the pan / width knob colors to make them pop out more
  • Reworked Fx rack elements
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Update 3/10/19 Options...
  • *Updated Color Chart:
https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.ph...58&postcount=3

*Somehow deleted the themes off of the stash again! B)
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Update 3/11/19
  • Reworked Strip Meter layouts - Now full meter / no other elements
  • Updated (brighter) default gray - track / Item background
  • Updated transport record elements
  • Updated envcp arm off element
  • Updated table recarm off element
*Last update for a little while...
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Update 3/14/19 Fine-tune...
  • Added shadow overlays for TCP / MCP / ENVCP & Transport elements
  • Adjusted TCP / MCP / GEN 'vol zeroline' / 'pan zeroline' colors
  • Adjusted all fader / slot car center line colors
  • Reworked 'gen volthumb' / 'gen panthumb' elements & backgrounds to work better with non-themed backgrounds
  • Reworked 'track fx' elements
  • Reworked 'track phase inv' & 'gen phase inv' element colors
  • Reworked 'transport record item' elements
  • Reworked 'track monitor' element outlines
  • Reworked all global / track / gen envelope element outlines
  • Reworked 'envcp learn on' & 'envcp parammod on' element outlines
  • Reworked 'Strip fader' layouts to be more like the 'Strip' layouts (and the TCP layouts)
  • Reworked Strip Meter layout to become Strip Minimal layout
  • Reworked layout names in rtconfig
*Updated all images to current version

*The next update (this week) will have some changes to the MCP ‘Strip Fader’ layouts and some subtle ‘tire tracks’ on the volume backgrounds for the ‘GT’ theme.
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Update 3/21/19
  • Reworked all of the 'Strip' layouts
  • Removed transparency from volume backgrounds (fader / slot car travel lines)
  • Added subtle 'tire tracks' on volume backgrounds for GT theme
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it's always the small details that keep you from finishing.
looks good.
The GT's faders make it my preference of the 2.
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it's always the small details that keep you from finishing.
looks good.
The GT's faders make it my preference of the 2.
Thank you for taking a look!

Yes, the more you focus on the details and learn... The more you understand... And, the more details you see that need to be focused on B)

The GT is my favorite as well but the standard version is... standard! I like the GT version because it’s more fun and I need some fun when I’m practicing / recording / working on ideas.
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Update 3/29/19 Light at the end of the tunnel...
  • Changed all automation / envelope mode images (global / track / gen) to 'E' (from 'A')
  • Changed color of 'envcp arm on' image to match color of 'env write' mode images
  • Changed color of 'global off' image
  • Changed color of 'recarm norec' / 'recarm auto norec' images to green
  • Redesigned the three 'track monitor' images (headphone dude)
  • Designed 'monitor fx' images (effects rack)
  • Flipped horizontally - track stereo / mono & gen stereo / mono images
  • Darkened VU meter green in Theme development/tweaker
*I created an additional version of each theme that only allows for a strip of the chosen color to be shown in the track panel background. PM me if interested...
https://stash.reaper.fm/35986/gtII.png
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