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studio4
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204 posts since 18 Jul, 2006

Postby studio4; Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:14 pm Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Thanks!
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studio4
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204 posts since 18 Jul, 2006

Postby studio4; Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:28 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

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Cruba
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251 posts since 13 Dec, 2015

Postby Cruba; Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:44 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

studio4 wrote:@Cruba: Nice designs.

Ty mate!

Here is my ultracompact "Tweakedition" skins. I always wanted a gui with separate functions to see how the workflow changes. Maybe it's a total silly idea, but I've fun to play around with the Cobalt skins... lol

Leslie: Is it possible to use more than 3 button variations? It's not a must, but I would like to have a 4th button for the legato/retrigger in this skin.

Maybe I've just to add a 4th one, but without knowing if it's an open system, don't want to crash Cubase. ;)

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Leslie Sanford
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Postby Leslie Sanford; Sat May 06, 2017 7:32 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Hi all,

Apologies for the late reply. I have a new beta version of Cobalt ready:

[EDIT]
I just realized that I needed to update the readme file. New download here:

http://www.lesliesanford.com/Temp/Cobalt8b.zip

Changes:

- Supports up to four different buttons, sliders, and switches
- Can use global Cobalt.ini for specifying skin

That last change deserves explanation. Rather than having to copy the INI file that you want to use to the directory where Cobalt lives in and renaming it, you can have one Cobalt.ini file that specifies which skin to use. It's a simple file that looks like this:

[skin]
file_name=MyCobaltSkin.ini

Then your skin INI file will have the data for the actual skin.

Your skin INI file must reside in the same directory as the Cobalt dll.

The previous way of renaming files should still work.

If everything goes ok, this will be the last beta version before making an official release.
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Diego_C
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473 posts since 29 Dec, 2011, from Europe

Postby Diego_C; Sat May 06, 2017 8:20 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Hi, thanks for Cobalt update.
Love this little gem, :)
Cheers
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Nahkranoth
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496 posts since 12 Sep, 2007, from Ukraine

Postby Nahkranoth; Fri May 12, 2017 11:07 pm Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Cruba wrote:Image

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Is there a way to get ahold of this beautiful work of art?
miklan
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3 posts since 28 Jun, 2009

Postby miklan; Sun May 28, 2017 10:55 pm Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Here's my little creation and contribution, in a vintage style. Hope you'll enjoy.
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BlackWinny
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3500 posts since 17 Jun, 2013, from very close to Paris, France

Postby BlackWinny; Mon May 29, 2017 5:56 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Nice !

Perhaps the green is a little bit too "flashy" compared to the rest of the surface. But very nice skin!
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Kumi_27
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267 posts since 26 Aug, 2011, from somewhere under the rainbow

Postby Kumi_27; Mon May 29, 2017 6:14 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

You think so? It's looking like backlighted LCD to me so quite OK and "vintage" as described :)
miklan
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3 posts since 28 Jun, 2009

Postby miklan; Mon May 29, 2017 9:26 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Here 's a Version 2.
In version 1, I tried to reproduced my MPC's Green Lights :wink: .
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BlackWinny
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3500 posts since 17 Jun, 2013, from very close to Paris, France

Postby BlackWinny; Mon May 29, 2017 10:26 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

miklan wrote:Here 's a Version 2.
In version 1, I tried to reproduced my MPC's Green Lights :wink: .
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Wow ! Splendid !
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BlackWinny
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3500 posts since 17 Jun, 2013, from very close to Paris, France

Postby BlackWinny; Mon May 29, 2017 10:45 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

Kumi_27 wrote:You think so? It's looking like backlighted LCD to me so quite OK and "vintage" as described :)

Yes, I think so. But don't mistake it, it is not a drawback. I just find this green a bit too flashy, that's not a negative critic, just a proposition to try a green just a bit darker.
:)

And if we want to try to stick with the green background of the displays of the old hardware devices, look quite closely at some of them... and you'll see that the green background of these old display devices was always with a bit of grey. It was a dose of grey which was wanted by the labs of the producers themselves to prevent some wrong visual fatigue when the eyes have to frequently watch the values shown by these displays. I personally know very well this aspect of the design of the LCD displays, because I have worked a lot with these kinds of displays in geology and biology since the end of the 70's. The green used for the displays had always that dose of grey to prevent the visual issues. And it was not the LED themselves which provided that dose of grey (they were of pure green, yes) but it was the plastic transparent cover of the display which was a bit smoked, grey tinted in the mass. And all the designers and factories respected this requirement specification because it was a very important criteria in the usability of the display along the hours of use.

(it's perhaps off-topic, but it is in the industry of the LCD displays a historical fact which is good to know for everyone, I think)
:)

Just check it, see some old green LCD displays... and you'll always see that they have a dose of smokey grey, discrete but always present to attenuate the pure green. And imagine what would have been the result for the fatigue of the eyes if the green was a pure green as in this skin above.
:)
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Halonmusic
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1428 posts since 13 Nov, 2015, from Norway

Postby Halonmusic; Mon May 29, 2017 11:39 am Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

brainzistor wrote:
studio4 wrote:New versions of my black and white skins:

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http://ge.tt/5FN3iWi2



Awesome :tu:


These are really nice. :clap:
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miklan
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Postby miklan; Mon May 29, 2017 11:22 pm Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

BlackWinny wrote:
Kumi_27 wrote:You think so? It's looking like backlighted LCD to me so quite OK and "vintage" as described :)

Yes, I think so. But don't mistake it, it is not a drawback. I just find this green a bit too flashy, that's not a negative critic, just a proposition to try a green just a bit darker.
:)

And if we want to try to stick with the green background of the displays of the old hardware devices, look quite closely at some of them... and you'll see that the green background of these old display devices was always with a bit of grey. It was a dose of grey which was wanted by the labs of the producers themselves to prevent some wrong visual fatigue when the eyes have to frequently watch the values shown by these displays. I personally know very well this aspect of the design of the LCD displays, because I have worked a lot with these kinds of displays in geology and biology since the end of the 70's. The green used for the displays had always that dose of grey to prevent the visual issues. And it was not the LED themselves which provided that dose of grey (they were of pure green, yes) but it was the plastic transparent cover of the display which was a bit smoked, grey tinted in the mass. And all the designers and factories respected this requirement specification because it was a very important criteria in the usability of the display along the hours of use.

(it's perhaps off-topic, but it is in the industry of the LCD displays a historical fact which is good to know for everyone, I think)
:)

Just check it, see some old green LCD displays... and you'll always see that they have a dose of smokey grey, discrete but always present to attenuate the pure green. And imagine what would have been the result for the fatigue of the eyes if the green was a pure green as in this skin above.
:)


Good point BlackWinny, you're right. I find light more realistic now.
Version 1.2
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BlackWinny
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3500 posts since 17 Jun, 2013, from very close to Paris, France

Postby BlackWinny; Wed May 31, 2017 3:24 pm Re: Welcome back Cobalt.

miklan wrote:
BlackWinny wrote:
Kumi_27 wrote:You think so? It's looking like backlighted LCD to me so quite OK and "vintage" as described :)

Yes, I think so. But don't mistake it, it is not a drawback. I just find this green a bit too flashy, that's not a negative critic, just a proposition to try a green just a bit darker.
:)

And if we want to try to stick with the green background of the displays of the old hardware devices, look quite closely at some of them... and you'll see that the green background of these old display devices was always with a bit of grey. It was a dose of grey which was wanted by the labs of the producers themselves to prevent some wrong visual fatigue when the eyes have to frequently watch the values shown by these displays. I personally know very well this aspect of the design of the LCD displays, because I have worked a lot with these kinds of displays in geology and biology since the end of the 70's. The green used for the displays had always that dose of grey to prevent the visual issues. And it was not the LED themselves which provided that dose of grey (they were of pure green, yes) but it was the plastic transparent cover of the display which was a bit smoked, grey tinted in the mass. And all the designers and factories respected this requirement specification because it was a very important criteria in the usability of the display along the hours of use.

(it's perhaps off-topic, but it is in the industry of the LCD displays a historical fact which is good to know for everyone, I think)
:)

Just check it, see some old green LCD displays... and you'll always see that they have a dose of smokey grey, discrete but always present to attenuate the pure green. And imagine what would have been the result for the fatigue of the eyes if the green was a pure green as in this skin above.
:)


Good point BlackWinny, you're right. I find light more realistic now.
Version 1.2
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Now it's great! We could almost say that this skin is a photograph of a real hardware of the 70's-80's! Splendid!
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