Give us custom themes!

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KVRer
2 posts since 30 Mar, 2021

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:32 pm

To all those who are against custom themes.
Oh, of course, the "strobe-light style" theme is the best solution. Especially at night!!! LOL

(VIDEO)
A black cloth in front of the monitor to capture the difference between a completely dark UI and a bitwig UI.

Also, many people know about burnout of amoled displays in bright areas.
The designer's job is not only to make it look nice, but also to consider a lot of other factors of interaction with the GUI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Yq7sm_vcg

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KVRian
854 posts since 7 Dec, 2017

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:57 pm

I don't get what you're trying to show in that video or why you're in the dark. :shrug:

Anyways, I'm not against themes I just don't give a **** about them. A theme has never aided me in creating music nor helped me solve any problem within my music but as long as stuff related to getting music done comes along with it and it doesn't get in my way it's whatever. I of course prefer to see other things happen first, naturally.

If it's a matter of some kind of legit eye sight/strain problem then I guess I understand why some people may need other options but then again you'd only have yourself to blame if you purchased the software. There is a demo after all.
-JH

KVRer
2 posts since 30 Mar, 2021

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:29 pm

JHernandez wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:57 pm
If it's a matter of some kind of legit eye sight/strain problem then I guess I understand why some people may need other options but then again you'd only have yourself to blame if you purchased the software. There is a demo after all.
If you were a software developer, your reasoning would be different. How many people will NOT buy a program if they were uncomfortable with it.

The connection of the program UI and electronic music is direct. Almost 100% of the time you are looking at the monitor.

KVRist
160 posts since 6 Jun, 2018 from Liverpool >> Berlin

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:37 am

Leo Jones wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:29 pm
JHernandez wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:57 pm
If it's a matter of some kind of legit eye sight/strain problem then I guess I understand why some people may need other options but then again you'd only have yourself to blame if you purchased the software. There is a demo after all.
If you were a software developer, your reasoning would be different. How many people will NOT buy a program if they were uncomfortable with it.

The connection of the program UI and electronic music is direct. Almost 100% of the time you are looking at the monitor.
what a load of nonsense ...
on the other hand you made me agree with JHernandez and that is new. well done.

but seriously you guys should worry more about what BS doesn't do (well) not about how it looks...
hmmm sounds more like a cultural problem if you say it like that...

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KVRAF
7962 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:58 am

JHernandez wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:57 pm
I don't get what you're trying to show in that video or why you're in the dark. :shrug:
He's trying to show the problem that's most often mentioned when discussin theming, i.e. the fact that background of the Arranger or Detail Editor is bright and its brightness can't be controlled, so - especially if you're working in the dark - switching between a dark plugin and bright Arranger can feel like being blinded by a flashlight.

It never bothered me, because I don't ever work in pitch black and my laptop's screen adjusts for night (warmer colours) and is dimmed, so the contrast isn't as drastic. But I can understand it can be an issue for more sensitive persons.

I don't care for themes, but that's one thing that should be adjustable.
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My "music": https://soundcloud.com/antic604

KVRist
107 posts since 18 Sep, 2020

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:00 am

So not only we are mostly a bunch of Bitwig dilettantes, we also have nothing better to do than socialize over arguing about themes for the nth time. :love:

KVRist
79 posts since 16 May, 2012 from Sverige

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:01 am

Im all in for color themes. Sometimes the environment you work in requires a dark theme.. sometimes a bright theme. Or do we only work at home here?

But I find the default works ok most of the time soo far

KVRian
533 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:15 am

IVAN FREI wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:01 am
Add tools to create/edit themes, please. Or at least the ability to have a darker MIDI and arrangement background. PLEASE!

There won't be many words here. This is not the first time this request has been made.

PEACE
Just wear shades, man. :hihi:

KVRian
565 posts since 17 Jan, 2005 from London

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:22 am

And for those worried about the brightness of the screen (or the amount of "blue" light in particular), just get a timed color light shifter like f.lux https://justgetflux.com. Available on all major OSes.

KVRian
533 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:44 am

carlca wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:22 am
And for those worried about the brightness of the screen (or the amount of "blue" light in particular), just get a timed color light shifter like f.lux https://justgetflux.com. Available on all major OSes.
This is a good idea in general.

I do actually agree with the main point though, a darker option for the lighter areas like arrange and piano roll would be really very welcome!

KVRian
565 posts since 17 Jan, 2005 from London

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:57 am

_leras wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:44 am
carlca wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:22 am
And for those worried about the brightness of the screen (or the amount of "blue" light in particular), just get a timed color light shifter like f.lux https://justgetflux.com. Available on all major OSes.
This is a good idea in general.

I do actually agree with the main point though, a darker option for the lighter areas like arrange and piano roll would be really very welcome!
If you activate it during the day, it's amazing how much red it generates in the image, yet the same settings at night after they have faded in seem perfectly natural and comfortable 😀

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KVRAF
7962 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:58 am

carlca wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:22 am
And for those worried about the brightness of the screen (or the amount of "blue" light in particular), just get a timed color light shifter like f.lux https://justgetflux.com. Available on all major OSes.
All "major OSes" already have that natively - definitely both Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu/pop!_OS, either enabled manually, on fixed schedule or dynamic time of day.
Music tech enthusiast.
DAW, VST & hardware hoarder.
My "music": https://soundcloud.com/antic604

KVRian
565 posts since 17 Jan, 2005 from London

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:37 am

antic604 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:58 am
carlca wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:22 am
And for those worried about the brightness of the screen (or the amount of "blue" light in particular), just get a timed color light shifter like f.lux https://justgetflux.com. Available on all major OSes.
All "major OSes" already have that natively - definitely both Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu/pop!_OS, either enabled manually, on fixed schedule or dynamic time of day.
Apparently, it came in via the Windows 10 Creators Update which I believe was in 2017. While in Linux, Redshift is available in some distros but doesn't really offer any configuration. F.lux inspired all the other solutions and has been around since 2009. FWIW 😉

KVRist
157 posts since 22 Oct, 2014

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:58 am

coroknight wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:40 am
Theming is overrated and I'd rather they spend their time working on other things.
Yeah, but a little more CONTRAST eg. for beat-grids, what is selected, is loop on.... all stuff for faster "reading" the GUI would be nice! There are much more steps of "grey" instead just 3,4 tones of near half-bright grey and half-dark grey....

KVRist
53 posts since 18 Nov, 2017

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:05 am

I just want a good dark theme as well, I dig the theme as is right now - it is well balanced for me. Always feels refreshing after coming back from Cubase and Ableton, but yeah a nice pimping dark theme is in order!

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