Which Reaper theme do you use?

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stacev
KVRist
43 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:59 pm

bungle wrote:
Tappistry wrote:
bundoo wrote:Thanks..its super annoying when tracks are minimised not to be able to see solo mute
That could be a good feature suggestion on the Reaper forums imo.
To be fair it cant be that annoying, or he would learn a bit of WALTER and do it himself hahaha.
Some custom themes can have very nice graphics, but most of them lack good WALTER coding.
Only behavior of default theme seems got more attention to functional details.
In general all custom Reaper themes could be divided into three groups:
a) crap
b) unfinished
c) unfinished crap

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BMoore
Banned
1586 posts since 19 Aug, 2011

Post Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:23 am

I use a customized Albert-C Solaris Pro. (This is the default theme image from stash.reaper.fm)
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Customized layout/size, track defaults, shortcuts, toolbars, and tweaked to better highlight selected vs unselected tracks.
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monomox
KVRian
661 posts since 27 Nov, 2017 from CO, USA

Post Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:53 pm

Thanks so much for this thread! I've been using Reaper for over a year and I was starting to get wanDAWrlust (got it?... I'll get my coat) and this thread saved me. Reaper can look a lot cooler!

metamorphosis
KVRAF
3939 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Hamilton, New Zealand

Post Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:04 pm

I put together Reatraction for newbies - it's here:
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=152012

Simplifies the interface an swipes out a lot of the more pro functionality in favour of a simplified set of items.

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AsPeeXXXVIII
KVRian
623 posts since 17 Aug, 2015 from Finland

Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:34 am

I just use the default REAPER theme.
My solo projects:
Hekkräiser (experimental) | MFG38 (electronic/soundtrack) | The Santtu Pesonen Project (metal/prog)

EnGee
KVRAF

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7644 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:54 pm

metamorphosis wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:04 pm
I put together Reatraction for newbies - it's here:
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=152012

Simplifies the interface an swipes out a lot of the more pro functionality in favour of a simplified set of items.
Thanks for sharing :tu:

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Tappistry
KVRAF
1644 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Post Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:38 pm

Recently switched over to the Janne2016 noise_construct edit themes. There are two versions:

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1779/Jann ... erThemeZip

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1845/Jann ... erThemeZip

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woggle
KVRAF
2358 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Post Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:58 pm

https://ultraschall.fm/

is the most impressive reworking of Reaper.
I do not use this, I just use the default themes, but ultraschall shows what can be done. Hopefully Reaper opens up even more to other developers so they can build dedicated DAWs based on Reaper but with a stronger interest and effort put in to design. (by which I don't mean "looks")
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rocolin
KVRer
17 posts since 25 Jul, 2013 from USA

Post Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:19 pm

I use the default 5.0 with a few minor mods I made. Image
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bmanic
KVRAF
9243 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:23 pm

This is the theme I still use today. It has by far the easiest to read track name panel and just overall toned down colour pallette which makes everything easy to read.

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/1505/Jann ... erThemeZip

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KVRAF

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7644 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 am

woggle wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:58 pm
https://ultraschall.fm/

is the most impressive reworking of Reaper.
I do not use this, I just use the default themes, but ultraschall shows what can be done. Hopefully Reaper opens up even more to other developers so they can build dedicated DAWs based on Reaper but with a stronger interest and effort put in to design. (by which I don't mean "looks")
Is this a theme or a utility to make a theme? It is in German only? Also, I can't find it in the resources of Reaper.

woggle
KVRAF
2358 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:27 am

EnGee wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 am
woggle wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:58 pm
https://ultraschall.fm/

is the most impressive reworking of Reaper.
I do not use this, I just use the default themes, but ultraschall shows what can be done. Hopefully Reaper opens up even more to other developers so they can build dedicated DAWs based on Reaper but with a stronger interest and effort put in to design. (by which I don't mean "looks")
Is this a theme or a utility to make a theme? It is in German only? Also, I can't find it in the resources of Reaper.
Chrome will translate it into English so you can see what they have done
It is a reworking of Reaper into a DAW suited to professional podcasters.
what you don't know only makes you stronger

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neverbeeninariot
KVRist
450 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:03 am

Default 5. FTW.

Liero
KVRian
1092 posts since 6 Mar, 2004

Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:12 am

I'm continually annoyed and/or surprised that REAPER still has a dedicated UI/graphics person who in my opinion just has a very bad sense of what looks good and is easily readable, making the DAW in its default state the ugliest of the "big" programs out there.

The default theme colors and icons are just a horrible mess to my eyes.

Luckily there are themes to choose from - my favorite has been RADO for about five years straight.

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neverbeeninariot
KVRist
450 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:01 am

Liero wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:12 am
I'm continually annoyed and/or surprised that REAPER still has a dedicated UI/graphics person who in my opinion just has a very bad sense of what looks good and is easily readable, making the DAW in its default state the ugliest of the "big" programs out there.

The default theme colors and icons are just a horrible mess to my eyes.

Luckily there are themes to choose from - my favorite has been RADO for about five years straight.
It's all in the eye of the beholder, no?

It's funny though, when I'm working in Reaper, I just want the UI to stay out of the way and default 5 does that, but in Bitwig I kinda like the bling...

Also (afaik), WhiteTie is not a Cockos employee, they don't have a full-time graphics guy.

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