Which Reaper theme do you use?

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KVRist
187 posts since 31 May, 2017

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:46 am

NERF_PROTOSS wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:05 am
this pic actually makes me curious about your workflow, sorry for the barrage of questions:

what's the \ and \\ in your FX chains? some kind of gain or meter plugin?

what's your MIDI setup like? looks like you're treating VST instruments a bit like hardware and just recording their audio output, tape-machine style?
no problem.

the workflow changes depending on the project i'm doing. but right now i run Renoise as a 4-track midi sequencer and do all the composition there, and then mix and record the output of each instrument to audio in reaper. Instrument 1 in Renoise is set to MIDI channel 1 which correlates to "1 - OPS7" in reaper and so on. I don't use Rewire with renoise, as i had issue with latency, but i have no reason to sync anything anyway so it isn't an issue.

i generally don't like recording MIDI at all, so i try to treat vst instruments a bit like hardware and reaper like a tape-machine, yes. sometimes i sequence in VCV but most of the time i play and record straight to audio in the reaper timeline. sometimes a mix of sequencing in renoise/vcv and playing/recording live on top of that in reaper. etc.

the \ and \\ is ultrasonic filtering which is beneficial when running in 96k sample rate to avoid aliasing and oversampling. it is just renamed instances of Airwindows Ultrasonic, where \ is medium filtering and \\ is strong filtering (depending on which instrument needs what).

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KVRAF
4425 posts since 5 May, 2005 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:29 pm

lotus2035 wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:09 pm
For me it's a tie between Mammoth and Smooth 6 as the best Reaper themes out there. Many other themes just look tacky compared to these two.

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2653/Mamm ... erThemeZip

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2428/Smoo ... erThemeZip
I wanted to add Realogix to these, I just recently discovered it, not usually the kind of theme I would go for but it's very easy on the eyes. Created by the same person who made Mammoth, I only realized that after discovering it.

https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2640/Real ... erThemeZip

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KVRAF
4425 posts since 5 May, 2005 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:41 pm

Alter Ego is a lot of fun and well designed, reminds me of Cubase 6.5 which was my favorite Cubase version for a long time.

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KVRAF
6708 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:29 am

Trancit wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:34 am
GaryG wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:07 am
^ I'd have to debug it first (volume slider graphic corrupt when moved etc) but sure. Currently it's literally just another layout in th rtconfig file so you can just pasthe changes in there without having another separate theme.

The original theme here: https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2767/Echo ... erThemeZip
Thx, would be nice if you could post the changes when ready...
I am especially interested in the fixed positioning... I hate the dynamic behaviour... :D
I've hacked it to a level it's workable, though now thinking it's a bit dark/contrast-ey/not smooth. Minimised tracks have mute, solo, vol and pan as well as access to the effects, so useful for multi-out vsti mixing etc. I tried to simply add it as another layout to the original theme but had to change some graphics and that messes up the default ones so ripped them and started again as a separate them. I'll zip it up if anyone wants to play.
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KVRAF
3190 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:56 pm

GaryG wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:29 am
I'll zip it up if anyone wants to play.
If you don´t mind... :tu:
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KVRAF
16432 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:15 pm

I've kind of lost track of Reaper these days but are there any themes that look this good that work on version 6 ?


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KVRAF
6708 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:41 am

^ All older themes should still work on v6 fine.

v6 introduced more support for hidpi, embeddable fx, more options in the theming (elements only showing at certain times etc) but the core engine is the same. Whether themes like the one you highlighted have been updated to take advantage of the new functionality is the question I guess.
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7611 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:46 am

Teksonik wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:15 pm
I've kind of lost track of Reaper these days but are there any themes that look this good that work on version 6 ?



Reaper theme.png
Maybe search for "Imperial" in the search field, but I don't know how you can fit it in 1080p resolution, I think they are designed to work with higher (as I remember, but I could be wrong!). There are several in the search result, so try them and see!

edit:
sorry! they said it is designed for 1080p like this one:
https://stash.reaper.fm/theme/2448/Impe ... ark_v3.zip

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KVRist
267 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:57 am

I use a modified FL Studio theme. I think it looks nice without being too noisy.
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KVRer
7 posts since 7 Oct, 2021

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:37 am

someday I'm gonna buy this 60$ DAW
since i use SO4Pro until now, maybe I'm gonna sell Live 9 Standard first to buy reaper.

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KVRAF
6708 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:53 pm

Trancit wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:56 pm
GaryG wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:29 am
I'll zip it up if anyone wants to play.
If you don´t mind... :tu:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1shu6me ... sp=sharing

DIsclaimer: very much a personalised hack for my eyes on my screen etc. Can't guarantee it'll behave doing stuff I don't normally do (don;t think I've even looked at the mixer with this theme), I know for a fact the ultra-compact tcp height is broke but I never use it so... one day.
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KVRAF
3190 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:45 am

GaryG wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:53 pm
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1shu6me ... sp=sharing

DIsclaimer: very much a personalised hack for my eyes on my screen etc. Can't guarantee it'll behave doing stuff I don't normally do (don;t think I've even looked at the mixer with this theme), I know for a fact the ultra-compact tcp height is broke but I never use it so... one day.
Thx very much... :tu:
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