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Postby JNS WRNHD » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:00 am

Hi, fellow Mixcrafters and Moderators. On a strictly estetic note, are there any plans of alternative skin layout for inside of the Mixcraft software? Thx.

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Re: Skin

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:12 am

Hi,

You can currently change to a lighter track background color in Display preferences.

Having an option to choose a from bunch of different skins is a common feature request. So far, the software developers have been more concerned with audio features than visual features.

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Re: Skin

Postby Rolling Estonian » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:54 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:So far


As a glass half full guy, I like the sound of that!

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Re: Skin

Postby chibear » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:24 pm

You can tweek the color on a lot of things in the mixskin.ini file, at your peril of course, so backup the original before playing.
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Re: Skin

Postby Mark Bliss » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:07 pm

LOL,
I have glasses in many colors and sizes. I don't care which one it is, just as long as something good is in it!.. :wink:

I might even have a post modern era mug with some Mahogany strips on the sides. That'll work just dandy.
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Re: Skin

Postby JNS WRNHD » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:55 pm

Thx Greg, thx chibear. Others, the sarcasm is all lost on me. The only thing it accomplish is a reluctantness to ever put out questions at all. The estetics are, of course, secondary to the function of the DAW, but, hey, isn´t the environment of any importance? Do you like one color better than another, do you like some food over other food, do you like the smell of one spice over another? Please hold back on the sarkasm. / Jonas

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Re: Skin

Postby sjoens » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:59 am

I don't think anyone meant any harm here.

Though GUI editing isn't the most user friendly, the potential to edit and change at will is there. Everything is "exposed" to the user to manipulate as he chooses. And some have. :wink:

"mixskin.ini" entries contain graphic file names and RGB colors that can be changed with Notepad.

"mixrez" folder contains graphic files that can be changed with Photoshop.

Other files can be edited as well depending on how deep you want to go with it.

Save the originals in a safe place.
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Re: Skin

Postby Mark Bliss » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:16 am

Yes, no reason to take it as a personal affront Jonas. Just humor in light of the many previous times this has come up and how a few people, while making some good suggestions and offering great reasoning, still.... take it soooo seriously. :shock:

In defense of my "wisecrack" I will again explain that I would be all for a few long overdue graphical updates.

However, at the same time, I feel that any time spent on that at the expense of (for example) expanding routing options, updating/expanding the Piano roll/CC programming functions, and many other functional updates, is time poorly spent.
Also, having tested/used/observed many of the competitors, I must say I don't "get" the comparison that many of them "look" better in any great way. Several are actually not only quite unattractive, but the graphic designs impede their function far more than improve it. I have yet to use a single competing product and think "Wow, this GUI is really great!"
Several have some functional features I wish Mixcraft had though...... 8)
But Mixcraft just works. That's why I still use it.

And yes, as pointed out, we can make some graphical changes ourselves. If you care to learn some relatively basic programming/graphic design skills.
Several of us did that and exchanged ideas some time back, and several of those ideas were incorporated into the current design. I would note that as far as I am aware, no one did a major graphic overhaul.

What I learned during that little exercise was that it was very time consuming and that every time there was an update to Mixcraft, the new download eliminated my work and my files had to be swapped back in. Seeing as I was doing beta testing, that was happening frequently. And for what? In the end, it was all time lost that could have been invested into learning about, or actually creating music/audio itself.
But that's me. An opinion. I am not in any way trying to change yours.

But still, if you have some specific suggestions, by all means put it in the suggestions thread! There have been some really good ideas on this subject (and others) shared there.
Some people just want to debate the wood strips on the sides of the mixer. And some of us might find that funny after a while. :wink:
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Re: Skin

Postby JNS WRNHD » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:51 am

Thx, guys, for taking the time to explain your posts and getting deep into why you feel the way you do. / Jonas


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