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Logic 8 Logic skin for RME Totalmix users...

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by Terry Gorle, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member

    Hi guys,

    I've created a skin for RME HDSP(e)/Fireface owners who use Logic.
    It's based on a screenshot posted at the RME Forum.

    5/28: New version .RSRC files are available NOW for Fireface and HDSP(e).
    No pixel shifting.


    Screenshot:

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    http://www.heirapparent.com/totalmix.htm

    Cheers,
    Terry
     
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  3. mattrixx

    mattrixx Senior member

    Ah... now that is good!!!
    I changed my Totalmix skin a while back, but I was too lazy to have a go my self... That looks great!

    Only problem is that your's is for the Windows platform... On our Macs, we need a .rsrc file ... and I'm not sure how it's done.
     
  4. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Great, the best skin I've seen so far. Solo/mute, pan and the scales are very good. I just find that the faders are a bit hard to see. Their thin blue line blends a little too good with the surface. Maybe thicker and almost white?
     
  5. tvpnyc

    tvpnyc New Member

    beautiful mate-- but it only works on windows-- can you port it to a mac version?
    best
    tv
     
  6. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member

    Thanks for the feedback, guys.

    I've changed the fader knob to a more common style. There was really no way of matching Logic's GUI in that regard.

    It appears that the file format conversion needs to happen within a Mac. You guys can view bmp files, but there is no way I've found for .rsrc files to be viewed, converted, or created from .bmp's on PC.
     
  7. horselesspaul

    horselesspaul New Member

  8. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member

    Hi Paul,

    I posted this screenshot and link in the RME Forum Totalmix Skin thread a day or so before my registration here was completed. Others in this thread (mattrixx) have subsequently made the request there as well...
    RME is hesitant to use anything with another company logo on it in any official capacity, so I had to keep the Nu-skin kind of generic for them to post it. I've since made many more accurate versions for several DAW apps. They allow me to post them in the forum, but they haven't transferred any to their official RME site.

    Here's the RME Forum Totalmix GUI thread:
    http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2142

    Most of my designs are contained on page 7, including this Logic design.
    On page 8 of that Totalmix GUI thread, I finally made a Totalmix skin that matches all of RME's Digicheck functions and posted it a few days ago... really surprised RME didn't do that a long time ago with Totalmix (maybe they'll start using mine in the next driver update? :) )

    Anyway, hopefully someone with graphic conversion knowledge between PC and Mac will take care of the Logic Userbase soon.
     
  9. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member

  10. Jay Asher

    Jay Asher Senior member

    I still don't get how we get the skin to be the one displayed.

    I opened th package contents and dragged in Fireface Mixer.rsrc and dragged out HDSPe Mixer.rsrc. No luck. I then dragged out mixer.rerc. Still no luck getting it to show up.
     
  11. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member


    According to RME...

    Installation MacOS X:

    • download resource file

    • quit totalmix in the dock

    • "show package contents" of fireface.app (right click)

    • replace contents/resources/fireface mixer.rsrc with the downloaded file,
    extracted from the zip

    • restart totalmix
     
  12. Jay Asher

    Jay Asher Senior member

    That is what I did but it did not seem to work. I have the HDSP-e AIO, not the Fireface, so maybe the mixer is different.
     
  13. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member

    Evidently there's a bug with the solo button alignment in the original free Logic 8 version that RME converted for OSX and posted on their website.
    It only affects the Mac version, and I didn't do the conversion, so... ???

    I've now provided a link to a program called Theme Park 3.1 that is recommended for Mac users to convert my bitmap files into the .rsrc format required. It's a 5.2MG download, and it's on the top section of my Custom Skins page (signature link)
    My latest designs have improvements (else there would have been no reason in making them), but I cannot keep doing everything for free. There is now a $2.95 fee so I can attempt recouping 100 hours of my work and server expenses over the past 6 months. And YES, you can keep downloading the free version from RME's site if you don't care about newer versions and don't have $3, and maybe they'll fix the solo bug...

    IF this becomes even close to a break-even project, I will continue making new versions to accommodate DAW design changes and expanding the available roster of skins just because the people who say THANKS offset the tightwads.

    I really can't make it any easier on my end, you'll need to do the Mac stuff with a Mac for the time being.

    I really appreciate the Logic users who have stepped up.
    Let me know if the Theme Park conversion works properly.

    Cheers. ;)
     
  14. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member

    NEWS:

    My new Logic 8 skin will be available in .rsrc format immediately.

    RME's conversion posted at their site is corrupted, and it is being removed.

    For everyone attempting to use ThemePark until then, you must open the files in "Preview", then copy and paste from there. If you import directly into ThemePark, the dpi and scaling will be corrupted and you'll have problems.

    The .rsrc must be named "HDSPe Mixer.rsrc" for HDSPe cards, "Fireface Mixer.rsrc" for Fireface's, etc...

    http://www.heirapparent.com/totalmix.htm

    Thanks
     
  15. Terry Gorle

    Terry Gorle New Member

    New Logic 8 skin in Mac OSX is up and ready.
    Tested, no pixel shifting (as existed in the previous RME website version).

    Two files are contained in the ZIP for ease of installation:
    Fireface.rsrc & HDSPe.rsrc

    Thank you for your patience.

    Kudos to Brian Daugherty for his efforts in creating Mac versions for every skin.

    I've also completed my first hardware visual emulation, an SSL Matrix console...
     

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