Skins for Reaper

CONCEPT SIX Series is a collection of specially designed theme-skins, all based on modifications to the default theme installed with Reaper 6.

CONCEPT SIX supports multi monitor awareness, and is suited for Retina, 4K, 1920p and 1080p displays. The skins are divided into three categories: Basic Color, Multi Color and Dark Mode.

Basic Color (BC) Series
The BC Series is virtually same as the original release, displaying a basic colored background for all non-selected tracks, and clear color strips together with highlighting for easy visual navigation. There are three BC color variants: Green, Maroon and Brown. Very easy on the eyes and fully interchangeable.

All theme variants are frequently updated to ensure that they work best possible with the newest features in Reaper. There’s also a customized Theme Adjuster to be used universally for the Series. This edition has some special features and an extended color page with hand-picked palettes.

BC Green. ↗︎

The theme-check function in Reaper makes it possible to use CONCEPT SIX as a highly dynamic interface. With the Theme Adjuster, you can set rules for A), B) and C) formatted layouts in each theme variant, and automatically recall different settings when switching between the variants. Just keep in mind, settings will always load per theme, and if you have chosen to show specific layout elements in one variant, they could suddenly be hidden when switching to another.

CONCEPT SIX was originally designed for high resolution displays. In addition, all variants now include resources also for normal resolution. They look almost alike and I am constantly working on details for best possible resemblance.

Multi Color (MC) Series
Multi Color skins has a more pronounced and perhaps traditional way of displaying track colors. In addition, the MC Series contain enhanced elements for better visual balance as there are more colors throughout the interface. MC Series also has options to display waveform ‘Peak Edges’ as well as enhanced Media Item Buttons for stronger visibility.

All elements in the MC Series are completely color streamlined, including the added V5 channel strips, and a full set of color-matching Toolbar Icons (500+), that will automatically change according to the active theme variant. Furthermore, the MC Series include alternate colors for mixer faders, even for the master mixer.

It is important to note that the MC Series is specifically designed to use with the Color Control feature in Reaper. By having two variants in both light and dark, it is possible to fit CONCEPT SIX into different lighting environments, still preserving a natural appearance.

MC Producer and MC Integral. ↗︎

Dark Mode (DM)
This skin is especially suited for dark inverted system appearances, however it also works fine for normal mode. The background of the arrangement is toned down, with media items and automation envelopes to stand out bright and clear.

For a full ‘dark mode’ experience, it is mandatory to be running an OS featuring a complete dark interface. Depending on the platform you’re using, some OS customization and tweaking may be required to achieve such UI. With macOS10.10 and above, there’s already a native Dark Appearance available.

DM Onyx. ↗︎

You may have noticed there’s another variant in the BC Series named Pimped-Up! This skin is mostly for fun, and based upon ideas from different theming experiments. Apart from this, Pimped-Up! is actually a complete and powerful ReaperTheme that support all the latest features including monitor awareness.

BC Pimped-Up! ↗︎

I am very thankful for the positive feedback and kind support the project have received. A serious amount of time has been put into the skin variants and custom Adjuster. I encourage to try out the basic theme, which will give an idea how all CONCEPT SIX variants behave on your system. If any questions and inquiries, please use the e-mail form below, or get in touch through the social forums.

If you would like to follow the social blog and read news about CONCEPT SIX, feel free to follow the discussion on the Reaper Forum. You are also invited to join the Facebook Group: Reaper-CSIX where we can share experiences on this or other themes and discuss ideas, tips and tricks on how to shape the amazing Reaper DAW.

For installation, please refer to the enclosed ReadMe.pdf with instructions on how to set up CONCEPT SIX, it’s only a few easy steps to follow. From there on, any update and even new skin variants uses the same basic installation, same fonts, icons etc.

Finally, when you get familiar with the layouts and options, you’ll most likely experience a highly creative flow when working with CONCEPT SIX for Reaper!

Basic Color

CSIX – BC – Green (Basic)
CSIX – BC – Brown
CSIX – BC – Maroon
CSIX – BC – Pimped-Up!
Multi Color

CSIX – MC – Integral
CSIX – MC – Producer
Dark Mode

CSIX – DM – Onyx
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TERMS AND USE OF DIGITAL DOWNLOADS: The available graphic material is for personal use only and cannot be shared with a third party. Included artwork may be used only with NoDerivatives; If you remix, transform, or build upon the graphic elements, you may not distribute or share the modified material. With the exception of the enclosed Reaper 6 track and toolbar icons, all included artwork is made available with rights belonging to the creator. The provided digital content comes without guaranteed technical support and without any further obligations. The releases are basically beta revisions, and with a more practical name in terms of changes and updates. The available ReaperThemes have not been fully tested on all existing operating systems or configurations, and no guarantee is given that issues or bugs will be solved, or are even possible to resolve. Donations are considered as personal contributions to encourage the project with a no refund guarantee. All skin elements are compiled into ReaperThemes, and built as modified versions of the Default 6 theme to ensure the interface works with the features in Reaper 6. If someone have interest to modify the enclosed theme configuration scripts they may do so at own will.