Creationauts have given us a fantastic tool with LPX Colorizer. It can be used to subtly enhance the look of Logic without changing it completely. Of course, it can change it completely too, if that’s what you want to do with it. But the more I use this app, the more I realize that I appreciate the ability to add highlight and contrast to make different elements in the GUI stand out better, without changing the overall look of Logic.
What I am really enjoying currently, is using it to add color to selections. For example, the highlight color of a track header when it is selected, or a lane in the step editor when it is selected, or the color of the selected portion of an audio file in the audio file editor. These tweaks don’t fundamentally change the look of Logic at first glance. They don’t scream out “hey look at me” the way changing an entire LPX Colorizer theme does. Check out this post from last month to get an idea of how the themes in LPX Colorizer are used to change the overall look of Logic.
In this video, I have taken a much less heavy handed approach and used it for highlighting selections, as well as a couple of other subtle tweaks. To me, this is a much more user friendly way to get the most out of what this app offers. Less is more. Too much change all at once can be overwhelming; at least to me.
For my tastes, I like making a couple of small adjustments at a time, living with them for a few days to evaluate if I really like them, then going back in and maybe adding one or two new tweaks. Doing this, I have slowly built up a personalized version of Logic’s GUI that works for me and that I am used to and comfortable with.
LPX Colorizer makes it easy to manage these changes incrementally. I started by duplicating and renaming Logic’s default theme and working from there. I can go in any time and make one or two small changes at a time to my customized duplicate and update Logic with a single mouse click.
Check out LPX Colorizer from Creationauts here.
Try it out for yourself; there is a free trial available here.
This article was originally published at pro-tools-expert.com