Us Logic Pro X users are a disparate bunch. We come in all types, sizes, shapes, genders, and musical persuasions. But we all have one thing in common. We are all hostages in a grayscale universe, captives in our colorless paradise ruled by Apple. We all desire more color in our digital lives.
Logic’s gradual transformation over the past decade or so has involved less and less color in our digital workspace with each new incarnation. Now, conforming to Apple’s in-house Pro Apps color and design scheme; the future has never looked grayer.
Welcome to LPX Colorizer
There have been various attempts at developing “skins” to add color to logic. Some work better than others. And they invariably involve rolling up your sleeves and digging into the guts of Logic’s package contents. All with bold disclaimers of doing so at your own risk.
Along comes Creationauts. A new company based in Montreal, Quebec; with the colorful salve we have all been craving. Like coming out into the sunshine after years in a dark gray cave, their LPX Colorizer app awakens Logic from its gray slumber into a paradise exploding with colors everywhere you look. And it’s all completely painless.
Intuitive Interface and It’s Fun!
LPX Colorier is a standalone app, with a very Mac friendly intuitive interface, that allows users to, well, colorize Logic! There is a huge selection of themes to choose from. Each theme is a collection of custom colors for each of Logic’s interface elements.
The application interface is pretty simple: Select a theme from the theme list and hit the Colorizer button. The new interface colors will immediately be merged into Logic. You can, of course, edit those themes at will, or create your new designs from scratch. Look for the graphic element of your choice from Colorizer’s left column, click the color thumbnail on the right and give it a new color using the color palette. Click “Colorize” and your changes will automatically take effect in Logic!
Logic’s Color Palette
LPX Colorizer also allows users to customize Logic’s own internal color palette. Not only can we customize the colors, but we can also add an extra for more variations.
The Creationauts development team is a lean and mean collection of coders spread all over the world. They are extremely devoted to their users and constantly improving and updating LPX Colorizer functionality. Creationauts has a passionate user base and a very active forum with users trading customized themes.
In a late-breaking release, just after I created the initial video at the top of this post, the Color Palette functionality was enhanced. It now includes Color scheme presets, plus the ability to create/import/export them to share with other users. Check out this late-breaking news video:
I personally love what this app can do. Approaching it conservatively, I duplicated Logic’s own default theme, and have started slowly customizing a few elements at a time, so that I can get it exactly as I want it without it looking completely different all at once. The color palette alone is fantastic for adding some spice to your region and track colors.
Check out LPX Colorizer at the Creationauts web site. It is very reasonably priced. And they offer a free demo. Try it out and let us know what you think.