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Old 29th July 2013
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Originally Posted by Jus View Post
. . . so is there any way to use different images for the instrument (EXS, ES etc) slots than to audio FX slots following them?
Sure, the MAResources file defines what images are used and where, and as you have probably already discovered for yourself Logic uses the same image for Audio FX as it does Software Instruments . . . but if you want two different button images (presumably you just want two different colours) all you would have to do is this . . . .

1) Find the image file you want to use (mixer_insert_audio.tif in this case) in the Resources folder and make a duplicate - rename this duplicate something like mixer_insert_instrument.tiff (or whatever you like).

2) Open mixer_insert_instrument.tiff into something like Photoshop and change the colour (Hue and Saturation is the easiest way to do this) or paint on it or do whatever you want to it . . . then hit save.

3) Now find MixerInstrument in your MAResources file and direct it to your new mixer_insert_instrument.tiff file rather than the mixer_insert_audio.tif file.

(notice in this screenshot how MixerInstrument and MixerInsertAudio both reference the same image file, all you need to do is to point MixerInstrument towards your new file - simply double click on the file name and replace it with mixer_insert_instrument - or whatever you've called it).

P.S: you'll have to do the same process to the other uses of 'MixerInstrument' (they are right underneath the main one) - otherwise if you do something like switch between the narrow and wide mixer layout the button images will change . . .