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Sylenth1 - LT Skin [UPDATED] by Pureav Sylenth1 - LT Skin [UPDATED] by Pureav
Please note that this skin will be included in the next official release of Sylenth, so if you can't be bothered with the hassle, you're welcome to wait a little while.

Due to the amount of problems people are running into (with the new version of Resource Hacker in particular), I simply can't keep up with trying to help everybody anymore. After researching solutions and rewriting the instructions several times, I've decided to not provide any at all. I'll keep the download active and it still contains everything you need. You will just have to do a bit of googling yourself to get it up and running.

What you'll need to find out by yourself:

- Find a program for modifying your .dll.
- How to replace images inside the .dll either one at a time manually, or using the .res files I've provided.

What you should know about this skin:

- This in NO way affects your Sylenth license. No code is altered, nor shared.
- The download contains purely .png files and .res files. No illegal .dll is included.
- A .res file is simply a container which stores all of the .pngs to make it quicker and easier to replace all resources in one go.
- Use either PNG_72 or PNG_73 depending on how many images you have inside the .dll PNG folder (they're numbered so just look at the last one).

Resource Hacker has been working like a charm for everybody since I first released this skin, but after a recent update, many issues are occurring and I can't keep up. From troubleshooting myself, it seems versions of RH 4.0 and upwards simply don't save Sylenth correctly, be it latest update, demo, or old builds. It doesn't appear to be strictly a RH problem either as I can successfully edit other VSTs, it just doesn't like Sylenth anymore... I still recommend using Resource Hacker as it's a very safe and very trusted app, but get a version pre 4.0. Else, there are alternatives for .dll editing, but I can't vouch for them all.

The download also contains my last instructions which you're still welcome to try. The common issues are either an error while attempting to save the .dll, or the DAW not picking it up. FL Studio sees it, but doesn't load. I really have no idea why RH suddenly dislikes Sylenth, and I'm sorry I can't help...

Thank you all for nearly 10k successful downloads and installations. I wish you well! And for those new to the skin...I'm very sorry it's not as easy as it once was. There's only so much I can do. :'(

- Lance
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:iconithinkmynameismoose:
So do I need another program to work this?
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upgradeninja Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
looks so good
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THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
Winner used that Anolis works loads fine Good shout Skez
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THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
FYI Lennar Digital have told me the new update is due in a couple of months and will be "skinable" Boom !!!! this should make it more easy on the eye :P Big Up 
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THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
is ther an automaped dll For sylenth by any chance ?

im using ableton live 9 cubase 8 with Novation 49SLMKII Midi Keyboard
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:iconthebutcha:
THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
sorry for the confusion with liciences an permissions im mearly trying to swap skins
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ChrisPheros Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant
I prefer using RESTORATOR 2007 where the PNGs can be extracted and assigned all at once with their original name convention (can have some advantages); of course you can also assign the res-file(s) provided by Pureav.

Restorator 2007 is downloadable as a 30 day trial-version, so everybody here can test it legally:
www.bome.com/products/restorat…
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skez Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015
Since I can't find an older version of Resource Hacker, even though I've searched every single corner of the web I figured out a way to do it. Anolis Resourcer 0.9 (it's free just like Resource Hacker). But unfortunately you have to manually change every .png-file (as far as I'm aware of at least) so it takes some time. But at least it works.
It bugs some times as well but it's just to click Save, close the program, open and continue from where you left off. Using this on Sylenth1 v.2.21 x64 by the way.

What you do is you open Sylenth1.dll in Anolis Resourcer, press the PNG-folder then mark each .png-file and drag the corresponding file into the program and without lifting your mouse-button (I think this is when it bugs if you don't choose the correct option) you choose "Replace current data." and then press OK on the "Replace Resource" window that pop ups.

I press Save after each replacement just to be on the safe side. Repeat this for every .png-file.

Update: Finally done and it's TOTALLY worth it. Thanks once again Pureav for this amazing skin. Never thought I'd be able to change from the horrible Sylenth1 skin that is the default. Cheers man!
Update2: Suddenly designing sounds became fun again :D
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Tim-V Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm...I may need to try this as I had trouble on the latest x64 version too
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:iconthebutcha:
THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
found that the new dll dosent have Authenticated Users Listed in the permisions 
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:iconpureav:
Pureav Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I can't replicate this issue. Both my original and edited have Authenticated users checked. What's more, it makes no difference either way. Did it solve your problem, though?
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THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
ok so im using RH 4.2.0 (as admin) an followed ur instructions as per sey.

open sylenth1.dll (original 3.077Kb) 32bit install latest version

Action - Add resource from .res file. - locate PNG_72.res 

check box - select overwrite - Import 

check a few PNG's to see if they have changed

save (which only works when running as admin)

files saves. (2.225Kb)

open ableton rescan vst .. , it runs the original dll file an works as normal but if i choose the modified skin dll it says VST not found ?

tried the 73.res , saving as, runing RH not as admin, copied all res files (72 and 73) into sylenth folder in SteinbergX86/VstPlugins, im stuck...

not sure where im going wrong. Dose the dll file have to wrote like this Sylenth1.dll ? NO tried diff endings still loads the vst from the original dll not the modded dll.

Downloaded RH 3.6.0.92 ... same .. 


as for the permisions i was trying to find a difference which might stop it from loading in ableton. thats all i found as a difference sory if it caused confusion on the site

thanks mark 07967531479
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Pureav Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Could you elaborate on this a bit? For people reading the comments mainly. There's certainly something amiss with how the new RH saves, I just haven't figured it out yet.
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THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
sorry pervious reply from me was deleted from not unticking the box bottom left of this box 
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THEBUTCHA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
followed INS to the T, using RH 4.2.0 (run as ADMIN) open original sylenth1.dll - add PNG_72 - check box - overwrite- import, checked images... save as (changed file name to keep original) saved ... load ableton 9, VST Sylenth1 Could not be found !!!
checked PNG_73 ... Same shit.

Is ther some code relating to the original dll thats NOT in the new skin dll (checked all other txt in the dll which looks the same)

because as soon as i swap the original dll it works. is ther a licence that needs changing relating to the new skin ??.

I bought this as its a BEAST of a VST, Please Dont leave me withe the gastly Bogo Skin HELP HELP PLZ :)
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:iconpureav:
Pureav Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hey. There's absolutely nothing license related that is changed in any way. That said, since the new version of Resource Hacker, I'm getting bombarded with issues people are running into. I personally don't get the issues, but it's obvious the new version is doing something the old one didn't (or not doing something it did). With that in mind, I've had to remove my instructions completely and just let people figure it out themselves. It's a last resort but I can't keep up with the helping anymore. :/
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peterpoebeats Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
Hey, I followed all the instructions but when I open Synleth 1 (v2.2) (In Fl Studio) This Shows up:  imgur.com/ksDlMca
Thanks for any help!
(I've tried 72 and 73)
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:iconpureav:
Pureav Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I'm now aware of this issue and you're not the only one. I don't have a solution, though. The new Resource Hacker update is simply not saving Sylenth correctly, and only Sylenth by the looks of it (I can edit other VSTs just fine). I've tried with the latest update, demo, and old builds of Sylenth to no effect. At this point I can only suggest either waiting for the next Sylenth update with this skin included, or do a spot of research and try a different .dll editor. Cheers...
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skez Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Hey Pureav! I mostly use Dune 2 and Serum these days since they are perfect for the genre I make. So when I pressed About on Serum just for the sake of it I see "GUI Design: Lance Thackeray (pureav.deviantart.com)" so I click the deviantart-URL out of curiosity and one of the first things I see is a Serum-similar skin for Sylenth1 and it's actually changeable (!!). I like Sylenth1, I still use it sometimes even though my mains are Dune 2 and Serum like I mentioned, but the GUI is just awful, no disrespect towards LennarDigital.

I have Sylenth1 in both version 2.01 32-bit and version 2.21 32-bit and 64-bit and I have tried changing the skin following your instructions. I've been using ResourceHacker 4.2.0 (the latest one I guess) on all three files and trying with both 72 and 73. And opening them all in both FL Studio 32-bit and 64-bit but I get the same error every time.

The error states:
FL64.exe - Bad Image (or if I'm in 32-bit version of FL it says ilbridge.exe - Bad Image)
C:\Program Files(x86)\Vstplugins\Sylenth1v221\Sylenth1.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

Any idea what I could be doing wrong? I feel if I could switch over to this skin I would use Sylenth1 more again since it's the one VST generator I know best. Serum and Dune 2 is great but I haven't learnt everything yet.

Cheers mate, amazing work!
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peterpoebeats Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
same thing is happening to me :(
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Lesha5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
My favourite Sylenth1 skin, thank you. Hope Sylenth1 64bit Retina support for Mac will come soon.
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pineappledino Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  New Deviant
Following the instructions and still getting errors. Could it be because of the v4.1.22? 
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:iconpureav:
Pureav Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Still? What error was you getting before? Seems this is your first comment so I'm just trying to keep track of everybody's issues.
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Tim-V Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason, RH won't let me save over the dll file after all the steps complete (I saved the new skin with png files into the VST folder, is that correct?)
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Pureav Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man. I've just update the instructions, so please start over again. The new instructions are for the newly released update of Resource Hacker which works a little differently. As for not saving properly, be sure you haven't left Sylenth running in a DAW else it won't overwrite. Cheers!
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Tim-V Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your efforts dude, but I still can't save over the original file or even save as. I've checked things like account permissions but it aint happening. I think I may have to wait for the official release.
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:iconpureav:
Pureav Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Are you getting an error dialog and what does it say? I'm going to need more info on problems people are having, but I won't be able to fix everything. :/
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Tim-V Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should have a note reply with a Snagit video, I hope!
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bikash1234 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
finally solved thanks for the skin!!
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bikash1234 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
No update all resources in action list
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:iconneo36uk:
neo36uk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant
update all resources is not in my action list, any ideas ?
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bikash1234 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
you have to download the old version of Rh
here is the link

Enjoy :)
download.cnet.com/Resource-Hac…
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ForerunnerConstruct Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes sylenth1 a lot more fun to use for some reason. The vanilla design was really gross in my opinion.
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ForerunnerConstruct Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is that you did an awesome job with this. I love it, and I thank you for putting it up for download
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lsc9x Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!  

That makes Sylenth look so good!  Awesome skin. I'm definitely going to watch out for that next build.  Much nicer than what was shipped!

Just in case anyone wants to mod a MAC file, it's really easy.  

Mac Apps are actually folders even though they look like single files.  If you right click on the VST or AU (or any other Application), and select "Show Package Contents" it will open up a folder.  Inside that folder you should find a folder called "Content" and inside that folder will be a folder called "Resources" and the image files should be located in there.  

So, to reskin Sylenth (MAC OS X):

1) Browse (from the root) to /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/

2) Right click on "Sylenth.vst" and choose "Show Package Contents"

3) Browse to /Contents/Resources

4) Find the image file you want to update and back it up (in case you want to switch back to the old skin later!)

5) Replace the image file.  

NOTE:  It's mandatory that the new files(s) be in the exactly the same format and named exactly the same name as the file you are replacing.  In other words if the file is a .png file in the Resources folder, the new file must also be a .png.  (I screwed this up and wondered why it wasn't working.  Ha ha!)

Hope this helps!

=)
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YungOsh Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  New Deviant
i cant find update all resources
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alexraymond Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Love this skin, tried putting it on my new laptop (OSX Yosemite 10.10.3) and I'm getting this on the EQ page (imgur.com/ynE0f7W).  Also the down arrow for presets doesn't show up :(  Any idea why?
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Pureav Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Alright, I've enabled the download again and added the instructions back into the description. I suggest you download once more from this page to ensure latest version, and have a good read through my instructions. Cheers!
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Pureav Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Did you get the download from me before I disabled it, or somewhere else? I included instructions which should answer your query. Basically there's two versions: one with 72 images and one with 73. Whichever one you tried, try again with the other instead.
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Tim-V Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work on one of my favourite plugins. Many people underestimate the impact of a sexy GUI :-)

I'm curious to know what software is used to do this kind of thing, any advice please? 
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Pureav Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man. All my GUI is created with Photoshop, currently running version CC 2014.

Did you download the skin? I've enabled it again just now if not...was getting a few complaints, heh.
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Tim-V Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah sorry for the late reply. I was expecting to get notifications of any replies by email. I appreciate you coming back as I'm really keen to learn more & possibly do something myself further down the road. 

Do you just draw the static image (in other words is it just conceptual), and then leave it to somebody else to create the animation (e.g. moving faders, knobs, etc), or do you somehow do this part too? I don't really understand how it all comes together.

I'll try grab the skin later...thanks for that too!

Tim 
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Pureav Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hey. No probs on the delay. =]

There's no animation involved. The code of Sylenth makes everything work. You simply extract the PNGs from the .dll and replace them with your own. Skin design is an involved process, though. I design everything in PS and proceed to 'slice' each element individually (fader handles, knobs, backgrounds, etc).

The only tricky parts are the knobs which require being rendered as an animation strip, which is basically a very long PNG with each frame of the rotation stacked vertically. I personally create my strips within PS manually but that's a little more advanced. The most popular tool people use is called KnobMan which allows you to design, test, and export knob strips much quicker. I recommend the java version JKnobMan found here: www.g200kg.com/en/software/kno….
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Tim-V Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Starting to make sense...like a film strip with all the frames laid over each other instead of next to each other, right? It's a good illusion, really! :-) 

I use Xara Photo & Graphic Designer which is remarkably versatile, but I wonder whether it could do a job like this. It's a vector program and exporting is light, but what sort of file size do you aim for the whole thing?
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tsmadlucky Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
Congrats on becoming an official skin for Sylenth - great work!
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EpeliKamunaga Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
I dont have a download link but my email is verified.
PLEASE HELP
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Pureav Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hi. Please read the description. I disabled the download.
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EpeliKamunaga Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
Oh yeah. Sorry for that, I overlooked it. lol!
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Pureav Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thought you'd like to know that I've enabled the download once again, and updated the instructions in the description. (Y)
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Pureav Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
No probs fella. =]
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