Customizing Synth1 VST skin/theme (TO ANY COLOR!!!) *EASY*

You Can Actually Change The Synth1 VST Skin Without Downloading Skins! Click To Tweet
Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well. I deeply appreciate all the ongoing positive feedback and support for my Synth1 VST Over 25,000+ Sound Presets!!! video. So I decided to share another treat with everyone in reference to the Synth1 VST. Here’s a tutorial on customizing Synth1 VST skin.

I’ve been using the Synth1 VST for as long as I can remember but it never even crossed my mind that you can actually CUSTOMIZE the Synth1 VST to whatever color/skin/theme of your liking. You can easily accomplish this without having to search the net and download any third-party skins.  How cool is that! I’ll show you an example of this below:


Customizing Synth1 VST skin
Synth1 (DEFAULT) Theme


Customizing Synth1 VST skin
Synth1 (CUSTOMIZED) Theme


So as you can see in the photos above, you can actually customize the look of your VST but easily adjusting a few settings within the VST itself. And I’m going to show you how to do just that!


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First, what you want to do is load up your Synth1 VST in your DAW of choice. If you aren’t sure how to how to do this, please refer to my video: Synth1 VST Over 25,000+ Sound Presets!!! and skip to 6:00 minutes.


Customizing Synth1 VST skin


So here you can see I have my Synth1 VST open within my DAW of choice (I have chosen Fl Studio for tutorial’s sake). The next steps will be very simple:

Click the OPT button (as indicated by the ‘red circle’)>

Customizing Synth1 VST skin



On the popup screen, you will see the settings for the Synth1 VST. We will ONLY pay attention to the ‘red circled’ area in order to successfully customize our VST. Messing with any other settings can cause the VST to malfunction within your DAW.


Customizing Synth1 VST skin


  • “Color Customize” is the section we’ll be working with. Right next to it you will see
    (#RRGGBB)” which basically stands for “Red, Green, Blue”. According to a color palate, this refers to those three colors being the main ‘primary’ colors used to create various new colors when mixed together. But in order to customize our VST, we must first use what is referred to as a “color palate”. Click this link to bring up the color picker.


  • Customizing Synth1 VST skin


Many of you will recognize this from software programs like Adobe Photoshop. What this does, is it automatically generates an RGB Color Code for us to input into our Synth1 settings as we move the small circle around to get the color of our liking.



  • Referring back to the SETTINGS window on the Synth1 VST, The “Panel” checkbox is what controls the background color of the Synth1 VST. When it is checked, the background color you have customized for the VST will be shown, and when the box is unchecked, it defaults back to the default color for the Synth1 VST.  The Box right next to it is where we insert the RGB code to change the background color.
  • Below it is the “TEXT” box, which is obvious. It changes the color of the FONT or TEXT on the Synth1 VST.


Now referring back to the color picker, as an example I would like to set my Synth1 VST BACKGROUND color to BLACK. I can do this by dragging the small circle to the black region of the color palate, and simply copying the RGB code that it generates right above it (as shown below):


Customizing Synth1 VST skin


Now I must go back to the Synth1 Settings within my DAW, and PASTE that code (080807) AFTER the hashtag into the box. This means deleting everything AFTER the hashtag but NOT the hashtag itself. And make sure the “PANEL” box is checked so our changes are shown! (SHOWN below):


color picker panel and text


Click ‘OK’ and bada bing –> bada boom.

Customizing Synth1 VST skin


As you can see above, immediately the background color of the Synth1 VST has changed as I have instructed it to. Now let’s change the text! Let’s go back to our color picker and repeat the same process for our desired color for the text. Let’s say in this case, I want mines to be RED (shown below).


Customizing Synth1 VST skin


Once again, I’m going to COPY that code (EB220C), and PASTE it back into that box AFTER the hashtag in my settings. (Remember to click the OPT button to bring up settings).


Color Picker change to red


Click ‘OK’ and bada bing –> bada boom.

Customizing Synth1 VST skin



So as you can see above, I have changed my Synth1 VST BACKGROUND to Black, and my Synth1 FONT/TEXT to RED. If you ever want to change these colors, simply repeat this process by copying and pasting the correct RGB code that it generates. If you ever get your colors mixed up incorrectly, simply UNCHECK both the “PANEL” box and the “TEXT” box and click OK. Then start the process over again. Now you have successfully learned Customizing Synth1 VST skin


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