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Paul DeRocco

Colors of MIDI notes in each track

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When I create a new MIDI track, I get a different color for the notes in the track, and in PRV. If I duplicate a track, then I get the same color. I often create a new track by duplicating an existing one. Is there a way to change the colors of all the notes in a particular track?

Edit->Preferences->Customization->Colors->MIDI Tracks shows a bunch of track colors based on the last digit of the track number. Fiddling with them changes the palette of colors, but doesn't change which palette entries each track refers to. I'd be satisified if I could just reset the tracks to the colors they should normally have based on their track numbers.

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Use the Inspector.  I always go into the Inspector and change the foreground and background colours of all my track clips so that I can more quickly identify them, drums/percussion=red with white text, bass=brown/yellow, pianos=blue/white, and so on. 

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HI:)

 

@Skyline_UK

 

I noticed that, if "Use track colors" is activated only the foreground is colored, not the clips. Is it the same for you? 

As soon as I change the background, background and foreground are changed to track colors.

This is what "Use track colors" should do in my mind....

 

Thanks,

Bassman.

 

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Thanks for the advice. I found the combo that works. If I select a track color in the inspector, it overrides the default for the note foreground color. But it also changes the background color for the inspector and the track controls, which is garish and distracting. But if I turn off the "Show strip colors" option in Edit->Preferences->Customization->Colors, then I only see the color on the notes, and in a little stripe to the left of the track controls, which is fine.

 

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@Paul DeRocco

What Version of Cakewalk do you have? It's exactly the opposite of my Cakewalk. I f I turn on "Show strip colors" I can only see colored notes, not the colored clips(background)...

 

Bassman

 

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@Heinz Hupfer

I have 2020.01 build 28, 64-bit.

The only backgrounds that are colored are in the track pane (at least the way my screen is configured, which is pretty close to the default screenset 5), and they light up when that checkbox is checked. I would expect that "Show strip colors" would show some colors somewhere when it's turned on, not when it's turned off.

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