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Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby seyoum » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:23 pm

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Hi everyone.

This is a neat little color pack I made for Cubase 7.5. For me, the default colors were not enough as I tend to have a lot of tracks, often with the same instruments, but with variations. It takes a considerable long time to make a set of new colors so I thought I would share it with you guys so you don't need to do this yourself. Am I not grateful? :D

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The pack consists of 8 different main colors with 8 additional shades of each color. 64 colors in total!
Once you install the colors I suggest you do not tamper too much with the intensity/brightness as this can cause some of the colors to look alike. Yes, I did this myself and had to redo everything.

Please see the link to my blog for installation: http://www.dawlab.net/2014/04/26/iro-2-0/


I do not have the privilege to test this on a mac or different versions of Cubase. If you are able to successfully apply these colors on another system please share how you did it.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby johngar » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:11 am

Well done. Thank you.
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby greggybud » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:33 am

Thank you. It works great and I can certainly use the additional colors. Great job!
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby charlesvk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:54 am

Seyoum, you´re the best!

I never understood why the track color scheme in Cubase was so limited.

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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby charlesvk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:39 am

This is strange (or not, I´m not a programmer).

It works fine for new projects, but on existing projects: only the "old" colors show up.

Any ideas?

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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby Svengali » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:51 am

Thanks Seyoum! Great work. But the colors are only available in new projects.
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby Grim » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:27 pm

but on existing projects: only the "old" colors show up.


But the colors are only available in new projects.


At the bottom of your colour list is the Project Colours menu...open this and then from options select "Load program defaults to current set".
Be aware that this will mess up any colour selecting you have already done....this is presumably why Cubase doesn't do it by default.
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby charlesvk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:14 pm

Thanks Grim!
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby paulpaul » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:29 pm

Does anybody has tried that on MAC?
That would be awesome!

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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby lukasbrooklyn » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:19 pm

nice one!
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby SteveInChicago » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:04 pm

seyoum wrote:How to install: (Win 7/8)

Locate the “Defaults.xml” file. In Windows 8 it is by default located at: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Cubase 7.5_64


For Mac the file is in /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/Cubase 7.5/
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby Frog » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:32 pm

This is a bit tricky but it works on Mac as well. :mrgreen:

Option-drag the Defaults.xml file to your desktop to make a copy. Work on the copy!!!

Once the beginning of the code string is found, it will need to be selected to the end point, then replaced with the code provided by seyoum.

When ready to drag the modified copy back into your preferences, place the original defaults.xml file into another location or folder to protect it.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/202 ... Colors.pdf

I'm gone and will not be able to respond for a few days.

Take your time, work off of copies!!!!
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby Frog » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:48 pm

New colors on the Mac :mrgreen:
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby silhouette » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:56 pm

This is very useful. Top marks Seyoum.
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby lowfreak » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:18 pm

charlesvk wrote:Seyoum, you´re the best!

I never understood why the track color scheme in Cubase was so limited.

Best regards,

Charles


For the same reasons everything else is limited:

Because someone wants them to be limited.

Great job on the new color mod , definetly going to use it! Shame that the users them selves have to make the software better.
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby charlesvk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:44 pm

Don´t want to sound ungrateful, but (how) can you add more colors?

I would really like to have black/grey shades too (for drums) :D
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby Grim » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:55 pm

Don´t want to sound ungrateful, but (how) can you add more colors?


Why not take another look at the menu I just pointed you to? ;)
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby Rotund » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:09 pm

Thanks for this....
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby charlesvk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:21 pm

@Grim: I know, I saw that after your advice.

But, since I changed to this new color scheme, I no longer have those options there, only the new colors are there and "default color", which does nothing...

That´s why.

In the meantime I´ll refert back to the default Steinberg color scheme, unless you have another good tip for me (I´m serious here).

Kind regards,

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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby charlesvk » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:35 pm

Put the old file back again and now I can add/change colors the way you said.

BTW Black is not such a good idea if you actually want to see some waveforms. I am good, but not that good :lol:
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby seyoum » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Wow, the response on this is impressive. I am glad you find it useful. Thanks for all the nice comments.

SteveInChicago wrote:
seyoum wrote:How to install: (Win 7/8)

Locate the “Defaults.xml” file. In Windows 8 it is by default located at: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Cubase 7.5_64


For Mac the file is in /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/Cubase 7.5/


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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby G-string » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:21 pm

Thank you for the colours , much appreciated ;-)
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby tryphon » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:44 am

Thank you Seyoum, great piece of work, will be used alot! :D
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby musicbeat » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:14 am

I was just going to post this which I got from the Advanced Cubase Users Facebook page........you beat me to it, lol!

Now, if we can only do this having FULL MixConsole color tracks, as well.....!
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Re: Iro: Track Color Pack for Cubase

Postby Rotund » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:42 pm

charlesvk wrote:@Grim: I know, I saw that after your advice.

But, since I changed to this new color scheme, I no longer have those options there, only the new colors are there and "default color", which does nothing...

That´s why.

In the meantime I´ll refert back to the default Steinberg color scheme, unless you have another good tip for me (I´m serious here).

Kind regards,

Charles



You can add more colors to this new color scheme. At least I was able to.
I like to use the color white for tracks that are only feeding side chains.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom and use "select colors"
Everything you need is in there. (Seriously)
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