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Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:52 pm
by teknatronik
Similar to edit view. Is there any plans to color the mixer channels?

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:33 am
by teknatronik
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Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:38 am
by planarchist
I don't think Steinberg have ever answered questions about future plans like this.

It might be worth adding it to the Suggestions Forum and seeing how much support it garners....

viewforum.php?f=252

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm
by Stephen57
I like how the mixer colors work.

I have my channel types colored in ways that work for me. I have my color pallet for track colors and often add colors on the fly. If I had all the channels with yet another layer of colors as well I think Cubase would start looking like an old My Space Page. ;-)

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
by planarchist
Stephen57 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm
I like how the mixer colors work.

I have my channel types colored in ways that work for me. I have my color pallet for track colors and often add colors on the fly. If I had all the channels with yet another layer of colors as well I think Cubase would start looking like an old My Space Page. ;-)
Heh. Heh......good description.

As for the current track colour arrangement, I think that’s the way most of us do it, works for me too.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:23 am
by teknatronik
I want my mix faders colored like my session view.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:51 am
by teknatronik
Stephen57 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm
I like how the mixer colors work.

I have my channel types colored in ways that work for me. I have my color pallet for track colors and often add colors on the fly. If I had all the channels with yet another layer of colors as well I think Cubase would start looking like an old My Space Page. ;-)
Wrong

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:53 am
by teknatronik
planarchist wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Stephen57 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm
I like how the mixer colors work.

I have my channel types colored in ways that work for me. I have my color pallet for track colors and often add colors on the fly. If I had all the channels with yet another layer of colors as well I think Cubase would start looking like an old My Space Page. ;-)
Heh. Heh......good description.

As for the current track colour arrangement, I think that’s the way most of us do it, works for me too.
What are you talking about? lol

Most of who does what?

All I want is my faders in the mixer to match the arrange view. An option for full color or not.

Im not sure how thats adding extra colors. The response from stephen makes no sense.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:34 am
by planarchist
teknatronik wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:53 am
planarchist wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Stephen57 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm
I like how the mixer colors work.

I have my channel types colored in ways that work for me. I have my color pallet for track colors and often add colors on the fly. If I had all the channels with yet another layer of colors as well I think Cubase would start looking like an old My Space Page. ;-)
Heh. Heh......good description.

As for the current track colour arrangement, I think that’s the way most of us do it, works for me too.
What are you talking about? lol

Most of who does what?

All I want is my faders in the mixer to match the arrange view. An option for full color or not.

Im not sure how thats adding extra colors. The response from stephen makes no sense.
Makes sense to me. :)
I think he's saying that he likes how the track colours get added to the mixer so they're the same but just a small touch at the bottom....this is what I'm saying works for me and I think most.

I liked his description of adding more colour ending up looking like his old MySpace page.....did you see his MySpace page? No, me neither but I know exactly what he means.

I'm not actually sure what you're asking for as I thought you were referring to something outside of Cubase for comparison I think and I no nothing outside of Cubase.

Always interested in new suggestions that might improve the workflow nevertheless.....though I quite like the mixer as it is.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:36 am
by teknatronik
planarchist wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:34 am
teknatronik wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:53 am
planarchist wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm


Heh. Heh......good description.

As for the current track colour arrangement, I think that’s the way most of us do it, works for me too.
What are you talking about? lol

Most of who does what?

All I want is my faders in the mixer to match the arrange view. An option for full color or not.

Im not sure how thats adding extra colors. The response from stephen makes no sense.
Makes sense to me. :)
I think he's saying that he likes how the track colours get added to the mixer so they're the same....this is what I'm saying works for me.

I liked his description of adding more layers of colouring ending up looking like his old MySpace page.....did you see his MySpace page? No, me neither but I know exactly what he means.

I'm not actually sure what you're asking for as you refer to something outside of Cubase for comparison I think and I no nothing outside of Cubase.

Always interested in new suggestions that might improve the workflow nevertheless.....though I quite like the mixer as it is.
His description is false. Simple

I have no clue what he means as im not wanting to add colors lol


I want the faders colored like my arrange view.

Whats outside of cubase about that? Where did i refer to out of cubase?

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:39 am
by teknatronik
In the arrange view, you can color your track any color and have an option for the entire track to color. I want that option on the mixer faders.

Anything i can add to be more clear? Trying to sort out confusion.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:39 am
by planarchist
teknatronik wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:36 am

I have no clue what he means as im not wanring to add colors lol

I want the faders colored like my arrange view.

Whats outside of cubase about that?
I expect he misunderstood you, as I did.

I don't want the whole fader coloured though, which I think is what you're asking for(?). That would look like like his MySpace page. I'm quite happy with the small colouring there is.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:41 am
by teknatronik
Cool, im not asking what you want lol

Id like the option. The option is there for arrange view.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:42 am
by planarchist
teknatronik wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:39 am
In the arrange view, you can color your track any color and have an option for the entire track to color. I want that option on the mixer faders.

Anything i can add to be more clear? Trying to sort out confusion.
You're typing too fast for me! I think my replies are lagging behind.

I now understand, yes. Not something I want but as an option I wouldn't actually vote against it. :)

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 am
by teknatronik
You would vote against an option for organization? How odd.

They gave this option in the arrange view. Makes sense to have it in mixer as well.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 am
by planarchist
teknatronik wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:41 am
Cool, im not asking what you want lol

Id like the option. The option is there for arrange view.
FWIW, I don't think the mixer has changed in basic appearance in quite a while so maybe more options are due. It does seem to be somewhat quirky in its customisability.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:45 am
by planarchist
teknatronik wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 am
You would vote against an option for organization? How odd.

They gave this option in the arrange view. Makes sense to have it in mixer as well.
I didn't say I'd vote against the option, I said though it wasn't something I wanted I wouldn't actually vote against it.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:47 am
by teknatronik
I guess its fustrating me because the option is present fir half the workflow, but not the other half. Not sure why they woukd omit that.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:49 am
by teknatronik
Oh, the wording made that hard to understand.


I get not everyone wants to see colored faders. However, in large sessions where i stare at tge mixer for hours, I feel an option to color the faders would be nice.

I added to suggestion.

Thanks for replies.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm
by peakae
Are we talking fader caps ?
I kind of like how they can be colored to show the difference of track types.
Personally I would want the channel colored, all the way from top to bottom.
Like protools does, and yes it looks awful, but who cares if it helps navigating the mixer.
But make a feature request, I’m all for more options when it comes to the GUI

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:41 pm
by teknatronik
peakae wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Are we talking fader caps ?
I kind of like how they can be colored to show the difference of track types.
Personally I would want the channel colored, all the way from top to bottom.
Like protools does, and yes it looks awful, but who cares if it helps navigating the mixer.
But make a feature request, I’m all for more options when it comes to the GUI
Yes! Full fader color. With an opaque slider. Arranger view has this preference. If they added it to the mixer view, that would be killer. Just the option.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:42 pm
by teknatronik
However, now that you mention cap, that might be a cool feature as well.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 pm
by Stephen57
Post a mock-up of what you mean.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:56 pm
by Stephen57
Makes sense to me. :)
I think he's saying that he likes how the track colours get added to the mixer so they're the same but just a small touch at the bottom....this is what I'm saying works for me and I think most.

I liked his description of adding more colour ending up looking like his old MySpace page.....did you see his MySpace page? No, me neither but I know exactly what he means.

I'm not actually sure what you're asking for as I thought you were referring to something outside of Cubase for comparison I think and I no nothing outside of Cubase.

Always interested in new suggestions that might improve the workflow nevertheless.....though I quite like the mixer as it is.
As I'm sure you know, on a real mixing desk, all the faders and fader caps are usually the same color, or, at best, you have colored caps for channels and perhaps, a difference color for the Matrix Faders -- on mixers that have a matrix section. In some old desks with small (input fader) and large faders (output faders), the caps were different colors.

In Cubase, the Caps can be colored according to the user's preferences. Tracks, parts, channels can also be colored according to need/taste.

Now, having colored fader caps and the entire channel colored with something else sounds like visual frenzy to me ("my space" or "ransom note").

Also, what's "arranger view?" Cubase has no such animal.

Re: Plans for mixer coloring?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:02 pm
by peakae
I would be happy if every other mixer channel was slightly lighter in color.
You know like a spreadsheet, where columns are easier to separate with shifting background .
As long as it does not mess up how we distinguish a selected track from the others :-)