Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

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ChamomileShark
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1654 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:45 am

I'm aware you can have a set of default colours for tracks by type.

I know you can change the colours in the palette for tracks on a project basis - but can you make that palette of colours available for all projects?

I like to use grey for tracks (audio, MIDI or MIDI instrument) where I don't think I'll need them but want to keep them in case.

bill45
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2412 posts since 15 Jun, 2006

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:48 am

Try saving an empty project or save a templet

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zvenx
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7206 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:56 am

Two methods ..

Create or open a project that has colours like you like them and in the palette do save as default colours, or something worded close to that, not in the studio now.
Now every empty project will have colour palette and you can do the additional step if you use templates like many of us do open that template tell it to use the (new) default colours and resave that template as a template.
Rsp
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SJ_Digriz
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5968 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from Just about .... there

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:01 am

in the pallet dropdown there is a "store color set as default" option. However, it doesn't overwrite saved template color schemes. You would have to use the "reset to default" option after you've set up your base set.
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ChamomileShark
KVRAF
1654 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:25 am

thanks both - I'd missed the "save as default" option in the project palette...though I think I will set it up in the templates - I hadn't thought of that!

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zvenx
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7206 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:41 am

SJ_Digriz wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:01 am
in the pallet dropdown there is a "store color set as default" option. However, it doesn't overwrite saved template color schemes. You would have to use the "reset to default" option after you've set up your base set.
Yes.. said much better than I did.
Rsp
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BERFAB
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6150 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am

Not in the studio right now, but I thought gray was one of the default colors, available anytime. No?
Berfab
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SJ_Digriz
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5968 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from Just about .... there

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:49 am

BERFAB wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am
Not in the studio right now, but I thought gray was one of the default colors, available anytime. No?
heh, I don't remember. It took me forever to get the palette I have now ... so I'm not f'n around with a "restore factory default" to find out.
:hihi:
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ChamomileShark
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1654 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:58 am

BERFAB wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am
Not in the studio right now, but I thought gray was one of the default colors, available anytime. No?
I think it's in the default track colour settings under...er..preferences? But it's not one of the colours within the palette off the toolbar when you want to colourise an individual track. well not in mine it isn't.

BERFAB
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6150 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:59 am

SJ_Digriz wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:49 am
BERFAB wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am
Not in the studio right now, but I thought gray was one of the default colors, available anytime. No?
heh, I don't remember. It took me forever to get the palette I have now ... so I'm not f'n around with a "restore factory default" to find out.
:hihi:
I don't think you need to go the drastic "restore" route, but I hear you. After all, what you really want to do is just fire it up and create. :D
Berfab
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jancivil
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19174 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:26 am

I didn't even know there was a per-project thing at all.
I just go down there in Prefs/User Interface/Track Type Default Colors, all global.

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ChamomileShark
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1654 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Re: Changing Cubase 10 track colours palette

Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:35 am

jancivil wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:26 am
I didn't even know there was a per-project thing at all.
I just go down there in Prefs/User Interface/Track Type Default Colors, all global.
yes I use that for the basic set up of colour by track type but I want to vary that - grey for stuff I think I won't use, red where I've noticed a problem, etc.

All sorted now following the answers above.

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