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IDCategoryLast Update
0008022features2021-10-06 09:18
ReportersonnieAssigned To 
Reproducibilityalways 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformSome Other LinuxOSSome Other LinuxOS Versionunknown
Product Version6.0-pre1 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0008022: Tint background color of Mixer- and Editor-Channel (Header)
DescriptionI love to have a fast overview. For years other DAWs can optinally tint background color of the mixer strips for faster overview. I'd love to see this in Ardour.
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Tagscolor, mixer

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paul

2020-04-19 13:47

administrator   ~0021397

Please explain more clearly what you mean by this. Do you mean "use the track color as the background of the mixer strip for that track" ?

sonnie

2020-04-21 07:16

reporter   ~0023838

use the track color as the background of the mixer strip for that track. I use pretty big screens and its hard go get an overview without the "coloured backgrounds" in mixer (or editor in track headers - where solo/mute and volume is located) just with the group bars above.

Maybe its more reasonable with some pics.

sonnie

2020-04-21 07:39

reporter  

ardour editor.jpg (89,762 bytes)
ardour editor.jpg (89,762 bytes)
reaper editor mixer.jpg (212,734 bytes)
reaper editor mixer.jpg (212,734 bytes)
ardour mixer.jpg (266,377 bytes)

ahellquist

2020-04-21 23:34

reporter   ~0023848

This is really a much needed feature IMHO. I tend to scroll in larger project while trying to read the labels of the tracks.. If there are 19 vocal tracks in a row it is hard to find what I am looking for. It really doesn't help to use a small screen for that matter.. Having Colors like above would make things quite convenient.

Or in a shorter form:
+1

paul

2020-04-22 16:45

administrator   ~0023862

@sonnie: those are not track colors at all, but group colors.

sonnie

2020-04-22 17:11

reporter  

ardour mixer track color.jpg (538,888 bytes)

sonnie

2020-04-22 17:11

reporter   ~0023863

@paul: Yes. Is there a different way to color the tracks (not the audio/MIDI items). These are way better for my eyes for a fast overview than these small track color bubbles. (see pic attached)
I run sessions with 50-100 tracks+ and its very, very hard to see fast, what track is what type.

sonnie

2020-04-22 17:11

reporter  

ardour mixer track color-2.jpg (538,888 bytes)

ahellquist

2020-04-22 17:45

reporter   ~0023866

Plain old Protools has this appearance which is quite handy if you are looking for one of the two dark green tracks and are in a hurry.

ProotoolsMixer.jpg (322,299 bytes)

itsmonika

2020-04-22 18:22

reporter   ~0023867

Ok this make some sence

paul

2020-04-22 19:48

administrator   ~0023868

I should be clear here: I welcome an option to color mixer strip backgrounds.

But there's a lot of language appearing here about "track colors", whereas what is shown in the screenshots from other DAWs are not individual track colors, but group colors.

sonnie

2020-04-23 07:22

reporter   ~0023871

"whereas what is shown in the screenshots from other DAWs are not individual track colors, but group colors. "

No, in Reaper and Pro Tools it's called "Track Colors". But nevermind, we now know, what I initially meant. Thanks for your help. :)

sonnie

2021-10-06 09:18

reporter   ~0026176

Will this be a feature of Ardour 7? :)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-04-19 10:16 sonnie New Issue
2020-04-19 10:16 sonnie Tag Attached: color
2020-04-19 10:16 sonnie Tag Attached: mixer
2020-04-19 13:47 paul Note Added: 0021397
2020-04-21 07:16 sonnie Note Added: 0023838
2020-04-21 07:39 sonnie File Added: ardour editor.jpg
2020-04-21 07:39 sonnie File Added: reaper editor mixer.jpg
2020-04-21 07:39 sonnie File Added: ardour mixer.jpg
2020-04-21 23:34 ahellquist Note Added: 0023848
2020-04-22 16:45 paul Note Added: 0023862
2020-04-22 17:11 sonnie File Added: ardour mixer track color.jpg
2020-04-22 17:11 sonnie Note Added: 0023863
2020-04-22 17:11 sonnie File Added: ardour mixer track color-2.jpg
2020-04-22 17:45 ahellquist File Added: ProotoolsMixer.jpg
2020-04-22 17:45 ahellquist Note Added: 0023866
2020-04-22 18:22 itsmonika Note Added: 0023867
2020-04-22 19:48 paul Note Added: 0023868
2020-04-23 07:22 sonnie Note Added: 0023871
2021-10-06 09:18 sonnie Note Added: 0026176